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Jared Weiner

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Jared Weiner is an American born jiu-jitsu black belt, and one of the strongest competitors the sport/martial art produced in the United States East Coast during the 2000’s decade. A former student of Steve Maxwell and Lloyd Irvin, Weiner’s reputation as an instructor has matched his tournament prowess, being the founder of important teams such as BJJ United and the Tac Team Association from which he produced numerous champions.

Jared Weiner Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Jared B. Weiner

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: M. Maeda > C. GracieH. GracieR. GracieJ. Pereira > Leo Dalla (> Lloyd Irvin) > Jared Weiner

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open Championship (2010/2011 Master)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2014 Master 2)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi (2011/2012 Master)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Grapplers Quest No-Gi Nationals (2004)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Open (2009 Master)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Spring Open (2016 Master 2)
  • 1st Place IBJJF New York Summer Open (2015 Master 2)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Boston Spring Open (2016 Master 2)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Boston Summer Open (2015 Master 2)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Chicago Summer Open (2011 Master, 2015 Master 2)
  • Respect 3 Superfight Winner (2016)
  • PABJJF Superfight Winner (2016)
  • 2nd Place Copa Atlantica (2004)
  • 2nd Place New York Summer Open (2014 Master 2)
  • 3rd Place Pan American Championship (2004)
  • 3rd Place Grapplers Quest Beast of the East II (2005)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF USGA Purple Belt Open Champion (2001)
  • 2nd Place Copa Atlantica (2002 brown)
  • 3rd Place Pan American Championship (2002 brown)

Favorite Position/Technique: Good All Round Game

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/168lbs)

Team/Association: BJJ United / Tac Team / Purebred

Jared Weiner Biography

Jared Weiner was born on April 6, 1978, in Philadelphia, PA – United States of America.

Growing up Jared was a big fan of ice-hockey, being submerged in a strong sporting culture from early on. At the age of 17 Weiner heard about jiu jitsu for the first time, through a few friends who already practiced the martial art. Feeling this could be a way of to improve his fighting skills Weiner signed up to the famous Maxercise academy, the first of it’s kind in the Philadelphia area.

Maxercise was created by DC Maxwell and Steve Maxwell, the latter of which became Jared’s primary instructor, from his very first class. Steve awarded Jared all his colored belts (blue, purple and brown) before Weiner changed training camps, moving to Team Lloyd Irvin (TLI).

At TLI, an academy with a strong competition focus, Jared’s tournament record started being noticed outside of the US East Coast, with Weiner conquering important wins at an international scale. These wins culminated with his black belt promotion on September 6, 2003. A ceremony led by both Lloyd Irvin and Leo Dalla, making Jared Weiner the first black belt ever awarded by Irvin.

Having opened his own academy in 2002 (BJJ United), Jared maintained his bond with TLI up until 2013, a time when he started his own association Tac Team BJJ, after some turbulence at Lloyd Irvin’s camp.

July 2014 was a tough month for Weiner. After suffering back-to-back concussions while training and competing, within a week’s time (a rare sequence that can be fatal to some), the injuries led to serious repercussions: from constant headaches to depression, inability to focus and earn a living as he was accustomed to. Thanks to the help of his students, family, and friends, Weiner managed to recover and return to training and coaching, though the ordeal lasted for several months.

Together with Tac Team, Jared has also represented the Purebred Association in competition, this due to his bond with the Guam Based academy and its coach Stephen Roberto.

Weiner is also an ambassador for Mission 22, a veteran non-profit organization, and a global advertising agency designed to raise awareness, enlist support, and end veteran suicide in America. Jared became interested in the Mission 22 through his fellow black belts, Piet Wilhelm and Alan Shebaro both of whom are war veterans.

Mission 22: mission22.com
B
JJ United: bjjunited.com

Cover photo by Takashi Umezawa.

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