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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 Pan Championship (2022*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Brazilian Nationals (2021**)
  • 1st Place AJP Abu Dhabi World Pro (2021)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, RJ (2021)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2022)
  • 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

52 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (8%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    16 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

16 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Armbar
44
7
#86e620
Triangle
31
5
#5AD3D1
Armlock
6
1
#d1212a
Toe hold
6
1
#fad11b
North south choke
6
1
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Verbal tap
6
1
16
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
3 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    1 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (67%)
  • 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
25060Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Stars 596KGSF2021
25600Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 1x0WP BR Qualifier120KG4F2021
32953Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.ABSF2022
24376Victor HugoVictor HugoWPts: 6x4BJJ Stars 4ABSSPF2020
24744Eduardo LopesEduardo LopesWPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ120KG8F2020
24747Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWPts: 7x0Grand Slam RJ120KG4F2020
24752Pedro AlexPedro AlexWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ120KGRPC2020
24754Felipe BezerraFelipe BezerraWArmlockGrand Slam RJ120KG3RD2020
25056Erberth SantosErberth SantosWPts: 4x2BJJ Stars 596KG4F2021
25300Davi CabralDavi CabralWArmbarRio Open100KGR12021
25306Pablo RaimundoWArmbarRio Open100KGSF2021
25323Hugo GambinoWTriangleRio OpenABS4F2021
25325Wildemar SouzaWToe holdRio OpenABSSF2021
25523Walter SantosWArmbarGrand Slam AD120KG4F2021
25528Walter SantosWPts: 1x0Grand Slam AD120KGRPC2021
25598Fabio MartinsWPts: 9x0WP BR Qualifier120KGR12021
26399Gabriel VolanteWPts: 2x0SA Cont. Pro94KGR12021
26406Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 5x1SA Cont. Pro94KG4F2021
26410Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPts: 4x4SA Cont. Pro94KGSF2021
26480Rafael MessageWPts: 7x4SA Cont. ProHWA4F2021
26481Gabriel CostaGabriel CostaWTriangleSA Cont. ProHWASF2021
26805Leonardo LemosWArmbarBig Deal Pro 3100KGSPF2021
28040Paulo OtavioWNorth south chokeBrasileiro100KGR12021
28047Vitor ChelloniWPts: 8x2Brasileiro100KGSF2021
28057Pedro AlexPedro AlexWPts: 4x2BrasileiroABS8F2021
28063Erberth SantosErberth SantosWVerbal tapBrasileiroABS4F2021
28068Henrique CardosoHenrique CardosoWPts: 9x4BrasileiroABSSF2021
28069Rider ZuchiRider ZuchiWPts: 4x2BrasileiroABSF2021
28526Gustavo BorgesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KG8F2021
28533Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 3x1Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2021
28537Gabriel HenriqueGabriel HenriqueWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGSF2021
29184Eric BergmannWPts: 3x0World Pro94KG4F2021
29187Matheus FelipeMatheus FelipeWPts: 2x1World Pro94KGSF2021
29189Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 4x2World Pro94KGF2021
29529Matheus FelipeMatheus FelipeWPts: 8x2World Champ.100KG8F2021
29532Joshua GuerraWTriangleWorld Champ.100KG4F2021
29536Felipe PenaFelipe PenaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGSF2021
29538Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.100KGF2021
31058Janis RiekstinsWPts: 6x0Grand Slam LDN94KG4F2022
31063Hygor BritoHygor BritoWPts: 5x2Grand Slam LDN94KGSF2022
31064Catriel OliveiraCatriel OliveiraWPts: 3x2Grand Slam LDN94KGF2022
31508Marcos CarrozzinoWPts: 8x2Pan AmericanABSR22022
31513Pedro MarinhoPedro MarinhoWPts: 11x4Pan AmericanABS4F2022
31514Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaWPts: 0x0, AdvPan AmericanABSSF2022
31516Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWPts: 4x0Pan AmericanABSF2022
31633Wilson AlmeidaWArmbarPan American100KG4F2022
31634Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorWArmbarPan American100KGSF2022
32908Paulo LanzilottiWArmbarWorld Champ.100KG8F2022
32916Davi CabralDavi CabralWTriangleWorld Champ.100KG4F2022
32918Marcus RibeiroMarcus RibeiroWTriangleWorld Champ.100KGSF2022
32919Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWPts: 6x4World Champ.100KGF2022
32943Helton JoseHelton JoseWPts: 4x0World Champ.ABS8F2022
32949Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaWPts: 6x6, AdvWorld Champ.ABS4F2022
32952Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaWPts: 2x0World Champ.ABSSF2022
36247Anton MinenkoWPts: 6x0World Pro94KG4F2022
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4 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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