Kaynan Duarte is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Pederneiras, Sao Paulo. Born on January 24, 1998, Duarte trains under Andre Galvao and represents the San Diego-based Atos team. He is the 2019 ADCC champion in the +99kg division.
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Jan 18, 2022We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
Grappling Bulletin: Jiu-Jitsu Fighters Poised To Take Over MMA in 2022
Jan 17, 2022Jiu-jitsu has always played a vital role both in and out of the ring, providing athletes with a path to glory and financial reward, while reminding the world that the most sophisticated grappling art is an indispensable part of any fighter’s arsenal.
Grappling Bulletin: 2022 Is The Year of ADCC
Jan 10, 20222022 promises to be one of the most exciting years in grappling history. We can expect the return of the IBJJF season, with major events in Europe, South America and the USA. WNO will continue to host high-level no-gi grappling events that feature the most exciting competitors in compelling matches.
Vote NOW For 2021 Male Grappler Of The Year
Jan 10, 2022Voting is now open for the 2021 FloGrappling Awards. Read below to find out which six men have been nominated for Male Grappler Of The Year, and click here to cast your ballot.
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Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review
Jan 4, 2022The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
The Class Of 2021 | These Are The Newly-Promoted Black Belts
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Worlds 2021 Crowned Most First Time Champions In 17 Seasons
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Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF World Championships Finals
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Everything You Need To Know Before Today's IBJJF World Championship Finals
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IBJJF Worlds: Black Belt Absolute Bracket Is Out!
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Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2
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