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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 European Open 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF Asian Open 2nd Place (2015/2016/2017)
  • IBJJF NY Spring Open 2nd Place (2016)
  • IBJJF European Open 3rd Place (2017)

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

30 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    25 (83%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (13%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (3%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION
26 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (23%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    12 (46%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

12 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
25
3
#86e620
Armbar
17
2
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
8
1
#d1212a
Marceloplata
8
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
8
1
#f58822
Omoplata
8
1
#224aba
Submission
8
1
#ff9124
Heel hook
8
1
#bf1f6c
Choke from back
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Masahiro Iwasaki Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3445Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLTriangleDumau NE76KGF2012
4405Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLChoke from backEuropean OpenABSR22013
4421Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLArmbarEuropean Open70KG4F2013
4522Mario ReisMario ReisLPointsPan American70KGR12013
6485Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionEuropean70KG4F2015
7991Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLTriangleAsian Open70KGF2015
8473Kim TerraKim TerraLBow and arrowIBJJF NY Pro70KG4F2015
8856Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 5x0European Open70KG4F2016
9201Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 7x0Pan American76KG8F2016
9400Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0NY Spring Open76KGF2016
9907Lucas LepriLucas LepriLMarceloplataWorld Champ.76KGR22016
10448Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalLPts: 3x2Asian Open76KGF2016
11471Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLTriangleEuropean Open76KGSF2017
12028Marcus WilsonLToe holdPan American76KGR12017
12977Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG8F2017
13536Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLOmoplataAsian Open76KGF2017
14712Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open76KGF2018
15180Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG8F2018
15397Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiD---Quintet FNABSF2018
15781Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLSubmissionMarianas Open81KGSF2018
16258Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLAdvWorld Champ.76KGR32018
16951Vagner RochaVagner RochaLHeel hookKasai Pro 377KGRR2018
16962M. LutesLPts: 2x1Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17752J. AlvesLArmbarSpyder Inv. Final76KGSF2018
18226Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGR12018
18502Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroLReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2019
19938Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesLReferee DecisionADCC Asia Trials77KGSF2019
3446Shimasaki KojiWPts: 3x2Dumau Kansai76KGSPF2012
4403Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPts: 2x0European OpenABSR12013
5175K. NishibayashiWPointsJJ Priest Cup76KGSPF2013
5191Y. ItamiWChoke from backKosen vs BJJNASPF2014
6330Yasuto NakatsukaWPointsAll Japan70KGF2015
6331Tatsuya KanekoWPointsNagoya Open76KGF2015
6479Tuomas TammilethoWPts: 8x0European70KGR12015
7989Ichitaro TsukadaWPointsAsian Open70KGSF2015
8853Renan SancarWPts: 2x0European Open70KGR12016
9197Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Pan American76KGR12016
9399Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 4x2NY Spring Open76KGSF2016
9901Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12016
10435Robson TanoWPts: 0x0, AdvAll Japan76KGF2016
10447Tanno OdilioWPointsAsian Open76KGSF2016
11465Thibaut OlivierThibaut OlivierWPts: 2x0European Open76KG8F2017
11469Kacper RotWPts: 2x0European Open76KG4F2017
12969Diego BispoDiego BispoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12017
13533Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsAsian Open76KG4F2017
13535Kleber KoikeWN/AAsian Open76KGSF2017
14703Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPts: 2x0European Open76KGR12018
14706Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 2x0European Open76KG4F2018
14710Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWPts: 2x0European Open76KGSF2018
15389Takumi YanoD---Quintet FNABSSF2018
15777Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWPts: 0x0Marianas Open81KG4F2018
15784Servio TulioServio TulioWPts: 2x0Marianas Open81KG3RD2018
16246Jan BuatimJan BuatimWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR22018
16669Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 2x0Spider Inv. 4F76KGSPF2018
16958Marcin HeldWPts: 3x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
18496Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWPts: 3x0European Open70KGF2019
19934S. LeGourrierecWPts: 11x0ADCC Asia Trials77KGR12019
19937Jon SchwartzWPts: 4x0ADCC Asia Trials77KG4F2019

Masahiro Iwasaki vs Robson Tano

Masahiro Iwasaki vs Kohei Nishibayashi

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