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Welcome to the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Quiz!

Are you prepared to grapple with your knowledge of this dynamic martial art and prove you’re a true BJJ enthusiast?

We’ve crafted mind-bending questions that will challenge your BJJ expertise.

Just count your correct answers and check our result table to see your performance.

So, tighten your belt, engage your mind, and let’s find out if you can achieve a submission victory with your Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu trivia prowess!

Table of Contents

1. What does Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu primarily focus on?

  • A) Striking techniques
  • B) Grappling and ground fighting
  • C) Weapon training

2. Who are the founding brothers of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

  • A) Gracie Brothers
  • B) Machado Brothers
  • C) Nogueira Brothers

3. Which martial art influenced the creation of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

  • A) Karate
  • B) Judo
  • C) Kung Fu

4. What is the title given to an instructor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

  • A) Sensei
  • B) Professor
  • C) Master

5. What color represents the first adult rank in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

  • A) Blue
  • B) White
  • C) Purple

6. What does “Jiu-Jitsu” translate to in English?

  • A) The art of softness
  • B) Gentle science
  • C) Fluid Strength

7. What is the highest rank achievable in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

  • A) Black belt
  • B) Red belt
  • C) Red and black belt

8. Who is known as the “father of modern Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu”?

  • A) Helio Gracie
  • B) Carlos Gracie
  • C) Royce Gracie

9. During a BJJ match, what’s the term used when a person taps to signal submission?

  • A) Kuzushi
  • B) Uchi Mata
  • C) Osu

10. What does “Oss” mean?

  • A) Hello
  • B) Respect and perseverance
  • C) Good luck

11. Which famous family member placed BJJ in the spotlight globally by winning the first UFC?

  • A) Royce Gracie
  • B) Rickson Gracie
  • C) Rorion Gracie

12. Which one of these is not a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu position?

  • A) Mount
  • B) Side control
  • C) Spinning hook kick

13. Who is the current ADCC absolute champion?

  • A) Marcus Almeida “Buchecha”
  • B) Felipe Pena
  • C) Gordon Ryan

14. What is the technique often used to control an opponent when applying an armbar?

  • A) Spider guard
  • B) De La Riva guard
  • C) S-grip

15. In which decade did the Gracies open the first Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu academy in the USA?

  • A) 1960s
  • B) 1970s
  • C) 1980s

16. What color belt comes after the blue belt in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu adult ranking system?

  • A) Purple
  • B) Brown
  • C) Red

17. What is the term commonly used for unbalancing an opponent in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

  • A) Kuzushi
  • B) Shrimping
  • C) Z-guard

18. What is the name of the choke performed from the back using the collar of your opponent’s uniform?

  • A) Bow and arrow choke
  • B) Baseball bat choke
  • C) Rear naked choke

19. Which grappling technique aims to immobilize your opponent’s hips and legs by placing your legs over theirs?

  • A) Half guard
  • B) Full guard
  • C) Guard pass

20. Who is credited with originating the first triangle choke technique in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

  • A) Rigan Machado
  • B) Oswaldo Fadda
  • C) Rolls Gracie

21. What is the name of the movement used to escape from an opponent’s side control or mount?

  • A) Shrimping
  • B) Scissor sweep
  • C) Hip bump

22. Which famous Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner is known as the “King of the Kimura”?

  • A) Sakuraba
  • B) Rickson Gracie
  • C) Kron Gracie

23. What is the term used for the BJJ practice of rolling or sparring on the ground with a partner?

  • A) Randori
  • B) Ralek
  • C) Takedowns

24. Which form of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu focuses solely on ground submissions without any strikes?

  • A) Luta livre
  • B) Combat Jiu-Jitsu
  • C) Submission grappling

25. What is the most common goal while grappling in a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition?

  • A) Knocking-out the opponent
  • B) Forcing the opponent to submit
  • C) Scoring more points than the opponent

26. Who is the youngest competitor to win an IBJJF black belt world title?

  • A) Mikey Musumeci
  • B) BJ Penn
  • C) Rodolfo Vieira

27. What is the name of the technique where you hold your opponent’s wrists and open your elbows wide to break their posture?

  • A) Butterfly guard
  • B) Collar tie
  • C) Double wrist lock

28. Which Gracie brother is widely known as the “Master of Escapes”?

  • A) Royler Gracie
  • B) Relson Gracie
  • C) Royce Gracie

29. Which technique is used to flip or reverse a standing opponent using leverage?

  • A) Osoto gari
  • B) Uchi mata
  • C) Yoko tomoe nage

30. What is the name of the BJJ organization that hosts competitions globally and enforces standardized rules for the sport?

  • A) UFC
  • B) IBJJF
  • C) ADCC

31. Which of the following martial arts is NOT considered a cousin to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu?

  • A) Sambo
  • B) Catch Wrestling
  • C) Taekwondo

32. What is the name of the defensive position in BJJ where you tuck your elbows and knees close to your body while on your back?

  • A) Turtle guard
  • B) Closed guard
  • C) T-Rex position

33. Which Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition format allows strikes to the face on the ground but not while standing?

  • A) Combat Jiu-Jitsu
  • B) Submission wrestling
  • C) Grappling X


# of Correct Answers Percentage Range Label Description
0- 0-49% Armchair Athlete You've got some learning to do, but don't worry, there's always the next game!
- 50-64% Rookie Runner Not bad! Keep practicing, and you'll be a sports trivia champ in no time.
- 65-79% Midfield Maestro Impressive! You're getting closer to the top, keep up the good work.
- 80-94% All-Star Striker Wow, you really know your sports trivia! You're a force to be reckoned with.
-33 95-100% Legendary Champion Unbelievable! You're a true sports trivia master. Your knowledge knows no bounds!

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