Michael Langhi is one of the top Brazilian Jiu Jitsu lightweights in the World, being known especially for his amazingly flexible guard game. Langhi busted into the main stream of BJJ in his first year as a black belt (2009) after winning all four main competitions in IBJJF’ calender (Brasileiro, European Open, Pan American and World Championship) in the lightweight division. He was named “BJJ Fighter of the year” by the press on that same year. Michael is also the older brother of another Jiu Jitsu starlet, Michel Langhi who was awarded his black belt in 2011.
Michael Langhi Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Michael Alexandre Langhi
- 2x World Champion (2009, 2010)
- 3x Pan American Champion (2009, 2010, 2011 – closed bracket with team mate)
- 2x Brazilian National Champion (2008, 2009)
- 3x European Champion (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)
Weight Category: Peso Leve (Lighteweight) 76kg-167lbs
Favourite Position: Spider Guard/Open Guard
Affiliation/Team: Team Alliance.
Michael Langhi Biography
Michael was born 1985 in Sao Carlos, a city in the State of sao Paulo – Brazil. He started his martial arts career at an early age in the Brazilian Art of capoeira in Londrina, another Brazilian town. It was here that he met and became friends with Rubens Charles, who later became a multi time world champion in BJJ.
His first contact with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu came at the end of 2001 when Rubens Charles invited Langhi to take part in one of his classes. Rubens (alson known as “Cobrinha”) was then a purple belt launching a school in their town of Londrina -State of Paraná. Langhi hasn’t stopped training since that first class. Langhi’s first international title came at the age of 19 when he won the Mundial (World Championship) in the blue belt level division, he repeated the prowess in 2006 this time as a Purple Belt and in 2007 with Brown around his waist. Finally in 2009 he was awarded his Black Belt by his long time friend and idol Rubens Charles “Cobrinha”.
2009 was in fact a fantastic year for Michael as he won all Major Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Tournaments in the World (Europeans, Brazilian Nationals, World Championships and Pan Americans), one of the biggest achievements to have ever been recorded in Brazilan Jiu Jitsu.
Michael Langhi vs Gilbert Burns (Atos Team) Final of 2009 Mundial
Michael Langhi vs Gilbert Burns WJJPC trials
Michael Langui x Daisuke Sugie – Europeans 2009