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|
|Instagram:||Keenan Cornelius's Instagram profile|
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.
Information related to Keenan Cornelius
- People awarded a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu
- American practitioners of Brazilian jiu-jitsu