Tom DeBlass is a former Bellator and UFC fighter with a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jisu under Ricardo Almeida.
DeBlass runs his own Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy Ocean County Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. His Academy hosts 300 students. He has produced his own World Champion students, such as Garry Tonon, Tom’s first student to compete in ADCC, October 20, taking place in China.
DeBlass is the 2015 No Gi Open Weight World champion at Master 1 black belt.
Here DeBlass shows his favourite way to counter the straight foot lock:
The achilles lock is a very powerful submission which must be respected, unfortunately I have broken two legs with it over the years because my opponents did not tap in time. Furthermore, I have not been submitted with an achilles lock in training since I was a blue belt. I’m now a black belt for 9 years. Here is how I avoid the submission.
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Tom DeBlass is a 3X ADCC Veteran, UFC and Bellator MMA veteran and is the man who gave submission ace Garry Tonon his black belt. He has also been instrumental in the superstar rise of The King Gordon Ryan.
Tom DeBlass is one of the most influential grapplers in the world today. People flock to his seminars around the world because of his amazing ability to break down techniques in a way that allows grapplers of all levels to benefit and implement the techniques immediately.