“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.

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

Oss, fam.


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