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Jason Rau

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Instructional by Rafael Lovato Junior

Jason Rau is a professional grappler and a black belt in jiu-jitsu under Matt Serra, who also worked extensively with John Danaher at the famous Blue Basement training facility (Renzo Gracie Academy NYC). Rau gained notoriety in the sport while competing mainly in the American East Coast submission-only circuit, with notable wins over PJ Barch, Josh Hayden, Victor Silvério, Mansher Khera and more.

Jason Rau Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Jason P Rau

Nickname: N/A

Lineage:  Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Renzo Gracie > Matt Serra > Jason Rau

Main Achievements:

  • RISE Invitational Tournament 170 lbs Belt (2018 / 2019)
  • 1st Place RISE Invitational Tournament (2017)
  • 1st Place Sapateiro 8 Invitational (2017)
  • 2nd Place ADCC East Coast Trials (2018)
  • 2nd Place Olympus Invitational (2018)
  • 4th Place Kasai Pro III (2018)

Favorite Position/Technique: Heel Hook

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Serra JJ / RGA

Jason Rau Biography

Jason Rau was born on October 3, 1989, in Long Island, New York, United States of America where he was raised.

Wrestling was the first grappling sport practiced by Jason, which he did during his high school days. Jiu-jitsu would take over later in his life, at the age of 20 (early 2010), after a friend invited him to a class. A late age to start for someone with professional aspirations, but Rau hit the ground running and almost immediately started competing.

Quickly climbing the ranks of the sport, much of Rau’s success is awarded to a prime grappling education, which Jason received from the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion Matt Serra – his first coach and the man who followed him from white to black belt.

Fully embedded in grappling culture Jason quickly moved away from traditional gi jiu-jitsu and to submission-grappling or submission-only, as it became known, given how Rau prioritized the finishing aspect of jiu-jitsu. His quick progress saw him earning his black belt on February 16, 2016.

After earning his black belt Rau started training more regularly with John Danaher in New York City – Danaher who had been a training partner of Serra for many years at the Renzo Gracie Academy. Jason would quickly climb the ranks of the Danaher Death Squad (John’s elite group of students), and go on to compete in important events such as Kasai Pro and the BJJ Fanatics Grand Prix.

Jason Rau Grappling Record

39 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    2 (5%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    36 (92%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

36 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
44
16
#86e620
Outside heel hook
25
9
#5AD3D1
RNC
6
2
#d1212a
Straight ankle lock
3
1
#fad11b
Armlock
3
1
#f58822
Triangle armbar
3
1
#224aba
Kneebar
3
1
#ff9124
Katagatame
3
1
#bf1f6c
Armbar
3
1
#22c9a5
Heel hook
3
1
#fad223
Footlock
3
1
#03861f
Kimura
3
1
36
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (44%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (22%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    3 (33%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
50
1
#86e620
Inside heel hook
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jason Rau Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11335PJ BarchPJ BarchLArmbarShow the ArtN/AN/A2016
11676PJ BarchPJ BarchLInside heel hookSapateiro 1072KGSF2017
14699Dan MartinezLEBI/OTOlympus Inv.ABSF2018
14711Marcel GoncalvesMarcel GoncalvesLEBI/OTFinishers 585KGSPF2018
17100Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 11x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17112M. LutesLPts: 3x0Kasai Pro 377KG3RD2018
17979Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 2x0ADCC EC Trials77KGF2018
18904W. TackettLPts: 4x2ADCC WC Trials77KG4F2019
22157Kyle BoehmKyle BoehmLEBI/OTBJJ FanaticsABS4F2019
9445Javier YamuniWPointsNY Spring NGO85KGF2016
11342Quentin RosensweigWInside heel hookSub SpectrumN/ASPF2017
11343Aaron HarrisWArmlockGrappling Ind.N/ARR2017
11344Todd MuckenheimWInside heel hookGrappling Ind.N/ARR2017
11345Guybson SaGuybson SaWInside heel hook843 InvitationalABSSPF2017
11439Werther MericalesWOutside heel hookSapateiro 8N/AN/A2017
11440Chase HannahWOutside heel hookSapateiro 8N/AN/A2017
11672Bryan TidwellWTriangle armbarSapateiro 1072KGR12017
11674Danilo BergenerWOutside heel hookSapateiro 1072KG4F2017
11678Josh HaydenWInside heel hookSapateiro 11N/ASPF2017
13575Matteo MartinezWInside heel hookGrappling Ind.FABS2017
14691Adam ColaralieWInside heel hookRISE I77KG4F2017
14692James HassemanWOutside heel hookRISE I77KGSF2017
14693Alex OliveiraWInside heel hookRISE I77KGF2017
14694Chris SchlesingerWOutside heel hookRISE 277KGSPF2017
14695Elijah CarltonWInside heel hookOlympus Inv.ABSR12018
14696Stuart CoxWOutside heel hookOlympus Inv.ABSR22018
14697Kevin GallagherWKneebarOlympus Inv.ABS4F2018
14698Rob DonofrioWInside heel hookOlympus Inv.ABSSF2018
14700Quentin RosensweigWKatagatamePilgrim Inv.N/ASPF2018
17103Victor SilverioVictor SilverioWInside heel hookKasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17111PJ BarchPJ BarchWPts: 10x3Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17509Leon JacksonWInside heel hookGGL InvitationalABSN/A2018
17510Inacio SantosWOutside heel hookGGL InvitationalABSN/A2018
17511Christian BanghartWOutside heel hookGGL InvitationalABSN/A2018
17514J. BlankWArmbarRISE 377KGSF2018
17518Mike PadillaWRNCRISE 4N/ASPF2018
17520Mansher KheraMansher KheraWReferee DecisionRISE 577KGSPF2018
17961Calon SabinoWRNCADCC EC Trials77KGR12018
17968D. MairaWHeel hookADCC EC Trials77KGR22018
17970Michael ArrietaWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KG8F2018
17977G. LavaggiWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KG4F2018
17978Dustin AkbariWInside heel hookADCC EC Trials77KGSF2018
18892Javier CardenasWFootlockADCC WC Trials77KGR12019
18897Gustavo BessaWKimuraADCC WC Trials77KGR22019
18898Josh BacallauWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR32019
20615Herbert BurnsHerbert BurnsWInside heel hookRise Invitational77KGSPF2019
22147Quentin RosensweigWStraight ankle lockBJJ FanaticsABSR12019
22153Joe BaizeWOutside heel hookBJJ FanaticsABSR22019

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