Keenan Cornelius is the founder of Legion American Jiu-Jitsu academy and the innovator of popular lapel guard positions such as the worm guard and the squid guard.
Grappling Bulletin: Worlds is Two Weeks Away, And It Could Be The Best Ever
Nov 22, 2021The countdown is almost over– we are mere weeks away from the most anticipated jiu-jitsu event of the year. The IBJJF World Championships has not taken place since June of 2019, and there is a palpable sensation of excitement among fans and athletes as we draw closer to the tournament.
How Winning ADCC North American Trials is A Step Toward Stardom
Nov 5, 2021Everybody knows how tough it is to get into ADCC. The biggest and most prestigious no-gi event in the world, participation is limited to an exclusive few who qualify one of three ways. First, podium finishers get invited back. Second, a handful of invites are reserved for standout names from the world of grappling, with only elite caliber athletes getting the call.
Meet The Athletes On The Free WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo Undercard
Jun 15, 2021Before the main card grapplers take the mats for FloGrappling’s Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo six grapplers will square off in the first three matches on the undercard. Those matches will be available on FloGrappling stream, and will also be streamed live on FloGrappling’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
Grappling Bulletin: Keenan Out of WNO, Johnatha Beats Mica Galvao
Jun 14, 2021Johnatha Alves was able to stop the surging Mica Galvao and claimed $10,000 in the process. Keenan Cornelius has pulled out of WNO but one of his black belts has stepped up to replace him, and a well-known champion from the women’s divisions will make her MMA debut. All this and more in this week’s Grappling Bulletin,.
Grappling Bulletin: Andre Galvao Will Defend ADCC Superfight Title in 2022
Jun 7, 2021We asked what would happen to the ADCC superfight when word came that Gordon Ryan wasn't competing any more, but we didn't expect to get an update this quickly. Andre Galvao has confirmed his participation, the only question now is who will he face?
Betting Lines | The Best Value Bets For WNO: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo
Jun 7, 2021The online betting site BetDSI has released money lines for Who’s Number One: Craig Jones vs Tye Ruotolo.
Keenan Cornelius Back At Who's Number One vs Haisam Rida On June 18
Jun 1, 2021Keenan Cornelius will jump back into competition for the first time since February 2020 when he took on Roberto Jimenez at the inaugural Who's Number One event held in Costa Mesa, CA.
How Roberto Jimenez' Busy 2020 Could Give Him An Edge Over Nicky Ryan
Feb 4, 2021Nicky Ryan and Roberto Jimenez have often been called prodigies in their budding careers as professional athletes. But their individual ascents to the top of the rankings have been substantially different.
Keenan Cornelius Analyses Keys To Nicholas Meregali's Success
Feb 2, 2021Nicholas Meregali is set to make his 2021 competition debut Feb. 6 at the BJJ Stars Heavyweight Grand Prix where he'll jump into the stacked eight-man bracketing featuring the likes of Felipe Pena, Erberth Santos, Lucas 'Hulk' Barbosa, Eric Munis, Luiz Panza, Yuri Simoes and Gutemberg Pereira.
Atos Shut Out DDS Athletes In 2020; Can They Continue Their Streak At WNO?
Jan 27, 2021Atos and the Danaher Death Squad have been jousting for supremacy atop the no-gi scene for several years now. So it seems fitting to open 2021 with another installment of this intense rivalry in the main event at Who’s Number One.
Guillotine Masterclass, Featuring Hinger, Combs & More | Technique Showcase
Jan 22, 2021Few 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.
The Best Of American Jiu-Jitsu: Every American IBJJF & ADCC World Champion
Dec 28, 2020Whether or not you believe in “American Jiu-Jitsu” exists separate from “Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,” several individual Americans have made their marks on the world of submission grappling. If in no other way, Americans have at least impacted the history books.
Who Is The American G.O.A.T?
Dec 26, 2020Our newest FloFilm, "American Jiu-Jitsu," will premiere on Wednesday, December 23rd. Reid Connell attempts to dive into the origins of jiu-jitsu in the USA and where it's going. Watch the trailer here -
Keenan Thinks Ankle Locks From 50-50 Guard Are Being Abused
Sep 1, 2020Legion AJJ founder Keenan Cornelius said he thinks competitors are abusing ankle locks in the 50-50 position and should be penalized.
The Most Exciting WNO Matches So Far
Aug 23, 2020Who's Number One (WNO) has quickly become one of the best superfight events in the grappling scene. Heading into our fourth event (RIP to WNO: Mikey vs Erberth), I'd like to showcase some of the most exciting matches to take place at these star-studded events. I will go in chronological order, starting with our inaugural event in Costa Mesa: