The Implications of the 46 Million Dollar Jiu-Jitsu Lawsuit

The jiu-jitsu world was shaken recently when Jack Greener, severely injured in 2018 while sparring at a San Diego gym, was awarded $46,475,112 dollars by a jury. Rener Gracie testified for the plaintiff, and Clark Gracie testified for the defence.

In this episode, I get together with Dan Lukeheart (Brea Jiu-Jitsu) and Alex Kask (Barrister and Solicitor) to discuss…

  • The specific technique that caused this injury (the ‘Leo Viera Backtake’),
  • Training methods used in jiu-jitsu,
  • Who gets to set industry standards in jiu-jitsu,
  • Whether white belts should spar,
  • How teachers and club owners can protect themselves from being wiped out by similar lawsuits,
  • And more.

The 46 Million Dollar Lawsuit – Audio Only

This conversation was also published as episode 385 of The Strenuous Life Podcast. You can also listen to the audio-only format of the episode on your podcast player.

It’s on all major podcast platforms, but here are some of the links to get you started…

Or, if you want to stay on this page, please use the embedded audio player below…

More information about this lawsuit is available here…

Developments in Martial Arts Practice Liability: Greener v. Del Mar Jiu Jitsu Club

Rener Gracie’s Deposition

Video of the accident

Take care of your training partners!!

Stephan Kesting

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