Black Belt Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Posers Getting Exposed
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is still a relatively young sport and culture in the United States. Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s popularity followed the same curve as the UFC beginning in 1993, when 175 lb Royce Gracie dominated much bigger stronger opponents fight after fight using the widely unknown style of ground fighting.
Fast forward 23 years and there is a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school on every corner in a major city. But all legit Brazilian Jiu Jitsu academies have a closely recorded lineage and close professional and personal relationships with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu schools and coaches all over the country. So if you walk into a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school claiming to be a black belt, odds are the professor can make one or two phone calls and find out if you’re being untruthful, not to mention it will show in your rolling. Let’s take a look at a few times some Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt posers were called out.
1. Jay Queiroz- Marlboro, NY
With his off-putting and all around horrible style of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and ‘Muy Thai’, Jay Queiroz claimed to be a black belt and ran a school with quite a few students. That was until legit Brown belt Mike Palladino walked into his ‘dojo’ and exposed him.
2. Black House – Not the place to be a poser
Producing some of the biggest names in MMA like Rafael Dos Anjos , Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida, Black house is not a team/gym you want to walk into if your skills aren’t legit. This guy showed up wearing a BJJ black belt with a red bar but was quickly exposed by legit black belt and world class Pro grappler Ruben Alvarez. In his defense, he “almost” got his black belt.
3. Farwell says Farewell to farfetched black belt.
This guy walks into a Texas UFC gym claiming to be a black belt. After getting eaten alive by lower-ranking grapplers, he fakes an injury to try to save face with his lack of technique. Then when questioned about his lineage by purple belt Justin Farwell, he draws a complete blank. *tisk tisk*