Jason Gagnon is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Rubens Charles “Cobrinha”, being also one of the top Canadian grapplers of his generation, having conquered important titles such as the American Nationals and the European Open by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).
Jason Gagnon Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Jason Alexander Gagnon
Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Alexandre Paiva > Fernando Terere > Rubens Charles > Jason Gagnon
- 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open (2013 brown)
- 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2014 brown)
- 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2014/2013 brown)
- 1st Place IBJJF Boston Open (2014 brown)
- 1st Place IBJJF London Fall Open (2015 brown)
- 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas Summer Open (2013 brown)
- 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas Spring Open (2014 brown)
- 2nd Place IBJJF American Nationals (2015 brown)
- 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2015 brown)
- 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2012 purple)
Main Achievements (Masters):
- 3rd Place IBJJF World Masters (2017/2016)
Favorite Position/Technique: Half Guard
Team/Association: Alliance/Genesis MA
Jason Gagnon Biography
Jason Gagnon was born on September 23, 1986, in Vancouver, BC Canada, moving across Western Canada as a child, eventually ending up in Coquitlam, BC (a suburb of Vancouver).
Growing up Jason played a variety of sports to a competitive level, including Baseball, Football, and Rugby. He also became a fan of mixed martial arts (MMA), particularly the Ultimate Fighting Championship. His fascination for MMA ultimately led him to a martial arts gym, a process that started partially due to a dare from a friend of his. Gagnon was 21 years old at the time (2007).
Jason’s jiu-jitsu initiation was guided by Don Whitefield and Shawn Albrecht of the West Coast BJJ academy. It was through these coaches that Gagnon progressed in the sporting context of jiu-jitsu, earning several titles in the local grappling scene.
In 2011 Jason started traveling to 4x World Champion, Rubens Charles‘ “Cobrinha” academy in Los Angeles. The following year, shortly after receiving his brown belt from Don Whitefield, Gagnon decided to switch permanently to Cobrinha’s Alliance Academy in search of a more professional environment to suit his desire to follow a sporting career.
After two successful years as a brown belt, where Jason conquered a European Open title as well as several IBJJF opens, coach Rubens Charles promoted Gagnon to black belt. In November 2015.
Banner picture was taken by Matthew Serjeant.
Jason Gagnon @ Roots BJJ Challenge
Jason Gagnon vs Nathan Adamson
Jason Gagnon @ Revolution XXVI