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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: Ricardo John 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 Champion (2012 purple CBJJE)
  • Pan American Champion (2015, 2024 black, 2013 brown, purple 2012, 2011 blue)
  • 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 (2014, 2015)
  • 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

52 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    16 (31%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    32 (62%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

32 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
44
14
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Mata leao
9
3
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Heel hook
6
2
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Armbar
6
2
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Bow and arrow
6
2
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Triangle
6
2
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Triangle armbar
3
1
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Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
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Choke
3
1
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Submission
3
1
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Omoplata
3
1
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Choke f. omoplata
3
1
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Calf slicer
3
1
32
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
7 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (43%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (29%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (29%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Joao Miyao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4049Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2013
4051Justin RaderJustin RaderLPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
4660Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.57KGF2014
6028Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLAdvWorld Champ.57KGF2015
6194Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nationals64KGF2015
6310Garry TononLReferee DecisionFIVE SL72KGSPF2015
6331Joe SotoLPointsEBI 461KGSF2015
3961Naudimar AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4040Mark RamosMark RamosWCalf slicerADCC66KGRD12013
4048Ricardo VieiraRicardo VieiraWHeel hookADCC66KG1/4F2013
4327F. SpessotoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2014
4329Rafael BarataWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
4484Giusley SantosWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGSF2014
4573John ChoWPts: 9x0World Pro.64KG1/4F2014
4575Thiago BarretoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.64KGSF2014
4654Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 25x4World Champ.57KG1/4F2014
4658Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.57KGSF2014
4790Ivanildo LimaWChoke from backRio Open64KGF2014
4826Alexandre OliveiraWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGSF2014
4827Johnatha GuidoWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGF2014
4856Jorge EliasWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGSF2014
4857Mark RamosMark RamosWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGF2014
4900Jorge EliasWPointsNo Gi Worlds64KG1/4F2014
4903Fabbio PassosWArmbarNo Gi Worlds64KGSF2014
4904Thomas LisboaWPts: 10x4No Gi Worlds64KGF2014
4983Mark RamosMark RamosWChoke from backNYC Pro70KG1/4F2014
4986Paulo SantanaWBow and arrowNYC Pro70KGSF2014
4987Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
5038Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
5101Walter TellesWArm in EzekielSouth American64KGNA2014
5136UnknownWMata leaoADCC Trials77KG1/4F2014
5137Bruno AparecidoWPointsADCC Trials77KGF2014
5250Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4European64KG1/4F2015
5253S. FranceschiniWBow and arrowEuropean64KGSF2015
5496Paulo FilhoPaulo FilhoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2015
5500Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWChokePan American64KGSF2015
5675David DomzalskiWSubmissionChicago Spring64KGSF2015
5676Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backChicago Spring64KGF2015
5715Paulo SilvaWPointsNY Spring Open64KGF2015
5870Pedro AzevedoWN/ABrasileiro64KGSF2015
5872Thomas LisboaWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGF2015
5971Andre PontesWTriangleLas Vegas Open64KGF2015
6023Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 6x2World Champ.57KG1/4F2015
6026Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2015
6184Ruben AlvarezWOmoplataGrapplers Quest65KG1/4F2015
6185Mike MainWHeel hookGrapplers Quest65KGSF2015
6189Luis PintoWChoke f. omoplataUS No Gi Nat.64KGF2015
6193Luis PintoWPointsAmerican Nationals64KGSF2015
6230David HerndonWChoke from backNY Summer Open64KGF2015
6234Luis PantojaWTriangleNY No Gi Open64KGF2015
6288Jose AlvarezWPointsAustin Open70KGSF2015
6289Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backAustin Open70KGF2015
6311Luis Ninja PintoWChoke from backLV Summer Open64KGF2015
6314Julian MarquezWPointsLV Summer OpenABS1/4F2015
6315Kim TerraWReferee DecisionLV Summer OpenABSSF2015
6316Carlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvLV Summer OpenABSF2015
6323Mike MainWMata leaoEBI 461KGRD12015
6329Geoff RealWMata leaoEBI 461KG1/4F2015
6500Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsSanta Cruz Pro70KGF2015

Banner pic by: BJJPix

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