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Lachlan Giles

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Heel Hook Instructional by John Danaher

Lachlan Giles is an Australian grappler and black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under John Simon, having also worked extensively with Tyrone Crosse as well as Thiago Stefanutti. Known as one of the top Aussie competitors of his generation – a reputation earned through podium placements in prestigious tournaments which include the IBJJF World No-Gi Championship, Pan Pacific Championship, Boa Super 8 and Eddie Bravo Invitational, Lachlan Giles is also revered for his work as a grappling coach, aiding athletes such as Livia Gluchowska and Craig Jones.

Lachlan Giles Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Lachlan Sven McDonald Giles

Nickname: Giles is sometimes referenced by his training partners as Velachiraptor. A mixture or Lachlan and velociraptor.

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio GracieCarlos Gracie Jr > Jean Jacques Machado / Rigan Machado > John Will > John Simon > Lachlan Giles

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ADCC Asia & Oceania Trials (2015 / 2017 / 2019)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan-Pacific Championship (2016** / 2017**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan-Pacific Championship No-Gi (2016** / 2017**)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Continental Pro (2018)
  • 1st Place Kinektic Invitational 1 (2019)
  • 2nd Place Boa Super 8 1st Edition (2015)
  • 2nd Place Boa Super 8 2nd Edition (2015)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam Abu Dhabi (2018)
  • 3rd Place ADCC World Championship (2019*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship No-Gi (2017)
  • 3rd Place EBI 5 (2015)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Crucifix Armbar/Inside Heel-Hook

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

Team/Association: Absolute MMA

Lachlan Giles Biography

Lachlan Giles was born on June 17, in Melbourne the coastal capital of the southeastern Australian state of Victoria.

Inspired by Jet Li’s martial arts films, during his teens Lachlan joined a kung fu class. About 1 year into his martial arts training Giles saw a tape on the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC I) and was immediately in awe of Royce Gracie‘s jiu-jitsu technique. Believing this was the best form of self-defense for himself, 15-year-old Lachlan decided to join a BJJ academy, slowly distancing himself from kung fu throughout the months that followed to focus solely on his grappling.

Giles’ first BJJ instructor was Tyrone Crosse, a coach that developed the young Australian from white to purple belt. Unfortunately for Lachlan, this was a time when he was forced to stop his training due to a severe knee injury. Upon his return (one year later) his local club had suffered a few changes and there was a new coach taking care of the workgroup, his name was John Simon.

Simon awarded Lachlan his brown and black belts (2012) but was forced to retire due to an injury soon after. At the time Giles had already initiated his coaching career, a job he started in early 2013 at Renegade MMA (1 class per week). His new vocation quickly progressed to regular morning classes at the Absolute MMA academy located in the Melbourne City Center (CBD), a gym that had Thiago Stefanutti as a head coach – Thiago quickly became a strong influence in Lachlan’s jiu-jitsu game, awarding him his first BB degree.

After showing his talents as a jiu-jitsu coach at CBD, when the Absolute MMA association opened a second branch in St Kilda (2014) they invited Giles to be the instructor. An offer accepted by Lachlan.

From the St Kilda location, Lachlan worked with numerous successful grapplers, including big names such as Livia Gluchowska and Craig Jones. While developing his well-praised jiu-jitsu program at Absolute MMA and growing himself as a competitor – particularly in the no-gi mainstream circuit, Giles also achieved a PhD in physiotherapy, complete on December 2016, having 4 peer-reviewed publications focusing on patellofemoral pain.

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Lachlan Giles MATCH STATS

Overall Positions

CONQUERED MOVES AVERAGE 1.10

OVERALL CONQUERED

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OPPONENT W/L TOP BOTTOM STAND UP EVENT ROUND YEAR
Rany Yahya W 0 1 0 EBI 4F 2015
Nathan Orchard W 1 2 0 EBI RR 2015
Renan Borges W 3 0 0 World RR 2016
Sam Snow W 1 1 0 World RR 2017
Oliver Taza L 0 2 0 Polaris RR 2018
Mansher Khera W 0 1 1 Kinektic RR 2019
Ricco Rodriguez W 0 1 0 Kinektic RR 2019
Patrick Gaudio W 0 1 0 ADCC 4F 2019
Joe Riggs W 0 2 0 Kinektic RR 2019
Chris Lyttle W 0 1 0 Kinektic RR 2019
Will Weed W 2 1 0 Kinektic RR 2019
Mahamed Aly W 0 1 0 ADCC 3RD 2019
Kaynan Duarte W 0 1 0 ADCC RR 2019

Lachlan Giles Grappling Record

36 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    6 (17%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (64%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY EBI/OT
    1 (3%)

23 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
52
12
#86e620
Crucifix armbar
13
3
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
3
#d1212a
Choke from back
4
1
#fad11b
Anaconda choke
4
1
#f58822
RNC
4
1
#224aba
Outside heel hook
4
1
#ff9124
Americana
4
1
23
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
17 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (18%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (35%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
33
2
#86e620
Mounted X choke
17
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
17
1
#d1212a
Choke
17
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Lachlan Giles Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6641William DiasLAdvBoa Super 885KG4F2015
6650Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLChokeBoa Super 877KGF2015
7919Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsLArmbarADCC77KGR12015
8003Leon AmancioLPts: 2x0Boa Super 870KGF2015
8742Garry TononGarry TononLArmbarEBI 570KGSF2015
9949JT TorresJT TorresLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KGR22016
10890Francisco IturraldeFrancisco IturraldeLPts: 8x4NoGi Worlds79KG4F2016
13112Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLMounted X chokeWorld Champ.82KG8F2017
13860JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 2x0ADCC77KGE12017
14636AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x0NoGi Worlds73KGSF2017
14784Flavio ViannaFlavio ViannaLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD77KGF2018
16082Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieLReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KGR12018
16844Oliver TazaOliver TazaLReferee DecisionPolaris 777KGSPF2018
18415Mansher KheraMansher KheraLReferee DecisionPolaris 877KGSPF2018
18532Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds79KGR12018
21699Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 3x0ADCC77KGR12019
21757Gordon RyanGordon RyanLRNCADCCABSSF2019
6646Marcio LemosWCrucifix armbarBoa Super 877KG4F2015
6648Leo ArrudaWReferee DecisionBoa Super 877KGSF2015
8001Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWPts: 4x4, AdvBoa Super 870KG4F2015
8002Peter VelaWArmbarBoa Super 870KGSF2015
8732Nathan OrchardWEBI/OTEBI 570KGR12015
8739Rany YahyaRany YahyaWArmbarEBI 570KG4F2015
9943Renan BorgesWAmericanaWorld Champ.76KGR12016
10089William DiasWChoke from backPan Pacific82KGRR2016
10090William DiasWPts: 4x2Pan Pacific82KGF2016
13103Samuel SnowWPts: 5x0World Champ.82KGR12017
13922Tyrone CoppedgeWAnaconda chokePan Pacific82KGSF2017
13923Diego ColinoWPts: 10x0Pan Pacific82KGF2017
13924Michael TohmeWCrucifix armbarPan PacificABSSF2017
13925Robert FriasWRNCPan PacificABSF2017
14626David GarmoDavid GarmoWCrucifix armbarNoGi Worlds73KGR22017
14634Frederico AugustoWPts: 6x2NoGi Worlds73KG4F2017
14780Raphael MelloWPts: 4x0Grand Slam AD77KG4F2018
14783Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam AD77KGSF2018
15282Renato SilvaWPts: 3x0Continental Pro85KGRR2018
15283Burak SarmanWPts: 2x2, AdvContinental Pro85KGF2018
17927Rida HaisamRida HaisamWInside heel hookWu Lin FangABSR12018
17928Rida HaisamRida HaisamWOutside heel hookWu Lin FangABSR22018
19204Bradley HillWInside heel hookGrappleFest 4ABSSPF2019
20300Shinji MoritoWInside heel hookADCC Asia Trials77KGR12019
20301Hayden LimebeerWInside heel hookADCC Asia Trials77KG4F2019
20303Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWReferee DecisionADCC Asia Trials77KGSF2019
20304O. KassimovWInside heel hookADCC Asia Trials77KGF2019
20600Ross NichollsRoss NichollsWReferee DecisionGrappleFest 580KGSPF2019
21211Mansher KheraMansher KheraWInside heel hookKinektic 1ABSR12019
21212Will WeedWInside heel hookKinektic 1ABSR22019
21213Joe RiggsWArmbarKinektic 1ABSR32019
21214Chris LyttleWInside heel hookKinektic 1ABSR42019
21215Ricco RodriguezRicco RodriguezWInside heel hookKinektic 1ABSR52019
21749Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteWInside heel hookADCCABSR12019
21755Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWInside heel hookADCCABS4F2019
21758Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyWInside heel hookADCCABS3RD2019

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