Doping in jiu jitsu community is rampant. Anyone who can afford it is usually on everything from testosterone to HGH. Usually people are less than forthcoming about doping accusations – especially if they themselves had tremendous gains in the past.
Following Keenan Cornelius’ eviction from Atos, Gordon Ryan had a bit of fun in the comment section writing:
This is particularly interesting given that Ryan himself is accused of doping approximately every 30s on the internet.
Whether he is or he isn’t is not proven – IBJJF has thus far done testing only at IBJJF Gi worlds and even then only 10 tests a year – just enough to say they test. You might ask yourself who gets tests from the 10 yearly tests – just winners of divisions and not all of them mind you.
In the past these limited test have still had quite the results in spite of being openly known:
In 2014 Gabi Garcia was caught red handed and tested positive for clomiphene. Also in 2014 Braulio Estima, 34, tested positive for methylhexaneamine as a result of an in-competition urine sample he provided on June 1, 2014.
In 2015 Felipe Pena, of Vila Castela, Nova Lima – MG, Brazil, an athlete in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a one-year sanction for his doping offense.
In 2016 Dr. Faria, 34, voluntarily admitted to providing and encouraging a fellow Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu athlete, who was both his friend and training partner, to use a topical cream containing a prohibited substance prior to competing at the 2014 International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation.
In 2017 USADA announced that Leo Nogueira, of Dunwoody, Ga., an athlete in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a two-year sanction for his anti-doping rule violation.
In 2017 USADA announced that Paulo Miyao, of New York, N.Y., an athlete in the sport of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, has tested positive for a prohibited substance and accepted a two-year sanction for his anti-doping rule violation.