About

bb3My name is Gianni Grippo and I am a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Marcelo Garcia.

I train in New York City at the Marcelo Garcia Academy. I have been training BJJ for over 10 years.

During my journey through this sport I’ve had the opportunity to see and do almost everything the sport has to offer. I’ve had the opportunity to learn and train with the best and compete with top competitors from all around the world. I’ve traveled to numerous countries around the world to teach what I have learned throughout the years. I’ve been to the top–where I’ve won the World Championship from blue to brown.

I’ve also had my lows–when I’ve been forced to work even harder to get back to the top from a loss. Everything I’ve done and everyone I’ve encountered has shaped me into who I am today.

My goal is to be a black belt world champion.

I currently train full-time, teach privates and seminars and study as an English major at Montclair State University.

For privates and seminar requests, please go here.

Titles:

4x IBJJF World Champion

  • 2008 Juvenile Blue Belt Featherweight
  • 2009 Blue Belt Light-Featherweight
  • 2011 Purple Belt Featherweight
  • 2013 Brown Belt Featherweight

2x IBJJF No-Gi World Champion

  • 2007 Juvenile Blue Belt Featherweight
  • 2010 Purple Belt Featherweight

4x IBJJF Pan Champion

  • 2009 Blue Belt Light-Featherweight
  • 2011 Purple Belt Featherweight
  • 2012 Brown Belt Featherweight
  • 2014 Black Belt Featherweight (Closed out w/Mario Reis)

5x No-Gi Pan Championship

  • 2008 Blue Belt Light-Featherweight
  • 2009 Purple Belt Light-Featherweight
  • 2010 Purple Belt Featherweight
  • 2012 Brown Belt Featherweight
  • 2013 Brown Belt Featherweight