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Izaak Michell - An Accomplished Australian BJJ Grappler

Izaak Michell - An Accomplished Australian BJJ Grappler

1. Izaak Michell’s Details

Izaak Michell’s Details
Name Izaak Michell
Nickname N/A
Born Adelaide, South Australia
Date of Birth 25 August 1998
Weight Division 88 kg / 194 lbs
Last Weigh-in N/A
Height N/A
College N/A
Rank Brown Belt
Last Fight 2023 AIGA Champions League Quarterfinals
Favorite Position Well Rounded
Head Coach Leo Arruda, John Danaher, Craig Jones.
Fighting out of Austin, TX
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2. Izaak Michell’s Biography

Izaak Michell is a renowned Australian Grappler and brown belt. Michell was trained under the supervision of numerous top practitioners such as John Danaher, Craig Jones, and Leo Arruda. Michell is presently providing jiu-jitsu coaching classes in Austin, Texas.

2.1. Izaak Michell’s Early Life Phase

Izaak Michell was born on 25 August 1998 in South Australia. He was raised in Adelaide, Australia’s largest city. Michell was completely passionate about physical activities from his childhood but his major interest was in Skateboarding and Surfing. After that, he spent his teenage in practising gymnastics and also secured victory in different gymnastics tournaments. One of his finest victories was winning two silver medals by playing gymnastics on a national level.

2.2. Participation in Australian Football

Izaak Michell’s interest was not just confined to surfing and skateboarding as he also spent some of his years in Australian football which is also referred to as AFL. This game is played on a modified cricket ground of oval shape and includes two teams. This sport shows quite a resemblance with rugby in which the player carries the ball in his hands and scoring of points is linked with the foot usage in the game. Along with all these games, Michell also practiced kickboxing and self-defense techniques in his early life stages.

2.3. Entry into the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

In 2016, Izzaak Michell decided to return to martial arts so he joined the Arruda Jiu-jitsu Coaching Institute. That was the main institute that taught the Muay Thai and jiu-jitsu basics to Michell. Michell spent around one year in training sessions and then immediately prepared his mind to showcase his exceptional grappling skills in different jiu-jitsu tournaments. From his white to purple belt, Michell spent his major time under the tutelage of Leo Arruda.

2.4. Izaak Michell’s Achievements and Titles

Izaak Michell is undoubtedly a remarkable BJJ athlete with a highly incredible grappling record. He is widely recognized as one of the finest no-gi athletes due to his successful record in different top tournaments such as the ADCC 2022 Championship, FloGrappling Who's Next Season 1 Championship, and 2019 GrappleFest 4 Super Fight Championship, etc.

2.5. Training under John Danaher

In 2019, Izaak Michell shifted to New York and learned advanced grappling skills under John Danaher, a renowned instructor from New Zealand. When Michell was getting training from John, multiple senior students of John became a part of a famous workgroup in New York. Craig Jones and Aussie were the prominent personalities in the workgroup. After some time, Michell decided to build his new workgroup team which was referred to as B-Team. Michell as well as some skilled students of John contributed significantly to this brand-new squad.

2.6. Brown Belt Rank

In November 2022, Izaak Michell received his brown belt under the supervision of Craig Jones. After securing various winning titles, Izazak’s black belt was the major milestone in his entire BJJ profession.

3. Izaak Michell’s Top Historic Fights

3.1. Izaak Michell vs Kurtis Martin

In the 2023 ADCC Asian & Oceania Trials, Izaak Michell faced Kurtis Martin. In the initial stages of the bout, Michell amazingly resisted the Choke techniques attempted by the Kurtis. Michell amazed the audience by applying the Guillotine technique and secured the victory against Kurtis Martin.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2023 ADCC Trials AO Kurtis Martin W Guillotine SF 88KG

3.2. Izaak Michell vs Jacob Couch

In the 2023 WNO 18 Championship, Izaak Michell competed against Jacob Couch. Both competitors displayed their exceptional jiu-jitsu skills. Throughout the match, Michell tried hard to attempt multiple BJJ techniques and ultimately won based on the Referee's decision.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2023 WNO 18 Jacob Couch W Referee Decision SPF 84KG

3.3. Izaak Michell vs. Josh Demas

In the 2022 WNX Championship, Izaak Michell secured a victory against Josh Demas. Initially, Demas tried to submit Michell but Michell succeeded by applying the Inside Heel Hook technique in the last minutes of the bout.

Year Event Opponent W/L/D Method Stage Weight Class
2022 WNX Josh Demas W Inside heel hook R1 Absolute Division

4. Izaak Michell’s National and International Achievements

Year Event Medal/Position Weight Division
2022 ADCC AUS Trials GoldGold Medal Icon 99KG
2023 Polaris 25 BronzeBronze Medal Icon Absolute Division

4.1. Izaak Michell’s Main Achievements: (Black Belt)

Year Event Medal/Position Belt
2022 ADCC Match Of The Tournament Award N/A Black
2022 ADCC Asia & Oceania Trials 1st Black
2022 Who’s Next Tournament 1st Black

4.2. Izaak Michell’s Main Achievements (Amateur)

Year Event Medal/Position Belt
2021 IBJJF World Championship NOGI 1st Brown

5. Izaak Michell’s BJJ Professional Record Breakdown

Matches 15 Wins 4 Losses
By Points 3 2
By advantages 0 0
By Submission 10 1
By Decision 2 1
By Penalties 0 0
By DQ 0 0
By Draw 0

5.1. Methods of Submission W/L

Methods 8 Wins Losses
Inside Heel Hook 3 0
Rear Naked Choke 2 0
Armbar 2 0
Ezekiel 1 0

6. Izaak Michell’s Top Fight History

Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
Josh Demas W Inside heel hook WNX ABS R1 2022
James Severs W Inside heel hook ADCC AUS Trials 99KG R1 2022
Adam Bradley W RNC WNX ABS R2 2022
Anton Minenko W Pts: 7x0 ADCC AUS Trials 99KG F 2022
Jahred Dell W RNC ADCC AUS Trials 99KG 4F 2022
Matt McGuiness W Ezekiel ADCC AUS Trials 99KG SF 2022
Vagner Rocha L Referee Decision ADCC 88KG R1 2022
Jansen Nêgo Gomes W Inside heel hook WNX ABS SF 2022
Kyle Chambers W Armbar WNO 13 ABS SPF 2022
Jo Chen W Points AIGA 83KG RR 2023
Kurtis Martin W Guillotine
ADCC Trials AO
88KG SF 2023
Shamil Shihshabekov W Armbar AIGA 83KG RR 2023
Kaynan Casemiro Duarte L Pts: 3x1 Polaris 25 ABS SF 2023
Roberto Francisco Jimenez W Pts: 2x0 Polaris 25 ABS 4F 2023
Jacob Couch W Refree Decision Tezos WNO 18: Meregali vs Marinho 84KG SPF 2023
Italo Moura L Points KASAI Pro 6 155 lbs (70.3 kg) N/A 2019
Craig McIntosh W Decision Grapple Fest 5 165 lbs (75.0 kg) N/A 2019
Nathan Dunne W Inside Heel Hook Grapple Fest 4 154 lbs (70.0 kg) N/A 2019
Eric Koval L Armbar Pan Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship N/A N/A 2014

7. Izaak Michell’s Top Fights:

Izaak Michell vs Shamil Shihshabekov | 2023 AIGA Champions League Quarterfinals

2-Hour Jiu-Jitsu Match!? Izaak Michell and Kyle Chambers Compete In A No Time Limit Match

Fan FAVORITE Match Up: Jacob Couch vs Izaak Michell | Tezos WNO 18: Meregali vs. Marinho

Izaak Michell vs. Jansen Gomes | Who's Next (Season 1, Round 3)

Best Match of ADCC: Vagner Rocha vs Izaak Michell (FULL HIGHLIGHT)

Photo credit: @izaakmichellbjj

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