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 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

90 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    35 (39%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    48 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

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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Bow and arrow
4
2
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Choke
4
2
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Triangle
4
2
#224aba
Heel hook
4
2
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Arm in Ezekiel
2
1
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Submission
2
1
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Omoplata
2
1
#fad223
Choke f. omoplata
2
1
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Toe hold
2
1
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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
48
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
12 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (58%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (25%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Joao Miyao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4751Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2013
4753Justin RaderJustin RaderLPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
5443Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.57KGF2014
6966Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLAdvWorld Champ.57KGF2015
7158Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nat.64KGF2015
7314Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionFIVE SL72KGSPF2015
7349Joe SotoLPointsEBI 465KGSF2015
7604Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsGT OpenABSSPF2015
7612Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 6x4GT Open76KGF2015
8034Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoDPts: 0x0Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9289Caio TerraCaio TerraLPts: 8x6World Champ.57KGSF2016
9554Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGF2016
9733Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 2x0Grand Slam - LA62KGF2016
4176Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWAdvWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4653Naudimar AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4742Mark RamosMark RamosWCalf slicerADCC66KGR12013
4750Ricardo VieiraRicardo VieiraWHeel hookADCC66KG1/4F2013
4979Hideyuki YamadaWChoke from backEuropean64KGSF2014
5063F. SpessotoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2014
5065Rafael BarataWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5257Giusley SantosWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGSF2014
5352John ChoWPts: 9x0World Pro.64KG1/4F2014
5356Tiago BravoTiago BravoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.64KGF2014
5437Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 25x4World Champ.57KG1/4F2014
5441Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.57KGSF2014
5577Ivanildo LimaWChoke from backRio Open64KGF2014
5620Alexandre OliveiraWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGSF2014
5621Johnatha GuidoWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGF2014
5658Jorge EliasWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGSF2014
5659Mark RamosMark RamosWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGF2014
5706Jorge EliasWPointsNo Gi Worlds64KG1/4F2014
5709Fabbio PassosWArmbarNo Gi Worlds64KGSF2014
5710Thomas LisboaWPts: 10x4No Gi Worlds64KGF2014
5790Mark RamosMark RamosWChoke from backNYC Pro70KG1/4F2014
5793Paulo SantanaWBow and arrowNYC Pro70KGSF2014
5794Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
5865Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
5928Walter TellesWArm in EzekielSouth American64KGNA2014
5965UnknownWRNCADCC Trials77KG1/4F2014
5966Bruno AparecidoWPointsADCC Trials77KGF2014
6136Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4European64KG1/4F2015
6139S. FranceschiniWBow and arrowEuropean64KGSF2015
6387Paulo FilhoPaulo FilhoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2015
6391Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWChokePan American64KGSF2015
6565David DomzalskiWSubmissionChicago Spring64KGSF2015
6566Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backChicago Spring64KGF2015
6608Paulo SilvaWPointsNY Spring Open64KGF2015
6787Pedro AzevedoWN/ABrasileiro64KGSF2015
6789Thomas LisboaWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGF2015
6901Andre PontesWTriangleLas Vegas Open64KGF2015
6961Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 6x2World Champ.57KG1/4F2015
6964Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2015
7130Ramon FloresWN/ABJJ Tour64KGF2015
7148Ruben AlvarezWOmoplataGrapplers Quest65KG1/4F2015
7149Mike MainWHeel hookGrapplers Quest65KGSF2015
7153Luis PintoWChoke f. omoplataUS No Gi Nat.64KGF2015
7157Luis PintoWPointsAmerican Nat.64KGSF2015
7218David HerndonWChoke from backNY Summer Open64KGF2015
7222Luis PantojaWTriangleNY No Gi Open64KGF2015
7280Jose AlvarezWPointsAustin Open70KGSF2015
7281Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backAustin Open70KGF2015
7315Luis Ninja PintoWChoke from backLV Summer Open64KGF2015
7318Julian MarquezWPointsLV Summer OpenABS1/4F2015
7319Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionLV Summer OpenABSSF2015
7320Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvLV Summer OpenABSF2015
7341Mike MainWRNCEBI 465KGR12015
7347Geoff RealWRNCEBI 465KG1/4F2015
7530Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsSanta Cruz Pro70KGF2015
7605Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 4x2GT OpenABSSPF2015
7608Julio CordovaWPointsGT Open76KGSF2015
7676Joseph BestWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGSF2015
7677Mark RamosMark RamosWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGF2015
7746Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2015
7747Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA62KGF2015
7884Mark RamosMark RamosWToe holdNoGi Worlds64KG1/4F2015
7887Thomas LisboaWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds64KGSF2015
7889Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds64KGF2015
8097Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam - Rio62KGR12015
8103Pedro AzevedoWPts: 14x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG1/8F2015
8104Rodnei JuniorWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio62KG1/4F2015
8109Jorge NakamuraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam - Rio62KGSF2015
8342Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backEuropean Open64KG1/4F2016
8344Gabriel WilcoxWChoke from backEuropean Open64KGSF2016
8638Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2016
8642Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2016
8644Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 2x0Pan American64KGF2016
8806Yukinori SasaYukinori SasaD---Polaris 370KGSPF2016
8851Thomas CostaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGSF2016
8852Tadashi TakashimaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGF2016
8948Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 4x2World Pro62KG1/4F2016
8949Wellington LimaWChokeWorld Pro62KGSF2016
9219Jeffrey CummingsWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KG1/4F2016
9221Nicollas WelkerWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
9223Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGF2016
9281Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPointsWorld Champ.57KGR12016
9286Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG1/4F2016
9626Bruno BrazWArmbarNY Summer Open64KGF2016
9687Mayko BorgesWPts: 8x2Ch. Summer Open64KGSF2016
9688Anthony FerroWBrabo chokeCh. Summer Open64KGF2016
9704Ben PitchfordWPts: 21x0Chicago NoGi SO67KGSF2016
9705Bruce GuevaraWPts: 9x0Chicago NoGi SO67KGF2016
9718Joseph ConeryWKneebarBoston SIO64KGF2016
9732A. AldiuncinWPts: 5x0Grand Slam - LA62KGSF2016
9767Arthur MolinaWPts: 12x4G. Slam NG - LA67KGSF2016

Banner pic by: BJJPix

João Miyao vs Pedro Arruda

João Miyao vs Márcio André

 

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