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Erich Munis

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Erich Munis is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Isaque Bahiense and Gabriel Figueiró as well as a representative of the Dream Art / Alliance Academy coalition, who worked extensively with Rodrigo Feijão and the Clube Feijão workgroup during the early stages of his professional career. Erich Munis became widely recognized as one of the rising stars of the sport after his breakthrough performances in important titles on the international circuit, including the 2019 Copa Podio Heavyweight Grand Prix, a professional event that featured some of the top athletes in the sport. Erich conquered the GP as a brown belt, then becoming the first non-black belt to win the popular grappling tournament. Erich is also the youngest of 2 other jiu-jitsu standouts, Alex and Anderson Munis.

Erich Munis Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Erich Munis dos Santos

Nickname: N/A

Lineage 1: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Isaque Bahiense > Erich Munis

Lineage 2:  Carlos GracieHelio Gracie > Rolls Gracie >Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Gabriel Figueiró > Erich Munis

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2021)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Brazilian Nationals (2021**)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2021)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2020)
  • 3rd Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2019** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2019** purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2019** purple, 2020** brown)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2017 blue, 2018** / 2019** purple)
  • 1st Place AJP World Pro (2018 purple)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, AD (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LA (2019 brown)
  • 1st Place ACBJJ South American Championship (2018 purple)
  • 1st Place Copa Podio HW Grand Prix (2019)

* Absolute
** Weight and Absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Open Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94kg/207lbs)

Team/Association: Dream Art

Erich Munis Biography

Erich Munis was born on December 19, 1997, in Panorama, a city located in the State of São Paulo, Brazil.

Growing up, Erich’s father was a big influence on him and his brothers, and it was he who instilled in the young Munis’ the love for sports and martial arts, even though there was not a lot in the way of combat sports, in the small town of Panorama.

In 2013 jiu-jitsu finally arrived in Panorama under the “Raça” team banner. Erich enrolled in the gym, alongside his middle brother Anderson. While the two siblings started training at Raça, Alex, the oldest of the brothers, also joined a grappling club at the nearby town of Três Lagoas, where he was working with his father. That nearby academy was an affiliate of Nova União and Clube Feijão.

As blue belts, the Munis brothers decided to try and follow jiu-jitsu as a career. As Alex already had a connection with Clube Feijão – one of the biggest producers of grappling talent in Brazil, the brothers decided to apply for a scholarship at the team’s headquarters, all being accepted by the well-known Maringá based school. The first to move to the training camp were Alex and Anderson who arrived as blue belts, with Erich joining them the following year due to his high-school arrangements.

Under the guidance of Rodrigo Feijão, at CF, the Munis brothers went from unknown, small-town athletes to being recognized among the hottest prospects in the sport, a reputation earned during their purple belt campaigns.

Although doing very well, competition-wise during this period, the Munis bros struggled to make ends meet financially. It was after reaching out for support on social media to compete at an international tournament that the brothers were contacted by Israel Bahiense, a representative of the Dream Art project – a brand new training center, fully dedicated to supporting and producing high-level, professional jiu-jitsu athletes.

After joining Dream Art, Erich’s skillset went above and beyond all expectations, as the young Panorama native went on to win double gold at the World Championships as a purple belt. His outstanding career on the international circuit earned Erich Munis and his brothers, their black belt by Dream Art’s team leaders, Isaque Bahiense and Gabriel Figueiró in a ceremony that took place on September 28, 2020.

Erich Munis Grappling Record

35 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    21 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (6%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

11 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Armbar
36
4
#86e620
Triangle
27
3
#5AD3D1
Armlock
9
1
#d1212a
Toe hold
9
1
#fad11b
North south choke
9
1
#f58822
Verbal tap
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
2 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    1 (50%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (50%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Erich Munis Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
24979Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Stars 596KGSF2021
25515Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 1x0WP BR Qualifier120KG4F2021
24310Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 6x4BJJ Stars 4ABSSPF2020
24678Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesWPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ120KG8F2020
24681Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWPts: 7x0Grand Slam RJ120KG4F2020
24686Pedro AlexPedro AlexWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ120KGRPC2020
24688Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWArmlockGrand Slam RJ120KG3RD2020
24975Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 4x2BJJ Stars 596KG4F2021
25217Davi CabralDavi CabralWArmbarRio Open100KGR12021
25223Pablo RaimundoWArmbarRio Open100KGSF2021
25240Hugo GambinoWTriangleRio OpenABS4F2021
25242Wildemar SouzaWToe holdRio OpenABSSF2021
25438Walter SantosWArmbarGrand Slam AD120KG4F2021
25443Walter SantosWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD120KGRPC2021
25513Fabio MartinsWPts: 9x0WP BR Qualifier120KGR12021
26314Gabriel VolanteWPts: 2x0SA Cont. Pro94KGR12021
26321Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 5x1SA Cont. Pro94KG4F2021
26325Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPts: 4x4SA Cont. Pro94KGSF2021
26392Rafael MessageWPts: 7x4SA Cont. ProHWA4F2021
26393Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaWTriangleSA Cont. ProHWASF2021
26707Leonardo LemosWArmbarBig Deal Pro 3100KGSPF2021
27936Paulo OtavioWNorth south chokeBrasileiro100KGR12021
27943Vitor ChelloniWPts: 8x2Brasileiro100KGSF2021
27953Pedro AlexPedro AlexWPts: 4x2BrasileiroABS8F2021
27959Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapBrasileiroABS4F2021
27964Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPts: 9x4BrasileiroABSSF2021
27965Rider ZuchiRider ZuchiWPts: 4x2BrasileiroABSF2021
28423Gustavo BorgesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KG8F2021
28430Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 3x1Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2021
28434Gabriel HenriqueGabriel HenriqueWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGSF2021
29076Eric BergmannWPts: 3x0World Pro94KG4F2021
29079Matheus FelipeMatheus FelipeWPts: 2x1World Pro94KGSF2021
29081Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 4x2World Pro94KGF2021
29419Matheus FelipeMatheus FelipeWPts: 8x2World Champ.100KG8F2021
29422Joshua GuerraWTriangleWorld Champ.100KG4F2021
29426Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2021
29428Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGF2021
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2 Comments

  • James says:

    He won twice with Patrick Gaudio, why it is not here in his record?

    • BJJ Heroes says:

      Hi James, we only account for “real” matches. Gaudio and Munis are teammates and these matches were mere formalities due to the AJP ruleset that stipulate team partners have to compete against each other. We do not quantify these for the record as the winner was “likely” agreed upon prior to the match.

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