We Are the Only School to Produce World Champions and We Have Done It for Gi and No-Gi – For All Ages
In the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world, there are 4 major tournaments that comprise the “Grand Slam” of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. These competitions are:
- The European Championship
- The Pan-American
- The Brazilian Nationals
- The World Championships
The fighters who come out on top at these tournaments are considered the best of the best. In the Baltimore area, no school has produced a world champion except Crazy 88. Not one other. We get students all the time who have left other training facilities after they realize the ‘World Championship’ promises made by other instructors were run by other, minor organizations. No school except Crazy 88 has even produced a medalist at one of the 4 major tournaments, much less all of them.
If you wanted to learn law, medicine, or even a trade such as plumbing, there are standard certifications your instructors must have. If someone has those certifications, you can at least know they’re qualified in what they’re teaching (even if you can’t tell how good they are).
Unfortunately at this time, the world of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu has no such certifications, leaving charlatans and fakers that prey on potential martial arts students. Students considering training in BJJ must be wary of the programs most martial arts schools offer and make sure that the instructor is actually qualified to teach what they say they can.