“Blind Grappler” Clinton Terry Takes Silver at PanAms

Certified badass, purple belt, coach, and overall standup guy Clinton Terry has one of the more inspiring social media presences out there. Known simply as @blindgrappler on Instagram, he posts training videos, tutorials, and short essays on why he chooses to push himself in competition against able-bodied competitors specifically. And as of this weekend he’s the 2019 PanAm silver medalist at purple belt.

It’s not Clint’s first medal…not by a long shot. The New Zealander is a ten-time national wrestling champion and five-time national jiu-jitsu gold medalist:

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I was shocked when my medals were set out like this!

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Don’t call him an inspiration, however. It’s a compliment he receives constantly and sprawls out of like a takedown defense.

“I am just another guy trying to be the best I can,” says Terry.

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He’s got a protege, PS. Daughter Aurora is also tearing up the mats, and is currently a Pan Pacific Jiu-Jitsu champion.

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Oss, fam.

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Kimberly Kaye
Kimberly Kaye is a purple belt under NOLA MMA's Professor Matthias Meister, Mestre Valencio Cocada, and Ray Lopez. When she's not being choked or kicked by large Louisianians, she's an integrative wellness coach working primarily with fighters and autoimmune disease patients. In her free time she rehabilitates of deaf bully breed dogs no one else wants. Kimberly coexists with the rare diseases CIPO and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, and is an advocate for disabled individuals in the martial arts community and world at large.
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