In 2023, BJJ saw considerable development and advancement, with numerous significant stories emerging throughout the year. From the choice of Nicholas Meregali to no longer complete in IBJJF occasions, to Roberto ‘Cyborg’ Abreu resolving his suspension, and Gordon Ryan’s return to competitors after surgical treatment, the year was filled with considerable advancements. ADCC Trials in North America drew in elite rivals, while Craig Jones meant the dark side of the BJJ world. Additionally, Wellington ‘Megaton’ Dias made history at the IBJJF World Championship, Demi Lovato got her purple belt, and a BJJ trainee won $46 million after being disabled in a class. Mark Zuckerberg entered his very first BJJ competitors, and Jesse Enkamp, a Karate black belt, got in a BJJ competition to show it doesn’t work, triggering debate. These stories exhibit the vibrant and diverse nature of the BJJ world in 2023.