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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
Choke from back
8
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
8
1
#fad11b
Marceloplata
8
1
#f58822
Toe hold
8
1
#224aba
Omoplata
8
1
#ff9124
Submission
8
1
#bf1f6c
Heel hook
8
1
12
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Masahiro Iwasaki Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3460Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLTriangleDumau NE76KGF2012
4420Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLChoke from backEuropean OpenABSR22013
4436Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLArmbarEuropean Open70KG4F2013
4537Mario ReisMario ReisLPointsPan American70KGR12013
6507Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionEuropean70KG4F2015
8013Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLTriangleAsian Open70KGF2015
8495Kim TerraKim TerraLBow and arrowIBJJF NY Pro70KG4F2015
8878Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 5x0European Open70KG4F2016
9222Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 7x0Pan American76KG8F2016
9421Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0NY Spring Open76KGF2016
9928Lucas LepriLucas LepriLMarceloplataWorld Champ.76KGR22016
10474Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalLPts: 3x2Asian Open76KGF2016
11503Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLTriangleEuropean Open76KGSF2017
12066Marcus WilsonLToe holdPan American76KGR12017
13019Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG8F2017
13580Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLOmoplataAsian Open76KGF2017
14777Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open76KGF2018
15245Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG8F2018
15462Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiD---Quintet FNABSF2018
15846Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLSubmissionMarianas Open81KGSF2018
16323Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLAdvWorld Champ.76KGR32018
17018Vagner RochaVagner RochaLHeel hookKasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17029M. LutesLPts: 2x1Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
17837J. AlvesLArmbarSpyder Inv. Final76KGSF2018
18309Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 0x0, AdvNoGi Worlds73KGR12018
18588Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroLReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2019
20040Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesLReferee DecisionADCC Asia Trials77KGSF2019
22070Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeD---Quintet FN4ABSRR2019
3461Shimasaki KojiWPts: 3x2Dumau Kansai76KGSPF2012
4418Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPts: 2x0European OpenABSR12013
5190K. NishibayashiWPointsJJ Priest Cup76KGSPF2013
5206Y. ItamiWChoke from backKosen vs BJJNASPF2014
6352Yasuto NakatsukaWPointsAll Japan70KGF2015
6353Tatsuya KanekoWPointsNagoya Open76KGF2015
6501Tuomas TammilethoWPts: 8x0European70KGR12015
8011Ichitaro TsukadaWPointsAsian Open70KGSF2015
8875Renan SancarWPts: 2x0European Open70KGR12016
9218Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Pan American76KGR12016
9420Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 4x2NY Spring Open76KGSF2016
9922Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12016
10461Robson TanoWPts: 0x0, AdvAll Japan76KGF2016
10473Tanno OdilioWPointsAsian Open76KGSF2016
11497Thibaut OlivierThibaut OlivierWPts: 2x0European Open76KG8F2017
11501Kacper RotWPts: 2x0European Open76KG4F2017
13011Diego BispoDiego BispoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12017
13577Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPointsAsian Open76KG4F2017
13579Kleber KoikeWN/AAsian Open76KGSF2017
14768Ali MonfaradiAli MonfaradiWPts: 2x0European Open76KGR12018
14771Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 2x0European Open76KG4F2018
14775Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWPts: 2x0European Open76KGSF2018
15454Takumi YanoD---Quintet FNABSSF2018
15842Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWPts: 0x0Marianas Open81KG4F2018
15849Servio TulioServio TulioWPts: 2x0Marianas Open81KG3RD2018
16311Jan BuatimJan BuatimWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR22018
16735Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 2x0Spider Inv. 4F76KGSPF2018
17025Marcin HeldWPts: 3x0Kasai Pro 377KGRR2018
18582Jeremy JacksonJeremy JacksonWPts: 3x0European Open70KGF2019
20036S. LeGourrierecWPts: 11x0ADCC Asia Trials77KGR12019
20039Jon SchwartzWPts: 4x0ADCC Asia Trials77KG4F2019

Masahiro Iwasaki vs Robson Tano

Masahiro Iwasaki vs Kohei Nishibayashi

Submission Back Attacks Instructional by John Danaher

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