Edward Cummings was born on 3 October 1984, in New York City, USA, and is a professional jiu-jitsu competitor as well as an instructor, best known for being one of the current revolutionary figures in jiu jitsu, thanks to his specialization in lower limb submissions. He’s won numerous competitions throughout his career.
The Net Worth of Eddie Cummings
How rich is Eddie Cummings? As of mid-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $500,000, earned through a successful career in professional jiu-jitsu. Aside from the income he earns in professional matches, he also earns a lot from teaching the martial art. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Education
Very little is known about Eddie’s, childhood and family. One of the things he mentioned is that he was not a very sporty kid while growing up, but developed an interest in Brazilian jiu-jitsu while studying in college. The martial art focuses on grappling and ground fighting, and originated in Japan before the Brazilian form became its own defined combat sport. The idea is that a smaller or weaker opponent can defend themselves using technique, leverage, and taking the fight to the ground.
Eddie started taking classes while studying for a physics degree at Stony Brook University during the late 2000s. The university is one of the four university centers of the State University of New York System, having its origins dating back to 1957. It is known for its medical programs which encompass a large number of specializations. They also have a great focus on research and helps impact the Long Island community in terms of input. The school has over 26,000 students enrolled annually.
Cummings’ first coach at the sport was Krishna Mirjah, an instructor who predominantly focused on the no-gi facet of the sport, meaning that these matches did not feature the traditional jiu-jitsu gi, leading to its own set of complexities. His coach was responsible for motivating him to try his hand at competition, though he’d never really thought of becoming a professional. He still persevered thanks to his passion in the art and was later awarded a blue belt along with the nickname “Wolverine”, thanks to his look as well as his ferocity.
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He then moved to New York to further his education, and while there, he also joined Renzo Gracie’s Academy (RGA). Renzo is known for being a world famous couch and has trained a number of high profile professional fighters, including Georges St-Pierre and Frankie Edgar. After several losses in competitions, Eddie decided to focus more on the art particularly on becoming good to the point of the professional level. With a win against another veteran Mark Ramos at the 2013 Grappler’s Quest World Series, he decided to start specializing in leg and lower limb submissions.
Professional Fights and Teaching
Eddie focused his efforts with the help of RGA assistant instructor John Danaher, developing his leg-focused submissions. He started winning more, and developed a reputation as one of the most feared grapplers in the competitive circuit. His professional record stands at 24-3 with 21 of his wins via submission and 17 of those are through lower limb submissions. Only one of his losses was through a submission, the other two through penalties and disqualification. In 2015, he earned his black belt after only five years of training.
According to an interview, one of the reasons he’s very successful in fights is because he doesn’t slack when it comes to learning about his opponents. He watches a lot of previous fights of his opponents to analyze their strengths, weaknesses and tendencies. He also does a lot of teaching from time to time, mainly focused on his expertise on leg submissions. He released a video course entitled “Leglock Instructional from Digitsu”; the product focuses on teaching the Ashi Grami or the Leg Entanglement System to learn more about submitting using the lower limbs and how to escape from these types of situations.
Personal Life and Social Media
For his personal life, not much is known in terms of Cummings’ relationships. He prefers to keep that aspect of his life away from the public as he has put a lot of his time and focus towards developing his professional career while also teaching others. He has consistently mentioned his love for jiu-jitsu as one of the reasons he really put in time and effort towards his competitive career. It has also mixed in with one of his other passions in teaching.
Similar to other Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighters, he has been active online through accounts on social media. He was very active on Facebook in which he has over 19,000 followers, promoting seminars, events, courses while also showcasing his skills through videos some spectators made during his fights. However, he has not posted anything new since late-2018, meaning that he may not have any time to attend to his account, as he is busy with other projects. The inactivity comes in line with the fact that around late-2018, it was reported that he was leaving Renzo Gracie Academy to join the Unity Jiu Jitsu Academy also located in New York, and known for training athletes from various teams, including world champions.