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Lachlan Giles is a jiu-jitsu black belt from Australia. He is best known for his no-gi success and his heel hook pedigree. He is also considered a pioneer of the K-Guard, and the "outside sankaku" position.

  1. The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    The Official Competitor List: Who's In For ADCC 2022 World Championship

    Jul 19, 2022

    We will keep this list updated as further names qualify or are invited to the 2022 ADCC World Championships.
  2. 7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    7 Stories You Need To Follow Ahead Of ADCC 2022

    Jan 7, 2022

    The 2022 Jiu-Jitsu season will soon erupt into full swing. A year that’s sure to be packed with twists and turns, upsets and breakthrough moments, 2022 is bound to be unpredictable.
  3. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The 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.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: Worlds is Two Weeks Away, And It Could Be The Best Ever

    Grappling Bulletin: Worlds is Two Weeks Away, And It Could Be The Best Ever

    Nov 22, 2021

    The 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.
  5. Grappling Bulletin: Musumecis, Dante Leon Join Daisy Fresh Team

    Grappling Bulletin: Musumecis, Dante Leon Join Daisy Fresh Team

    Oct 18, 2021

    From little acorns do mighty oaks grow. The Daisy Fresh team was the dream of a humble mid-western American jiu-jitsu lover and has become one of the best-known and beloved team active in modern jiu-jitsu.
  6. Keep Your Eyes On Levi & The Middleweight Division At No-Gi Worlds

    Keep Your Eyes On Levi & The Middleweight Division At No-Gi Worlds

    Oct 1, 2021

    Forty athletes are registered for the male black belt middleweight division at No-Gi Worlds, making it the deepest of the tournament. That roster includes six ADCC veterans, three returning IBJJF no-gi world champs, and one Levi Jones-Leary looking to make his no-gi debut as a black belt.
  7. Crucial Details From The Best K-Guard Players | Technique Showcase

    Crucial Details From The Best K-Guard Players | Technique Showcase

    Nov 7, 2020

    The K-guard has become a favorite position for backtake specialists and leg lockers alike over the last few years. Sometimes called the keymaster guard or shallow X-guard, the position is best recognized as the root of the illustrious matrix backtake. 
  8. The Official FloGrappling Leg Entanglement Encyclopedia

    The Official FloGrappling Leg Entanglement Encyclopedia

    Oct 21, 2020

    Now that the IBJJF will be allowing heel hooks in 2021, it's time to brush up on your leglock knowledge. There are several leg entanglements, and most of them have a variety of names. Need to refine on your terminology? The official FloGrappling leg entanglement reference guide is here!
  9. Is Brazil's Grip On Submission Grappling Beginning To Fade?

    Is Brazil's Grip On Submission Grappling Beginning To Fade?

    Oct 31, 2019

    We often measure ADCC accomplishments at the individual level. 
  10. Lachlan Giles Joins ADCC Absolute Legends With Inspirational Submissions

    Lachlan Giles Joins ADCC Absolute Legends With Inspirational Submissions

    Oct 17, 2019

    Score one for the lightweights. After suffering a first-round defeat to Lucas Lepri in the 77kg division, Lachlan Giles shocked the grappling world, proving the smaller guys can hang in the open weight.
  11. It Wasn't Just The Leglocks That Made Us Love Lachlan Giles at ADCC

    It Wasn't Just The Leglocks That Made Us Love Lachlan Giles at ADCC

    Oct 8, 2019

    As human beings we inherently root for the underdog. That’s just a quality that most people like to see. If you’re not rooting for the underdog, you’re a jerk! And when Lachlan Giles submitted the +99kg champion, Kaynan Duarte, the crowd flipped on its head. 
  12. ADCC: Watch Every Submission From The Absolute Divison

    ADCC: Watch Every Submission From The Absolute Divison

    Sep 30, 2019

    The absolute division is one of ADCC's most spectacular features.