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Brazilian-born, raised in Japan. Fluent in three languages. 

  1. Live Updates & Results | 2022 IBJJF Pans Finals

    Live Updates & Results | 2022 IBJJF Pans Finals

    Apr 10, 2022

    The stacked black belt divisions have been whittled down to just eight men and just two women each. By the end of the day, nineteen IBJJF Pans black belt champions will be crowned. Follow the action here all day long as the fields narrow in each weight category. These are the latest results (updated by the minute) at the 2022 IBJJF Pan Championships.
  2. Pans Cheat Sheet: Top 15 Early Round Black Belt Matches, Mats & Times

    Pans Cheat Sheet: Top 15 Early Round Black Belt Matches, Mats & Times

    Apr 5, 2022

    Two days, 19 divisions, dozens of top-level athletes in the black belt division: it can be difficult to figure out exactly when to direct your attention to which mat during the 2022 IBJJF Pan Championships. We’ve got you covered.
  3. Grappling Bulletin: ADCC West Coast Trials Will be The Biggest In History

    Grappling Bulletin: ADCC West Coast Trials Will be The Biggest In History

    Mar 7, 2022

    Registrations are filling up fast for the ADCC West Coast Trials, which will take place in Las Vegas on April 2-3, 2022. These will be the biggest ADCC Trials in history by a landslide, and competitors are being urged to sign up while they still can as organizers will place caps on the largest divisions. How big are we talking exactly? Let’s find out.
  4. Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Grappling Bulletin: 2021, A Year of Jiu-Jitsu & Grappling in Review

    Jan 4, 2022

    The return of Worlds, the growth of WNO, and the emergence of a new generation of champion grapplers– just a handful of the high points of a rollercoaster 12-month period that rarely took its foot off the gas pedal. Of course, there were also less positive happenings; confrontations, team splits, and more.
  5. Grappling Bulletin: The World Championships That Will Go Down In History

    Grappling Bulletin: The World Championships That Will Go Down In History

    Dec 6, 2021

    After a very long and very eventful two and a half years, the IBJJF World Championships finally returns for its 25th edition. The long-awaited tournament is now mere days away and brackets just dropped.
  6. Worlds Brackets Released! See The 11 Most Interesting Early Round Matches

    Worlds Brackets Released! See The 11 Most Interesting Early Round Matches

    Dec 5, 2021

    The brackets for the 25th edition of the IBJJF World Championships are now official. Those brackets are available here via bjjcompsystem.com. The number of potentially exciting matchups is expansive, but there are a few matches guaranteed in the early rounds that you can’t miss. We’ve sifted through the black belt divisions to identify the best first round pairings — as well as likely second round matches — that are bound to provide some of the best jiu-jitsu action of the year.
  7. The Rookie Black Belts Spearheading The Rise Of The Next Gen At Worlds

    The Rookie Black Belts Spearheading The Rise Of The Next Gen At Worlds

    Dec 2, 2021

    The IBJJF World Championships gives jiu-jitsu fans an opportunity to watch their favorite veteran athletes as they hunt for a first, or a repeat world title. It’s a showcase for the best and most beloved grapplers on the planet. But it’s also an opportunity for brand new black belts to earn their recognition, try to ascend the ranks, and — perhaps — start dynastic runs atop the World podium.
  8. Murasaki Out, Gracie In For The IBJJF 2021 Middleweight Grand Prix

    Murasaki Out, Gracie In For The IBJJF 2021 Middleweight Grand Prix

    Oct 27, 2021

    The IBJJF Middleweight GP has fully taken shape with four incredible athletes set to throw down for the cash prize of use $20,000.
  9. The Black Belt Finals Are Set At 2021 Pans: Day 4 Recap

    The Black Belt Finals Are Set At 2021 Pans: Day 4 Recap

    Sep 5, 2021

    Day four of the 2021 IBJJF Pan Championships is in the books, and the stage is set for the final rounds of the black belt tournament.
  10. Early Round Matches You Won't Want To Miss At The 2021 IBJJF Pans

    Early Round Matches You Won't Want To Miss At The 2021 IBJJF Pans

    Aug 30, 2021

    The 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship looks to be an action-packed event, filled with several highly-anticipated black belt matches. While many division finals and semifinals may still be difficult to determine, there are a few matches in the early rounds of each division which stand out as must-watch jiu-jitsu. Here are some of the most exciting matches in the opening two rounds.
  11. 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship Brackets Released!

    2021 IBJJF Pan Championship Brackets Released!

    Aug 29, 2021

    The IBJJF has released the brackets and schedule for the five-day long 2021 Pan Championships, which begins on Wednesday, September 1. Find the brackets by division here, or see the event schedule by day here.
  12. Who Can Topple The Returning Champs At The 2021 IBJJF Pans?

    Who Can Topple The Returning Champs At The 2021 IBJJF Pans?

    Aug 18, 2021

    The rosters for the 2021 IBJJF Pan Championship are stacked with returning champions, fan favorites, and rookies looking to break out. Some of the divisions have clear cut favorites to win gold, while others are harder to call. Here are our predictions for the favorites to reach the top of the podium, the dark horses who could steal the show, and the disruptors who could make things difficult for their division cohorts.
  13. The Standout Rookie Black Belts Registered For The 2021 IBJJF Pans

    The Standout Rookie Black Belts Registered For The 2021 IBJJF Pans

    Aug 11, 2021

    The IBJJF Pan Championships is going down from September 1-5, 2021 and we're streaming all of the action. Below is a list of athletes who will be competing at Pans for the first time as fresh black belts.
  14. Grappling Bulletin: Andy Murasaki's Black Belt Debut Was Just About Perfect

    Grappling Bulletin: Andy Murasaki's Black Belt Debut Was Just About Perfect

    Apr 5, 2021

    Don't forget to watch the Grappling Bulletin podcast, every Monday at 3:30pm ET. Watch it on FloGrappling.com or the app, or catch it on YouTube or Facebook. 
  15. Murasaki vs Kennedy?! Fire First Round Matches At EUG 160lb 8-man Bracket

    Murasaki vs Kennedy?! Fire First Round Matches At EUG 160lb 8-man Bracket

    Apr 3, 2021

    Here's how to watch the EUG 160lb 8-man tournament on FloGrappling. EUG Promotions will make their debut on April 3 with a professional invite-only jiu-jitsu tournament with a $10,000 cash prize.