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Kendall Reusing - BJJ Black Belt & Coach

Kendall Reusing - BJJ Black Belt & Coach

1. Kendall Reusing’s Details

Kendall Reusing’s Details
Name Kendall Marie Reusing
Nickname N/A
Born Dana Point, Orange County, California
Date of Birth 29 October 1997
Nationality American
College/University Simon Fraser University
Last Fight 2022
Last Weigh In 79.3 Kg/175.0 lbs
Weight Class Super Pesado ( 79.3 Kg/175.0 lbs)
Weight 79.3 Kg/175.0 lbs
Height 5’9”
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fighting out of USA
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Guard Passing
Rank BJJ Black Belt
Awarded by Tom Reusing
Head Coach Tom Reusing & Ricardo Guimaraes
Lineage Carlos Gracie -> Helio Gracie -> Carlos Gracie Jr. -> Nelson Monteiro -> Tom Reusing -> Kendall Reusing
Team Association Gracie Barra
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2. Kendall Reusing’s Biography

Kendall Reusing’s Biography

Kendall Reusing is a BJJ Black Belt under her father, Tom Reusing. Tom is also an accomplished BJJ Black Belt. Kendall Reusing is one of the top competitors of her generation. Before earning fame in BJJ, Kendall was a freestyle wrestler. As a colored belt, she was one of the dominant grapplers in the super heavyweight division. Kendall won the IBJJF World No-Gi Championship in the absolute weight division and became a World Champion.

2.1. Kendall Reusing’s Early Life

Kendall Reusing was born on 29 October 1997 in Dana Point, Orange County, California. She grew up around the area in Southern California.

Kendall Reusing At Gymnastics Judo & Other Sports

She was actively involved in sports from a young age. She learned gymnastics, Judo, and Wrestling as a child. She was also involved in singing and acting from early teenage.

Started BJJ

Kendall started BJJ when she was 5 years old. Before that, she was actively involved in wrestling and judo.

Inspired By Tom Reusing

Kendall’s father, Tom Reusing, who is also a BJJ Black Belt, had a great influence on her. She was inspired by her father. Before Kendall’s birth, her parents moved to California from the southeastern state of Georgia to study BJJ. Her father instilled the love of BJJ in Kendall.

Practiced BJJ with Coach Ricardo Guimaraes & Tom Reusing

When Kendall turned 7, she was practicing BJJ with coach Ricardo Guimaraes and her father, Tom Reusing. She was also into Judo at that time.

Kendall Reusing At Wrestling

When she was 13 years old, she left BJJ to focus on wrestling. For 6 years she practiced wrestling.

California State Championship

She spent 6 years practicing wrestling and won a California State Championship.

US National Championships

During high school, Kendall Reusing won four US National Championships in wrestling.

Trained At US Olympic Training Center

She trained at the US Olympic Training Center and started wrestling with Team USA on an international scale.

Represented Simon Fraser University

Kendall Reusing and competed at the World Teams and many international tournaments. She represented Simon Fraser University in British Columbia from 2015 to 2016 (1 year).

2.2. Kendall Reusing’s Pro BJJ Combats

Resumed BJJ

In 2016, Kendall returned to California and resumed BJJ training. She quickly conquered some of the top BJJ events in the colored belt division.

IBJJF World Champion

She earned the title of IBJJF World Champion in 2017 while being a Purple Belt.

UAEJJF Grand Slam LA

Kendall Reusing won 2nd place at the UAEJJF Grand Slam, LA in 2018 as a Brown Belt.

4 Times World No-Gi Championship

She is 4 times IBJJF World No-Gi Champion

  • 2 times in 2018 as a Brown Belt
  • 2 times in 2016 as a Blue Belt

IBJJF Pans Championship

Kendall earned 2nd place in IBJJF Pans Champion in 2018 as a Brown Belt.

Promoted To Black Belt

In 2019, Kendall was promoted to Black Belt under her father, Tom Reusing. Her numerous wins acted as a stimulant for her Black Belt promotion.

ADCC Champion

She became the ADCC Champion in the WC USA Trials in 2022.

2.3. Kendall Reusing’s Wrestling Career

USSGL: San Diego Midway Open

Kendall won the 1st position in the USSGL, San Diego Midway Open in 2017 in the adult female class.

Mike Clock Open

In 2015, Kendall won 1st position in the Mike Clock Open tournament.

Body Bar Women’s National

She competed 2 times in the Body Bar Women’s National in 2015 and won 1st and 3rd position.

Annual Lady Saints Tournament

In 2014, she won the 2nd position in the Annual Lady Saints Tournament.

2.4. Kendall’s Reusing’s Participation in Podcasts

The Travel Win Podcast

In the podcast, Kendall talked about how BJJ changed her life when she pursued it as a professional career. She also talked about her wrestling career and how she transitioned from wrestling to BJJ.

2.5. Kendall Reusing At Gracie Barra

Kendall now is an instructor at Gracie Barra at Newport Beach in California. She also actively competes in international and national BJJ tournaments.

2.6. Kendall Reusing’s Historic Fights

Kendall Reusing Vs. Giovanna Jara

The fight between Kendall Reusing and Giovanna Jara was the most epic fight. Kendall submitted Giovanna via the Guillotine Choke only 1 second before the end time. Giovanna, the South American Trials winner, had a tough fight with Kendall but could not tolerate the Guillotine attack of Kendall. Giovanna was a little rough with the forearm across Kendall’s face during the match.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2022 ADCC World Championship Giovanna Jara Win Submission by Guillotine Choke Quarter Final ABS Las Vegas, USA

Kendall Reusing Vs. Ana Nascimento

At the start of the match, Kendall Reusing gained 2 advantage points over her opponent, Ana Nascimento. Kendall submitted Ana via The Rear Naked Choke in 5 minutes and 57 seconds.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2022 IBJJF American National No-Gi Ana Nascimento Win Submission by Rear Naked Choke Final ABS Las Vegas, USA

Kendall Reusing Vs. Venla Luukkonen

At the start of the fight between Kendall Reusing and Venla Luukonen, Kendall scored 2 points from the sweep from the guard. Kendall then submitted Venla via the Paper Cutter Choke in 3 minutes and 12 seconds. Immense grip strength by Kendall was clearly seen in her techniques.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class Location
2020 IBJJF European Championship Venla Luukonen Win Submission by Paper Cutter Choke Semi Final ABS Lisbon, Portugal

2.7. Kendall Reusing’s Championships

National

Year Event Belt Position
2019 UAEJJF Grand Slam, LA Black 2nd
2018 UAEJJF Grand Slam, LA Brown 3rd

International

Year Event Belt Position
2022 ADCC WC USA Trials Black 1st
2021 IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi Black 1st
2019 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black 1st
2019 SJJIF World Championship Black 1st
2018 IBJJF Pans Championship Brown 2nd
2018 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Purple 1st

Record

Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu LA
Year Weight Division Medal
2019 95 Kg Silver Silver Medal Icon
2018 90 Kg Silver Silver Medal Icon
2017 90 Kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Championship
Year Weight Division Medal
2018 90 Kg Gold Gold Medal Icon
British National Pro Jiu-Jitsu Gi Championship
Year Weight Division Medal
2018 Heavyweight Gold Gold Medal Icon

3. Kendall Reusing’s Main Achievements

3.1. Gi Tournaments

Year Event Weight Class Position
2019 SJJIF World Championship ABS 1st
2018 IBJJF Pans Championship ABS 3rd
2017 IBJJF World Championship ABS 1st

3.2. No-Gi Tournaments

Year Event Weight Class Position
2019 IBJJF World Championship No-GI ABS 1st
2021 IBJJF Pan Championship No-Gi ABS 1st
2018 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi ABS 1st
2016 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi ABS 1st

4. Kendall Reusing’s Main Achievements (Belts)

Year Event Belt Position
2022 ADCC WC USA Trials Black 1st
2019 UAEJJF Grand Slam, LA Black 2nd
2019 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Black 1st
2019 SJJIF World Championship Black 1st
2018 UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Purple 1st
2018 IBJJF Pans Championship Brown 2nd
2018 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Brown 1st
2017 IBJJF World Championship Purple 1st
2016 IBJJF World Championship No-Gi Blue 1st

5. Kendall Reusing’s Professional Record Breakdown

50 Matches 34 Wins 16 Losses
By Submissions 13 9
By Points 13 5
By Advantages 2 0
By Decision 5 2
By DQ 1 0

5.1. Submission W/L Methods

Submission Method 13 Wins 9 Losses
Paper Cutter Choke 3 0
Verbal Tap 2 0
Submission 1 2
Guillotine Choke 1 1
Kata Gatame 3 0
Armbar 2 0
Rear Naked Choke 1 0
Americana 0 1
Choke from Back 0 1
Toe Hold 0 1
Kimura 0 1
Kneebar 0 1
Violin Armlock 0 1

6. Kendall Reusing’s Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight Class Stage
2019 Grand Slam LA Rafaela Guedes W Pts: 2x0 95 Kg 4F
2019 Grand Slam LA Kim Bowser W Pts: 2x0 95 Kg SF
2019 Grand Slam LA Gabrieli Pessanha L Referee Decision 95 Kg F
2019 No-Gi Worlds Tammy Griego W Pts: 16x0 Over 76 Kg SF
2019 No-Gi Worlds Gabi McComb W Pts: 2x0 ABS R1
2019 No-Gi Worlds Julia Boscher W Pts: 0x0, Adv ABS 4F
2019 No-Gi Worlds Raquel Canuto W Pts: 2x0 ABS SF
2020 Grand Slam AD M. Catanhede W Pts: 5x2 95 Kg 4F
2020 Grand Slam AD Yara Soares L Submission 95 Kg SF
2020 Grand Slam AD Jonna Konivuori W Submission 95 Kg RPC
2020 Grand Slam AD Nathiely Jesus L Pts: 2x1 95 Kg RPC
2020 Queen of Mats Samantha Cook W Pts: 3x1 95 Kg RR
2020 Queen of Mats Nathiely Jesus L Submission 95 Kg RR
2020 Queen of Mats Gabrieli Pessanha L Kimura 95 Kg SF
2020 Queen of Mats Thamara Ferreira L Pts: 4x2 95 Kg 3RD
2020 European Open Venla Lukkonnen W Paper Cutter Choke Over 79 Kg F
2020 Fight 2 Win 142 Gabrielle Garcia L Americana 124 Kg SPF
2020 Fight 2 Win 143 Elisabeth Clay L Referee Decision ABS SPF
2020 Subversiv 3 Allison Linder W Paper Cutter Choke ABS R1
2020 Subversiv 3 Brittney Elkin W Paper Cutter Choke ABS 4F
2020 Subversiv 3 Nathalie Ribeiro W Referee Decision ABS SF
2020 Subversiv 3 C. McNally W Kata Gatame ABS F
2020 SUG 18 Leah Taylor W EBI/OT N/A SPF
2020 Pan American Talita Nogueira W Pts: 0x0, Adv Over 79 Kg SF
2020 Pan American Luiza Monteiro L Kneebar ABS 4F
2021 Fight 2 Win 168 Nathiely Jesus L Choke from Back N/A SPF
2021 World Pro Yara Soares L Pts: 4x0 95 Kg RR
2021 World Pro Yasmira Dias W Pts: 4x0 95 Kg RR
2021 World Pro Eleftheria Christodoulo L Pts: 4x1 95 Kg RR
2021 World Pro Gabrieli Pessanha L Pts: 4x0 95 Kg RR
2021 Subversiv 5 Maggie Grindatti W Referee Decision ABS 4F
2021 No-Gi Pan American Mayara Custodio W Verbal Tap Over 76 Kg F
2021 No-Gi Pan American Maggie Grindatti W Pts: 4x0 ABS 4F
2021 No-Gi Pan American Mayara Custodio W Points ABS SF
2021 No-Gi Pan American Elisabeth Clay L Violin Armlock ABS F
2021 Fight 2 Win 173 Talita Nogueira W Kata Gatame ABS SPF
2021 American NGN Ana Nascimento W Verbal Tap ABS F
2021 Fight 2 Win 177 Maria Malyjasiak L Toe Hold N/A SPF
2021 Austin NGO Tracey Goodell W Pts: 10x0 ABS F
2021 WNO Championship Erin Harpe W Referee Decision ABS 4F
2021 WNO Championship Ana Vieira W Referee Decision ABS SF
2021 WNO Championship Rafaela Guedes L Guillotine Choke ABS F
2021 Polaris 17 Venla Lukkonen W Armbar ABS SPF
2021 ADCC EC Trials Miranda Maverick W Points Over 60 Kg R1
2021 ADCC EC Trials Britney Elkin W Rear Naked Choke Over 60 Kg R2
2021 ADCC EC Trials Nicole Johnson W Kata Gatame Over 60 Kg 4F
2021 ADCC EC Trials Lauren Jones W Armbar Over 60 Kg SF
2021 ADCC EC Trials Amy Campo W Pts: 6x0 Over 60 Kg F
2022 GrappleFest 11 Ffion Davies W Referee Decision ABS SPF
2022 Polaris 19 Amanda Leve W Injury ABS SPF
2022 ADCC Giovanna Jara W Guillotine Choke Over 60 Kg 4F
2022 ADCC Rafaela Guedes L Injury Over 60 Kg SF

7. Kendall Reusing’s Top Fight Links

Kendall Reusing v Tracey Goodell / Austin Open NoGi 2021

Kendall Reusing vs. Ana Carolina Vieira | Who's Number One Championship

Kendall Reusing v Michelle Welti / Houston Open 2021

SJJIF WORLD 2019 - Kendall Reusing X Talita Nogueira

Kendall Reusing VS Gabrielle McComb / World No-Gi 2019

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