Jiu jitsu is all about the little guy defeating the big guy but nobody can turn away when a 250 lbs bodybuilder/powerlifting champion starts training in the academy…
In the past, there have been many instances where strength athletes, whether bodybuilders or powerlifters, have tried training Jiu-Jitsu and have rolled with the instructor to test themselves:
Another one that comes to mind was when a BJJ practitioner and a bodybuilder tested each other in a specific strength competition:
Bradley Martin is a bodybuilder and youtuber with 1 million followers decided to test himself by grappling BJJ world champion Edwin Najmi and Sam Ehsan Rajabi at Najmi’s academy Gracie Barra Tarzana.
The roll was in good fun, and Martin got to see first hand the power of Jiu-Jitsu: