In 2010 we asked you if you think your Brazilian jiu-jitsu instructor continues to actively increase his or her knowledge about BJJ. Our unofficial head pollmaster Ross from Northern California mentioned that a good follow up to that would be to ask how many BJJ instructors still compete in tournaments.
We know that competing pushes us to be in better physical shape and whether we win or lose we always learn more about our jiu-jitsu, so it is indeed a great follow up question. But the demands of running a successful BJJ school can mean that there is less time to prepare for competition and it becomes less of a priority than maybe it once was in one’s jiu-jitsu training career.
Let us know whether your BJJ teacher competes these days, and we’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!