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John Combs is a professional grappler and black belt under Amal Easton. Combs was born on April 7, 1991 and raised in California. He rose to prominence representing Easton BJJ out of Boulder, CO. Part of the Renzo Gracie network, he teaches and trains at Studio 84 AJJ & MMA in Cream Ridge, New Jersey. Combs is an ADCC West Coast Trials winner and IBJJF American No-Gi Nationals champion. He is known for his signature guillotine attack, nicknamed "the Combatine". He competes in the middleweight division (181.6lbs). 

  1. Guillotine Masterclass, Featuring Hinger, Combs & More | Technique Showcase

    Guillotine Masterclass, Featuring Hinger, Combs & More | Technique Showcase

    Jan 22, 2021

    Few techniques carry a personal stamp the way guillotines do. Guillotine artists have often found ways to put their own spin on the front headlock, and to make their variations integral to their personal brands.

  2. Tackett, Marinho, Jonnatas Victorious at Fight to Win 160

    Tackett, Marinho, Jonnatas Victorious at Fight to Win 160

    Jan 17, 2021

    [p: William Tackett] beat [p: John Combs] in the main event of [e: Fight to Win 160] tonight. In a no-gi match that went the distance, Tackett won via split decision.

  3. Can Tackett Avenge His Last Submission Loss vs John Combs?

    Can Tackett Avenge His Last Submission Loss vs John Combs?

    Jan 12, 2021

    [p: John Combs] is one of very few black marks on [p: William Tackett]’s professional grappling record. Combs is the only person who has submitted Tackett in regulation since at least 2019.

  4. William Tackett Will Challenge Fellipe Andrew At Third Coast Grappling 5

    William Tackett Will Challenge Fellipe Andrew At Third Coast Grappling 5

    Dec 16, 2020

    Here's how to watch Third Coast Grappling 5 on FloGrappling.

  5. The Top 6 Matches From The 2020 IBJJF American Nationals, Day Two

    The Top 6 Matches From The 2020 IBJJF American Nationals, Day Two

    Dec 7, 2020

    The final day of the 2020 IBJJF American Nationals was loaded with breakout performances. The middleweight and absolute divisions were full of submission-hunting competitors who put it all on the line in every match. Here were our favorite black belt matches to watch on day two of American Nationals.

  6. How to Watch IBJJF American Nationals, Ronaldo Junior, Doederlein & More

    How to Watch IBJJF American Nationals, Ronaldo Junior, Doederlein & More

    Nov 30, 2020

    The IBJJF returns Dec 5-6 for the 2020 American Nationals, a two-day event which will include gi and no-gi tournaments.