Jeremy Skinner and Daniel Schuardt are two of the most successful brown belt competitors to come out of Absolute MMA and now that Lachlan Giles has held his first grading in over a year, he’s promoted both of them to black belt. Both promotions are well-deserved as the pair of 25 year-olds have been competing at the highest levels of the sport already and will no doubt achieve great things as they move into their athletic primes in the coming years. Giles announced the news alongside congratulating the rest of his students who were promoted in a post to his official Instagram account.
Skinner has already had a huge amount of success on the professional grappling circuit as he’s a regular competitor for both Polaris and Grapplefest, two UK-based promotions that he owns a combined 3-1 record in. He’s known for his high-level proficiency in leglocks, which shouldn’t be much of a surprise when training under Giles, and he made his first attempt at qualifying for the ADCC World Championships back in 2018 although he lost out in the first round.
Alongside Jeremy Skinner, Daniel Schuardt has also had a huge amount of success competing in Grappling Industries tournaments all around Australia. Schuardt has taken a slightly different route however as he competed in MMA for a few years and has managed to rack up a 3-1 professional record back in 2016. He also operates as the head coach of Precision MMA and Conditioning, a gym that he opened on his own just last year.