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Jeremy Skinner is a professional grappler from Australia and a jiu-jitsu black belt under Lachlan Giles who represents the Absolute MMA Academy in the sport’s international circuit. Skinner first gained global notoriety in submission grappling during the colored belt stages of his career, after solid performances at pro-events such as the Polaris Invitational, and GrappleFest.

Jeremy Skinner Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Jeremy Paul Skinner

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Jean Jacques Machado / Rigan Machado > John Will > John Simon > Lachlan Giles > Jeremy Skinner

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC Oceania & Asia Trials (2022)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Pacific Championship (2018 purple)
  • 1st Place AJJC Australian Championship (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place AGC 77KG Championship (2019)
  • 3rd Place ADCC Japan Trials (2019)
  • 4x Grappling Industries Champion (2018-2019)

Favorite Position/Technique: K-Guard & Footlocks

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg / 168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Absolute MMA

Jeremy Skinner Biography

Jeremy Paul Skinner was born on September 1, 1995, in Auchenuflower, a city located in the Australian state of Queensland. Although born in Queensland, Skinner spent the majority of his formative years in Australia’s East Coast, in Newcastle – New South Wales.

Growing up Jeremy was an avid football (soccer) player, a sport he started at the age of 6. Skinner played competitively for 7 years under the tuition of John Manners at the Kincumber Roos Football Club.

As a 15-year-old, Skinner discovered his love for martial arts. Starting his life in combat sports through chitokai karate (chito-ryu) for a short period before shifting his focus towards jiu-jitsu in 2011, age-16. A move strongly based on the success certain grapplers were having at the time in mixed martial arts, more precisely in UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) events, which Jeremy followed closely during his teens.

Skinner’s first instructor was Sean Kirkwood, a black belt under John Will, who awarded Jeremy his blue belt. From there the young Aussie athlete went on to work with Luke Beston, the head coach of a Royce Gracie affiliate at the time.

During his early years of grappling tuition, Jeremy was almost exclusively focussed on gi work, it was only after watching American jiu-jitsu star Eddie Cummings compete at the EBI 4 tournament that Skinner started gaining interest for no-gi and lower limb submissions in particular. This new curiosity for this style of grappling was greatly reinforced by Jeremy’s, Mr. Beston, who incentivized the young athlete to pursue this route.

As a purple belt, Skinner went up against Absolute MMA athlete, Mikael Yahaya. After the match, Yahaya convinced Jeremy to visit Melbourne to train at AMMA with Mikael’s head coach, Lachlan Giles. Once in the State of Victoria, Jeremy was greatly impressed with the level of training there and with the fact that a few of the local athletes were earning a living through jiu-jitsu. Understanding the level of commitment required to make it at the highest level in the sport, Jeremy opted to move to the state and train full-time at Absolute MMA.

Skinner earned both his brown and black belts from Giles, the latter in April 2020.

Jeremy Skinner Grappling Record

20 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    2 (10%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (80%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
56
9
#86e620
Outside heel hook
19
3
#5AD3D1
Armbar
6
1
#d1212a
Guillotine
6
1
#fad11b
Kneebar
6
1
#f58822
Z lock
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
5 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (40%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Mounted triangle
50
1
#86e620
Outside heel hook
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jeremy Skinner Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
35037Gabriel SousaGabriel SousaLMounted triangleADCC66KG4F2022
43270Reese LefeverLOutside heel hookEnigma Inv70KG4F2023
45408Rhys AllanLPts: 3x0ADCC Trials AO77KG4F2023
46915Max HansonMax HansonLPts: 4x0Enigma Inv84KGSF2024
49716Levi JonesLevi JonesLPts: 3x0ADCC AOT 277KGF2024
27337Kanan JonesWArmbarClassic Pro80KGSPF2021
30512Thalison SoaresThalison SoaresWReferee DecisionSubversionN/ASPF2022
33174Aaron BlackWInside heel hookM-16 OpenN/ASPF2022
33175Josh StoltonWGuillotineADCC AUS Trials66KGR12022
33177Justin WoodWInside heel hookADCC AUS Trials66KGR22022
33180Tom EverettWInside heel hookADCC AUS Trials66KG4F2022
33184Ariel TabakAriel TabakWInside heel hookADCC AUS Trials66KGSF2022
33185David StoilescuWKneebarADCC AUS Trials66KGF2022
35029AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWReferee DecisionADCC66KGR12022
36021M. HansonWInside heel hookMidwest F10NASPF2022
43265Brandon FergusonWZ lockEnigma Inv70KGR12023
45400James WoontonWInside heel hookADCC Trials AO77KGR12023
45407Jayden ChelkowskiWOutside heel hookADCC Trials AO77KG8F2023
46909Nick RonanWPts: 4x0Enigma Inv84KGR12024
46910John CombsJohn CombsWInside heel hookEnigma Inv84KG4F2024
49704Hayata MurotaniWInside heel hookADCC AOT 277KGR12024
49707Jude KeanWOutside heel hookADCC AOT 277KGR22024
49709Jack BeckerWOutside heel hookADCC AOT 277KG8F2024
49712Issa IssaWInside heel hookADCC AOT 277KG4F2024
49715Seilkhan BolatbekWPts: 5x0ADCC AOT 277KGSF2024
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