Chris Haueter

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Christopher Haueter
Born (1964-12-27) 27 December 1964 (age 58)[1]
ResidenceCalifornia, United States
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu
TeamCombat Base
Rigan Machado
Teacher(s)Rigan Machado
Dan Inosanto
Rank     6th deg. BJJ black belt
(under Rigan Machado)
OccupationBJJ instructor
Notable studentsMatt Thornton
Mads Burnell

Chris Haueter is a 6th degree black belt Brazilian jiu jitsu practitioner and coach.[2] As one of the first non-Brazilians to achieve the rank of black belt and the first American black belt to compete at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, he is regarded as a pioneer of the sport.[3] Haueter is also known for coining several unnamed Brazilian jiu-jitsu's positions.[4]


Christopher Bard Haueter was born in 1964 in California. Haueter started training karate before switching to wrestling in school, After completing high school he joined the US Marine Corps. After trying muay thai and boxing Haueter started Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ) at Rorion Gracie’s garage, where he met his mentor Rigan Machado. After Machado started his academy Haueter followed receiving his black belt from him in December 1996.[4] He is considered one of BJJ Dirty Dozen, the first 12 Non-Brazilian recipients of the BJJ black belt.[4]

As one of the first American black belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu,[5] Haueter named new positions as BJJ rapidly developed in the mid 1990s, famously coining the term "combat base" stance and naming his academy after it.[4] Haueter is known as the first American to submit a Brazilian in competition and the first American black belt to compete at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Brazil.[1] During his coaching career Haueter has awarded black belts to some notable practitioners such as Matt Thornton, the founder of Straight Blast Gym (SBG) who awarded John Kavanagh his black belt in 2007, leading Conor McGregor to call Haueter his "coach's coach's coach".[6]

Haueter is also known as the head referee for the Metamoris grappling promotion, and for designing the Magikimono, a jiu-jitsu kimono for the Shoyoroll brand.[4]

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitive summary[edit]

Main Achievements (Black Belt):

  • IBJJF Master 4 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Champion (2011[7]
  • IBJJF Master 3 World Jiu-Jitsu No-gi Champion (2009[8])
  • IBJJF Master 3 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Champion (2009[9])
  • 2nd place IBJJF Master 3 Pan Jiu-Jitsu Champion (2010[10])
  • 3rd place IBJJF Master 1 American National Jiu-jitsu Championship (2009[11])

Instructor lineage[edit]

Mitsuyo MaedaCarlos Gracie Sr.Hélio GracieRolls Gracie & Carlos Gracie JrRigan Machado → Chris Haueter[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "StackPath". StackPath.
  2. ^ Zahar, Chris (January 21, 2017). "Chris Haueter On New Black Belts: 'The Belt Is Your Gift Of Freedom'". Jiu-Jitsu Times.
  3. ^ "Chris Haueter On Blind Loyalty in BJJ: 'It's Weird that Adult Men Pay Other Adult Men to Control Them'". Bjj Eastern Europe. October 15, 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Chris Haueter". BJJ Heroes. October 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Episode 21 – Mat Time Radio – Chris Haueter | Skidrow Studios". Archived from the original on March 21, 2012. Retrieved August 15, 2012. Retrieved August 15, 2012
  6. ^ Dunphy, Lee (July 6, 2016). "Conor McGregor rolls with legendary Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu pioneer Chris Haueter". TheMacLife.
  7. ^ "Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2011". Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2011.
  8. ^ "World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championship 2009". World Jiu-Jitsu No-Gi IBJJF Championship 2009.
  9. ^ "Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2009". Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2009.
  10. ^ "Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2010". Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship 2010.
  11. ^ "American National IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2009". American National IBJJF Jiu-Jitsu Championship 2009.