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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
7110Garry TononGarry TononLTriangle armbarEBI 377KGSF2015
7685Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPenADCC66KG4F2015
9065Augusto MendesAugusto MendesDN/APolaris 370KGSPF2016
10843Geo MartinezGeo MartinezLPointsEBI 1061KGF2016
6427Dennis ProkoposWOutside heel hookGracie NationalsABSSPF2015
6947John JosephWOutside heel hookADCC US Trials66KG4F2015
6948Ruben AlvarezWInside heel hookADCC US Trials66KGSF2015
6949Walter GomesWArmbarADCC US Trials66KGF2015
7102Lauri KarppinenWOutside heel hookEBI 377KGR12015
7108Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoWInside heel hookEBI 377KG4F2015
7533Kevin BerbrichWOutside heel hookEBI 465KGR12015
7537Russ MiuraWOutside heel hookEBI 465KG4F2015
7541Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWInside heel hookEBI 465KGSF2015
7542Joe SotoWInside heel hookEBI 465KGF2015
7678Asadulaev SurkhayWOutside heel hookADCC66KGR12015
7753Reilly BodycombWInside heel hookPolaris 270KGSPF2015
8813Mansher KheraMansher KheraWReferee DecisionGrappling Ind.ABSSPF2016
9103Nathan OrchardWOutside heel hookPTL Sunday OpenABSSPF2016
9922Sergio HernandezWRNCEBI 765KGR12016
9930Chad GeorgeWInside heel hookEBI 765KG4F2016
9934Mike DavilaWRNCEBI 765KGSF2016
9936Bill CooperBill CooperWInside heel hookEBI 765KGF2016
10833Alessandro CostaWOutside heel hookEBI 1061KGR12016
10839Alexis AlduncinWInside heel hookEBI 1061KG4F2016
10842Baret YoshidaBaret YoshidaWInside heel hookEBI 1061KGSF2016
11866Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 3170KGSPF2017
Eddie Cummings Offensive Output

The records here shown account for Eddie Cumming’s matches since receiving his black belt.

W/LOpponentSweepBack taken fromPassesSub. control
WDenny ProkoposButterfly guardFront head control0Outside ashi garami
WJohn Joseph000Outside ashi garami
WRuben Alvarez000Ashi garami
WWalter Gomes000Closed guard
WLauri Karppinen000Ashi garami
WEnrico Cocco000Saddle/Leg knot
LGarry Tonon000N/A
WKevin Berbrich000Outside ashi garami
WRuss Miura000Outside ashi garami
WBaret Yoshida000Leg knot
WJoe Soto000Outside ashi garami
WAsadulaev Surkhay000Outside ashi garami
LAugusto Mendes000N/A
WReilly Bodycomb000Saddle
WMansher Khera0000
DAugusto Mendes000N/A
WNathan OrchardClosed guard00Outside ashi garami
WSergio Hernandez0Kimura trap control0Hooks w/ arm trapped
WChad GeorgeAnkle pick00Modified ashi garami
WMike Davila0Front head control0Hooks w/ arm trapped
WBill Cooper000Saddle
Eddie Cummings Defensive Work

The records here shown account for Eddie Cumming’s matches since receiving his black belt.

W/LOpponentTKDN withBack taken fromGuard passedSub. control
WDenny Prokopos000N/A
WJohn Joseph000N/A
WRuben Alvarez000N/A
WWalter GomesDouble leg00N/A
WLauri Karppinen000N/A
WEnrico Cocco000N/A
LGarry Tonon0Heel hook attempt0Armbar control
WKevin Berbrich000N/A
WRuss Miura000N/A
WBaret Yoshida000N/A
WJoe Soto000N/A
WAsadulaev Surkhay000N/A
LAugusto Mendes000N/A
WReilly Bodycomb000N/A
WMansher Khera000N/A
DAugusto Mendes000N/A
WNathan Orchard000N/A
WSergio Hernandez000N/A
WChad George000N/A
WMike Davila000N/A
WBill Cooper000N/A

Eddie Cummings Highlight

Eddie Cummings vs Enrico Cocco

Eddie Cummings vs Josh Hayden

Eddie Cummings Polaris Interview

 

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