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Andy Murasaki is a Brazilian-Japanese professional jiu-jitsu athlete who holds the rank of black belt in this sport/martial art, a grade he received from André and Angelica Galvão of the Atos Academy. Prior to his time representing the San Diego based team, Murasaki worked extensively with Caio Terra and Anderson Murasaki (his father). Andy broke out as one of the sport’s leading competitors during his colored belt career, a time when he conquered important titles of the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) league, tournaments such as the World, European, and Pan American Championships.

Andy Murasaki Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Andy Tomas Murasaki Pereira

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Luis Dagmar >André Galvão > Andy Murasaki

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2022)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Championship (2023)
  • 1st Place EUG Featherweight Tournament (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2022 / 2023)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022 / 2024)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Championship (2024)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019 purple, 2020** brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Championship (2018 purple, 2020 brown)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2018 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Championship (2019 purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2019 purple)

Main Achievements (Juvenile):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2016** / 2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2016 / 2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Championship (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF World Championship (2017*)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2017*)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

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

Team/Association: Atos

Andy Murasaki Biography

Andy Murasaki was born on March 26, 2000, in the Japanese prefecture of Saitama, near the country’s capital, Tokyo, with both his parents being Brazilian nationals of Japanese descent. Although born in Japan, Murasaki moved to Brazil as a baby and spent large portions of his childhood in the South American country.

Being Mr. Anderson and Mrs. Priscila Murasaki’s son, Andy was named after his father, who was always referred to as “Andy” by friends and family, a short-form of Anderson.

Andy’s father played an essential role in Murasaki’s path in jiu-jitsu as it was Anderson who initiated him in the gentle art at the age of 8 and always motivated the young athlete to train. Anderson was a purple belt when he started teaching Andy but later became an accomplished black, going on to promote his son up until the blue belt rank.

Training mainly in Japan, with his father as well as coaches Toshio Asada and Yoski Suto, Andy decided he wanted to become a professional jiu-jitsu athlete during his mid-teens but understood that Japan was not the right place to achieve his full potential. Packing his hopes and dreams in a suitcase, Andy moved to the United States of America at the age of 15, in pursuit of greatness.

The first experience as a full-time grappler in the US was spent with coach Caio Terra, and it was Terra who promoted the young athlete to purple belt in the final weeks of 2017.

By 2018, Murasaki was not feeling happy with his situation at CTA. This period coincided with him meeting two of his idols, André and Angelica Galvão, the team leaders of the Atos Academy, a workgroup that was the reigning world champion team at the time. Being a big fan of what the Galvão family was doing at Atos, and considering his unsatisfactory circumstances at CTA, Murasaki ended up moving to the San Diego camp.

At Atos, Murasaki’s stock continued to grow, earning his brown belt rank from his new coaches. His continued success hit an all-time high as a brown belt in 2020 when Andy conquered both the European and the Pan American Championships (double gold). After these impressive performances, on December 21, 2020, Murasaki was promoted to black belt by André Galvão.

Andy Murasaki Grappling Record

63 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    19 (30%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    35 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

35 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
26
9
#86e620
Choke from back
23
8
#5AD3D1
Submission
17
6
#d1212a
Katagatame
11
4
#fad11b
Triangle
6
2
#f58822
Inside heel hook
3
1
#224aba
Crucifix choke
3
1
#ff9124
Verbal tap
3
1
#bf1f6c
Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
#22c9a5
Mounted X choke
3
1
#fad223
Toe hold
3
1
35
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (25%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    4 (33%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

4 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Armbar
50
2
#86e620
Cachecol choke
25
1
#5AD3D1
Triangle
25
1
4
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Andy Murasaki Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
25612Mathias LunaMathias LunaLReferee DecisionWP BR Qualifier77KG4F2021
27571Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 4x2Pan American76KG8F2021
29969Matheus OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvAustin WO82KG4F2022
30944Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 8x8, AdvLA Open76KGF2022
31661Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLPts: 2x0Pan American76KGF2022
32955Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLCachecol chokeWorld Champ.82KGF2022
37913Johnatha AlvesJohnatha AlvesLReferee DecisionIBJJF GP76KGF2023
40411Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 4x2World Champ.88KGF2023
45619Tainan DalpraTainan DalpraLTriangleThe Crown82KGF2023
46411Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLArmbarEuropean Open82KGF2024
47844Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABS4F2024
47944Mica GalvaoMica GalvaoLArmbarPan American82KGF2024
25587Kennedy MacielKennedy MacielWReferee DecisionEUG 170KG4F2021
25590Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWTriangleEUG 170KGSF2021
25592Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielWReferee DecisionEUG 170KGF2021
27845Rafael AnjosRafael AnjosWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta SMOP82KGSF2021
27847Daniel DinizDaniel DinizWKatagatameAtlanta SMOP82KGF2021
30473Clay MayfieldWPts: 11x2Atlanta WO82KGSF2022
30478Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWPts: 2x2, AdvAtlanta WOABSR12022
30481Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyWArmbarAtlanta WOABS4F2022
30484Clay MayfieldWCrucifix chokeAtlanta WOABSSF2022
30685Chris GabrielsonWChoke from backMiami WO82KGSF2022
30686Rodrigo GortariWVerbal tapMiami WO82KGF2022
30695Joao AlbuquerqueWArmbarMiami WOABS4F2022
30698Suraj BudhramWArm in EzekielMiami WOABSSF2022
30699Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWArmbarMiami WOABSF2022
30788Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWMounted X chokeDallas Open82KGSF2022
30789Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarWPts: 8x2Dallas Open82KGF2022
30808Austin OrandayWArmbarDallas OpenABS4F2022
30809Yan LucasYan LucasWPts: 6x2Dallas OpenABSSF2022
30811Andre PorfirioAndre PorfirioWPts: 4x0Dallas OpenABSF2022
30942Raul BasilioRaul BasilioWPts: 2x0LA Open76KG4F2022
30943Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasWPts: 2x0LA Open76KGSF2022
31648Johnny TamaJohnny TamaWChoke from backPan American76KGR12022
31654Victor NithaelVictor NithaelWPts: 4x2Pan American76KGR22022
31658Sergio SoaresWKatagatamePan American76KG4F2022
31660Igor FelizIgor FelizWPts: 5x0Pan American76KGSF2022
32940Austin OrandayWToe holdWorld Champ.82KGR12022
32948Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWChoke from backWorld Champ.82KG8F2022
32951Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 6x0World Champ.82KG4F2022
32954Tommy LangakerTommy LangakerWPts: 2x0World Champ.82KGSF2022
35839Anthony ErbertWSubmissionCharleston FO82KGSF2022
35840Gialysson FreitasGialysson FreitasWArmbarCharleston FO82KGF2022
35915Lucas GarciaWSubmissionHouston FO82KG4F2022
35918Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoWSubmissionHouston FO82KGSF2022
35920Alef BritoAlef BritoWSubmissionHouston FO82KGF2022
35940Vinicius WongWSubmissionHouston FNGO79KGSF2022
35942Francisco CuneoFrancisco CuneoWPts: 4x0Houston FNGO79KGF2022
36860Charles MurdockWSubmissionNoGi Worlds79KGR12022
36870Eduardo AvelarEduardo AvelarWInjuryNoGi Worlds79KG4F2022
36872Italo MouraItalo MouraWPts: 4x0NoGi Worlds79KGSF2022
36873Igor FelizIgor FelizWInside heel hookNoGi Worlds79KGF2022
37254Guilherme RochaGuilherme RochaWChoke from backEuropean Open76KGR22023
37256Leon LarmanLeon LarmanWKatagatameEuropean Open76KG4F2023
37260Elijah DorseyElijah DorseyWKatagatameEuropean Open76KGSF2023
37261Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open76KGF2023
37663Seungmoon BaekWChoke from backSpyder RTBB75KG4F2023
37666Marcio AndreMarcio AndreWPts: 2x0Spyder RTBB75KGSF2023
37667Natan ChuengNatan ChuengWPts: 19x0Spyder RTBB75KGF2023
37912Carlos HenriqueCarlos HenriqueWChoke from backIBJJF GP76KGSF2023
40387Joao CizeskiJoao CizeskiWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.88KGR12023
40404Servio TulioServio TulioWPts: 3x0World Champ.88KG8F2023
40408Matheus SpirandeliMatheus SpirandeliWChoke from backWorld Champ.88KG4F2023
40409Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.88KGSF2023
41873Eliyah LavataiWArmbarSDiego SMO88KGSF2023
41874Mathias LunaMathias LunaWPointsSDiego SMO88KGF2023
45618Mauricio OliveiraMauricio OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvThe Crown82KGSF2023
46399Guilherme SilvaWTriangleEuropean Open82KG8F2024
46407Vinicius MartinsVinicius MartinsWChoke from backEuropean Open82KG4F2024
46410Pedro BoloPedro BoloWPts: 6x2European Open82KGSF2024
47178Mathias LunaMathias LunaWArmbarIBJJF NGGP82KGSPF2024
47838Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 9x0Pan AmericanABS8F2024
47934Matheus ChedidWArmbarPan American82KGR12024
47940Austin OrandayWArmbarPan American82KG4F2024
47943Wallison OliveiraWPts: 4x2Pan American82KGSF2024

Andy Murasaki Highlight (by Takedown Breakdown)

 

 

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