Rob Kahn: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!
Who is Rob Kahn?
Rob Kahn is an American-born black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under UFC hall-of-famer, Royce Gracie. He has competed professionally in both Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts, and now runs his own school, Gracie Tampa. Khan has gained a reputation as one of the best trainers in the country, and has churned out UFC fighters and championship grapplers consistently since opening his gym 17 years ago.
Khan began training with Royce Gracie in the wake of the first UFC events in the early 90s. Although he gained great respect for the totality of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu from working closely with Royce, it was clear to him that the no-gi was where he wanted to place his efforts. Leaving the gi behind, Khan began to focus heavily on specializing in a form of no-gi grappling that would be effective both for submission only tournaments and for MMA.
After training together for nearly a decade, Royce made Rob his first black belt, a unique and legendary claim to fame for Kahn. Almost immediately after being promoted to black belt, Kahn opened his own Gracie affiliate, Gracie Tampa, in his home of Florida. The gym soon became a destination for high-quality grappling training and professional MMA fighters.
As a coach, Rob Kahn has an undeniable record of creating successful competitors at Gracie Tampa. Since opening in 2004, Khan has coached 11 UFC fighters, 5 ADCC North American Trial winners, Belator fighters, EBI and FTW veterans, and multiple teams and individuals who have medalled at NAGA and Grappler’s Quest events. He is a go-to source of grappling information, particularly for the MMA community who thrives off of his preferred style of no-gi and submission-only.
In addition to coaching athletes in the sport, Khan dedicates a significant portion of his time to training combative techniques to military and law enforcement officers. He has trained Navy SEALS, Army Rangers, Airforce Special Operations, ARMY Special Forces, and has ongoing tactics classes with the local Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department.
How Old is Rob Kahn?
Rob Kahn’s age is not publically available. He received his black belt in 2004, which makes him over 40 years old.
Rob Kahn Family
Information about Rob Kahn’s family is largely unavailable, he prefers to focus publically on the fighters and competitors in his gym, Gracie Tampa.
How Much is Rob Kahn Worth?
Rob Kahn’s net worth is unknown at this time.
How Tall is Rob Kahn?
Rob Kahn’s height is not published.
How Much Does Rob Kahn Weigh?
Rob Khan's current weight is unknown, but he competed in what would now be called the super lightweight division, a weight class that does not exist in the UFC. He weighed in right around 160 pounds for his 2005 fight with Paul Melvin, which puts him over the 155 pound limit for lightweight but under the 165 pound threshold for super lightweight.
Rob Kahn Fight List
Kahn was active in the early days of MMA and much of his competition career has been lost to the sands of time, but two of his MMA results have been preserved:
- Josh Bethea - Combat Fighting Championship 1 - July 2006 - Win (via choke) - 0:37 R1
- Paul Melvin - Sportfighting 2 - December 2005 - Win (via armbar) - 1:41 R1
Rob Kahn's Best Fight of All Time
Based on the very small sample above, Kahn's best fight of all time was against Josh Bethea on Combat Fighting Championship 1 in July of 2006. He was able to take a choke in a staggeringly fast :37 seconds. Submissions of that speed are rarely seen inside the octagon, especially in the modern era.
Who Did Rob Kahn Lose To?
Like any fighter, Rob Kahn took some losses along with his wins. Perhaps fortunately for him, those losses have not been well recorded and only winning bouts are now on record.
Rob Kahn Record
Rob Kahn’s complete MMA and BJJ records are unknown. He competed in submission only grappling tournaments long before they were a mainstay of the grappling community.
Rob Kahn Injuries
Rob Kahn has not been public with any injuries, but has likely suffered from the same accumulation of damage that most grapplers and fighters experience as they age.
Is Rob Kahn Retired?
Rob Kahn is retired from competition but is still very active as a coach and instructor. He has done well in the Jiu-Jitsu community, as he owns and operates his own affiliate network, RKBJJ, Rob Kahn Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. In addition to his successful schools, Kahn maintains an online library of his no-gi system and has published lots of instructional material over the years. Be on the lookout for upcoming partnerships between Rob and BJJ Fanatics to bring you more of his signature no-gi system.
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