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Andy Murasaki - Rising BJJ Talent & Relentless Grappler

Andy Murasaki - Rising BJJ Talent & Relentless Grappler

1. Andy Murasaki Details

Andy Murasaki Details
Name Andy Tomas Murasaki Pereira
Nickname N/A
Date of Birth 26 March 2000
Nationality Japanese
Born Tokyo, Japan
Age 22 years
College/University N/A
Profession Martial Artist
Last Fight August 2022
Last Weigh in 76 Kg  (168 lbs)
Weight Class Division Peso Leve (76.00 Kg - 168.0 lbs)
Height 5’5”
Career Disclosed Earning N/A
Fought Out of Brazil
Foundational Style Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Favorite Technique Well Rounded
Belt Rank Black Belt
Awarded by André Galvão.
Head Coach André Galvão.
Lineage Carlos Gracie - > Reyson Gracie -> Osvaldo Alves -> Luis Dagmar ->André Galvão -> Andy Murasaki
Team/Association Atos

2. Andy Murasaki Biography

2.1. Andy’s Early Life

Anderson Murasaki and Priscila Murasaki were blessed with the future BJJ Champion. Andy Murasaki was born on 26 March 2000. 

2.2. Moved to Brazil

Andy opened his eyes in Japan’s Capital Tokyo. After his birth, Andy’s parents decided to move to Brazil to get more opportunities in hand. Andy spent a major duration of his childhood in Japan and Brazil.

2.3. Role of Andy’s Father in his Jiu-Jitsu Career

Andy’s father played a major role in his grappling career. As a Purple Belt, Anderson Murasaki started to coach Jiu- Jitsu to his 8-year son. Andy was motivated by his father's grappling techniques and was interested in the true science behind Jiu-Jitsu. 

2.4. Training in Japan

Andy continued his training while residing in Japan with Toshio Asada, Yoski Suto, and his father. However, the grappling world fascinated Andy’s soul. He wished to become a Jiu-Jitsu World Champion. But Andy also knew the lack of opportunities in Japan. Jiu-Jitsu was not developed at that time in Japan.

2.5. Moved to America

Besides all the difficulties and challenges, at the age of 15, Andy’s passion led him to the US, the emerging place for the grappling martial art Jiu-Jitsu.

2.6. Promoted to Purple Belt

At the time of Andy’s relocation, Andy Murasaki was a Blue Belt. He started practicing in the US under the mentorship of famous BJJ fighter and coach, Caio Terra. Andy, being a proficient grappler, learned the BJJ techniques swiftly. He was promoted to Purple Belt in the last month of  2017 by his coach Caio Terra.

2.7. Met with Atos Team Leader

In 2018, after one year as a Purple Belt, Andy reckoned his progress as slow at the Caio Terra Academy (CTA). He was passionate about becoming a top Jiu-Jitsu grappler. His true passion and struggle paid off when he met the team leader of Atos Academy - Angelica Galvao.

2.8. Joined Atos Academy

Andy was already impressed by the great accomplishments of Andre’s family for the Atos reputation. After considering Atos's accomplishments in Jiu-Jitsu, he decided to leave CTA and joined Atos to pursue his grappling career. Atos's team welcomed him as a Purple Belt.

2.9. Promoted to Brown Belt

After joining the Atos, Andy’s Jiu-Jitsu skills improved. He continued to gain success on the mat.

Andy won the Double Gold medal in the Pan American and European Championship in 2020. He submitted six out of seven opponents. After his impressive performance in the international BJJ arena, Andy was awarded the Black Belt by Andre Galvao on 21 December 2020.

2.10. Black Belt Debut Championship

After receiving the Black Belt, Andy participated in the (Evolve Ur Game) EUG tournament against the ADCC Silver medalist Kennedy Maciel. Andy applied close guard and succeeded in submitting his opponent. This was Andy’s great victory against one of the top competitors in Black Belt debut. He also won $10,000 cash with Gold Medal.

2.11. Guard Retention By Andy Murasaki

Andy started coaching at Atos as well. Atos Academy also encourages and welcomes kids and adults to join their free training sessions. These are the Guard Retention techniques by Andy Murasaki.

2.12. Winner of Charleston Open Championship

Andy Murasaki bravely fought in the 2022 Charleston Open Champion and won the Gold Medal.

2.13. Won Gi and No-Gi 2022 Championship

The Houston International Open Championship was held between the 5th and 6th of November 2022. Andy representing Atos put on a great performance. He defeated his opponent in the Gi championship by submission and won the Gold Medal.

3. Historic Fights of Andy Murasaki

3.1. Andy Murasaki Vs. Austin Oranday

This was the 2022 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. Andy Murasaki faced Austin Oranday in the qualifier tournament in the middleweight division.

The match started with Andy’s strong close guard. Austin Oranday tried to escape by applying a lapel guard. Despite Austin's toiling efforts, Andy maintained his guard for 2 minutes.

In the end, a close guard passed by Austin but Andy’s prompt toehold attempt helped him to win the match. Austin tapped out to the powerful toe-hold attack of his opponent.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class
2022 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Austin Oranday Win Submission by Toehold 1 Middleweight

3.2. Andy Murasaki Vs. Johnny Tama

In the 2022 IBJJF Pan Championship, the formidable grappler Andy faced the aggressive Jiu-Jitsu Champion Johnny Tama. This was expected to be a technical match because two different styles of grapplers are going to prove the superiority of their high skills.

The fight started with the loop attack from Andy Murasaki which was nicely defended by his opponent Johnny. Meanwhile, Johnny was awarded the point of advantage. Andy also showed his elite defensive skills by passing a hail-mary sweep.

At the last minute, Andy attempted to choke from the back position and maintained a strong grip on his opponent. He succeeded in submitting his opponent with a strong Collar Choke from the Back.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class
2022 IBJJF World Pan Jiu-Jitsu Championship Johnny Tama Win Submission (Collar Choke from Back) 1 Lightweight

3.3. Andy Murasaki Vs. Tommy Langaker

This thrilling semifinal of the IBJJF World Championship was held between Andy Murasaki and Tommy Langaker. Both fighters showed their extraordinary grappling skills during the fight.

After a few minutes of the match, Andy got the points by maintaining the knee on the belly position for 3 minutes. Tommy Langaker tried his best to win the match by continuously attempting to regain the advantageous position.

In the end, Andy tried a heel hook attempt that was almost passed out by his opponent but time ended. That goes in favor of Andy, and he won the match by points.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Round Weight Class
2022 IBJJF World Jiu-Jitsu Championship Tommy Langaker Win Points 1 Middleweight

4. Main Achievements

4.1. IBJJF European Open Juvenile Championship

Year Medal
2016 Gold Gold Medal Icon

4.2. IBJJF Pan Championship Juvenile

Year Medal
2016 Gold Gold Medal Icon
2017 Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2017 Gold Gold Medal Icon

4.3. IBJJF World Championship Juvenile

Year Medal
2016 Gold Gold Medal Icon
2017 Silver Silver Medal Icon
2017 Gold Gold Medal Icon

4.4. IBJJF Pan Championship

Year Medal
2018 Silver Silver Medal Icon
2019 Gold Gold Medal Icon
2020 Gold Gold Medal Icon

4.5. IBJJF European Open Championship

Year Medal
2018 Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 Silver Silver Medal Icon
2020 Gold Gold Medal Icon

4.6. IBJJF World Championship

Year Medal
2019 Bronze Bronze Medal Icon

4.7. EUG Featherweight Tournament

Year Medal
2021 Gold Gold Medal Icon

5. Main Achievements (Belts)

5.1. Andy Murasaki Colored Belts Achievements

Year Event Belt Medal
2016 IBJJF European Open Juvenile Blue Gold Gold Medal Icon
2016 IBJJF Pan Championship Juvenile Blue Gold Gold Medal Icon
2016 IBJJF World Championship Juvenile Blue Gold Gold Medal Icon
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship Juvenile Blue Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2017 IBJJF World Championship Juvenile Blue Silver Silver Medal Icon
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship Juvenile Blue Gold Gold Medal Icon
2017 IBJJF World Championship Juvenile Blue Gold Gold Medal Icon
2018 IBJJF Pan Championship Purple Silver Silver Medal Icon
2018 IBJJF European Open Championship Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon
2019 IBJJF World Championship Purple Bronze Bronze Medal Icon
2019 IBJJF European Open Championship Purple Silver Silver Medal Icon
2019 IBJJF Pan Championship Purple Gold Gold Medal Icon
2020 IBJJF European Open Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon
2020 IBJJF Pan Championship Brown Gold Gold Medal Icon

5.2. Andy Murasaki Black Belts Achievements

Year Event Belt Medal
2021 EUG Featherweight Tournament Black Belt Gold Gold Medal Icon
2022 IBJJF Pan Championship Black Belt Gold Gold Medal Icon

6. Medals and Records

Year Event Position
2016 IBJJF European Open Juvenile 1st
2016 IBJJF Pan Championship Juvenile 1st
2016 IBJJF World Championship Juvenile 1st
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship Juvenile 3rd
2017 IBJJF World Championship Juvenile 2nd
2017 IBJJF Pan Championship Juvenile 1st
2017 IBJJF World Championship Juvenile 1st
2018 IBJJF Pan Championship 2nd
2018 IBJJF European Open Championship 1st
2019 IBJJF World Championship 3rd
2019 IBJJF European Open Championship 2nd
2019 IBJJF Pan Championship 1st
2020 IBJJF European Open Championship 1st
2020 IBJJF Pan Championship 1st
2021 EUG Featherweight Tournament 1st
2022 IBJJF Pan Championship 1st

7. Professional Record Breakdown

42 Matches 36 Wins 6 Losses
By Submission 21 1
By Points 11 2
By Advantage 2 2
By Decision 2 1

8. Andy Murasaki Submission Breakdown

Submission Techniques 21 Wins 1 Loss
Choke from Back 3 0
Armbar 5 0
Triangle 1 0
Verbal Tap 1 0
Toe Hold 1 0
Mounted X Choke 1 0
Submission 5 0
Kata Gatame 2 0
Crucifix Choke 1 0
Arm in Ezekiel 1 0
Cachecol Choke 0 1

9. Andy Murasaki Fight History

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Weight
2022 IBJJF Absolute Grand Prix M. Rodrigues W Points Absolute Division
2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship A. Oranday W Toehold Middleweight
2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship T. Langaker W Points Middleweight
2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship T. Dalpra L Cachecol Choke Middleweight
2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship M. Filho W Choke From the Back Middleweight
2022 World Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship L. Lara W Points Middleweight
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship I. Feliz W Points Lightweight
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship J. Tama W Choke From the Back Lightweight
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship J. Alves L Points Lightweight
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship S. Soares W Kata Gatame Lightweight
2022 Pan IBJJF Jiu Jitsu Championship V. Nithael W Points Lightweight
2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship J. Alves L Advantage Lightweight
2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship I. Feliz W Points Lightweight
2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship S. Soares W Kata Gatame Lightweight
2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship V. Nithael W Points Lightweight
2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship J. Tama W Choke From the Back Lightweight
2022 Pan Jiu Jitsu IBJJF Championship J. Alves L Points Lightweight
2022 IBJJF Dallas Open Y. Lucas W Points Absolute Division
2022 IBJJF Dallas Open E. Avelar W Points Middleweight
2022 IBJJF Dallas Open A. Porfirio W Points Absolute Division
2022 IBJJF Dallas Open F. Cuneo W Choke from Mount Middleweight
2022 IBJJF Dallas Open A. Oranday W Points Middleweight
2022 IBJJF Miami Winter Open G. Rocha W Armbar Absolute Division
2022 IBJJF Miami Winter Open R. Barbosa W Other Middleweight
2022 IBJJF Miami Winter Open J. Albuquerque W Armbar Absolute Division
2022 IBJJF Miami Winter Open S. Budhram W Ezekiel Absolute Division
2022 IBJJF Miami Winter Open C. Gabrielson W Choke From the Back Middleweight
2022 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open M. Godoy W Armbar Absolute Division
2022 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open C. Mayfield W Points Middleweight
2022 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open G. Rocha W Advantage Absolute Division
2022 IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open C. Mayfield W Choke from Crucifix Absolute Division
2021 Abu Dhabi World Pro Brazil Qualifier M. Luna L Decision -77kgs
2021 IBJJF Atlanta Summer Open D. Diniz W Kata Gatame Middleweight
2021 IBJJF Atlanta Summer Open R. Anjos W Advantage Middleweight
2021 Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship J. Alves L Points Lightweight
2021 EUG Promotions M. Gabriel W Decision 160lbs
2021 EUG Promotions G. Grippo W Triangle 160lbs
2021 EUG Promotions K. Maciel W Decision 160lbs
2020 Subversiv 4 K. Steele W Decision 180lbs
2020 Subversiv 4 N. Ronan L Decision 180lbs
2020 Subversiv 4 D. McDonald W Decision 180lbs
2020 Subversiv 4 D. Royce W Decision 180lbs
2020 Who's #1 L. Protasio W Split Decision Lightweight
2018 Spyder BJJ Invitational Championship Qualifier V. Nathiel L Advantage 76kgs
2017 Abu Dhabi World Pro Brazil Qualifier M. Luna L Decision -77kgs

10. Top Fights of Andy Murasaki

Andy Murasaki v Tommy Langaker / World Championship 2022

Andy Murasaki v Sérgio Soares / Pan Championship 2022

Andy Murasaki VS Lucas Protasio / European Championship 2020

Andy Murasaki VS Mason Fowler / Pan Championship 2020

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