Southside Jiu Jitsu Academy 

Enrique Muniz was born in Mexico City, Mexico on May 17, 1971.  A byproduct of a broken home, he sought martial arts as a way of coping with a negative family environment and a way to change his life. He started martial arts at age 15 in the Polynesian Martial Arts. From there he moved on to train at the IMB Academy Mexico City under Guro Jerry Arrechea where he learned Filipino stick/knife fighting, Muay Thai and Jiu jitsu/grappling. There he fell in love with Jiu Jitsu, which has been his passion and lifestyle ever since. 

He has trained at renowned academies such as Alliance, CheckMat, Marcelo Garcia Academy, Gracie Barra, under many Jiu jitsu greats and World Champions. 

In2013, while training at Alliance MN Enrique Muniz received his brown belt. After receiving his brown belt, Enrique continued his training with the Checkmat team.  He currently trains at M-Theory Martial Arts.  He has also competed at a high level having won several national and state tournaments.