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Copa Podio Lightweight Grand Prix Aftermath

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Jan 15, 2016 10:48:01 AM

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This last weekend, we witnessed Copa Podio’s first event of 2016. Over the last few years, they have strived to put on some of the most exciting matches in jiu-jitsu. The format of their event allows them to create intense matches, especially since athletes need to compete several times in one night to win the Grand Prix. It’s a true test of an athlete’s stamina, technique, and heart.

One name that always stands out in Copa Podio history is that of Leandro Lo. Since its inception, Lo has been able to dominate the scene. With his fast pace and superior cardio, Lo is able to dominate in this kind of competition. He tires his opponents and always has enough gas to keep going. Even though he likes to dramatize how exhausted he is after every match - he may look like he has nothing left - he always recovers just fine for the following match. 

This specific Copa Podio event also introduced the team matches. In this case we witnessed the North-Eastern Brazilian team versus the Northern European team. The Europeans were able to win in a huge upset, dominating two of the three matches. From these matches, we found the new star of the night: Espen Mathiesen (who defeated last year’s brown belt world champion). Once again, Copa Podio has shown its ability to shed light on the top talent in the world. These matches were held at the brown belt level, but usually all brown belts that are featured in Copa Podio have a promising future.

But the team matches were just the appetizer for the night. The stacked lineup for the lightweight grand prix is what everyone was waiting for. Leandro Lo had to defend his title against some of the other top lightweights in the world - namely Davi Ramos, and especially, Lucas Lepri, another multiple time world champion. Davi Ramos is not as decorated in gi, especially since he has spent the last years focusing on MMA, but this focus led him to a spectacular win at the last ADCC. These were the three top names to follow in this line up. 

The grand prix started off intensely with Lucas Lepri facing Davi Ramos in the first match of the night. For those of you who may not know, Lepri was defeated by Ramos by a jumping armbar in the ADCC. The loss is still quite fresh, so the match was a bit heated. In the end, Lepri, the more decorated gi competitor, was able to overcome Ramos in a close 4-2 win. Leandro Lo defeated Ramos as well, 6-2.

From here on in, the top names did as expected and dominated strongly until the end. Leandro Lo even enjoyed a 13-0 win over AJ Sousa. Lucas Lepri had a close win over Diego Borges (2-0). In the end, Leandro Lo was able to defeat Lucas Lepri by only 2 points in a very tough match. Usually at IBJJF tournaments, Lucas Lepri actually competes and lightweight and Leandro Lo competes at middleweight, so Lo did come in at the heavier weight.

 

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Preview: Copa Podio Lightweight Grand Prix 2016

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Jan 8, 2016 5:38:13 PM

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It’s a new year and that means a lot of new and exciting events. Every year, Copa Podio improves their roster and the quality of their events. To kick off 2016, Copa Podio is holding a jam-packed event with some big names. 

To start, Copa Podio is having a ‘team’ dispute, consisting of three fights between Norway and a specific territory of Brazil. Representing Norway are Espen Mathiesen, Tommy Langaker, and Ida Floisvik. For Brazil, we have Yan Pica-Pau, Rafael Vasconcelos, and Kessy Pereira. 

The truth is, these are all new names but it’s interesting to see how the Norwegian team will fare. Northern Europeans are known for their athleticism and strength. So even though in jiu-jitsu matches Brazilians are usually the favorites, one shouldn’t expect it to be a clean win for Brazil -  expect at least one upset. 

The real draw for this event is the lightweight grand prix, which literally has the best names in the game competing. It’s going to be very exciting. The names listed for the grand prix are the following:

Leandro Lo (defending champion)

Davi Ramos

Diego Borges

Lucas Lepri

Jaime Canuto
AJ Sousa

Dillon Danis

Edwin Najmi

Luan Carvalho

Felipe Silva

Now, the three main names to look out for here are Leandro Lo, Davi Ramos, and Lucas Lepri. These are literally the top guys in the game right now. Both Davi Ramos and Lucas Lepri usually compete at a lighter division than Leandro Lo at IBJJF tournaments, in this case however, they wouldn’t have to cut much weight because this is a 77 kg division.

Lucas Lepri is a multiple time world champion and is best known for his methodical, practical, and precise game. He prefers pressure passing than speed passing, unlike Leandro Lo who uses his speed and stamina to get his guard passes. What makes this even more interesting is that Lucas Lepri is coming off a highlight-reel loss to Davi Ramos at the last ADCC. In the finals, Lucas Lepri was sitting in open guard and Davi Ramos was standing. In the blink of an eye, Davi Ramos jumps over Lepri’s legs and straight into a super tight armlock. This submission will be in jiu-jitsu highlight reels forever. Surely, Lucas Lepri will be looking for revenge in this event, which will make things only more heated (even though Lepri’s loss was in no-gi and this event is gi).

Some other names to look out for in this grand prix are Diego Borges, who is a very dangerous veteran, and Edwin Najmi, a very talented new black belt from Romulo Barral’s academy.

 

 

 

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When Can Someone Start To Teach Jiu Jitsu?

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Oct 28, 2015 2:30:00 PM

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About 10 years ago, there were many schools that were run by blue belts. Now, although it may sound insane to many of you, these blue belts were only running schools because they were in regions where there were literally no other belts around. The schools were small, so they didn’t have the funds to fly-in any high level instructors to stay and teach. They either had to travel to the nearest city with a qualified instructor or trust in the teachings of a blue belt. This practice still occurs today, generally in more remote regions. 

There are many different levels of blue belts as well. Some blues have a very shallow knowledge base, only using a couple of techniques that work well for them, but there are also extremely ‘geeky’ blue belts that have a huge technical knowledge base but have not been able to practically apply all of them yet – that comes with time and practice. Sometimes they are able to teach these techniques that they themselves have not really used all that much. 

After all these different scenarios, the question remains: When is someone ready to pass on jiu-jitsu knowledge? At what level should they do this? 

The general consensus in the BJJ community has always been that at purple belt, you can begin to be an assistant instructor. For example, Kron Gracie was already teaching at his father’s school at purple belt. And although we are talking about a high-level practitioner in Kron, this is the general Gracie way of allowing practitioners to start teaching.

Purple belt is also considered to be the beginning of “advanced” jiu-jitsu. Many years ago, when jiu-jitsu was a little less popular abroad, even in the United States, there weren’t even belt divisions – especially in no-gi. Divisions were divided by experience – beginner, intermediate, and advanced. These left the boundaries of what is considered to be “experienced” quite open. But generally, white belts would compete in beginner, blue belts would compete in intermediate, and purple, brown, and black belts would all be clumped together into advanced. Even in the earlier days of the Abu Dhabi World Pro, purple, brown, and black belts were all in one division. So this helps enforce the general consensus that purple is already advanced and thus can start teaching at gyms, and if there is a need in the community, they can open schools and teach beginners.

The bottom line is that anyone with sufficient knowledge can really teach depending on the circumstances. BJJ needs to continue to grow. If a blue belt has to open a gym because there is no other choice, then so be it. It’s better to train than not to train at all. But as a general rule of thumb, it seems that purple belt is the more broadly accepted level where you can accept someone as a teacher (depending on your situation).

 

 

 

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Cool Match-ups To Look Forward To (Part 2)

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Oct 1, 2015 6:00:00 PM

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Rodolfo Vieira vs Keenan Cornelius (gi) 

We’ve seen this match before at Copa Podio when Keenan was a brown belt. Rodolfo is known as one of the best guard passers in the game, but it took quite a bit of effort to pass Keenan’s guard to get the win. Now, a few years later, it will be interesting to see how they do against each other. Keenan is not only more experienced now, but he is also stronger and brings a variety of unique guard techniques to the competitive mats. 

Surely Rodolfo is training to pass every guard possible, but it’s hard to find partners that can mimic someone like Keenan. Hopefully we can see this match in the absolute division in the world championships, and if not, it would be a great fight for a pro invitational competition.

 

Gary Tonon vs AJ Agarzarm (no-gi) 

Gary Tonon and AJ Agazarm are two of the top Americans in the game today, along with competitors like Rafael Lovato, JT Torres and Keenan Cornelius. What makes this match so great is that both these guys are about the same weight and both have been doing very well in their no-gi divisions. Tonon has been very active, recently fighting in several invitational tournaments in the USA, and AJ Agazarm has already won the world title. They are also very exciting fighters, so we wouldn’t expect a lot of the stalling you would usually see at the heavier weights. 

 

Cobrinha vs Rafael Mendes (no-gi)

One of the biggest rivalries in jiu-jitsu is between these two; Cobrinha, the ageless warrior, versus the phenom, Rafa Mendes. Ever since Rafa was young, he became Cobrinha’s biggest hindrance to enjoying many years of complete dominance in the featherweight division. This rivalry trickled into no-gi as well, but Cobrinha was always able to fare a bit better against Rafa. The matches between these two are so intense, that whether it’s gi or no-gi, there will always be fireworks. Rafa has already sealed his dominance in the gi  division with five world titles and armbarring Cobrinha at the Pan Ams. Nothing like this has happened in no-gi just yet, so it would be interesting to see what would happen now, especially with Cobrinha’s recent ADCC gold victory.

 

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Cool Match-ups To Look Forward To (Part 1)

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Sep 24, 2015 4:36:00 PM

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With most of the major tournaments this year at a close, most of us jiu-jitsu nerds start to think about the kinds of matches we will want to see either in the remainder of this year or in 2016. Looking at the results of the Worlds, Pan Ams, Metamoris, Copa Podio, Five, and Abu Dhabi events (ADCC, World Pro and Grand Slam), there are more than a few match-ups we can come up with that would be very entertaining going forward, both gi and no-gi. 

Lucas Lepri vs Rafael Mendes (gi) 

Even though Lepri is a category heavier than Rafa, it’s not a huge difference in weight. Both these guys are as technical as you can get, and it would be insane to see what happens if they were to square-off. Lepri brings an extremely heavy and well-balanced top game, which could be a big difficulty for Rafa who prefers to play bottom with his dela riva and berimbolo sweeps. As seen with someone like Augusto Mendes, it could be a problem. So the interesting thing would be to see how Rafa could overcome such a strong guard passer like Lepri. Rafa doesn’t do the absolute division and Lepri probably can’t and wouldn’t cut down in weight, so something like this would have to happen in a pro invitational tournament like Metamoris, Polaris, Copa Podio, or Five Super League.

Erberth Santos vs Buchecha (gi) 

Once upon a time, Buchecha used to be that young hungry guy that was going to come eat your lunch and take your world title if you weren’t careful enough. Surely enough he came and took it away from Rodolfo Vieira – who we all thought was unstoppable. Erberth Santos has the potential to be that bully in the absolute division. He is young, confident, and trains super hard. A Brazilian from Lloyd Irvin’s team who is full of energy - it would be very exciting to watch him square off against Buchecha, who is also very energetic. Both these guys are giants, so it’s always entertaining to watch them move like cats. Buchecha would definitely be the favorite, but it wouldn’t be a good match if there wasn’t that guy with the x-factor like Santos. Considering that they are in the same category, we could easily see this at the Worlds or Pan Ams next year. 

Keenan Cornelius vs Felipe Pena (gi) 

These two have already faced off at the World Pro, with Keenan just barely taking the win. These guys were made to fight each other. They are both similarly built, they are both hungry for the win, but their styles are different, which makes the match very interesting. While Cornelius is still the more unpredictable competitor, I think Pena will always keep him on his toes, so we will see Keenan go to his limits. Hopefully this match will happen often considering they are close in weight. This match would be just as interesting in no-gi as well. Both competitors made it to the finals of their weight category at the 2015 ADCC.

 

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Aftermath: Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Tokyo

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Sep 17, 2015 5:30:00 PM

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On the same weekend as the ADCC in Sao Paulo, on the other side of the globe, Abu Dhabi’s love for jiu-jitsu continued with its first of four major tournaments in Tokyo. The United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) has planned a seasonal grand slam series that will not only help elevate the status of the sport, with its top-notch organization and TV broadcasting, but also provide prize money for black belt medalists. 

The series is to be held in areas that the UAEJJF considers to be the hubs for jiu-jitsu around the globe, each in a different corner of the world; Tokyo for Asia, Los Angeles for North America, Rio de Janeiro for Brazil, and London for Europe.

Even though many of the top athletes were busy with the no-gi spectacle of the ADCC in Sao Paulo, the Tokyo Grand Slam was successful in attracting the likes of Marina Ribeiro, Celsio Vinicius, Gregor Gracie, Mike Fowler, Faisal Al Ketbi, Lagarto, Erberth Santos, Clark Gracie, Rodrigo Caporal, homeland favorite – Roberto Satoshi, and many others. 

They crowned their first absolute champion with Erberth Santos, beating Lagarto twice. Erberth Santos is one of the top future ultra weights to monitor right now. He is only 21 years old and is doing remarkably well. It’s extremely exciting to ponder how he will fare against the other top athletes as time passes. It will also be interesting to see if he will be able to win the other three Grand Slams and become a kind of “grand champion”. 

In addition to creating these awesome additional prize money tournaments, the UAEJJF will implement a ranking system that will give bonus prize money if you are highly ranked. The point system will take into account all the tournaments under the UAEJJF, this includes the global trials for the World Pro, the Grand Slam tournaments, and the World Pro itself (held in Abu Dhabi). However, it should be noted that you earn more rank points depending on the prestige of the tournament. So for example, you could win 3 trial tournaments, but you would gain more points if you win just one grand slam. The entire premise here, ultimately, is to further develop the struggling ‘profession’ of jiu-jitsu. Imagine a world where jiu-jitsu players had a chance to travel the world to make a living just training and competing. 

Right now, people are complaining that the $2,000 USD prize money for the gold medalist is a joke. Sure, it doesn’t compare to boxing or even MMA. But if you’re complaining about the amount of prize money given, then maybe you should help the cause. Get more people to compete in these tournaments. If the tournaments grow, so will the prize money. At the end of the day, any tournament must be a sustainable business. Boxing and MMA pay out more because they have a spectatorship relative to the size of the paycheck. If you don’t like the prize money, get more people to watch jiu-jitsu too. If everyone does their part, we will most likely see our children making decent money in the sport. 

 

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ADCC 2015 Brazil Aftermath

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Sep 10, 2015 5:05:00 PM

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Considered to be the most prestigious no-gi grappling tournament ever, Brazil hosted this Abu Dhabi Combat Club for the second time. The first ADCC Brazil was especially memorable for many because of the revelation of Marcelo Garcia, Eddie Bravo, Leo Vieira and many more. 

In the women’s division, we have Mackenzie Dern continuing her dominance this year with another win over her rival, Michelle Nicolini. The matches are always close, but she was able to scrape out the win because Nicolini had a penalty, similar to the situation with Gabi Garcia back at the World Pro earlier this year. In the heavier women’s division, Ana Laura Cordeiro took home the gold. 

In the men’s categories, starting with the heaviest division, Orlando Sanchez stepped up and took the gold against Jared Dopp. This division was really wide open with no real favorites, except for perhaps Vinny Magalhaes (another ADCC veteran). 

In a very stacked 99 kg division, Rodolfo Vieira was able to scrape out a win by judges decision over fellow Copa Podio champion, Felipe Pena. Both finalists had to win over the likes of Xande Ribeiro, Joao Assis, and Hector Lombard. 

In the 88 kg division, we had the two favorites come out on top in the finals, with Yuri Simoes claiming gold. He beat the ever-so-dangerous Keenan Cornelius with a strong 3-0 points victory. Other grapplers to note here were Romulo Barral and bronze medalist, Rustam Chsiev. 

The 77 kg division featured one of the best submissions you will ever see, especially in a finalist match. Davi Ramos had been off the jiu-jitsu grid for quite some time. He had diverted his attention more towards MMA, and as a result, no one really thought he would have the ability to stay at the pinnacle of the sport. But in the same tournament, not only did he submit Gilbert Burns with a rear naked choke, he also caught Lucas Lepri with a flying armbar! He jumped over Lucas’ guard and straight into a super tight armbar, giving him the instant tap. To pull off something like that at this high a level is astonishing. It will run in grappling highlight reels for a long time. 

The 66 kg division didn’t see any surprises. Rubens ‘Cobrinha’ Charles took home the gold with wins over other favorites Bruno Frazatto and Augusto Mendes. Cobrinha doesn’t cease to amaze as he gets older - he doesn’t seem to slow down at all. 

The coveted absolute title this year went to a smaller than usual champion. Claudio Calasans was able to earn one of the most prestigious titles in grappling with a win over Gabriel Rocha. The division showcased other talents from the rest of the tournament, like Rodolfo Vieira, Rafael Lovato Jr, Vinny Maghalaes, Yuri Simoes, and others. 

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The 3 BJJ Association Leaders You Should Always Know

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Aug 20, 2015 4:30:00 PM

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Gracie Barra – Carlos Gracie Jr. 

Carlos Gracie is seemingly the kingpin of jiu-jitsu. With founding ties to Gracie Magazine, Gracie Barra, and the IBJJF, “Carlinhos” is not only one of the top association leaders, but one of the most important figures in BJJ history (along with his uncle and father, Helio and Carlos Gracie). 

Gracie Barra is the largest jiu-jitsu team in the entire world. They are not only a team, but an organization and a serious business. They have been a successful franchise for many years and provide opportunities for their black belts to open businesses across the globe. They provide support and guidelines for all their branches and really strive to achieve success. 

Carlos Gracie Jr. has some of the most famous students in the world, including Roger Gracie, Jean Jacques Machado, Renzo Gracie, Roleta, Kyra Gracie, and many more. He is very much a behind the scenes kind of guy so many beginners don’t tend to know much about him, but he should be known to every serious practitioner. 

Alliance – Fabio Gurgel

Fabio is one of the most technical jiu-jitsu practitioners of all time. Not only is he responsible for building and growing the Alliance jiu-jitsu team, along with Romero Jacare and Alexandre Paiva, but he is also a four-time world champion and a three-time European Open champion. He even won the adults European Open once at the age of forty. 

His collection of knowledge prepared Alliance world champions such as Marcelo Garcia, Lucas Lepri, Bruno Malfacine, Gabi Garcia, Michael Langhi, Bernardo Faria, Leonardo Nogueira, Cobrinha, Mario Reis, and many others. It’s the combination of being a great teacher, a pious leader, and a seasoned competitor that allowed him to be so successful. 

Nova Uniao – Andre Pederneiras

Nova Uniao is one of the more unique legendary teams because it has a strong balance between jiu-jitsu and MMA. In recent years, the team has put a greater focus on preparing their top athletes for MMA rather than pushing into BJJ. This is most likely because of the quicker payout that MMA provides – many of the athletes at Nova Uniao are from a less fortunate financial background, and there is one man that makes the effort to give these guys an opportunity to do what they love - Andre Pederneiras. 

Pederneiras himself is a student of the legendary Carlson Gracie and had a few major old school MMA fights himself in Japan. Andre, together with co-founder Wendell Alexander, created a team that supports many athletes – both MMA and BJJ. The team did have its BJJ glory days with top athletes like BJ Penn, Leo Santos, Vitor Shaolin and many others. But since then, these athletes, and the newer generation have both changed their focus to MMA with the addition of champions like Jose Aldo and Renan Barao.

This is by no means a comprehensive list. Provided here is merely the tip of the iceberg in terms of top talent and gym leaders. There are many more chamipionship caliber BJJ associations and leaders, both past and present. 

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Is a Name-Change Necessary For The Olympics? (Part 2)

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Aug 13, 2015 5:30:00 PM

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In part one of this discussion, we discussed how the ‘B’ in BJJ is possibly counterproductive for any Olympic goals. But even without “Brazilian” in the name, we have the problem where there can’t be two jiu-jitsu disciplines if one is to become an Olympic sport. It needs a more unique name, but it seems that ship has sailed.

We couldn’t expect the Gracie founders to think this far ahead when they readapted the art in Brazil. Of course with hindsight, it would have been better if they just thought of a more original name instead of just assuming it was called ‘jiu-jitsu’. Yes, technically all Japanese martial arts are rooted somewhat from jiu-jitsu and can be called as such. But historically, Count Maeda wasn’t a jiu-jitsu practitioner. He was a judo master and his teachers were Jigoro Kano and Tomita Tsunejiro, the founder and his senior disciple. Jigoro Kano was also a jiu-jitsu master, but again, if Maeda was fundamentally teaching the Gracies judo, why did they call it jiu-jitsu? Why not call it judo? But I guess we’d all call it Brazilian Judo afterwards, which would the sport in the same position as it is now.

Ultimately, the problem is the originality of the name. Any other Japanese name could have worked. For one, ‘ne waza’ would not have been a bad idea, considering that’s what jiu-jitsu is - it’s groundwork or ground fighting. That would have been a literal description of the sport and would still sound quite cool while being unique at the same time. It’s a pity that after all that BJJ has been through, one of the many things potentially stopping it from becoming an Olympic sport can be as basic as its actual name. There is only one boxing, only one judo and only one tae-kwon do; but there are two jiu-jitsus, and this is the reality of the situation.

The other option is to dismiss and ignore traditional jiu-jitsu completely, for competition purposes. While it is widely practiced across the globe, there doesn’t seem to be any serious attempts to popularize traditional jiu-jitsu as a sport by any of their federations.

So again, what to do? It could only be something drastic and basically impossible. After everything that the sport has been through, including its role in MMA, it would seem to be a shame to even attempt something like a name change to differentiate the sport from the traditional martial art to help with it’s recognition as an Olympic sport. On the flip side, the same could be said for traditional jiu-jitsu versus Brazilian jiu jitsu. As BJJ continues to grow, perhaps the meaning of “jiu-jitsu” will just replace itself. People may begin to identify it as BJJ and not the traditional form, much the same as how MMA replaced “NHB” (no-holds-barred) and, to some extent, Pankration. 

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Is a Name-Change Necessary For The Olympics?

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Aug 6, 2015 3:30:00 PM

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It’s important to state how far down the line it is before jiu-jitsu can become an Olympic sport. Jiu-jitsu, although growing in popularity globally, pales in comparison to other Olympic and non-Olympic sports. 

Let’s start with the basics: in order for a sport to become an Olympic sport, it should be practiced in a certain number of countries world wide. In actuality, it should not just be practiced, but also organized with its own legitimate governing institution. At the moment, jiu-jitsu is like the wild west – anyone with money and a bit of a reputation can go ahead and start an organization that can attempt to become the new international governing body of the jiu-jitsu world. But between the IBJJF and the World Pro, nothing has truly been able to stand up against those two behemoths of the grappling world. They both have the experience, money, and history. Even then, the IBJJF is not really focusing on any Olympic goals. The United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF) is at least making the effort to showcase the sport via individual countries. This can allow for the development of the sport in countries outside Brazil, USA, and Japan. At the World Pro we saw plenty of countries like Mongolia and Jordan making real progress. But even with these efforts, it could take decades to reach the same point as judo when it was accepted into the Olympics. 

The fact that most of the world calls the sport “BJJ” is already counter-productive for this cause. Brazilian jiu-jitsu suggests that the sport ‘belongs’ to one country. The sport name should be completely unbiased in its nature but even that presents another issue. 

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Removing the name ‘Brazilian’ would leave us with ‘jiu-jitsu’. In Brazil, ‘jiu-jitsu’ does refer to what everyone else calls ‘BJJ’ but in places like Japan, or in international traditional martial art circles, ‘jiu-jitsu’ refers to the original ancient art that was popularly used by the samurais. This was the broader art that gave birth to not only BJJ, but judo, kendo, and other Japanese combat sub-arts. 

So what to do? Remove the ‘Brazilian’ before ‘jiu-jitsu’ from all major tournament marketing? That could be a good start. The World Pro does not use ‘Brazilian’ in combination with ‘jiu-jitsu’ in any of their marketing because they understand the ramifications of this use pertaining to their goal, which is to create a global organization of jiu-jitsu. However, it seems that the IBJJF does not see this to be an issue, as “Brazilian” remains in their name. They could always change it to IJJF, which would make more sense, except that federation already exists for the original jiu-jitsu (even though it seems to be a very outdated and unused federation when looking at their website).

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