http://theselfdefenceexpert.com/why-bjj-will-overtake-judo-and-have-more-participants-by-2020/ This is an article that has been doing the rounds on social media recently. Using analytics of web trends, it shows the decline in the number of people looking for judo on the web over the last decade. It shows the increase in the number of people looking for BJJ over that same period. In fact in the USA, more people already search for BJJ than Judo. It is surprising to see the decline in Judo popularity in countries like the UK, where it has traditionally been a very popular martial art (arguably the most popular Eastern Martial art). Although this article only relies on web trends, there is other evidence to suggest the decline of the popularity of Judo: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/17598094 Why do you think this might be happening? Some ideas in the article and based on my own experience: 1) BJJ is generally safer as there is much less emphasis on throws due to a more expansive ruleset that allows a variety of grappling techniques and for prolonged grappling on the ground. 2) Many BJJ schools still train "self defence" to some degree, whereas this is much harder to find in Judo. 3) BJJ has a far greater web presence compared to judo. Go to youtube and compare the number BJJ vids to those of Judo. 4) BJJ makes better use of digital media in general. The quality and quantity of apps and DVDs for BJJ is far greater than those of Judo. Any thoughts on this trend? Any suggestions on how to reverse it?