Keenan Cornelius

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Date of Birth February 25, 1992
Place of Birth Hilo, Hawaii
Age 29 years old
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Keenan Kai-James Cornelius is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner originally from Hawaii and is currently based in San Diego, California. His competitive achievements include what has been called a "grand slam" in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, having won double gold medals at four major tournaments: the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Pan-American Championship, European Open Championship, and Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship - as a brown belt. He is also known for his creation of guard techniques such as the Worm Guard.

Born: Keenan Kai-James Cornelius, February 25, 1992, Hilo, Hawaii, U.S.
Other names: Black Belt Hunter, Cat boy, Keenus
Residence: San Diego, California, U.S.
Division: Middle-heavyweight (2012-present), Middleweight (2011-2012), Lightweight (2008-2011)
Style: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Fighting out of: San Diego, California, USA
Team: Atos Jiu-Jitsu (2013-2019), Team Lloyd Irvin (2011-2013), BJ Penn's MMA(2008-2011), Cassio Werneck Jiu-Jitsu (2006-2008)
Rank: Black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Andre Galvao
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About Keenan Cornelius

Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitor who gained fame for having won the jiu-jitsu grand glam as a double purple belt gold medal winner at four major tournaments, including the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. He also originated the Worm Guard technique.

Keenan Cornelius Before Fame

He began grappling with friends at age 14. He won his first major jiu-jitsu tournament as a purple belt at the 2012 Abu Dhabi World Pro Trials Montreal.

Achievement of Keenan Cornelius

He won both the Pan-American Championships and European Open Championships as a heavyweight black belt in 2018. He also won the World No-Gi Championship as a middle-heavyweight black belt in 2017.

Keenan Cornelius Family Life

He began studying Brazilian jiu-jitsu under his step-father Tom Callos.

Associations of Keenan Cornelius

He trained under BJ Penn for three years at the beginning of his jiu-jitsu career.

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Latest information about Keenan Cornelius updated on April 12, 2021.

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