Comedian challenges BJJ black belt in front of entire school

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Challenging martial arts masters is a tradition that has existed for as long as there have been fighting arts. Although it is seen as a somewhat disrespectful gesture, there are always people out there who want to express their ego against anyone that is perceived to be better than them.

So what happens when someone storms a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu school and challenges the master?

In the following video, Brazilian Youtube prankster Barone decides to ‘dojo-storm’ the Marco Barbosa Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Academy.

A black belt of thirty years with victories over Royler Gracie and multiple championship accolades both locally and internationally, Marco (who was in on the prank) is giving a speech during a belt promotion when Barone (hilariously wearing his own black belt) decides to challenge Marco in front of his students. Predictably this does not end well for the comedian, leaving the crowd in shock and awe.

Check out the full clip below.

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a martial art combat sports system that focuses on grappling and especially ground fighting. BJJ promotes the concept that a smaller, weaker person can successfully defend against a bigger, stronger, heavier assailant by using proper technique, leverage, and most notably, taking the fight to the ground, and then applying joint-locks and chokeholds to defeat the opponent. BJJ training can be used for sport grappling tournaments. However, it can be used in some self-defense situations and does serve its purpose.  Sparring (commonly referred to as rolling) and live drilling play a major role in training, and a premium is placed on performance, especially in competition, in relation to progress and ascension through its ranking system. [source: wiki]

Author: Nic is a designer and digital illustrator alongside being a mixed martial arts enthusiast. You can find some of his pop culture illustrative work for purchase here.

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