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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

52 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    9 (17%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    39 (75%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (6%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

39 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
Flying triangle
3
1
#224aba
Darce choke
3
1
#ff9124
Botinha
3
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle
3
1
#22c9a5
Reverse triangle
3
1
39
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
44 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    18 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    18 (41%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (11%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    3 (7%)

18 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
17
3
#86e620
Choke from back
17
3
#5AD3D1
Inside heel hook
11
2
#d1212a
Guillotine
11
2
#fad11b
Estima lock
6
1
#f58822
Choke f/ omoplata
6
1
#224aba
Kneebar
6
1
#ff9124
Armlock
6
1
#bf1f6c
Footlock
6
1
#22c9a5
Ezekiel
6
1
#fad223
Kimura
6
1
#03861f
Mounted triangle
6
1
18
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

John Combs Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
10128Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 4x0Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10138Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLGuillotineCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10143Erberth SantosErberth SantosLMounted triangleCopa Podio86KGGP2016
10339Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer Open82KGSF2016
10348Josh HingerJosh HingerLArmbarCh. Summer OpenABS4F2016
10408Brian MoriziLChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGR12016
10670G. BatistaLPts: 11x2Guatemala OpenO76KGF2016
11090DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLGuillotineF2W Pro 1882KGSPF2016
11240Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLEstima lock5 Super League77KGF2016
11277Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 5x2Long Beach OpenABS4F2016
11930AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0LA National Pro77KG4F2017
12137Clark GracieClark GracieLChoke f/ omoplataPan American82KG8F2017
12444Ian MurrayLInside heel hookADCC WC Trials77KGR22017
12633Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLKneebarF2W Pro 3182KGSPF2017
12924Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLEBI/OTSUG 488KGSPF2017
13284Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPointsAmerican Nats76KGSF2017
13311Daniel HamptonLChoke from backAmerican NatsABSR12017
13427Joao RochaJoao RochaLArmbarAustin OpenABS4F2017
13580Thomas KeenanLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 4582KGSPF2017
13703Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarLPts: 4x2San Diego Pro82KGR12017
13740Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG4F2017
13749Yan LucasYan LucasLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA77KG3RD2017
14323Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaLPts: 10x0GT Open82KGSPF2017
14433Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoLReferee DecisionF2W Pro 5682KGSPF2017
14600AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14787Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLPts: 4x2European OpenABSR12018
14828Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLArmlockEuropean Open76KGR12018
14928Kauan BarbozaKauan BarbozaLReferee DecisionLos Angeles Open82KGSF2018
14942Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLFootlockLos Angeles OpenABS4F2018
15261Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 6x0Pan AmericanABSR22018
15302Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 6x0Pan American76KGR12018
15629Enrico CoccoEnrico CoccoLInside heel hookF2W Pro 6877KGSPF2018
17453Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KGR12018
18562Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 4x2NoGi WorldsABSR22018
19400Levi JonesLevi JonesLChoke from backPan American76KG8F2019
20216Gialysson AdaoLPts: 14x2Atlanta Spring Open82KGF2019
20298Michael LieraMichael LieraLPts: 9x2Denver Open82KGF2019
20409Lucas LepriLucas LepriLEzekielWorld Champ.76KGR22019
21593DJ JacksonDJ JacksonLPts: 5x0ADCC77KGR12019
22205Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLEBI/OTBJJ FanaticsABSR12019
23115O. TazaLEBI/OTBJJ Fanatics GP77KGSF2020
23316Valdir AraujoValdir AraujoLPts: 4x2Jitz King84KG4F2020
23349Roberto JimenezRoberto JimenezLKimura3CG Kumite III81KGSF2020
23358Andrew WiltseLReferee DecisionF2W 14682KGSPF2020
10136Danilo BorovicWPts: 12x4Copa Podio86KGGP2016
10197Hayward CharlesWGuillotineF2W Pro 782KGSPF2016
10338Jonathan CorreaWArmbarCh. Summer Open82KG4F2016
10438Sergio SilvaWGuillotineG. Slam NG LA83KGF2016
10655Richie MartinezRichie MartinezWArmbarGuatemala Open82KGSPF2016
10668UnknownWGuillotineGuatemala OpenO76KG4F2016
10669UnknownWRNCGuatemala OpenO76KGSF2016
11236Brian MoriziWGuillotine5 Super League77KG4F2016
11238Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWReferee Decision5 Super League77KGSF2016
11273Yan LucasYan LucasWGuillotineLong Beach Open82KGSF2016
11274Piter FrankWArmbarLong Beach Open82KGF2016
11821Steve PattersonWArmbarF2W 2682KGSPF2017
12126Marcos TinocoMarcos TinocoWGuillotinePan American82KGR12017
12431Chris HargettWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGR12017
13281Victor de MatosWReverse triangleAmerican Nats76KG4F2017
13421David RaabDavid RaabWGuillotineAustin Open82KGSF2017
13422Igor PaivaIgor PaivaWFlying triangleAustin Open82KGF2017
13748Mateus GarciaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA77KGRR2017
14324UnknownWArm in guillotineGT OpenABS4F2017
14325Aloisio P.WChoke from backGT OpenABSSF2017
14591Luis HenriqueWGuillotineNoGi Worlds73KGR12017
14597Daniel SethWDarce chokeNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14925Douglas KallinWArm in guillotineLos Angeles Open82KG4F2018
14939Nichollas GreneWPts: 2x0Los Angeles OpenABSR12018
14975Alexis AlduncinAlexis AlduncinWBotinhaMexico Pro77KGSF2018
14976Alberto SerranoWArm in guillotineMexico Pro77KGF2018
15256Charles McGuireWArmbarPan AmericanABSR12018
15901Bruno MachadoWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGSF2018
15902Gabriel RochaWReferee DecisionDenver Open82KGF2018
15908Hugo ValdemarWGuillotineDenver OpenABSR12018
15910Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosWGuillotineDenver OpenABS4F2018
15911Marcus WilsonWChoke from backDenver OpenABSSF2018
16318Aleksandar RajajicWN/AF2W Pro 7482KGSPF2018
16654Brandon BergeronWArm in guillotineF2W Pro 7882KGSPF2018
18556Jared DoppJared DoppWArm in guillotineNoGi WorldsABSR12018
18922Tom GallicchioWTriangleADCC WC Trials77KGR12019
18925Kevin MelendrezWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR22019
18929Ryan FillingameWRNCADCC WC Trials77KGR32019
18932Max RohskopfWRNCADCC WC Trials77KG4F2019
18936Stephen SimmsWPts: 3x2ADCC WC Trials77KGSF2019
18937W. TacketWGuillotineADCC WC Trials77KGF2019
19398Felipe LinharesFelipe LinharesWPts: 14x2Pan American76KGR12019
20215Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWPts: 4x4, AdvAtlanta Spring Open82KGSF2019
20296Thomas KeenanWChoke from backDenver Open82KGSF2019
20395Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWPts: 6x4World Champ.76KGR12019
20760Dan MartinezWPts: 14x2Jitz King85KGSPF2019
22798Kody SteeleKody SteeleWRNCJitzKing82KGSPF2020
22831Pedro RochaPedro RochaWArm in guillotineKasai Pro 784KGSPF2020
23111Matheus GonzagaMatheus GonzagaWArm in guillotineBJJ Fanatics GP77KG4F2020
23311Jake WatsonJake WatsonWGuillotineJitz King84KGR12020
23346P. LeclercWPoints3CG Kumite III81KG4F2020
23378Aaron WilsonWN/AF2W 14779KGSPF2020
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