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Masahiro Iwasaki

Masahiro Iwasaki

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Masahiro Iwasaki is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Marco Barbosa (as well as a former student of Yasuhiro Miyamoto) who is regarded as one of the top Japanese grappling competitors of his generation; known also as a member of the prestigious Tokyo based academy Carpe Diem. As a black belt Masahiro Iwasaki conquered medals in the IBJJF European International Open, IBJJF Asian Open as well as at the ASJJF All Japan Championship.

Masahiro Iwasaki Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Masahiro Iwasaki

Nickname: n/a

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Masahiro Iwasaki

Main Achievement:

  • ASJJF All Japan Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF Nagoya Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF Asian Open Runner-up (2015/2016)
  • IBJJF NY Spring Open Runner-up (2016)
  • IBJJF European Open Championship 3rd Place (2017)
  • IBJJF Asian Open Championship 3rd Place (2008 purple)

Position/Technique: Deep Half-Guard

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

Team/Association: Carpe Diem

Masahiro Iwasaki Biography

Masahiro Iwasaki was born on January 27, 1989 in Kobe – the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture located in the Osaka Bay of Japan.

While growing up Iwasaki became fascinated by martial arts, starting his combat training early in life through karate. His love for fighting grew exponentially with the growth of the legendary Japanese mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion: Pride FC, which reached its popularity peak during Masahiro’s teenage years.

The style of Brazilian jiu jitsu stood out to Iwasaki after the epic 2002 MMA battle between Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (Minotauro) and Bob Sapp – who outweighed Minotauro by 127 pounds (57,60 kg). The masterful display of heart and technique by the victorious Rodrigo convinced Masahiro of grappling’s efficiency, and led him to start training at the age of 15.

Masahiro’s first jiu jitsu instructor was Yasuhiro Miyamoto, one of the top grappling coaches in Iwasaki’s home town (Kobe). It was under Miyamoto that the young Masahiro Iwasaki climbed up BJJ’s belt system all the way to brown, the black belt being awarded by Marco Barbosa on December 2010.

After being promoted to black belt Masahiro spent time abroad, even picking up a coaching career in Australia (2011) before returning to Japan. When established in his home country, Iwasaki decided to join the prestigious Carpe Diem in Tokyo. One of the most successful and thriving jiu jitsu gyms in Asia.

Masahiro Iwasaki Grappling Record

16 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    13 (81%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (6%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION
14 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    8 (57%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (7%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

8 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
38
3
#86e620
Choke from back
13
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
13
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
13
1
#fad11b
Marceloplata
13
1
#f58822
Toe hold
13
1
8
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Masahiro Iwasaki Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3387Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLTriangleDumau NE76KGF2012
4322Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLChoke from backEuropean OpenABSR22013
4336Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLArmbarEuropean Open70KG4F2013
4429Mario ReisMario ReisLPointsPan American70KGR12013
6302Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionEuropean70KG4F2015
7766Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLTriangleAsian Open70KGF2015
8228Kim TerraKim TerraLBow and arrowIBJJF NY Pro70KG4F2015
8598Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 5x0European Open70KG4F2016
8930Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 7x0Pan American76KG8F2016
9126Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0NY Spring Open76KGF2016
9630Lucas LepriLucas LepriLMarceloplataWorld Champ.76KGR22016
10144Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalLPts: 3x2Asian Open76KGF2016
11083Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLTriangleEuropean Open76KGSF2017
11608Marcus WilsonLToe holdPan American76KGR12017
3388Shimasaki KojiWPts: 3x2Dumau Kansai76KGSPF2012
4320Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPts: 2x0European OpenABSR12013
5065K. NishibayashiWPointsJJ Priest Cup76KGSPF2013
5067Y. ItamiWChoke from backKosen vs BJJNASPF2014
6154Yasuto NakatsukaWPointsAll Japan70KGF2015
6155Tatsuya KanekoWPointsNagoya Open76KGF2015
6296Tuomas TammilethoWPts: 8x0European70KGR12015
7764Ichitaro TsukadaWPointsAsian Open70KGSF2015
8595Renan SancarWPts: 2x0European Open70KGR12016
8926Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Pan American76KGR12016
9125Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 4x2NY Spring Open76KGSF2016
9624Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12016
10138Robson TanoWPts: 0x0, AdvAll Japan76KGF2016
10143Tanno OdilioWPointsAsian Open76KGSF2016
11077Thibaut OlivierThibaut OlivierWPts: 2x0European Open76KG8F2017
11081Kacper RotWPts: 2x0European Open76KG4F2017

Masahiro Iwasaki vs Robson Tano

Masahiro Iwasaki vs Kohei Nishibayashi

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