Like myself, 8 people surveyed wrote in that it was due to witnessing Royce Gracie in early UFCs, which most, if not all of those that practice BJJ, are familiar with.
As someone who has broken multiple digits while practicing jiu-jitsu in the couple of years I have been training I was not surprised to discover that over 200 surveyed have broken at least one bone.
Keep in mind while viewing the chart on the right that these are the "worst" injuries an individual has endured, not a collection of all injuries ever received by an individual. What is considered the "worst" was of the opinion of the individual taking the survey. Responses were grouped into like categories, arranged primarily by body part (e.g. knee injuries such as ACL and MCL tears were grouped together under "knee").
"[I] destroyed both [of] my knees..."
- The chart to the left shows how many of those surveyed lift weights, and how often they do so each week. 61% of women and 57% of men state they lift weights at least once a week.
- The chart to the right compares weight lifting by each belt level, with a range of 41 to 54% across the belt levels not lifting weights at all. Note that a combined total of 9 people surveyed hold belt rankings of gray, yellow, orange, or green, and their results were combined into the white group.
I would like to thank everyone that participated in the survey. Since I plan to run more surveys in the future I encourage you to drop a comment with suggestions for questions.