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Joseph Capizzi: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!

Joseph Capizzi: Record, Net Worth, Weight, Age & More!


Who is Joseph Capizzi?

Joseph Capizzi is an American black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu who was promoted to the rank of 3rd degree under the legendary Renzo Gracie. Capizzi has competed at the highest level, including IBJJF Worlds for both Gi and No Gi, along with the Pan American Championships. He was most active during the time from 2008-2013, but has continued to enter tournaments as his schedule allows.

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He is known for his mastery of the guillotine and has created instructionals to help others learn his tricks. In addition to his YouTube videos and his in-person instruction, Capizzi sells instructional videos and has broken his guillotine system up into two volumes. He also puts out a steady stream of recordings from the instruction that takes place in his gym. 

He also regularly records himself playing guitar to demonstrate his other passion, playing heavy rock music that borders on the metal genre. He can be seen on the NYCBJJ YouTube channel branching out with a second talent and broadcasting it to his subscribers.

Capizzi currently operates a Renzo Gracie academy on Staten Island with fellow Renzo black belt, Anthony Buckwitz. The two are still under the banner of the legendary MMA fighter and BJJ prodigy, and have continued his lineage by promoting several black belts within the organization from their Staten Island location.

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How Old is Joseph Capizzi?

Joseph Capizzi’s age is unknown. He was most active in Adult competition in the years surrounding 2010, making it likely that Joe is in his late 30s or early 40s.

Joseph Capizzi Family

Information about Joe Capizzi’s family has not been published.

How Much is Joseph Capizzi Worth?

Joseph Capizzi’s net worth is unknown.

How Tall is Joseph Capizzi?

Joseph Capizzi’s height is not known. Jiu-Jitsu athletes do not typically publish or record their heights.

How Much Does Joseph Capizzi Weigh? 

Joseph Capizzi competes at the lightest male weight class, rooster weight. The limit for that division is 126 pounds, or 57 kg. Capizzi is known as a small, fast, technical BJJ player.

Joseph Capizzi Fight List

A list of Joe Capizzi’s fights is not available. He has competed in major tournaments such as the IBJJF World Championships and the Pan American games, among others.

Joseph Capizzi's Best Fight of All Time

In his time spent on the international competition circuit, Capizzi has faced some of the very best rooster weights that the world has to offer. In 2011, after a few solid years of competing in professional tournaments, Capizzi found his way to the 2011 IBJJF World Championships. Here, he faced future phenom Felipe Costa on his way to the finals. Costa and Capizzi got into it quickly with a scramble taking place almost instantly. When the dust settled, Capizzi had locked on to a guillotine grip and was fighting to secure the submission. Although Costa was able to rotate through a few different, equally terrible positions in his search for an escape, Capizzi eventually locked it up tightly enough to secure the tap in about a minute, and went on to the next round victorious.

Who Did Joseph Capizzi Lose To?

Joseph Capizzi has faced some of the very best players in the sport, which means he’s also taken some tough losses. Capizzi has come up just a little short on the biggest stages more than once. In both 2010 and 2011, Capizzi found himself outworking a bracket full of other rooster weight competitors to make his way to the final match. Again, in both years, Brandan Mullins was waiting patiently for Capizzi from attop his own bracket. Capizzi was back-to-back runner up in both the 2010 and 2011 No Gi World Championships as Mullins was able to edge out a victory by points on both occasions.

Joseph Capizzi Record

Joseph Capizzi’s overall record has not been compiled.

Joseph Capizzi Injuries

Although it’s possible that he’s experienced some small injuries during the course of his Jiu-Jitsu career, Joseph Capizzi has not had to miss prolonged time from the sport due to injury.

Is Joseph Capizzi Retired?

Capizzi currently owns and operates a Renzo Gracie affiliate school in NYC on Staten Island, near the blue basement in which he developed his own skills. NYC BJJ is run by Capizzi and another Renzo black belt, Anthony Buckwitz. Together, they teach classes and instill the mindset and fundamentals of Jiu-Jitsu into a new era of athletes. 

In addition to his interest in BJJ, Joseph Capizzi has also played music for much of his life. He’s played both guitar and sung vocals for multiple metal bands.

He is also the creator of several instructional products, which he’s begun to market in recent years. In addition to content he’s already developed around his signature Capizzi lock, Joseph has signed on with BJJ Fanatics to bring you even more awesome instruction from one of Renzo’s most advanced students. Be sure to check back soon and see what he cooks up next!

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