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Mikey Musumeci

Mikey Musumeci

Mikey Musumeci holds the prestigious honor of being the first American to win two IBJJF World titles at black belt.  The first in 2017 during his first year as a black belt and repeating the next year.  Michael Musumeci Jr. and his sister Tammi have been jiu jitsu standouts for a number of years.  Mikey received his black belt in 2015 at the age of 18 from Gilbert Burns.  Because of their travel schedule the Musumeci's maintained a presence in both the Atos and American Top Team camps until 2016 when they made the move to join Caio Terra's Association.

ACHIEVEMENTS

Mikey Musumeci has achieved world titles at every belt level along the way to becoming only the 4th American to win the black belt world title in his first year as a black belt.  He repeated the next year, becoming the only American to win two black belt world titles.

  • IBJJF World Champion (2018/2017)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF American National Champion (2016/2015)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2016)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Grand Slam LA Champion (2016)
  • IBJJF World Champion (2015 brown, 2014 purple, 2013/2012 juvenile blue)
  • IBJJF Pan American Champion (2015 brown, 2014 purple, 2013/2012 juvenile blue)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2011 blue juvenile)
  • IBJJF Pan American No-Gi Champion (2011 blue juvenile)

Mikey Musumeci Instructional Videos

In this first instructional for BJJ Fanatics, Mikey Musumeci shows why he has one of the most formidable and technical guard games in the current milieu of young gun guard players.  Watching his wars with Joao Miyao alone will give one a good sense of the true talent of this young grappler who has barely even hinted at his full potential.

Power Switch Guard Retention and Genius Back Takes

power switch guard retention

High Percentage IBJJF Legal Footlocks


 high percentage footlocks

Mikey Musumeci Biography

The Musumeci's have been mainstays on the competitive scene for a very long time.  Mikey started his BJJ journey at age 4 and represented a number of academies before making a connection to the Mendes Brothers who happened to visit his home academy in Florida to teach some seminars.  This relationship continued for a long time with the Musumeci's traveling and taking private lessons whenever they were able.

In 2016, the two Musumeci's made the decision to make a change and join Caio Terra's association.  The news was a bit of a shock to the jiu jitsu world, but the change to the 10 time world champion's camp has continued to serve Mikey well with his 2nd world title.

In the short highlight film we see the growth of Mikey Musumeci over his career.

Mikey Musumeci: A white belt becoming a black belt world champion

Notable Techniques

Mikey Musumeci is currently one of the best examples of modern jiu jitsu.  His mix of amazing guard retention and precise, perfect submission attacks make him one of the most exciting young grapplers to watch today.  In the following series of videos you will see a number of examples of Mikey's guard retention techniques as well as his high level teaching ability as he explains these complex techniques.

Defending Against the Over Under Pass (featuring Bernardo)

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