Ben Hodgkinson

Born and raised in Perth, lives in Melbourne, Australia 
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt
Director of Grappling Industries 
On the mats from the age of 15 in Perth moved to Melbourne 2013 
Surrounding himself with some of Australia's big names and most skilful BJJ competitors Ben took his training to the next level.
Heavily competing as a purple belt / brown belt. Ben won countless medals in Australian BJJ promotions and organisations. Adu Dhabi trials, Pan Pacs to name a couple.
2017 as a brown belt he won gold at IBJJF South American Championship in Brazil and bronze in the European IBJJF Championship
2019 qualified for the ADCC and had to honour to compete as a black belt against the best in the world.
Ben trains out of Absolute MMA  in Victoria, Australia  
Absolute has a reputation as one of the best no gi gyms in the world. 
Ben is one of the directors of Grappling Industries, a BJJ gi and no gi round robin tournament in Canada, Europe, Australia and USA.