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Jessamine Khan, commonly known as Jessa Khan, is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Guilherme Mendes, who also worked extensively with Rafael Mendes while representing the Art Of Jiu-Jitsu (AOJ) Academy in the sport’s professional circuit. Jessa Khan became widely regarded as one of the sport’s hottest prospects as a teenager, a time when she broke through as an athlete by winning several important tournaments of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF).

Jessa Khan Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Jessamine Jada Khan

Nickname: “Jessa”

Lineage: Carlos Gracie Carlson Gracie > André Pederneiras > Ramon Lemos > Guilherme Mendes > Jessa Khan

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2023)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2021)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2023)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2019 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019 purple, 2020 brown)
  • 1st Plae UAEJJF Abu Dhabi World Pro (2019 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019* purple)

Main Achievements (Juvenile):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship  (2017** / 2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017 / 2018**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open Juvenile (2017*)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Galo (48,5kg / 107.0 lbs)

Team/Association: AOJ

Jessa Khan Biography

Jessa Khan was born on October 8, 2001, in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States of America. Although born in Texas, Khan’s childhood was spent in a variety of places due to her father’s profession as a Navy officer.

With a strong connection to sports from an early age, Jessamine played an array of activities prior to her jiu-jitsu career, ranging from ballet to soccer, karate, and tee-ball – being particularly competitive in soccer.

Karate was Khan’s first martial arts experience, one she started at the age of 6. Unfortunately, as Jessa’s family moved to Hawaii, she no longer had access to the Japanese striking art. To make up for that void, the young Texan joined a jiu-jitsu club. An experience that started in January 2010, with the Onzuka Brothers and Shane Agena at O2 Martial Arts.

The love for grappling was instant, and soon Jessa added judo and wrestling to her range of grappling training as a way to improve her jiu-jitsu skills.

Khan earned her yellow belt from the Onzuka brothers / Shane Agena, but as her family continued to be relocated to different navy sites in the US, so did the young grappler’s progression, who, by the time she was 12, already envisioned pursuing BJJ professionally. Continuing her development in various gyms, Jessa earned her orange rank from Kevin Watson at KWBJJ in New Hampshire and her green belt from Gustavo Machado in Virginia.

Jessa first came to the AOJ academy, in Costa Mesa, California, as an orange belt, where she later settled and where her talent truly transpired to a wider audience. Khan’s aggressive style quickly adapted to her new coach’s methodology, which, in return, earned her the reputation of a top-tier prospect.

Jessa Khan earned her blue, purple, brown, and black belts from Guilherme Mendes, the latter in a ceremony that took place on October 6, 2020, two days before her 19th birthday.

Jessa Khan Grappling Record

20 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    7 (35%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (60%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

12 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
50
6
#86e620
Straight ankle lock
17
2
#5AD3D1
RNC
8
1
#d1212a
Triangle
8
1
#fad11b
Inside heel hook
8
1
#f58822
Triangle armbar
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (38%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
20
1
#86e620
Choke from back
20
1
#5AD3D1
Twister
20
1
#d1212a
Toe hold
20
1
#fad11b
Mounted X choke
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jessa Khan Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
25606Mayssa BastosMayssa BastosLPts: 21x2EUG 149KGSPF2021
26196Mayssa BastosMayssa BastosLArmbarNoGi Pan Am.51KGSF2021
27283Mayssa BastosMayssa BastosLChoke from backGrand Slam MIA49KGSF2021
27286Brenda LarissaBrenda LarissaLPts: 7x4Grand Slam MIA49KG3RD2021
27655Lavinia BarbosaLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American49KGF2021
27930Grace GundrumGrace GundrumLTwisterWNO Champ.52KGSF2021
27943Amanda AlequinAmanda AlequinLToe holdWNO Champ.52KGRPC2021
29630Anna RodriguesAnna RodriguesLMounted X chokeWorld Champ.52KGSF2021
30996Larissa CamposLarissa CamposLPts: 10x2LA Open53KGSF2022
33079Thamires AquinoLPts: 9x0World Champ.53KG4F2022
37353Jessica CarolineJessica CarolineLPts: 2x0European Open49KGSF2023
43300Danielle KellyLReferee DecisionOne FCNASPF2023
45854Tammi MusumeciTammi MusumeciLPts: 20x6NoGi World51KGF2023
25183Danielle KellyWReferee DecisionWNO 652KGSPF2021
26194Lavinia BarbososaWRNCNoGi Pan Am.51KG4F2021
26310Patricia FontesWArmbarWNO 956KGSPF2021
26715Patricia FontesWPts: 5x0American Nats53KGRR2021
26717Patricia FontesWTriangleAmerican Nats53KGF2021
27281Julia BalmanteWPts: 3x3Grand Slam MIA49KG4F2021
27928Jessica CraneWInside heel hookWNO Champ.52KG4F2021
29626Patricia FontesWPts: 6x0World Champ.52KG4F2021
31749Sofia AmaranteWArmbarPan American52KGSF2022
31751Thamires AquinoWPts: 2x0Pan American52KGF2022
34791Elizabeth BonaniWTriangle armbarJJ Con53KGSF2022
34793Juliana GassawayWArmbarJJ Con53KGF2022
37351Mara KellyWPts: 5x0European Open49KG4F2023
39176Kaimana NewmanWArmbarSanta Cruz O53KGF2023
40512Fiona MiddletonWPts: 9x2World Champ.53KG8F2023
40514Adele FornarinoAdele FornarinoWArmbarWorld Champ.53KG4F2023
40518Rose SharouniRose SharouniWArmbarWorld Champ.53KGSF2023
40520Thamires AquinoWPts: 8x6World Champ.53KGF2023
45851Kathleen EganWStraight ankle lockNoGi World51KG4F2023
45853Mara AnandaWStraight ankle lockNoGi World51KGSF2023

 

 

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