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: 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 No-Gi Champion (2015)
  • World Champion (2012 purple CBJJE)
  • Pan American Champion (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

70 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    24 (34%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    40 (57%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

40 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
48
19
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Mata leao
13
5
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Armbar
5
2
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Bow and arrow
5
2
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Triangle
5
2
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Heel hook
5
2
#224aba
Triangle armbar
3
1
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Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
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Choke
3
1
#22c9a5
Submission
3
1
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Omoplata
3
1
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Choke f. omoplata
3
1
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Toe hold
3
1
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Calf slicer
3
1
40
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
9 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    5 (56%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (22%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (22%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Joao Miyao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4456Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2013
4458Justin RaderJustin RaderLPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
5113Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.57KGF2014
6546Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLAdvWorld Champ.57KGF2015
6728Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nat.64KGF2015
6861Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionFIVE SL72KGSPF2015
6896Joe SotoLPointsEBI 461KGSF2015
7137Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsGT OpenABSSPF2015
7144Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 6x4GT Open76KGF2015
7545Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoDPts: 0x0Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
3920Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWAdvWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4366Naudimar AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4447Mark RamosMark RamosWCalf slicerADCC66KGR12013
4455Ricardo VieiraRicardo VieiraWHeel hookADCC66KG1/4F2013
4675Hideyuki YamadaWChoke from backEuropean64KGSF2014
4750F. SpessotoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2014
4752Rafael BarataWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
4932Giusley SantosWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGSF2014
5026John ChoWPts: 9x0World Pro.64KG1/4F2014
5028Thiago BarretoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.64KGSF2014
5107Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 25x4World Champ.57KG1/4F2014
5111Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.57KGSF2014
5244Ivanildo LimaWChoke from backRio Open64KGF2014
5285Alexandre OliveiraWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGSF2014
5286Johnatha GuidoWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGF2014
5317Jorge EliasWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGSF2014
5318Mark RamosMark RamosWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGF2014
5364Jorge EliasWPointsNo Gi Worlds64KG1/4F2014
5367Fabbio PassosWArmbarNo Gi Worlds64KGSF2014
5368Thomas LisboaWPts: 10x4No Gi Worlds64KGF2014
5447Mark RamosMark RamosWChoke from backNYC Pro70KG1/4F2014
5450Paulo SantanaWBow and arrowNYC Pro70KGSF2014
5451Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
5514Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
5577Walter TellesWArm in EzekielSouth American64KGNA2014
5612UnknownWMata leaoADCC Trials77KG1/4F2014
5613Bruno AparecidoWPointsADCC Trials77KGF2014
5748Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4European64KG1/4F2015
5751S. FranceschiniWBow and arrowEuropean64KGSF2015
5996Paulo FilhoPaulo FilhoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2015
6000Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWChokePan American64KGSF2015
6175David DomzalskiWSubmissionChicago Spring64KGSF2015
6176Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backChicago Spring64KGF2015
6216Paulo SilvaWPointsNY Spring Open64KGF2015
6380Pedro AzevedoWN/ABrasileiro64KGSF2015
6382Thomas LisboaWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGF2015
6487Andre PontesWTriangleLas Vegas Open64KGF2015
6541Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 6x2World Champ.57KG1/4F2015
6544Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2015
6700Ramon FloresWN/ABJJ Tour64KGF2015
6718Ruben AlvarezWOmoplataGrapplers Quest65KG1/4F2015
6719Mike MainWHeel hookGrapplers Quest65KGSF2015
6723Luis PintoWChoke f. omoplataUS No Gi Nat.64KGF2015
6727Luis PintoWPointsAmerican Nat.64KGSF2015
6769David HerndonWChoke from backNY Summer Open64KGF2015
6773Luis PantojaWTriangleNY No Gi Open64KGF2015
6830Jose AlvarezWPointsAustin Open70KGSF2015
6831Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backAustin Open70KGF2015
6862Luis Ninja PintoWChoke from backLV Summer Open64KGF2015
6865Julian MarquezWPointsLV Summer OpenABS1/4F2015
6866Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionLV Summer OpenABSSF2015
6867Carlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvLV Summer OpenABSF2015
6888Mike MainWMata leaoEBI 461KGR12015
6894Geoff RealWMata leaoEBI 461KG1/4F2015
7076Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsSanta Cruz Pro70KGF2015
7138Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 4x2GT OpenABSSPF2015
7141Julio CordovaWPointsGT Open76KGSF2015
7206Joseph BestWMata leaoNoGi Pan Ams64KGSF2015
7207Mark RamosMark RamosWMata leaoNoGi Pan Ams64KGF2015
7271Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2015
7272Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA62KGF2015
7394Mark RamosMark RamosWToe holdNoGi Worlds64KG1/4F2015
7397Thomas LisboaWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds64KGSF2015
7399Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds64KGF2015
7604Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam - Rio62KGR12015
7610Pedro AzevedoWPts: 14x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG1/8F2015
7611Rodnei JuniorWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio62KG1/4F2015
7616Jorge NakamuraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam - Rio62KGSF2015
7803Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backEuropean Open64KG1/4F2016
7805Gabriel WilcoxWChoke from backEuropean Open64KGSF2016

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