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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

26 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    20 (77%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    5 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    1 (4%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

1 SUBMISSION WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
100
1
1
(100%) SUBMISSION
20 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (25%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
30
3
#86e620
Armbar
10
1
#5AD3D1
Bow and arrow
10
1
#d1212a
Marceloplata
10
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
10
1
#f58822
Omoplata
10
1
#224aba
Submission
10
1
#ff9124
Choke from back
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Masahiro Iwasaki Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
3425Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLTriangleDumau NE76KGF2012
4380Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLChoke from backEuropean OpenABSR22013
4396Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLArmbarEuropean Open70KG4F2013
4493Mario ReisMario ReisLPointsPan American70KGR12013
6425Marcio AndreMarcio AndreLReferee DecisionEuropean70KG4F2015
7918Isaque PaivaIsaque PaivaLTriangleAsian Open70KGF2015
8395Kim TerraKim TerraLBow and arrowIBJJF NY Pro70KG4F2015
8775Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 5x0European Open70KG4F2016
9109Rodrigo FreitasRodrigo FreitasLPts: 7x0Pan American76KG8F2016
9305Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 2x0NY Spring Open76KGF2016
9809Lucas LepriLucas LepriLMarceloplataWorld Champ.76KGR22016
10343Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalLPts: 3x2Asian Open76KGF2016
11316Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLTriangleEuropean Open76KGSF2017
11856Marcus WilsonLToe holdPan American76KGR12017
12783Lucas LepriLucas LepriLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KG8F2017
13316Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLOmoplataAsian Open76KGF2017
14410Michael LanghiMichael LanghiLPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open76KGF2018
14854Vitor OliveiraVitor OliveiraLPts: 0x0, AdvPan American76KG8F2018
15384Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLSubmissionMarianas Open81KGSF2018
15853Victor SilverioVictor SilverioLAdvWorld Champ.76KGR32018
3426Shimasaki KojiWPts: 3x2Dumau Kansai76KGSPF2012
4378Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPts: 2x0European OpenABSR12013
5147K. NishibayashiWPointsJJ Priest Cup76KGSPF2013
5155Y. ItamiWChoke from backKosen vs BJJNASPF2014
6273Yasuto NakatsukaWPointsAll Japan70KGF2015
6274Tatsuya KanekoWPointsNagoya Open76KGF2015
6419Tuomas TammilethoWPts: 8x0European70KGR12015
7916Ichitaro TsukadaWPointsAsian Open70KGSF2015
8772Renan SancarWPts: 2x0European Open70KGR12016
9105Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 4x2Pan American76KGR12016
9304Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 4x2NY Spring Open76KGSF2016
9803Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12016
10330Robson TanoWPts: 0x0, AdvAll Japan76KGF2016
10342Tanno OdilioWPointsAsian Open76KGSF2016
11310Thibaut OlivierThibaut OlivierWPts: 2x0European Open76KG8F2017
11314Kacper RotWPts: 2x0European Open76KG4F2017
12775Diego BispoWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR12017
13313Ali MonfaradiWPointsAsian Open76KG4F2017
13315Kleber KoikeWN/AAsian Open76KGSF2017
14401Ali MunfradiWPts: 2x0, AdvEuropean Open76KGR12018
14404Renato CanutoRenato CanutoWPts: 2x0European Open76KG4F2018
14408Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWPts: 2x0European Open76KGSF2018
15380Gilbert BurnsGilbert BurnsWPts: 0x0Marianas Open81KG4F2018
15387Servio TulioServio TulioWPts: 2x0Marianas Open81KG3RD2018
15841Jan BuatimJan BuatimWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.76KGR22018
16227Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWPts: 2x0Spider Inv. 4F76KGSPF2018

Masahiro Iwasaki vs Robson Tano

Masahiro Iwasaki vs Kohei Nishibayashi

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