Joe McCaffery had bad experiences at other BJJ academies and started his own school. There, he promoted himself from purple belt to brown belt
The Brazilian priesthood is dead no more will another man be allowed to determine my rank in life or in jiu jitsu. All of the psychopathic hierarchies need to be destroyed. And it’s not Brazilian and it’s not Gracie it’s just jiujitsu. It belongs to all of the people of the world. We don’t hang pictures of idols on the walls at One World jiu jitsu. We develop the self not our wallets. That is what a true martial artist does.
Joe was promoted to purple at Gracie Barra