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 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

45 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    14 (31%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    29 (64%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (2%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

29 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
41
12
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Heel hook
7
2
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Armbar
7
2
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Bow and arrow
7
2
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Submission
7
2
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Triangle
7
2
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Calf slicer
3
1
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Triangle armbar
3
1
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Arm in Ezekiel
3
1
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Mata leao
3
1
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Choke
3
1
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Omoplata
3
1
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Choke f. omoplata
3
1
29
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
5 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (40%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (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
4043Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2013
4045Justin RaderJustin RaderLPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
4654Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.57KGF2014
6020Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLAdvWorld Champ.57KGF2015
6185Mikey MusumeciLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nationals64KGF2015
3955Naudimar AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4034Mark RamosMark RamosWCalf slicerADCC66KGRD12013
4042Ricardo VieiraRicardo VieiraWHeel hookADCC66KG1/4F2013
4321Fernando SpessotoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2014
4323Rafael BarataWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
4478Giusley SantosWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGSF2014
4567John ChoWPts: 9x0World Pro.64KG1/4F2014
4569Thiago BarretoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.64KGSF2014
4648Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 25x4World Champ.57KG1/4F2014
4652Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.57KGSF2014
4784Ivanildo LimaWChoke from backRio Open64KGF2014
4820Alexandre OliveiraWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGSF2014
4821Johnatha GuidoWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGF2014
4850Jorge EliasWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGSF2014
4851Mark RamosMark RamosWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGF2014
4894Jorge EliasWPointsNo Gi Worlds64KG1/4F2014
4897Fabbio PassosWArmbarNo Gi Worlds64KGSF2014
4898Thomas LisboaWPts: 10x4No Gi Worlds64KGF2014
4977Mark RamosMark RamosWChoke from backNYC Pro70KG1/4F2014
4980Paulo SantanaWBow and arrowNYC Pro70KGSF2014
4981Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
5032Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPenCopa Podio70KGSUPERF2014
5095Walter TellesWArm in EzekielSouth American64KGNA2014
5130UnknownWMata leaoADCC Trials77KG1/4F2014
5131Bruno AparecidoWPointsADCC Trials77KGF2014
5244Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4European64KG1/4F2015
5247Simone FranceschiniWBow and arrowEuropean64KGSF2015
5488Paulo FilhoPaulo FilhoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2015
5492Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWChokePan American64KGSF2015
5667David DomzalskiWSubmissionChicago Spring64KGSF2015
5668Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backChicago Spring64KGF2015
5707Paulo SilvaWPointsNY Spring Open64KGF2015
5862Pedro AzevedoWN/ABrasileiro64KGSF2015
5864Thomas LisboaWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGF2015
5963Andre PontesWTriangleLas Vegas Open64KGF2015
6015Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 6x2World Champ.57KG1/4F2015
6018Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2015
6176Ruben AlvarezWOmoplataGrapplers Quest65KG1/4F2015
6177Mike MainWHeel hookGrapplers Quest65KGSF2015
6181Luis PintoWChoke f. omoplataUS No Gi Nat.64KGF2015
6184Luis PintoWPointsAmerican Nationals64KGSF2015
6221David HerndonWChoke from backNY Summer Open64KGF2015
6225Luis PantojaWTriangleNY No Gi Open64KGF2015
6279Jose AlvarezWPointsAustin Open70KGSF2015
6280Gabriel MartinsWSubmissionAustin Open70KGF2015

Banner pic by: BJJPix

João Miyao vs Pedro Arruda

João Miyao vs Márcio André

 

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