Keenan Cornelius is no longer a ronin. Instead of finding a new gym and a new professor, the multiple-time no-gi world champion has recently announced that he will be launching his own academy and becoming a professor in his own right. After Keenan left Atos 3 months ago, following a spate of disagreements with BJJ legend Andre Galvao, some predicted he would join another academy, but that isn’t to be the case.
In the latest addition of the Matburn podcast (H/TGrapplinginsider.com), Keenan announced that he will be opening up shop by the end of the year. While the location of the new academy isn’t set in stone, it’s expected to be in the San Diego. San Diego is already stacked with amazing jiu jitsu academies, so Cornelius will have a lot of competition.
Check out the Matburn podcast below:
Polaris have announced the main event for their next show and it’s a rematch. Ffion Davies will be looking to defend her title against Talita Alencar(h/t Grapplinginsider), who previously defeated Davies at EBI 12. All eyes will be on Davies, who will be looking to defend her title and get into winning ways before ADCC.
Free Instructionals—BJJ black belt and Youtube personality Stephan Kesting has put together a great offer. Kesting is offering anyone who is registered for organ donation a free BJJ instructional. Kesting received a kidney transplant and is hoping that this offer will get a lot more people on the donation registry.
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Story time with Renzo Gracie
Guard retention tips
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