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 of 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 (3024 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)
  • 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 Fight Stats

1 by sub
6 by Points (35%)
0 by Advantages (0%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
10 by Submission (59%)
1 by Decision (6%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)
2 by Armbar (20%)
1 by Calf slicer (10%)
Calf slicer
5 by Choke from back (50%)
Choke from back
1 by Heel hook (10%)
Heel hook
1 by Triangle armbar (10%)
Triangle armbar
2 by Points (66.67%)
0 by Advantages (0%)
0 by Penalties (0%)
0 by Submission (0%)
1 by Decision (33.33%)
0 by Disqualified (0%)

Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2605Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 2x0ADCCU66kgSemi f.2013
2607Justin RaderJustin RaderLPointsADCCU66kg3/4 Place2013
2983Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLRefree DecisionWorld Champ.U57kgFinal2014
2603Mark RamosMark RamosWCalf slicerADCCU66kgRd 12013
2604Ricardo VieiraRicardo VieiraWHeel hookADCCU66kg1/4 final2013
2751Fernando SpessotoWChoke from backPan AmericanU64kg1/4 final2014
2753Rafael BarataWChoke from backPan AmericanU64kgSemi f.2014
2865Giusley SantosWPts: 4x0BrasileiroU64kgSemi f.2014
2927John ChoWPts: 9x0World Pro.Semi f.U64kg2014
2928Thiago MarquesWRefree DecisionWorld Pro.FinalU64kg2014
2977Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 25x4World Champ.U57kg1/4 Final2014
2981Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.U57kgSemi f.2014
3107Ivanildo LimaWChoke from backRio OpenU64kgFinal2014
3131Alexandre OliveiraWChoke from backMundial CBJJEU64kgSemi f.2014
3132Johnatha GuidoWChoke from backMundial CBJJEU64kgFinal2014
3142Jorge EliasWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.U64kgSemi f.2014
3143Mark RamosMark RamosWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.U64kgFinal2014
3186Jorge EliasWPointsNo Gi WorldsU64kg1/4 final2014
3188Fabbio PassosWArmbarNo Gi WorldsU64kgSemi f.2014
3189Thomas LisboaWPts: 10x4No Gi WorldsU64kgFinal2014

Banner pic by: BJJPix

João Miyao vs Pedro Arruda

João Miyao vs Márcio André


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