Çağlar Yazman

Professor and Head Coach

He was born in Izmir in 1983. He initiated his sporting journey by engaging in Judo at the age of 6, and later progressed to Japanese Jujutsu, eventually achieving a black belt. He ventured into Muaythai and Kickboxing, competing alongside Pat Kongram, a Thai legend. In 2011, he was introduced to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and became one of the initial national athletes in the Turkish Federation. Within the realm of Jiu-jitsu, he attained the distinction of becoming the first Turkish Balkan Champion in his weight category. During that same year, he secured the opportunity to partake in the World Championship as one of the pioneer national athletes in UWW Grappling. From 2016, he aligned himself with the Gracie family, training under Wilson Junior at the Carlson Gracie London team. With the founding of Ground and Pound Istanbul in 2017, he brought Carlson Gracie to Turkey with the support of Grand Master Carlson Gracie Jr. and started to manage the team. Currently, Muaythai, Carlson Graice Jiu-jitsu, Kids Martial Arts and GNP combat system lessons compiled by him are being thought in the academy, also training with the Turkish champions.He also continues to be a contestant in MMA and BJJ branches.

  • Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
  • Japanese Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
  • Judo Brown Belt
  • Muay Thai Expert
  • Grappling and Jiu Jitsu National Athlete

2013 Turkish JJF Newaza Championship 1st place medal
2013 IBJJF European Championship Blue belt 2nd place medal
2014 Fila World Championship Competitor GI / NOGI
2014 Turkish JJF Newaza Championship 1st place medal
2015 IBJJF The Balkan Championship GI 1st place medal
2015 Fila World Championship Competitor GI/NOGI
2015 IBJJF Nice France Championship Blue belt 1st place medal
2015 Turkish JJF Newaza Championship 1st place medal
2016 Turkish JJF Newaza Championship 1st place medal
2017 IBJJF Italy Rome NOGI European Brown belt 1st place medal
2017 IBJJF Italy Rome GI European Brown belt 2nd place medal
2018 IBJJF British Open GI / NOGI Brown belt Ultra Heavyweight 1st / Open class 2nd and 3rd places
2018 IBJJF London Fall International Open GI / NOGI Ultra Heavyweight Open class 2nd place