Martial Arts: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Judo, Submission Wrestling, Kids Classes.
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda >Carlos Gracie Sr. >Carlos Gracie Junior > Ralph Gracie > Kurt Osiander > Michael Murrell
Michael Murrell began his training in Judo and Jujitsu at City College of San Francisco in the fall of 2005 and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2006. After competing as a Blackbelt in Judo for a year in 2008 he focused his attention to BJJ. He was awarded his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Blackbelt in 2017 by Masters Ralph Gracie and Kurt Osiander.
Head No-Gi Instructor at Ralph Gracie San Francisco.
Owner, Head instructor at The Cave Academy.
Tournament Direction and staff work:
-Worked 15+ CCSF Judo Invitationals
-3x Tournament Director CCSF Judo Invitationals 2008-2009
-White and Brown Belt Judo Nationals USJF
-Junior National Championship USJF
2013 Designed and directed the Kurt Osiander Finisher Series tournaments
- Bay Isle Judo Invitational Black Belt Division, Gold Medalist
- 5X, CCSF Judo Invitational, Gold Medalist
- 2009, San Jose Buddhist National Judo Tournament, Black Belt Division, 4th Place
- 2010, Golden Gate Internationals, No-Gi Blue Belt Below 195, Champion
- 2010, Golden Gate Internationals, No-Gi Absolute Division, Champion
- 2010, Jiu-Jitsu By The Bay, No-Gi Advanced Division, Silver Medalist
- 2011, Jiu-Jitsu By The Bay, 195lbs and Below Gi Division, Silver Medalist
- 2011, Jiu-Jitsu By The Bay, Advanced No-Gi Division, Champion
- 2011, Jiu-Jitsu By The Bay, Blue Belt 194 lbs, Champion
- 2012, Warriors Quest, Absolute Advanced Division, Champion
- 2012, Nor Cal BJJ Open, Blue Belt Light Heavyweight Division, Champion
- 2012, UFC Fan Expo/Grapplers Quest, Advanced No-Gi Cruiserweight Division, Bronze Medalist
- 2012, Gracie World Championship (Submission Only), Purple Belt Light Heavyweight Division, Champion
- 2013, All Americas Tournament NABJJF, Purple Belt Light Heavyweight Division, Champion.
- 2013, All Americas Tournament NABJJF, No-Gi Light Heavyweight Division, Champion
- 2013, All Americas Tournament NABJJF, No-Gi Absolute Division 2nd Place.
-2013, IBJJF San Francisco International Open 3rd place.
-2013, UFC Fan Expo/ Grapplers Quest No-Gi Advanced Heavy Silver Medalist
-2013, UFC Fan Expo/ Grapplers Quest Purple Belt Absolute Division Bronze Medalist
-2013, UFC Fan Expo/ Grapplers Quest Purple Belt Medium Heavy Gi Gold Medalist
-2013 Gracie Open Purple Belt Heavy Weight Division Bronze Medalist
-2013 Gracie Open Advanced No-Gi 202 and below Gold Medalist
-2013 Gracie Open Advanced Absolute No-Gi Advanced Bronze Medalist
-2013 N.A.G.A. Purple Belt GI Heavyweight Division Silver Medalist
-2013 N.A.G.A Expert No-Gi Heavyweight Division Champion
-2013 U.S. Open Purple Belt Heavyweight Silver Medalist
-2013 U.S. Open Purple Belt Absolute Division Bronze Medalist
-2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo Purple Belt Heavyweight No-Gi division Silver Medalist
-2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo Purple Belt Absolute No-Gi Division Silver Medalist
-2013 World Jiu-Jitsu Expo Purple Belt Heavy Weight division Champion
-2014 Guerilla Grand Prix Purple Belt Open Champion
2014- NAGA No-Gi Expert Division and Heavyweight Champion
2014- NAGA Purple Belt Heavyweight Champion
2015- Gracie Regionals Brown/Black Belt Division Bronze Medalist
2015- U.S. Open Brown Belt Ultra Heavyweight Champion
2016 - American Cup Silver Medalist
2016- Guerilla Grand Prix Advanced Absolute Champion
2017- Jiu-Jitsu World League Silver Medalist
2017 - U.S. Open Bronze Medalist
2017 - Golden State Open Gold Medalist
2017 - Guerilla Grand Prix Advanced Absolute Bronze Medalist.
Fight To Win Pro Record: 1 - 1