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Eddie Cummings

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Eddie Cummings is a jiu jitsu black belt under John Danaher, being one of the top Renzo Gracie Academy representatives in the sport of grappling – a group often referred to as the Danaher Death Squad (DDS). Cummings is known as arguably the best heel hook specialist in submission grappling, having won several important tournaments with this manoeuvre, particularly in the ‘submission only’ ruleset. This includes wins at Polaris Jiu Jitsu Invitational and the Eddie Bravo Invitational (EBI).

Eddie Cummings Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Edward Cummings

Nickname: “Wolverine” – with regards to his nickname, Cummings mentioned on his Instagram account “They ask me why people call me wolverine. It’s because I am small, furry and mean spirited” (source).

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Renzo Gracie > John Danaher > Eddie Cummings

Main Achievements:

  • EBI 4 Champion (2015 – 145lbs)
  • EBI 7 Champion (2016 – 145lbs)
  • Polaris 2 Superfight Winner (2015)
  • ADCC US East Coast Trials Champion (2015)
  • Grapplers Quest World Series of Grappling Champion (2012)
  • Grapplers Quest US Nationals (Rough Zen) Champion (2013)
  • Long Island Pride XVI Champion (2012 purple weight + absolute)
  • Grapplers Quest World Series of Grappling 3rd Place (2012 absolute)
  • Grapplers Quest US Nationals 3rd Place (2012)

Favourite Position/Technique: Outside heel hook

Weight Division: 145lbs

Team/Association: Renzo Gracie Academy

Eddie Cummings Biography

Edward Cummings was born in New York, United States of America on October 1984.

By his own admission, Cummings was not a very “sporty” kid while growing up. His interest in jiu jitsu started while studying physics at Stony Brook University during the late 2000’s, an institution that ran a grappling class in the basement of its the racquetball courts.

Krishna Mirjah was Cumming’s first coach at SBU, a jiu jitsu instructor who focused predominantly on the no-gi facet of the sport. Mirjah instilled in Cummings the interest for competition, later awarding the “Wolverine” his blue belt after a few strong performances at local grappling tournaments.

After 3 years training at Stony Brook University, Cummings moved to the New York City for school purposes, joining Renzo Gracie’s academy as a blue belt.

Although Cummings already had some basic knowledge of leg locks coming into RGA, the drive to specialise in that aspect of jiu jitsu was galvanised by a win over East Coast grappling veteran Mark Ramos in 2013 at Grappler’s Quest World Series of Grappling tournament. An event Eddie won in his weight class and reached second in the advanced open weight division.

The desire to study lower limb submissions was fully met by John Danaher‘s knowledge on the subject – RGA’s assistant instructor. Under Danaher’s guidance Cummings became one of the most feared grapplers in submission only’s competitive circuit. His many achievements on the mats earned Eddie his black belt on January 2015, approximately 5 years after he first started training.

Photo taken by Callum Medcraft of Jiu Jitsu Style at Polaris 2 (2015).

Eddie Cummings Grappling Record

22 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    0 (0%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    20 (91%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (9%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

20 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
45
9
#86e620
Outside heel hook
40
8
#5AD3D1
RNC
10
2
#d1212a
Armbar
5
1
20
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
3 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    1 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (33%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle armbar
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION

Eddie Cummings Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
7208Garry TononGarry TononLTriangle armbarEBI 377KGSF2015
7786Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPenADCC66KG4F2015
9176Augusto MendesAugusto MendesDN/APolaris 370KGSPF2016
10963Geo MartinezGeo MartinezLPointsEBI 1061KGF2016
6522Dennis ProkoposWOutside heel hookGracie NationalsABSSPF2015
7042John JosephWOutside heel hookADCC US Trials66KG4F2015
7043Ruben AlvarezWInside heel hookADCC US Trials66KGSF2015
7044Walter GomesWArmbarADCC US Trials66KGF2015
7200Lauri KarppinenWOutside heel hookEBI 377KGR12015
7206Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoWInside heel hookEBI 377KG4F2015
7633Kevin BerbrichWOutside heel hookEBI 465KGR12015
7637Russ MiuraWOutside heel hookEBI 465KG4F2015
7641Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWInside heel hookEBI 465KGSF2015
7642Joe SotoWInside heel hookEBI 465KGF2015
7779Asadulaev SurkhayWOutside heel hookADCC66KGR12015
7854Reilly BodycombWInside heel hookPolaris 270KGSPF2015
8924Mansher KheraMansher KheraWReferee DecisionGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2016
9214Nathan OrchardWOutside heel hookPTL Sunday OpenABSSPF2016
10035Sergio HernandezWRNCEBI 765KGR12016
10043Chad GeorgeWInside heel hookEBI 765KG4F2016
10047Mike DavilaWRNCEBI 765KGSF2016
10049Bill CooperBill CooperWInside heel hookEBI 765KGF2016
10953Alessandro CostaWOutside heel hookEBI 1061KGR12016
10959Alexis AlduncinWInside heel hookEBI 1061KG4F2016
10962Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWInside heel hookEBI 1061KGSF2016
12000Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3170KGSPF2017

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