Jocko Willink Rolls with Keenan Cornelius

Jocko Willink Rolls with Keenan Cornelius

The Baddest Man in the BJJ World is Jocko Willink.

From September of 1990 to 2010 Willink was a Navy SEAL Platoon Commander and Seal Task Unit Commander leading hundreds of operations in combat. He earned his Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from world champion Dean Lister, competed at the national level in Submission Grappling, and has trained dozens of professional fighters. He has also coached and cornered fighters in numerous King of the Cage, Pride, and UFC events.

Jocko started training BJJ in 1995 under the Fabio Santos. He then started training 2-3x a day.

He now owns Victory MMA together with Dean Lister. He is a black in BJJ under Dean Lister.

He is a lean 230 pounds and he used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world.


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No Such Thing as “Light Roll” w/ Navy Seal Legend & BJJ Black Belt Jocko Willink

One of the best ever American BJJ competitors, Keenan Cornelius recently went to visit Victor MMA and had a great rolling session with Jocko. While Jocko is in his 50’s, yu can see that he is in tremendous shape. Keenan, who is in his prime at age 30,  was dominating although you can tell that the roll was not so intense, but much more technical. You can see the mutual respect that these two black belts have have for each other.

Keenan uses a half guard pull to deep half, and transitions to very tight pressure passing.

Check it out:


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There isn’t much competition footage of Jocko Willink available but this one surfaced a few weeks ago. Jocko faced ADCC champion and UFC vet Jeff Monson in his prime in 2005. Although Jocko lost, he did a good job competing against an elite grappler such as Monson.

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