Samir Abdolkader


Rank:  Black Belt
Academy:  Cobrinha BJJ Las Vegas
Height:  6'1"
Weight:  180 lbs

Instagram:  @samir_bjj

Why do you do Jiu Jitsu and how did you get started?
Jiu Jitsu is my passion and it is who i am, I fell in love with the techniques, the body movement and the art of submitting your opponent.  I love the fact that jiu jitsu never stops. There is always something to learn, something to improve, and challenges to overcome mentally, physically, and technically.  It is a life time school on and off the mat: Jiu Jitsu life style.
I've been a martial artist all my life, I was training in a kickboxing academy and one day the instructor brought in a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt to teach us and introduce us to Jiu Jitsu, i fell in love right away with it.  I started training since that day and I never looked back.

 

Where do you see your Jiu Jitsu journey taking you?

I see my Jiu Jitsu journey taking me all over the world fighting and competing and becoming one of the top guys.  I also want to spread and teach this amazing art and lifestyle to as many people as i can.

 

Competition Highlights

2015
The Good Fight Baltimore, MD All Star Invitational Middle Weight Champion.
IBJJF New York Open, Brown Belt Medium Heavy - Silver
IBJJF New York Open, Brown Belt Medium Heavy No Gi - Silver
IBJJF New York Open, Brown Belt Open Weight No Gi - Bronze
NAGA Philadelphia, Advanced No Gi - Gold
NAGA Philadelphia, Brown Belt - Gold
New Breed Tournament, MD, Advanced No Gi - Gold
New Breed Tournament, MD, Brown Belt - Gold
The Good Fight, Baltimore, MD, Advanced No Gi - Bronze
The Good Fight, Baltimore, MD, Brown Belt - Gold
2014
Copa Nova, VIrginia, Advanced No Gi - Gold
NAGA, Battle at the Beach, Brown Belt - Silver
The Good Fight, Philadelphia, PA, Brown Belt - Gold
The Good Fight, Philadelphia, PA, Advanced No Gi - Silver.
The Good Fight, Gambrills, MD, Brown Belt - Gold
The Good Fight, Gambrills, MD, Advanced No Gi - Gold
IBJJF New York Open, Purple Belt Medium Heavy - Gold
Copa Nova, VIrginia, Purple Belt - Silver
Copa Nova, VIrginia, Advanced No Gi - Silver
Copa Nova, VIrginia, Advanced No Gi Open Weight - Bronze
US Grappling, Rockville, MD, Purple Belt - Gold
US Grappling, Rockville, MD, Advanced No Gi - Silver
US Grappling, Rockville, MD, Advanced No Gi Open Weight - Silver
2013
Copa Nova, VIrginia, Advanced No Gi - Bronze
2012
Israeli Gi Championship, Purple Belt - Gold
Israeli Gi Championship, Purple Belt Absolute - Gold
2011
Israeli Gi Championship, Purple Belt - Bronze
Israeli Gi Championship, Purple Belt Open Weight - Bronze
Copa de Israel, Advanced No Gi Absolute - Gold
2010
Israeli Championship, Blue Belt - Gold
Israeli Championship, Blue Belt - Gold
2009
Luta Livre Israel, Advanced No Gi - Silver
Israeli Championship, White Belt - Gold

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