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

82 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    30 (37%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    45 (55%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

45 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
51
23
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RNC
11
5
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Armbar
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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Heel hook
4
2
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Triangle armbar
2
1
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Arm in Ezekiel
2
1
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Submission
2
1
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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
45
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Joao Miyao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4718Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2013
4720Justin RaderJustin RaderLPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
5384Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.57KGF2014
6866Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLAdvWorld Champ.57KGF2015
7050Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nat.64KGF2015
7206Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionFIVE SL72KGSPF2015
7241Joe SotoLPointsEBI 465KGSF2015
7495Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsGT OpenABSSPF2015
7503Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 6x4GT Open76KGF2015
7916Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoDPts: 0x0Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9146Caio TerraCaio TerraLPts: 8x6World Champ.57KGSF2016
4153Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWAdvWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4620Naudimar AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4709Mark RamosMark RamosWCalf slicerADCC66KGR12013
4717Ricardo VieiraRicardo VieiraWHeel hookADCC66KG1/4F2013
4937Hideyuki YamadaWChoke from backEuropean64KGSF2014
5013F. SpessotoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2014
5015Rafael BarataWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5203Giusley SantosWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGSF2014
5297John ChoWPts: 9x0World Pro.64KG1/4F2014
5299Thiago BarretoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.64KGSF2014
5378Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 25x4World Champ.57KG1/4F2014
5382Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.57KGSF2014
5518Ivanildo LimaWChoke from backRio Open64KGF2014
5559Alexandre OliveiraWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGSF2014
5560Johnatha GuidoWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGF2014
5592Jorge EliasWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGSF2014
5593Mark RamosMark RamosWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGF2014
5639Jorge EliasWPointsNo Gi Worlds64KG1/4F2014
5642Fabbio PassosWArmbarNo Gi Worlds64KGSF2014
5643Thomas LisboaWPts: 10x4No Gi Worlds64KGF2014
5723Mark RamosMark RamosWChoke from backNYC Pro70KG1/4F2014
5726Paulo SantanaWBow and arrowNYC Pro70KGSF2014
5727Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
5795Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
5858Walter TellesWArm in EzekielSouth American64KGNA2014
5894UnknownWRNCADCC Trials77KG1/4F2014
5895Bruno AparecidoWPointsADCC Trials77KGF2014
6040Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4European64KG1/4F2015
6043S. FranceschiniWBow and arrowEuropean64KGSF2015
6290Paulo FilhoPaulo FilhoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2015
6294Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWChokePan American64KGSF2015
6469David DomzalskiWSubmissionChicago Spring64KGSF2015
6470Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backChicago Spring64KGF2015
6512Paulo SilvaWPointsNY Spring Open64KGF2015
6687Pedro AzevedoWN/ABrasileiro64KGSF2015
6689Thomas LisboaWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGF2015
6801Andre PontesWTriangleLas Vegas Open64KGF2015
6861Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 6x2World Champ.57KG1/4F2015
6864Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2015
7022Ramon FloresWN/ABJJ Tour64KGF2015
7040Ruben AlvarezWOmoplataGrapplers Quest65KG1/4F2015
7041Mike MainWHeel hookGrapplers Quest65KGSF2015
7045Luis PintoWChoke f. omoplataUS No Gi Nat.64KGF2015
7049Luis PintoWPointsAmerican Nat.64KGSF2015
7110David HerndonWChoke from backNY Summer Open64KGF2015
7114Luis PantojaWTriangleNY No Gi Open64KGF2015
7172Jose AlvarezWPointsAustin Open70KGSF2015
7173Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backAustin Open70KGF2015
7207Luis Ninja PintoWChoke from backLV Summer Open64KGF2015
7210Julian MarquezWPointsLV Summer OpenABS1/4F2015
7211Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionLV Summer OpenABSSF2015
7212Carlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvLV Summer OpenABSF2015
7233Mike MainWRNCEBI 465KGR12015
7239Geoff RealWRNCEBI 465KG1/4F2015
7421Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsSanta Cruz Pro70KGF2015
7496Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 4x2GT OpenABSSPF2015
7499Julio CordovaWPointsGT Open76KGSF2015
7567Joseph BestWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGSF2015
7568Mark RamosMark RamosWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGF2015
7637Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2015
7638Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA62KGF2015
7766Mark RamosMark RamosWToe holdNoGi Worlds64KG1/4F2015
7769Thomas LisboaWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds64KGSF2015
7771Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds64KGF2015
7979Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam - Rio62KGR12015
7985Pedro AzevedoWPts: 14x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG1/8F2015
7986Rodnei JuniorWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio62KG1/4F2015
7991Jorge NakamuraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam - Rio62KGSF2015
8224Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backEuropean Open64KG1/4F2016
8226Gabriel WilcoxWChoke from backEuropean Open64KGSF2016
8515Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2016
8519Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2016
8521Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 2x0Pan American64KGF2016
8677Yukinori SasaYukinori SasaD---Polaris 370KGSPF2016
8716Thomas CostaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGSF2016
8717Tadashi TakashimaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGF2016
8809Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 4x2World Pro62KG1/4F2016
8810Wellington LimaWChokeWorld Pro62KGSF2016
9077Jeffrey CummingsWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KG1/4F2016
9079Nicollas WelkerWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
9081Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGF2016
9138Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPointsWorld Champ.57KGR12016
9143Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG1/4F2016

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