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

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC US WC Trials (2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Denver Open (2018**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Austin Open (2017)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam No-Gi, LA (2016)
  • 2nd Place FIVE Super League (2016)
  • 2nd Place Guatemala Open (2016)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pans Championship (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF US National Pro (2016** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Las Vegas Open (2016 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Las Vegas Open (2016* brown)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2014/2015 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (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 a 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 in 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 in June 2016, after an incredible campaign as brown belt.

John Combs Guillotine Instructional

John Combs Grappling Record

54 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (17%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    40 (74%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

40 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Guillotine
33
13
#86e620
Arm in guillotine
18
7
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
5
#d1212a
RNC
13
5
#fad11b
Choke from back
10
4
#f58822
Reverse triangle
3
1
#224aba
Flying triangle
3
1
#ff9124
Darce choke
3
1
#bf1f6c
Botinha
3
1
#22c9a5
Triangle
3
1
#fad223
Kimura
3
1
40
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
45 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    19 (42%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    3 (7%)

19 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
16
3
#86e620
Choke from back
16
3
#5AD3D1
Guillotine
11
2
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
11
2
#fad11b
Kneebar
11
2
#f58822
Mounted triangle
5
1
#224aba
Estima lock
5
1
#ff9124
Choke f/ omoplata
5
1
#bf1f6c
Armlock
5
1
#22c9a5
Footlock
5
1
#fad223
Ezekiel
5
1
#03861f
Kimura
5
1
19
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

John Combs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10135Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10145Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10150Erberth SantosErberth SantosLMounted triangleCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10346Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer Open82KGSF2016
10355Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer OpenABS4F2016
10415Brian MoriziLChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGR12016
10677G. BatistaLPts: 11x2Guatemala OpenO76KGF2016
11098DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLGuillotineF2W 1882KGSPF2016
11252Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLEstima lock5 Super League77KGF2016
11289Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
11950AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0LA National Pro77KG4F2017
12157Clark GracieClark GracieLChoke f/ omoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12464Ian MurrayLInside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR22017
12653Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLKneebarF2W 3182KGSPF2017
12945Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLEBI/OTSUG 488KGSPF2017
13306Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsAmerican Nats76KGSF2017
13333Daniel HamptonLChoke from backAmerican NatsABSR12017
13449Joao RochaJoao RochaLArmbarAustin OpenABS4F2017
13602Thomas KeenanLReferee DecisionF2W 4582KGSPF2017
13725Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
13762Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13771Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
14347Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14457Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionF2W 5682KGSPF2017
14624AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14811Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 4x2European OpenABSR12018
14852Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLArmlockEuropean Open76KGR12018
14952Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaLReferee DecisionLos Angeles Open82KGSF2018
14966Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLFootlockLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
15285Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSR22018
15326Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 6x0Pan American76KGR12018
15653Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoLInside heel hookF2W 6877KGSPF2018
17487Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12018
18605Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsABSR22018
19455Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2019
20277Gialysson AdaoLPts: 14x2Atlanta Spring Open82KGF2019
20359Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 9x2Denver Open82KGF2019
20473Lucas LepriLucas LepriLEzekielWorld Champ.76KGR22019
21677DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 5x0ADCC77KGR12019
22323Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLEBI/OTBJJ FanaticsABSR12019
23264Oliver TazaLEBI/OTBJJ Fanatics GP77KGSF2020
23497Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoLPts: 4x2Jitz King84KG4F2020
23530Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLKimura3CG Kumite III81KGSF2020
23539Andrew WiltseLReferee DecisionF2W 14682KGSPF2020
23610Carlos SouzaLKneebarSUBVERSIV82KG4F2020
10143Danilo BorovicWPts: 12x4Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10204Hayward CharlesWGuillotineF2W 782KGSPF2016
10345Jonathan CorreaWArmbarCh. Summer Open82KG4F2016
10445Sergio SilvaWGuillotineG. Slam NG LA83KGF2016
10662Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWArmbarGuatemala Open82KGSPF2016
10675UnknownWGuillotineGuatemala OpenO76KG4F2016
10676UnknownWRNCGuatemala OpenO76KGSF2016
11248Brian MoriziWGuillotine5 Super League77KG4F2016
11250Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWReferee Decision5 Super League77KGSF2016
11285Yan LucasYan LucasWGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11286Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open82KGF2016
11841Steve PattersonWArmbarF2W 2682KGSPF2017
12146Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWGuillotinePan American82KGR12017
12451Chris HargettWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
13303Victor de MatosWReverse triangleAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
13443David RaabDavid RaabWGuillotineAustin Open82KGSF2017
13444Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWFlying triangleAustin Open82KGF2017
13770Mateus GarciaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGRR2017
14348UnknownWArm in guillotineGT OpenABS4F2017
14349Aloisio P.WChoke from backGT OpenABSSF2017
14615Luis HenriqueWGuillotineNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14621Daniel SethWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14949Douglas KallinWArm in guillotineLos Angeles Open82KG4F2018
14963Nichollas GreneWPts: 2x0Los Angeles OpenABSR12018
14999Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWBotinhaMexico Pro77KGSF2018
15000Alberto SerranoWArm in guillotineMexico Pro77KGF2018
15280Charles McGuireWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12018
15925Bruno MachadoWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGSF2018
15926Gabriel RochaWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGF2018
15932Hugo ValdemarWGuillotineDenver OpenABSR12018
15934Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWGuillotineDenver OpenABS4F2018
15935Marcus WilsonWChoke from backDenver OpenABSSF2018
16342Aleksandar RajajicWN/AF2W 7482KGSPF2018
16682Brandon BergeronWArm in guillotineF2W 7882KGSPF2018
18599Jared DoppJared DoppWArm in guillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12018
18972Tom GallicchioWTriangleADCC WC Trials77KGR12019
18975Kevin MelendrezWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR22019
18979Ryan FillingameWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR32019
18982Max RohskopfWRNCADCC WC Trials77KG4F2019
18986Stephen SimmsWPts: 3x2ADCC WC Trials77KGSF2019
18987W. TacketWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGF2019
19453Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesWPts: 14x2Pan American76KGR12019
20276Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta Spring Open82KGSF2019
20357Thomas KeenanWChoke from backDenver Open82KGSF2019
20459Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWPts: 6x4World Champ.76KGR12019
20830Dan MartinezWPts: 14x2Jitz King85KGSPF2019
22936Kody SteeleKody SteeleWRNCJitzKing82KGSPF2020
22969Pedro RochaPedro RochaWArm in guillotineKasai Pro 784KGSPF2020
23260Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWArm in guillotineBJJ Fanatics GP77KG4F2020
23492Jake WatsonJake WatsonWGuillotineJitz King84KGR12020
23527P. LeclercWPoints3CG Kumite III81KG4F2020
23559Aaron WilsonWN/AF2W 14779KGSPF2020
23597Ruben RiveraWKimuraF2W 15080KGSPF2020
23602Henrique NobregaWReferee DecisionSUBVERSIV82KGR12020
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