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Jon Blank is a grappling competitor and a black belt under the 10th Planet Academy system, a rank attributed by coaches JM Holland and Zach Maslany at the team’s Bethlehem, PA, gym. Jon earned recognition the recognition of his peers in the submission-only circuit while competing in events such as the Ultimate Mat Warriors, Finishers Only and Fight 2 Win, though his breakthrough tournament performance took place at the Combat EBI middleweight Invitational, a title conquered by Blank in 2018.

Jon Blank Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Jonathan Morris Blank

Nickname: Jon is often referenced as “Thor”, a name that derives from his youth, a time when he had long blond hair, much like the famous imagery of the Scandinavian god of thunder.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Hélio GracieCarlos Gracie Jr > JJ Machado > Eddie Bravo > JM Holland / Zach Maslany > Jon Blank

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place Combat EBI 185 lbs Invitational (2018)
  • 1st Place Ultimate Mat Warriors 2 170 lbs (2018)
  • 3rd Place ADCC USA Trials (2019)
  • 4th Place ADCC World Championship (2019)

Favorite Position/Technique: Leg Locks

Weight Division: Peso Médio (82,30 kg / 181.5 lbs)

Team/Association: 10th Planet

Jon Blank Biography

Jon Blank was born on December 29, 1993, in Bethlehem, a city in Lehigh and Northampton counties in the Lehigh Valley region of the eastern portion of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.

Blank’s addiction to grappling sports started during his pre-teens, as a 10-year-old when he joined his school’s wrestling team program. He would later be part of the Notre Dame High School wrestling team, for which he became a District 11 champion and a 2x state tournament qualifier.

Not armed with the financial means to pursue his academic aspirations, after high-school Blank decided to become an electrician. This profession allowed Jon the freedom to train jiu-jitsu, a sport/martial art that had always fascinated Blank.

At the time of Jon’s decision to join a grappling school (2014), the 10th Planet Bethlehem Academy had just opened its doors. Blank was well aware of the 10P brand, having heard of it through popular figures such as Eddie Bravo, Joe Rogan, and Renato Laranja – all well-known members of the martial arts community, and decided to join a class.

JM Holland and Zach Maslany became Blank’s first and only instructors at the 10th Planet gym, developing the young talent and feeding Jon’s competitive drive. Climbing the ranks at a tremendous pace, while conquering several regional and international level shows, Blank’s recognition grew inside the grappling community, particularly after Jon’s win at the Combat EBI middleweight tournament (2018). A well-publicized event with a worldwide audience, which combined grappling with limited strikes. Conquering this tournament, placed Blank on the map as one of the top athletes in sub-only / Combat EBI rules.

Blank’s long list of accolades would lead to his black belt promotion, a ceremony that took place on December 29, 2018 – Jon’s 25th anniversary day. 6 months later, in July 2019 Jon announced the opening of his own team affiliate gym, in 10th Planet Allentown.

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Jon Blank Grappling Record

24 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    5 (21%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    17 (71%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

17 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
29
5
#86e620
Straight ankle lock
24
4
#5AD3D1
Outside heel hook
12
2
#d1212a
Guillotine
6
1
#fad11b
Armlock
6
1
#f58822
Reverse triangle
6
1
#224aba
Triangle armbar
6
1
#ff9124
Triangle
6
1
#bf1f6c
Armbar
6
1
17
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (45%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
40
2
#86e620
Straight ankle lock
20
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
20
1
#d1212a
Inside heel hook
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Jon Blank Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
19113Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 4x0ADCC WC Trials88KGSF2019
19798Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 9x0Kasai 593KGRR2019
19800Craig JonesCraig JonesLRNCKasai 593KGRR2019
21891Craig JonesCraig JonesLRNCADCC88KGSF2019
21893Josh HingerJosh HingerLPts: 3x0ADCC88KG3RD2019
21904Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonLStraight ankle lockADCCABSR12019
24853Vagner RochaVagner RochaLReferee DecisionWNO 5SPF88KG2020
27901Dante LeonDante LeonLReferee DecisionWNO Champ.84KG4F2021
32817Eoghan OFlanaganLTriangleGrappleFest 1290KGSPF2022
33285Luiz PauloLuiz PauloD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
33293Luiz PauloLuiz PauloD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
40951Oliver TazaOliver TazaLPts: 2x0ADCC Dallas83KGSF2023
43710Kade TsitosLInside heel hookADCC ECTrials77KG8F2023
19108Ryan GabeyWGuillotineADCC WC Trials88KGR12019
19110Sloan ClimberWPts: 18x0ADCC WC Trials88KGR22019
19112Wes LevigneWInside heel hookADCC WC Trials88KG4F2019
19115R. JimenezWOutside heel hookADCC WC Trials88KG3RD2019
19779Anton BerzinWReferee DecisionF2W 10885KGSPF2019
19802Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoWArmlockKasai 593KGRR2019
21842Rustam ChsievWInside heel hookADCC88KGR12019
21849Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWReferee DecisionADCC88KG4F2019
23529Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWInside heel hookGrapplefest 890KGSPF2020
24249Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWInside heel hookF2W 15484KGSPF2020
27167Dan StraussD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2021
27176Dan StraussD---Polaris SquadsABSRR2021
27921Jacob CouchJacob CouchWReverse triangleWNO Champ.84KGRPC2021
33279Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseD---Polaris 20ABSRR2022
37891Sebastian RodriguezSebastian RodriguezWTriangle armbarTampa NGO85KG4F2023
37895Stanley RosaWPts: 8x2Tampa NGO85KGSF2023
37896John CombsJohn CombsWTriangleTampa NGO85KGF2023
40940Diego SantanaWStraight ankle lockADCC Dallas83KGR12023
40946N. ThorneWStraight ankle lockADCC Dallas83KG8F2023
40949Dominic RamosWStraight ankle lockADCC Dallas83KG4F2023
40954A. RobinsonWPts: 3x0ADCC Dallas83KGRPC2023
40955Sam KilmerWPts: 6x0ADCC Dallas83KGRPC2023
43682Josue CornelloWInside heel hookADCC ECTrials77KGR12023
43699Chazz CanasWArmbarADCC ECTrials77KGR22023
43703Jordan JulianoWOutside heel hookADCC ECTrials77KGR42023
45722John CombsJohn CombsWStraight ankle lockNoGi World79KGR12023
45732Jakub NajdekWPts: 8x2NoGi World79KGR22023

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