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 World No Gi Championship (2016)
  • 2nd Place in the European (2013 brown absolute)
  • 2 Place in the Brazilian Nationals (2012 purple absolute)
  • 2 Place in the Brazilian No -Gi Nationals (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

94 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    38 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    48 (51%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

48 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
48
23
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RNC
10
5
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Armbar
6
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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Brabo choke
2
1
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Kneebar
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
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Omoplata
2
1
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Choke f. omoplata
2
1
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Toe hold
2
1
48
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (62%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (23%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Joao Miyao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4804Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2013
4806Justin RaderJustin RaderLPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
5500Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.57KGF2014
7060Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLAdvWorld Champ.57KGF2015
7254Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nat.64KGF2015
7417Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionFIVE SL72KGSPF2015
7452Joe SotoLPointsEBI 465KGSF2015
7708Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsGT OpenABSSPF2015
7716Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 6x4GT Open76KGF2015
8144Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoDPts: 0x0Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9428Caio TerraCaio TerraLPts: 8x6World Champ.57KGSF2016
9696Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGF2016
9901Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 2x0Grand Slam - LA62KGF2016
10285Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 10x8NoGi Worlds62KGF2016
4222Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWAdvWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4704Naudimar AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4795Mark RamosMark RamosWCalf slicerADCC66KGR12013
4803Ricardo VieiraRicardo VieiraWHeel hookADCC66KG1/4F2013
5032Hideyuki YamadaWChoke from backEuropean64KGSF2014
5116F. SpessotoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2014
5118Rafael BarataWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5310Giusley SantosWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGSF2014
5405John ChoWPts: 9x0World Pro.64KG1/4F2014
5409Tiago BravoTiago BravoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.64KGF2014
5494Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 25x4World Champ.57KG1/4F2014
5498Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.57KGSF2014
5634Ivanildo LimaWChoke from backRio Open64KGF2014
5677Alexandre OliveiraWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGSF2014
5678Johnatha GuidoWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGF2014
5715Jorge EliasWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGSF2014
5716Mark RamosMark RamosWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGF2014
5764Jorge EliasWPointsNo Gi Worlds64KG1/4F2014
5767Fabbio PassosWArmbarNo Gi Worlds64KGSF2014
5768Thomas LisboaWPts: 10x4No Gi Worlds64KGF2014
5848Mark RamosMark RamosWChoke from backNYC Pro70KG1/4F2014
5851Paulo SantanaWBow and arrowNYC Pro70KGSF2014
5852Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
5928Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
5991Walter TellesWArm in EzekielSouth American64KGNA2014
6028UnknownWRNCADCC Trials77KG1/4F2014
6029Bruno AparecidoWPointsADCC Trials77KGF2014
6214Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4European64KG1/4F2015
6217S. FranceschiniWBow and arrowEuropean64KGSF2015
6465Paulo FilhoPaulo FilhoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2015
6469Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWChokePan American64KGSF2015
6643David DomzalskiWSubmissionChicago Spring64KGSF2015
6644Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backChicago Spring64KGF2015
6686Paulo SilvaWPointsNY Spring Open64KGF2015
6880Pedro AzevedoWN/ABrasileiro64KGSF2015
6882Thomas LisboaWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGF2015
6995Andre PontesWTriangleLas Vegas Open64KGF2015
7055Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 6x2World Champ.57KG1/4F2015
7058Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2015
7224Ramon FloresWN/ABJJ Tour64KGF2015
7242Ruben AlvarezWOmoplataGrapplers Quest65KG1/4F2015
7243Mike MainWHeel hookGrapplers Quest65KGSF2015
7247Luis PintoWChoke f. omoplataUS No Gi Nat.64KGF2015
7253Luis PintoWPointsAmerican Nat.64KGSF2015
7316David HerndonWChoke from backNY Summer Open64KGF2015
7320Luis PantojaWTriangleNY No Gi Open64KGF2015
7383Jose AlvarezWPointsAustin Open70KGSF2015
7384Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backAustin Open70KGF2015
7418Luis Ninja PintoWChoke from backLV Summer Open64KGF2015
7421Julian MarquezWPointsLV Summer OpenABS1/4F2015
7422Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionLV Summer OpenABSSF2015
7423Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvLV Summer OpenABSF2015
7444Mike MainWRNCEBI 465KGR12015
7450Geoff RealWRNCEBI 465KG1/4F2015
7634Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsSanta Cruz Pro70KGF2015
7709Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 4x2GT OpenABSSPF2015
7712Julio CordovaWPointsGT Open76KGSF2015
7780Joseph BestWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGSF2015
7781Mark RamosMark RamosWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGF2015
7850Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2015
7851Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA62KGF2015
7994Mark RamosMark RamosWToe holdNoGi Worlds64KG1/4F2015
7997Thomas LisboaWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds64KGSF2015
7999Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds64KGF2015
8207Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam - Rio62KGR12015
8213Pedro AzevedoWPts: 14x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG1/8F2015
8214Rodnei JuniorWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio62KG1/4F2015
8219Jorge NakamuraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam - Rio62KGSF2015
8474Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backEuropean Open64KG1/4F2016
8476Gabriel WilcoxWChoke from backEuropean Open64KGSF2016
8774Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2016
8778Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2016
8780Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 2x0Pan American64KGF2016
8941Yukinori SasaYukinori SasaD---Polaris 370KGSPF2016
8986Thomas CostaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGSF2016
8987Tadashi TakashimaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGF2016
9084Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 4x2World Pro62KG1/4F2016
9085Wellington LimaWChokeWorld Pro62KGSF2016
9357Jeffrey CummingsWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KG1/4F2016
9359Nicollas WelkerWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
9361Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGF2016
9420Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 6x4World Champ.57KGR12016
9425Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG1/4F2016
9777Bruno BrazWArmbarNY Summer Open64KGF2016
9841Mayko BorgesWPts: 8x2Ch. Summer Open64KGSF2016
9842Anthony FerroWBrabo chokeCh. Summer Open64KGF2016
9861Ben PitchfordWPts: 21x0Chicago NoGi SO67KGSF2016
9862Bruce GuevaraWPts: 9x0Chicago NoGi SO67KGF2016
9875Joseph ConeryWKneebarBoston SIO64KGF2016
9900A. AldiuncinWPts: 5x0Grand Slam - LA62KGSF2016
9935Arthur MolinaWPts: 12x4G. Slam NG - LA67KGSF2016
10282Alexis BarraganWPts: 36x0NoGi Worlds62KG1/4F2016
10283Rene LopezWDQNoGi Worlds62KGSF2016
10524Gilson NunesWPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
10525Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro70KGF2016

Banner pic by: BJJPix

João Miyao vs Pedro Arruda

João Miyao vs Márcio André

 

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