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Which European country has the most BJJ blackbelts?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by ramzie4718, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. ramzie4718

    ramzie4718 Blue Belt

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    Finland has 11 blackbelts. This number will probably rise in the next couple of years since Finland also has 43 brownbelts.

    Finlands blackbelts:
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    Markku Juntunen

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    Sauli Heilim
     
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  2. Edmundus

    Edmundus White Belt

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    I'd guess the UK has the most by a fair distance.
     
  3. The Reed

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    Last I heard UK has 50-something blackbelts.
     
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  6. Shemhazai

    Shemhazai Black Belt

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    I think we have 10 in Norway at the moment, 8 of which are at my academy. Not that many at brown (many have recently been promoted), but a few at purple who are climbing the ranks very quickly and tearing it up on the competition scene.
     
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    With all the badass Blackbelts in England I'm sure they do have a big number of them.
     
  10. curb1850

    curb1850 Green Belt

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    Interesting lists. UK has some awesome BBs.
     
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    Pankratios Purple Belt

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    Greece has 3...
     
  12. Shemhazai

    Shemhazai Black Belt

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    I think we're at 10 in Norway, 7 of whom are homegrown. Not very many browns at the moment, but a few of the purples are coming up through the ranks (and tearing it up on the tournament scene) very quickly.
     
  13. YeahBee

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    Anybody know if Portugal has a big BJJ scene?

    language/cultural ties I mean
     
  14. ShanghaiBJJ

    ShanghaiBJJ Brown Belt

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    I have been keeping an updated list of homegrown brown- and blackbelts here in Germany.

    Should be pretty accurate give and take a few.

    BJJ: 13 Black, 22 Brown (11 of the browns were awarded this year)

    Luta Livre: 10 Black, 10 Brown

    First BJJ Blackbelt was in 2004, first two Luta Livre Blackbelts in 2001 (!)
     
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    Bullheaded Green Belt

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    He he apparently Luta livre caught up here quite some time ago too, and in Paris quite a lot of MMA fighters are training luta livre instead of JJB. A friend of mine was a purple belt in it in 2005 so that tells you how long his instructor was there.
     
  16. ElKarlo

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    Yeah, that'd be interesting to know. As they are still pretty close to Brazil.


    BTW what's wrong with Europe, and why did you guys let Catch wrestling die? As well as basically all your homegrown grappling.
     
  17. Bullheaded

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    No idea... I would expect to see one but how big? The country's relatively small...

    I do expect however to see quite a few bjj black belts in Poland. MMA is big there and I've seen some very skilled jiu jitsukas dropping at my club from Poland.
     
  18. ShanghaiBJJ

    ShanghaiBJJ Brown Belt

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    BTW, this list is only of "native" talent :icon_chee There are quite a few Brazilians here now as well.
     
  19. PervertHyena

    PervertHyena Yellow Belt

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    can you post said list?
     
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    ShanghaiBJJ Brown Belt

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    NOTE: There are also a handful of people from Switzerland in there that I haven't bothered to take out.

    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    Black

    2004
    Michael Haselein [BJJBD] (Ari Galo/ Carlos Gracie Jr. [Gracie Barra]) {1. Dan verliehen im Jahr 2007}

    2005
    Andreas Hoffmann [Weng Chun Stuttgart] (Flavio Behring [Flavio Behring Jiu Jitsu])

    .

    2007
    Andre Stock [BJJ Magdeburg] (Reyson Gracie/ Franco Vacirca)
    Rafael Perlungher [Yogaka MMA Academy] (Reyson Gracie)
    Peter Schira [Gracie Jiu Jitsu Germany] (Rolker Gracie [Gracie Humaita])

    2009
    Franco "Ortega" De Leonardis [?] (Aldo "Caveirinha" Janu
     

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