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

98 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    40 (41%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    49 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

49 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
49
24
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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
#224aba
Triangle
4
2
#ff9124
Brabo choke
2
1
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Kneebar
2
1
#22c9a5
Calf slicer
2
1
#fad223
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
#03c61f
Choke f. omoplata
2
1
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Toe hold
2
1
49
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
15 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    10 (67%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (20%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Joao Miyao Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4818Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2013
4820Justin RaderJustin RaderLPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
5518Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.57KGF2014
7082Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLAdvWorld Champ.57KGF2015
7276Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nat.64KGF2015
7439Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionFIVE SL72KGSPF2015
7474Joe SotoLPointsEBI 465KGSF2015
7733Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsGT OpenABSSPF2015
7741Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 6x4GT Open76KGF2015
8169Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoDPts: 0x0Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
9462Caio TerraCaio TerraLPts: 8x6World Champ.57KGSF2016
9730Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican Nats64KGF2016
9935Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 2x0Grand Slam - LA62KGF2016
10339Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 10x8NoGi Worlds62KGF2016
10881Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesLPts: 5x4European Open64KGSF2017
11227Johnny TamaJohnny TamaLPts: 3x2UAEJJF NY ProU77KG1/4F2017
4227Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWAdvWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4718Naudimar AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4809Mark RamosMark RamosWCalf slicerADCC66KGR12013
4817Ricardo VieiraRicardo VieiraWHeel hookADCC66KG1/4F2013
5049Hideyuki YamadaWChoke from backEuropean64KGSF2014
5133F. SpessotoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2014
5135Rafael BarataWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5327Giusley SantosWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGSF2014
5423John ChoWPts: 9x0World Pro.64KG1/4F2014
5427Tiago BravoTiago BravoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.64KGF2014
5512Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 25x4World Champ.57KG1/4F2014
5516Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.57KGSF2014
5652Ivanildo LimaWChoke from backRio Open64KGF2014
5695Alexandre OliveiraWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGSF2014
5696Johnatha GuidoWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGF2014
5733Jorge EliasWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGSF2014
5734Mark RamosMark RamosWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGF2014
5782Jorge EliasWPointsNo Gi Worlds64KG1/4F2014
5785Fabbio PassosWArmbarNo Gi Worlds64KGSF2014
5786Thomas LisboaWPts: 10x4No Gi Worlds64KGF2014
5866Mark RamosMark RamosWChoke from backNYC Pro70KG1/4F2014
5869Paulo SantanaWBow and arrowNYC Pro70KGSF2014
5870Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
5946Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
6009Walter TellesWArm in EzekielSouth American64KGNA2014
6046UnknownWRNCADCC Trials77KG1/4F2014
6047Bruno AparecidoWPointsADCC Trials77KGF2014
6236Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4European64KG1/4F2015
6239S. FranceschiniWBow and arrowEuropean64KGSF2015
6487Paulo FilhoPaulo FilhoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2015
6491Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWChokePan American64KGSF2015
6665David DomzalskiWSubmissionChicago Spring64KGSF2015
6666Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backChicago Spring64KGF2015
6708Paulo SilvaWPointsNY Spring Open64KGF2015
6902Pedro AzevedoWN/ABrasileiro64KGSF2015
6904Thomas LisboaWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGF2015
7017Andre PontesWTriangleLas Vegas Open64KGF2015
7077Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 6x2World Champ.57KG1/4F2015
7080Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2015
7246Ramon FloresWN/ABJJ Tour64KGF2015
7264Ruben AlvarezWOmoplataGrapplers Quest65KG1/4F2015
7265Mike MainWHeel hookGrapplers Quest65KGSF2015
7269Luis PintoWChoke f. omoplataUS No Gi Nat.64KGF2015
7275Luis PintoWPointsAmerican Nat.64KGSF2015
7338David HerndonWChoke from backNY Summer Open64KGF2015
7342Luis PantojaWTriangleNY No Gi Open64KGF2015
7405Jose AlvarezWPointsAustin Open70KGSF2015
7406Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backAustin Open70KGF2015
7440Luis Ninja PintoWChoke from backLV Summer Open64KGF2015
7443Julian MarquezWPointsLV Summer OpenABS1/4F2015
7444Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionLV Summer OpenABSSF2015
7445Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvLV Summer OpenABSF2015
7466Mike MainWRNCEBI 465KGR12015
7472Geoff RealWRNCEBI 465KG1/4F2015
7656Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsSanta Cruz Pro70KGF2015
7734Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 4x2GT OpenABSSPF2015
7737Julio CordovaWPointsGT Open76KGSF2015
7805Joseph BestWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGSF2015
7806Mark RamosMark RamosWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGF2015
7875Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2015
7876Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA62KGF2015
8019Mark RamosMark RamosWToe holdNoGi Worlds64KG1/4F2015
8022Thomas LisboaWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds64KGSF2015
8024Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds64KGF2015
8232Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam - Rio62KGR12015
8238Pedro AzevedoWPts: 14x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG1/8F2015
8239Rodnei JuniorWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio62KG1/4F2015
8244Jorge NakamuraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam - Rio62KGSF2015
8506Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backEuropean Open64KG1/4F2016
8508Gabriel WilcoxWChoke from backEuropean Open64KGSF2016
8807Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2016
8811Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2016
8813Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 2x0Pan American64KGF2016
8974Yukinori SasaYukinori SasaD---Polaris 370KGSPF2016
9019Thomas CostaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGSF2016
9020Tadashi TakashimaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGF2016
9117Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 4x2World Pro62KG1/4F2016
9118Wellington LimaWChokeWorld Pro62KGSF2016
9391Jeffrey CummingsWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KG1/4F2016
9393Nicollas WelkerWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
9395Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGF2016
9454Tomoyuki HashimotoTomoyuki HashimotoWPts: 6x4World Champ.57KGR12016
9459Lucas PinheiroLucas PinheiroWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Champ.57KG1/4F2016
9811Bruno BrazWArmbarNY Summer Open64KGF2016
9875Mayko BorgesWPts: 8x2Ch. Summer Open64KGSF2016
9876Anthony FerroWBrabo chokeCh. Summer Open64KGF2016
9895Ben PitchfordWPts: 21x0Chicago NoGi SO67KGSF2016
9896Bruce GuevaraWPts: 9x0Chicago NoGi SO67KGF2016
9909Joseph ConeryWKneebarBoston SIO64KGF2016
9934A. AldiuncinWPts: 5x0Grand Slam - LA62KGSF2016
9969Arthur MolinaWPts: 12x4G. Slam NG - LA67KGSF2016
10336Alexis BarraganWPts: 36x0NoGi Worlds62KG1/4F2016
10337Rene LopezWDQNoGi Worlds62KGSF2016
10578Gilson NunesWPts: 4x2NY BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
10579Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro70KGF2016
10877Rene LopezWChoke from backEuropean Open64KG1/4F2017
11206Daniel CovelWDQUAEJJF NY Pro69KG1/4F2017
11208Andre MonteiroAndre MonteiroWPointsUAEJJF NY Pro69KGSF2017
11209Isac ChavesWN/AUAEJJF NY Pro69KGF2017

Banner pic by: BJJPix

João Miyao vs Pedro Arruda

João Miyao vs Márcio André

 

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