How many BJJ gyms are there in the U.S. now?

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  1. Fedorzilla

    Fedorzilla Brown Belt

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    I know that there are a ton of MMA schools and submission wrestling schools where people train no-gi and/or have a no-gi jiu jitsu instructor. Obviously a school offering muay thai classes wouldn't exclude a school, but I'm not thinking about Pat Miletich here.

    I'm talking about traditional BJJ gyms, where people train in the gi and the primary focus is jiu jitsu.

    Is there a listing of this somewhere?
     
  2. Alaskantkdkid

    Alaskantkdkid Green Belt

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    10,000+ I'd guess.

    Edit: Probably more like several hundred if you mean STRICTLY gi.
     
  3. Janilane

    Janilane Guest

    with Black Belt instructors - 9,423
    with Brown Belt instructors - 5,450
    with Purple Belt instructors - 4,434
    with Blue belt instructors - 2,343
    with non-graded instructors -145

    :icon_chee
     
  4. HardEight

    HardEight Blue Belt

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    Just curious, not saying this is wrong, but where did these numbers come from? I would imagine there would be more non-graded instructors. A lot of scammers out there preying on people who don't know better. I can think of 2 or three just in my area.
     
  5. Sloth

    Sloth Brown Belt

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    I wonder which state in the us has the least bjj schools
     
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    DiscipleOfPog Green Belt

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    Definitely a lot... probably a few thousand
     
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    crocoppertones Silver Belt

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    DiscipleOfPog Green Belt

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    lol!
     
  9. Alaskantkdkid

    Alaskantkdkid Green Belt

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    We have 2 that I know of for sure with graded instructors. I'm not sure who is in charge at our Gracie affiliate though, the BB was fired for stealing money from them(Not confirmed, just the word I heard). And Anchorage BJJ has two 4 stripe browns.
     
  10. johnkreese

    johnkreese Brown Belt

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    Eleventeen.
     
  11. Fedorzilla

    Fedorzilla Brown Belt

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    this... was not exactly constructive feedback.

    There seems to be a good resource here Academies, Schools, Clubs, Dojos

    I'm just not sure how reliable it is and/or whether it's updated.

    Edit: just got my purple belt in Sherdogjitsu... maybe should post a new thread
     
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    Interesting, thanks!
     

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