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John Combs

John Combs

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John Combs is an American born Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under the illustrious Amal Easton, being one of the top athletes produced inside the Easton Training Centre in Colorado. A former collegiate wrestler, Combs started making an impact in jiu jitsu as a purple belt by conquering medals in important tournaments such as the IBJJF World and Pan American Championships. A standard he maintained as he progressed through the ranks of the sport.

John Combs Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: John Taylor Combs

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: M. Maeda > C. Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr. > Renzo Gracie > Amal Easton > John Combs

Main Achievements:

  • UAEJJF Grand Slam No-Gi Tour, LA Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Austin Open Champion (2017)
  • F2W Pro Superfight Winner (2015/2016)
  • FIVE Super League 2nd Place (2016)
  • Guatemala Open 2nd Place (2016)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF Pans Champion (2016 brown)
  • UAEJJF US National Pro Champion (2016** brown)
  • IBJJF Las Vegas Open Champion (2016 brown)
  • IBJJF Las Vegas Open 2nd Place (2016* brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2014/2015 purple)
  • IBJJF Pan American Championship 3rd Place (2015 purple, 2016* brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Guillotine

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82kg/181lbs)

Team/Association: Easton Training Centre

John Combs Biography

John Combs was born on April 7, 1991 in Cleveland, OH – United States of America, though he moved to Agoura Hills – California early on, where he grew up.

Although John had a few karate lessons during his childhood, wrestling was his first sporting passion, a discipline he started as a skinny 14 year old. Combs’ first steps as a wrestler were done in the 130 lbs division, though he moved up in weight with every passing year, finishing his junior college career (2012) as an 165 lbs athlete. During this period John Combs placed 4th NCWA Nationals (2011) making him an All-American Wrestler.

Combs’ introduction to jiu jitsu took part in 2007, though at the time his focus was totally geared towards wrestling, and as a consequence his BJJ experience fell through quickly. John returned to gi work on January 2010, after his friend Jonathan Lipnicki (who trained BJJ) challenged him to a wrestling match. In this friendly contest, Combs quickly took his friend down and proceeded to pin him, but that didn’t stop Jonathan who managed to sink a kimura lock on Combs. That submission sold John to jiu jitsu.

During his high school John trained jiu jitsu irregularly. It was only while already attending the University of Colorado Boulder that he joined the Easton Training Centre, this way being introduced to an outlined grappling program.

Going up through the ranks at ETC, Combs was awarded all belts by different coaches inside the team, including former UFC light heavyweight contender Eliot Marshal, who promoted John to blue belt. Also James Smith (purple), Mike Tousignant (brown) and lastly, the team’s leader Amal Easton, who led John’s black belt ceremony on June 2016, after an incredible campaign as brown belt.

John Combs Grappling Record

26 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    2 (8%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (88%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

23 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
39
9
#86e620
Armbar
17
4
#5AD3D1
Arm in guillotine
13
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
9
2
#fad11b
Botinha
4
1
#f58822
RNC
4
1
#224aba
Reverse triangle
4
1
#ff9124
Flying triangle
4
1
#bf1f6c
Darce choke
4
1
23
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
28 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    13 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (46%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

13 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Guillotine
15
2
#86e620
Armbar
15
2
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
15
2
#d1212a
Armlock
8
1
#fad11b
Footlock
8
1
#f58822
Mounted triangle
8
1
#224aba
Estima lock
8
1
#ff9124
Choke f/ omoplata
8
1
#bf1f6c
Inside heel hook
8
1
#22c9a5
Kneebar
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

John Combs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
9936Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
9946Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
9951Erberth SantosErberth SantosLMounted triangleCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10136Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer Open82KGSF2016
10145Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer OpenABS4F2016
10202Brian MoriziLChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGR12016
10444G. BatistaLPts: 11x2Guatemala OpenO76KGF2016
10862DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLGuillotineF2W Pro 1882KGSPF2016
11008Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLEstima lock5 Super League77KGF2016
11036Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
11614AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0LA National Pro77KG4F2017
11819Clark GracieClark GracieLChoke f/ omoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12104Ian MurrayLInside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR22017
12289Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLKneebarF2W Pro 3182KGSPF2017
12558Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLPointsSUG 488KGSPF2017
12911Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsAmerican Nats76KGSF2017
12937Daniel HamptonLChoke from backAmerican NatsABSR12017
13157Thomas KeenanLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 4582KGSPF2017
13267Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
13302Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13311Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
13837Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
13940Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5682KGSPF2017
14066AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14185Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 4x2European OpenABSR12018
14226Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLArmlockEuropean Open76KGR12018
14324Kauan BarbozaLPointsLos Angeles Open82KGSF2018
14338Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLFootlockLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
9944Dan BorovicWPts: 12x4Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10000Hayward CharlesWGuillotineF2W Pro 782KGSPF2016
10135Jonathan CorreaWArmbarCh. Summer Open82KG4F2016
10232Sergio SilvaWGuillotineG. Slam NG LA83KGF2016
10429Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWArmbarGuatemala Open82KGSPF2016
10442UnknownWGuillotineGuatemala OpenO76KG4F2016
10443UnknownWRNCGuatemala OpenO76KGSF2016
11004Brian MoriziWGuillotine5 Super League77KG4F2016
11006Marcelo MafraWReferee Decision5 Super League77KGSF2016
11032Yan LucasYan LucasWGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11033Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open82KGF2016
11507Steve PattersonWArmbarF2W 2682KGSPF2017
11808Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWGuillotinePan American82KGR12017
12091Chris HargettWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
12908Victor de MatosWReverse triangleAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
13035David RaabWGuillotineAustin Open82KGSF2017
13036Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWFlying triangleAustin Open82KGF2017
13310Mateus GarciaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGRR2017
13838UnknownWArm in guillotineGT OpenABS4F2017
13839Aloisio P.WChoke from backGT OpenABSSF2017
14059Luis HenriqueWGuillotineNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14063Daniel SethWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14321Douglas KallinWArm in guillotineLos Angeles Open82KG4F2018
14335Nichollas GreneWPts: 2x0Los Angeles OpenABSR12018
14370Alexis AlduncinWBotinhaMexico Pro77KGSF2018
14371Alberto SerranoWArm in guillotineMexico Pro77KGF2018

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