Ben Thelke

Ben Thelke is a Black Belt instructor for No Coast Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. He began training in 2012 and has been part of our teaching staff since 2015. After years of watching MMA, Ben was intrigued by the grappling aspect of the sport and decided to give Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a try. As a former ISSA Certified Personal Trainer, his knowledge of strength and conditioning has greatly benefited his Jiu Jitsu. He has competed in numerous grappling tournaments throughout the Midwest.

Favorite Position: Spider/Lasso/Lapel hybrid guard

Favorite Submission: Any lapel choke

Favorite Grappler: Keenan Cornelius

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