Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Team History, Fighter Stats, Biographies and News

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João Miyao is a black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu graduated by Cicero Costha who competes for the PSLPB academy (Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem). Considered a prodigy of the sport since his teens, João and his twin brother Paulo Miyao (also known as the Myiao Brothers) have piled up medals in the world’s most important tournaments, being amongst the very best Jiu Jitsu fighters of their generation.

João Miyao Jiu Jitsu

Full name: João Ricardo Bordignon Miyao

Nickname: N / A

lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > João Miyao

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2013 brown, purple 2012 & 2011)
  • World No-Gi Champion (2015)
  • World Champion (2012 purple CBJJE)
  • Pan American Champion (2016/2015/2024 black, 2013 brown, purple 2012, 2011 blue)
  • Pan American No Gi Champion (2015)
  • European Champion (2014 black, 2013 brown)
  • Brazilian Champion (2014 black, 2013 brown, purple 2012)
  • Brazilian No -Gi Champion (2012 purple)
  • 2nd Place in the World Championship (2015, 2014)
  • 2nd Place in the European (2013 brown absolute)
  • 2 Place in the Brazilian (2012 purple absolute)
  • 2 Place in the Brazilian No -Gi (2012 purple absolute)
  • 3rd Place at Pan American (2013 brown absolute)

Position / Technique Favorite: Berimbolo

Weight Division: Pluma (64kg/141lbs)

Academy: PSLPB Cicero Costha

Merchandise: The Berimbolo & Beyond 4 DVD Set by the Miyao Brothers

Biography of João Miyao

João Miyao was born on May 11, 1991 in the city Andirá in the state of Paraná – Brazil, along with his twin brother Paulo Miyao. They are 3rd generation Japanese descendants with humble beginnings, being the sons of a farmer and a housewife.

The two began martial arts through Judo, but found Jiu Jitsu at the age of 16 and never looked back. The Miyao bros first teacher was Adriano Carvalho, who early on recognized the talent these two boys possessed and encouraged them to train and fight more regularly. With the Jiu Jitsu “bug” growing and growing, the two brothers decided they wanted to become Jiu Jitsu fighters professionally and so as they soon as they were of age they moved to São Paulo (against the wishes of their parents) to pursue their dream.

In São Paulo the Miyao brothers found a home in Cicero Costha’s social project, the PSLPB or Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem (Fighting for Good Social Project). Living within the academy along with other eager athletes, the brothers began winning many championships focusing many of their techniques on the Mendes brothers (Rafael and Guilherme). Their sharp and bendy guards and the fact the Miyao’s were consistently medalling in the absolute divisions weighing only 64 kilos brought the curiosity of the media to the Parana duo, and with this curiosity/recognition came the sponsorships needed for siblings to showcase their skills in the top competitions of the world, a test they passed with flying colors.

Although Paulo Miyao has received a brown belt before João, João caught up with his brother and the two ended up getting the desired black belt together on June 2013.

Joao Miyao Grappling Record

83 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    46 (55%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

46 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
50
23
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RNC
11
5
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Armbar
7
3
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Heel hook
4
2
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Bow and arrow
4
2
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Choke
4
2
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Triangle
4
2
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Omoplata
2
1
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Choke f. omoplata
2
1
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Toe hold
2
1
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Calf slicer
2
1
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Triangle armbar
2
1
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Arm in Ezekiel
2
1
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Submission
2
1
46
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
11 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (55%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (27%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (18%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Joao Miyao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4733Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2013
4735Justin RaderJustin RaderLPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
5402Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.57KGF2014
6886Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLAdvWorld Champ.57KGF2015
7070Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nat.64KGF2015
7226Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionFIVE SL72KGSPF2015
7261Joe SotoLPointsEBI 465KGSF2015
7515Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsGT OpenABSSPF2015
7523Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 6x4GT Open76KGF2015
7936Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoDPts: 0x0Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9141Caio TerraCaio TerraLPts: 8x6World Champ.57KGSF2016
9396Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGF2016
4163Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWAdvWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4635Naudimar AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4724Mark RamosMark RamosWCalf slicerADCC66KGR12013
4732Ricardo VieiraRicardo VieiraWHeel hookADCC66KG1/4F2013
4955Hideyuki YamadaWChoke from backEuropean64KGSF2014
5031F. SpessotoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2014
5033Rafael BarataWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5221Giusley SantosWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGSF2014
5315John ChoWPts: 9x0World Pro.64KG1/4F2014
5317Thiago BarretoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.64KGSF2014
5396Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 25x4World Champ.57KG1/4F2014
5400Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.57KGSF2014
5536Ivanildo LimaWChoke from backRio Open64KGF2014
5577Alexandre OliveiraWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGSF2014
5578Johnatha GuidoWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGF2014
5610Jorge EliasWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGSF2014
5611Mark RamosMark RamosWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGF2014
5657Jorge EliasWPointsNo Gi Worlds64KG1/4F2014
5660Fabbio PassosWArmbarNo Gi Worlds64KGSF2014
5661Thomas LisboaWPts: 10x4No Gi Worlds64KGF2014
5741Mark RamosMark RamosWChoke from backNYC Pro70KG1/4F2014
5744Paulo SantanaWBow and arrowNYC Pro70KGSF2014
5745Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
5813Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
5876Walter TellesWArm in EzekielSouth American64KGNA2014
5912UnknownWRNCADCC Trials77KG1/4F2014
5913Bruno AparecidoWPointsADCC Trials77KGF2014
6060Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4European64KG1/4F2015
6063S. FranceschiniWBow and arrowEuropean64KGSF2015
6310Paulo FilhoPaulo FilhoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2015
6314Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWChokePan American64KGSF2015
6489David DomzalskiWSubmissionChicago Spring64KGSF2015
6490Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backChicago Spring64KGF2015
6532Paulo SilvaWPointsNY Spring Open64KGF2015
6707Pedro AzevedoWN/ABrasileiro64KGSF2015
6709Thomas LisboaWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGF2015
6821Andre PontesWTriangleLas Vegas Open64KGF2015
6881Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 6x2World Champ.57KG1/4F2015
6884Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2015
7042Ramon FloresWN/ABJJ Tour64KGF2015
7060Ruben AlvarezWOmoplataGrapplers Quest65KG1/4F2015
7061Mike MainWHeel hookGrapplers Quest65KGSF2015
7065Luis PintoWChoke f. omoplataUS No Gi Nat.64KGF2015
7069Luis PintoWPointsAmerican Nat.64KGSF2015
7130David HerndonWChoke from backNY Summer Open64KGF2015
7134Luis PantojaWTriangleNY No Gi Open64KGF2015
7192Jose AlvarezWPointsAustin Open70KGSF2015
7193Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backAustin Open70KGF2015
7227Luis Ninja PintoWChoke from backLV Summer Open64KGF2015
7230Julian MarquezWPointsLV Summer OpenABS1/4F2015
7231Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionLV Summer OpenABSSF2015
7232Carlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvLV Summer OpenABSF2015
7253Mike MainWRNCEBI 465KGR12015
7259Geoff RealWRNCEBI 465KG1/4F2015
7441Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsSanta Cruz Pro70KGF2015
7516Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 4x2GT OpenABSSPF2015
7519Julio CordovaWPointsGT Open76KGSF2015
7587Joseph BestWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGSF2015
7588Mark RamosMark RamosWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGF2015
7657Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2015
7658Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA62KGF2015
7786Mark RamosMark RamosWToe holdNoGi Worlds64KG1/4F2015
7789Thomas LisboaWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds64KGSF2015
7791Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds64KGF2015
7999Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam - Rio62KGR12015
8005Pedro AzevedoWPts: 14x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG1/8F2015
8006Rodnei JuniorWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio62KG1/4F2015
8011Jorge NakamuraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam - Rio62KGSF2015
8220Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backEuropean Open64KG1/4F2016
8222Gabriel WilcoxWChoke from backEuropean Open64KGSF2016
8511Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2016
8515Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2016
8517Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 2x0Pan American64KGF2016
8672Yukinori SasaYukinori SasaD---Polaris 370KGSPF2016
8711Thomas CostaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGSF2016
8712Tadashi TakashimaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGF2016
8804Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 4x2World Pro62KG1/4F2016
8805Wellington LimaWChokeWorld Pro62KGSF2016
9072Jeffrey CummingsWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KG1/4F2016
9074Nicollas WelkerWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
9076Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGF2016
9133Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPointsWorld Champ.57KGR12016
9138Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG1/4F2016
9468Bruno BrazWArmbarNY Summer Open64KGF2016

Banner pic by: BJJPix

João Miyao vs Pedro Arruda

João Miyao vs Márcio André

 

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