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Professor Eddie Kone Holds the rank of 1st Degree black Belt in Gracie Jiu-Jitsu under Legendary Bjj and MMA fighter Royler Gracie, Making Eddie Royler’s first European Black Belt.
Professor Eddie Kone is Head Instructor and Director of the Eddie Kone Academy Of Jiu-Jitsu.
In August 1997, Eddie Kone made the first of many visits to Rio De Janeiro Brazil to pursue his career in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu; their Eddie began his training under Royler Gracie, at the legendary Gracie Humaitá.
Today, Professor Eddie Kone is a sort after Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Professor who travels the world spreading his knowledge in the art of Jiu-Jitsu and its lifestyle.
After more then a Decade of training and coaching Alongside the Worlds Elite Jiu-Jitsu & MMA Practitioners, Professor Eddie Kone Decided In 2008 To Establish the 1st Eddie Kone Academy of Jiu-Jitsu (EKBJJ) School.
The Eddie Kone Academy of Jiu-Jitsu has grown and has academies spread throughout the world, with many students Representing the “EKBJJ Association” banner”.
During the time Professor Eddie Kone has spent teaching, he has been a coach to many international champions including: UFC fighter Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley, W.E.C & UFC Fighter Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett, Cage Rage / Ultimate Challenge fighter’s Marcin (Doktor) Barcovitch, Sami ‘The Hun’ Berik, Brad Wheeler, John Kelly & Jason Radcliffe& Unbeaten MMA Rising star Lisa(Lights out) MCcallum to name a few.
An accomplished BJJ competitor, MMA Fighter & instructor Eddie is always searching for better and more efficient ways to further his knowledge as a teacher, Fighter, student and as a person.
By applying the philosophies and concepts that BJJ has taught him on the mat as well as in his personal life, Eddie hopes his student’s will adopt the same principles both inside the academy during Competition and within life.
Known to his friends and students for his warm personality, Eddie has a fine eye for detail when teaching or correcting technique’s Eddie has an amazing gift to break down even the finest detail making the technique easy to understand and execute.
Coming from the Direct lineage of Grandmaster Helio Gracie, and the Gracie Family Eddie is a firm believer of technical and traditional approaches to teaching including self-defence, which is often overlooked.
Professor Eddie Kone remains a student of the Art and often hold seminars at his Academy often with world champion competitors and fighters Teaching.
Today Eddie is devoted to his family and students, teaching the techniques, philosophy, and traditions passed down directly to him from the Gracie Family.
In 2012 After being a Black belt for 5 yrs Professor Eddie Kone received His first Degree on his black belt from BJJ World Champion Professor Rafael Lovato Jr.
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Achievements:
- 2012: Eddie Kone Receives his first Degree from Proffesor Rafael Lovato Jr.
- 2008: Eddie Received Black Belt from Master Royler Gracie, at the Gracie Academy New Jersey USA.
- British Open BJJ >80KG – Bronze Medalist 2009
- Gracie Invitational European BJJ – Silver Medalist 2003
- Gracie invitational BJJ – Bronze Medalist 2003
- Grapple Fest (Malmo) Most Technical Fighter Award 2003
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