Top 5 American Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Shamans
1. Lloyd Irvin
2. John Danaher
3. Mark Laimon
4. Eddie Bravo
5. Matt Hume
Honorable Mention: Henry Akins, Shawn Williams
American BJJ Shamanhood is earned primarily through a combination of a surplus of technical mastery, typically evidenced by teaching reputation and/or student competitive success, and a relative absence of personal competitive experience, thus adding to the mystique and controversy of the aforementioned technical mastery.