We recommend but do not require that students try competition at least once. Even if there is no interest in competing, the competition training classes offer a chance to push yourself to another level of training with your friends and peers.
The video below is a flashy showcase of some of the best advanced belts in the world at the World Championships 2012. It’s an exciting example of some of the possibilities of Jiu-Jitsu at the highest levels of competition. Nothing done in it is without the fundamental elements learned by our students of all levels and motivations. Many of our students and instructors are successful competitors.