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Andris Brunovskis is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt, a degree earned under the tutelage of André Galvão. Known for his creative and exciting open guard game, Brunovskis established his submission artist reputation in the colored belt divisions of the sport, a reputation he carried with him to black belt. In 2014 Brunovskis became an overnight internet sensation after the video of his ‘colorful’ submission of Christopher Broudnax at the World No-Gi Championship semifinal (2010) went viral. In the footage, Andris scoots on his back while playing inverted guard this peculiar move was caught by some of MMA’s mainstream media (below) which boosted the video’s views.

Andris Brunovskis Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Andris Auseklis Brunovskis

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: M. Maeda > Carlos Gracie Rey. Gracie > Osv. Alves > Luis Dagmar > André Galvão > Andris Brunovskis

Main Achievements:

  • IBJJF World Champion (2010 purple, 2008 blue)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2014 brown)
  • IBJJF/JBJJF Asian Open Champion (2017/2015)
  • IBJJF Pan Pacific Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF San Diego Open Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF Las Vegas Open Champion (2017/2016)
  • IBJJF American Nationals 2nd Place (2014)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Championship 2nd Place (2010 purple, 2008 blue)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 3rd Place (2019/2017)

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard & Omoplata

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76,00 kg/168.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Atos Jiu-Jitsu

Andris Brunovskis Biography

Andris Brunovskis was born on the 8th of August, 1990. Though both of Andris’ parents are Latvian, Brunovskis was born in the United States.

Jiu jitsu appeared in Brunovskis’ life when he was 16 years old while living in Cleveland, Ohio. His first coach was Darren Branch at Evolution Jiu Jitsu, which later became an affiliate of Gracie Humaitá. Andris became fascinated by grappling even at an early age, and the sport was an important part of his life almost from the get-go.

After he moved to Sacramento, Brunovskis continued his training at Cassio Werneck‘s academy. A former world champion, Werneck’s experience helped Andris earn his first world title, as a blue belt (2008). It was during his time in Sacramento that Brunovskis met Keenan Cornelius and the two became good friends.

Andris often traveled from Cleveland to Sacramento to visit his family, dividing his training between Branch and Werneck. While competing in Ohio, Brunovskis was scouted by Lloyd Irvin who saw the talent in Brunovskis. Lloyd offered Andris the chance to train full time for his team, with all expenses paid for, a chance immediately accepted by the young athlete. Brunovskis would later be the main reason why Keenan Cornelius decided to join Irvin’s Maryland  based team.

Living in a “fighter house” with fellow teammates who ate and drank jiu jitsu 24/7, Andris went through a great competitive period, but as the Team Lloyd Irvin scandal broke out early in 2013, involving the alleged rape of a fellow student and the somber past of the team’s leader, the competition group split and the majority of the team (specially those who had been scouted from other teams) left TLI, this included Brunovskis.

The split from Lloyd Irvin’s team left Andris in a precarious situation. With no financial means to train full time, and no fixed team, Brunovskis had to take one step back in order to re-group. He returned to his grappling career in 2014 with the Atos Jiu Jitsu academy, where he met many of his former team mates. On September 2014 Andris Brunovskis was awarded his black belt by his new instructor, André Galvão.

Banner picture taken by Kenny Jewel of GrappleTv

Andris Brunovskis Grappling Record

39 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (26%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    23 (59%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (3%)

23 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Omoplata
39
9
#86e620
Kneebar
13
3
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
9
2
#d1212a
Submission
9
2
#fad11b
Triangle armbar
9
2
#f58822
Reverse omoplata
4
1
#224aba
Choke from back
4
1
#ff9124
Cross choke
4
1
#bf1f6c
Armbar
4
1
#22c9a5
Baratoplata
4
1
23
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (17%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (8%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (8%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke from back
50
1
#86e620
Triangle
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Andris Brunovskis Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
5911Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLDQAmerican Nat.76KGF2014
7392Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG8F2015
9215Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American76KG4F2016
11476Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLTriangleEuropean Open76KGSF2017
12053Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLPts: 7x2Pan American76KG4F2017
12972Joao AlvesLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KGR12017
13660Yan LucasYan LucasLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA77KG4F2017
15187Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtLPts: 6x4Pan American76KG4F2018
17835Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLPointsLong Beach Open82KGF2018
18525Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPts: 4x2European Open82KGSF2019
18948Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLPts: 6x6, AdvLA BJJ Pro82KGSF2019
19151Lucas RochaLucas RochaLPts: 4x2Pan American82KGR12019
5908Jimmy TatWPointsAmerican Nat.76KG4F2014
5909Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWOmoplataAmerican Nat.76KGSF2014
6186Wellington DiasWellington DiasWOmoplataLong Beach Open76KGF2014
6755Jonatas GurgelJonatas GurgelWAdvPan American76KGR12015
6763Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American76KGR22015
6766Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG4F2015
7293Thimothy LeeWPointsLas Vegas Open76KG4F2015
7294Della MonicaWAdvLas Vegas Open76KGSF2015
7295Omar FrenchWBow and arrowLas Vegas Open76KGF2015
7386Rafael HenriqueWKneebarWorld Champ.76KGR12015
7513Josh WhinceyWOmoplataSub Series ProABSSPF2015
7999Bruno AmorimBruno AmorimWOmoplataAsian Open82KG4F2015
8000Hansel koWKneebarAsian Open82KGSF2015
8001Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPts: 8x4Asian Open82KGF2015
9210Matias SimonelliWPts: 16x4Pan American76KG8F2016
11105Johannes AndersonWSubmissionSwedish Open76KGSF2016
11106Paulo PeixotoWPointsSwedish Open76KGF2016
11464Edipo MonteiroWDQEuropean Open76KG8F2017
11472Ilke BulutIlke BulutWCross chokeEuropean Open76KG4F2017
12033Jan BuatimJan BuatimWBow and arrowPan American76KGR12017
12046Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWArmbarPan American76KG8F2017
12447Miles IvankovicWOmoplataPan Pacific76KGSF2017
12448Jeremy UmphriesWOmoplataPan Pacific76KGF2017
12565John CombsJohn CombsWKneebarF2W Pro 3182KGSPF2017
12729Ross KeepingWOmoplataLas Vegas Open82KG4F2017
12730Bill CooperBill CooperWPts: 8x6Las Vegas Open82KGSF2017
12732Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWBaratoplataLas Vegas Open82KGF2017
12823Yago EspindolaWOmoplataSan Diego Open82KG4F2017
12826Nathan MendelsohnNathan MendelsohnWReferee DecisionSan Diego Open82KGSF2017
12828Magid HageWPts: 2x0San Diego Open82KGF2017
13538Jin IshimuraWTriangle armbarAsian Open76KG4F2017
13540Tano OdilioWPts: 6x0Asian Open76KGSF2017
13542Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWOmoplataAsian Open76KGF2017
15183Douglas KallinWTriangle armbarPan American76KG8F2018
17833Hunter EwaldHunter EwaldWReverse omoplataLong Beach Open82KGSF2018
18516Thomas MietzWPts: 9x2European Open82KGR12019
18521Darragh OConaillDarragh OConaillWN/AEuropean Open82KG4F2019
18907Chad ShauleWSubmissionPortland Open82KGSF2019
18909Breno BittencourtBreno BittencourtWChoke from backPortland Open82KGF2019


Andris Brunovskis vs Christopher Broudnax

Andris Brunovskis vs Wellington Dias

 

Guard Passing Instructional by Lucas Lepri

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