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Professor Adam Maslach

Asst. Instructor

Professor Maslach is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Professor Christian Uflacker and a Black Belt in Judo under Jim McGovern.

Professor Adam Maslach began his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu journey in 2009 while attending Illinois Wesleyan University. Though initially he started training in the art as a supplement to striking training, as he was actively competing in mixed martial arts, he quickly switched his focus to the grappling arts. He devoted hours upon hours over the last decade to training, teaching and competing in the venture he fell in love with.

Professor Maslach has an extensive competitive background, collecting wins at the IBJJf Worlds and Pan American Championships. Additionally, he has stood on top of the podiums in many Illinois Jiu Jitsu and Judo tournaments including:

  • IBJJF Chicao
  • Grappling Industries
  • Grappling Games
  • NAGA
  • Tohkon Classic
  • New Breed Ultimate Grappler

BJJ Lieneage:

  • Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr. > Christian Uflacker > Adam Maslach

Notable Highlights:

  • Collecting double gold (Gi and NoGi) as blue, purple, and brown belt at the Chicago Open
  • Earning The Illinois Ultimate Grappler title at two separate occasions, 2016 and 2017, at New Breed Ultimate Challenge
  • Participating in Fight 2 Win
  • Participating in Grappling Games Championship and earning submission of the night honors