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Jeff Glover


Jeff Glover is a gifted American grappler from Paragon BJJ and a jiu jitsu black belt under Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller who has one of the most attractive fighting styles in submission wrestling and BJJ, with his innovative deep half guard. He was also made famous through his series of episodes named “Glover’s Travels” where he travelled throughout the United States interviewing and training with some of the best coaches in the country.

Jeff Glover Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Jeffrey Dean Glover

Nickname: He is called “The Pipelayer” because he used to be a plumber.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Jacare > Ricardo Miller > Jeff Glover

Main Achievements/Record:

  • Mundial de No-Gi Champion (2007)
  • World Jiu Jitsu Expo Superfight Champion (2012)
  • Pan American Champion (2006 and 2005 – brown belt divisions)
  • ADCC Bronze Medallist (2011)
  • 15x Open Weight champion for different organizations throughout his career

Weight Division: Pena (Featherweight) 70kg/154lbs

Favourite Position/Technique: Deep Half Guard Sweep

Team/Association: Paragon BJJ

Jeff Glover’s Biography

Jeff Glover was born on the 15th of April 1983 in East Los Angeles, CA – USA. And it would take him 16 years to find Jiu Jitsu, but when he did, it was love at first sight. Glover knew straight away this sport would change his life forever.

He started competing from the get go, and achieved success quickly. Even though Jeff Glover competed mainly at featherweight with some incursions in the Lightweight division, he always liked to stand the test at the absolute (open weight) division, something that not many featherweights dare try. This display of confidence reaped it’s rewards as Glover stacked a fair amount of absolute medals and titles over the years. One of those titles won against Mike Fowler at the prestigious Grapplers Quest as a purple belt.

on the 8th of April 2006, just a few days short of his 23rd birthday, Jeff Glover received his black belt from the hands of Ricardo “Franjinha” Miller, his first and only instructor, after winning his second Pan American gold medal in the brown belt division. Unfortunately for Jiu Jitsu, Glover struggled with some finger injuries throughout his career which prevent him from fighting in Gi (kimono) tournaments more regularly, though his Submission Wrestling tournament record is outstanding.

In January 2010, Jeff Glover released a series of DVD’s about his pilgrimage around the US visiting all the main academies in the norther territory. This project was taken with great success by the BJJ community because of both it’s informative content and it’s entertainment value. Some short episodes are available on youtube, and the complete selection can be found on sale here.

Jeff Glover photograph taken by Grapple TV.

Jeff Glover vs Leo Vieira



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