Brazilian Nationals 2012: watch the absolute purple belt winner’s style

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Keenan Cornelius in action. The absolute champ has a collection of great results from IBJJF tournaments. Photo: Ivan Trindade/GRACIEMAG.

Keenan Cornelius ran roughshod through the purple belt division at the Brazilian National Championship last Sunday at Grajaú Country Club in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The American athlete on team Lloyd Irvin took the competition by storm, cinching the middleweight and absolute titles, even beating the top-ranked João Miyao in the open weight final.


You can check out the young talent’s style for yourself in the videos below. As with any good fighter, he is constantly collecting different options to use in each combat situation he finds himself in. The lesson you can gain from him: once you have control over your opponent, come up with two or more ways of finishing him.

Which of Keenan’s moves is your favorite? Help get the debate rolling by letting us know in the comments field below,

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