Check out this inspirational speech from Chris Haueter at the BJJ Globetrotters USA Camp.

Chris received his black belt from Rigan Machado in 1996 and is one of the BJJ Dirty Dozen (first 12 Non-Brazilian recipients of the BJJ black belt).

Chris is best known for his innovative teaching style and conceptual coaching ability and for naming of new positions as the art developed in the mid 90’s. For example he coined the term ‘Combat Base’ as it related to shooting platform.

He is the first American black belt to compete in the Mundials De Jiu-Jitsu in Brazil, and the first American black belt to win a black belt match.

Over the years Chris has won multiple Pan American, and superfight victories. He is also a highly respected JKD practitioner directly trained under Dan Inosanto.

October 28, 2015 — Casey Kluver