What Exactly is the IBJJF, anyway?

This thread is in the main forum, but I realize that it should have been posted here.  Here is the beginning and the link.

 

It's that time of year again, and stories about the IBJJF and it's various shortcomings are flying fast and furious.  Before you can understand these kinds of problems, it's necessary to understand how the IBJJF came to be, and why a private corporation masquerading as the World Governing Body of a sport is bound to lead to conflict of interest and the appearance of impropriety.  This is a little long, and will come in parts.

Primer on the Organizational History of Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil (pt 1)

In order to understand the origin of the IBJJF and it’s policies, it is necessary (Really) to understand a goodly portion of the history of Professional Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil... http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/ns/mma.cfm?go=forum.posts&thread=2183601&page=1#post-45052556

thanks for the repost. really interesting info

In Phone Post 3.0

Why did you make OP pro only?

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Part 2 is up http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=forum.posts&thread=2183601&page=2

Two years after it’s formation in 1994, the CBJJ collaborated with the United States Federation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to produce the first Pan American Jiu Jitsu Championships.  The event was co-sponsored by the CBJJ and the USFBJJ, and organized by veteran US tournament host Joe Moreira ...