Joe Rogan is a renowned podcaster and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt. He has been known for his love of the sport and its various intricacies.
Recently, Rogan commented on the infamous BJJ lawsuit that’s been causing all kinds of discussions in the community. He made the comments on ‘The Joe Rogan Experience ‘ in an episode featuring comedian-writer Sam Tallent.
But what caught the attention of listeners was Rogan’s revelation about a lawsuit related to jiu-jitsu.
During the conversation, Rogan narrated an incident where a jiu-jitsu coach was sued for unintentionally causing a severe injury to one of his students. The lawsuit took place in California, and Rogan’s revelation left many fans wide eyed.
“But there’s a lawsuit that really recently got… this guy was a jiu-jitsu coach. I think it’s in California. And he did like a forward roll with a guy to take his back. And the guy’s neck got caught in a bad situation. And snapped his neck. And he got nerve damage and paralysis. And he just got awarded $46 million.”
“But there’s a lawsuit that really recently got this guy was a jiu-jitsu coach. I think it’s in California. And he did like a forward roll with a guy to take his back. And the guy’s neck got caught in a bad situation. And snapped his neck. And he got nerve damage and paralysis. And he just got awarded $46 million.”
“And I was reading this thing about judo dojo’s in Japan. And that deaths do happen. Or guys get spiked on their head. They get thrown and slammed on their head. Like every year, someone dies doing judo.”
“And the thing is about that guy. They were trying to paint him that he was a total beginner. But the reality was he had years of wrestling. And he had at least… I believe it was at least two years of jiu-jitsu.”
“Two years of jiu-jitsu is not… I mean, it’s a beginner in a sense. But it’s not someone that doesn’t know what they’re doing. Especially someone who’s already done a couple of years of grappling. I think it was just a freak accident. ”
“When I saw it, it looked like a freak accident. And the majority of the people that I talked to that were jiu-jitsu guys. They also thought it was a freak accident. ”
” Obviously, the guy needs to be compensated somehow or another insurance or something. But he’s not a doctor.”
It’s essential to remember that any physical activity carries a certain degree of risk, and it’s crucial to follow proper safety protocols and training techniques to avoid any potential injuries.