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.
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More information about this lawsuit is available here…
Developments in Martial Arts Practice Liability: Greener v. Del Mar Jiu Jitsu Club
Take care of your training partners!!
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