Just how many BJJ World Champions are there?
I feel that every time I look up a BJJ instructors bio online it mentions that he is or was a World Champion. How many World Champion titles are there?
One for each weight class and the absolute at each belt level and age group. So a lot.
There is a single World Championships of BJJ, though? Wow, BJJ, a sport in its infancy, has already surpassed college football in organization.
I made some rough estimates and came up with around 250 new World Champions each year. I'm not sure if even ATA have that many. Do you guys think this might become a problem?
No other style has a problem with it...
The key is to keep a central and easy-to-check evidence, preferrably on a website.
Then you can have new world champions each minute, if you'd like.
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in its infancy in the US, sure. sport BJJ has been going strong in Brazil for 50-60 years.
Originally Posted by JohnnyCache
Funny...I was thinking about that last week while looking in the web about bjj instructors doing their thing around the world. There are a lot of of world champions all right. I saw a lot of them a couple of weeks ago in the europeeans.
No. Sport BJJ hasn't been around even remotely close to that long. Sport BJJ only started in 70s and didn't really get going until the mid-80s. There was vale tudo and there were challenge matches, etc., but not organized sport BJJ like we see today.
Originally Posted by NotAKimura
My coach won his division in 2001 when he was with Brazillian Top Team.
Last edited by Pandinha; 2/08/2007 10:21am at .
Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel