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

80 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    29 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (4%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    45 (56%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    1 (1%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

45 SUBMISSIONS WINS

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Choke from back
51
23
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RNC
11
5
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Heel hook
4
2
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Armbar
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
#ff9124
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
45
(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
4705Rafael MendesRafael MendesLPts: 2x0ADCC66KGSF2013
4707Justin RaderJustin RaderLPointsADCC66KG3PLC2013
5371Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.57KGF2014
6853Bruno MalfacineBruno MalfacineLAdvWorld Champ.57KGF2015
7037Mikey MusumeciMikey MusumeciLPts: 4x4, AdvAmerican Nat.64KGF2015
7193Garry TononGarry TononLReferee DecisionFIVE SL72KGSPF2015
7228Joe SotoLPointsEBI 465KGSF2015
7482Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPointsGT OpenABSSPF2015
7490Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 6x4GT Open76KGF2015
7903Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoDPts: 0x0Berkut 2ABSSPF2015
4140Eduardo TellesEduardo TellesWAdvWorld ExpoABSSPF2013
4607Naudimar AmaralWChoke from backBrasileiro CBJJENANA2013
4696Mark RamosMark RamosWCalf slicerADCC66KGR12013
4704Ricardo VieiraRicardo VieiraWHeel hookADCC66KG1/4F2013
4924Hideyuki YamadaWChoke from backEuropean64KGSF2014
5000F. SpessotoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2014
5002Rafael BarataWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2014
5190Giusley SantosWPts: 4x0Brasileiro64KGSF2014
5284John ChoWPts: 9x0World Pro.64KG1/4F2014
5286Thiago BarretoWReferee DecisionWorld Pro.64KGSF2014
5365Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 25x4World Champ.57KG1/4F2014
5369Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWPts: 2x0World Champ.57KGSF2014
5505Ivanildo LimaWChoke from backRio Open64KGF2014
5546Alexandre OliveiraWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGSF2014
5547Johnatha GuidoWChoke from backMundial CBJJE64KGF2014
5579Jorge EliasWTriangle armbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGSF2014
5580Mark RamosMark RamosWArmbarNo Gi Pan Am.64KGF2014
5626Jorge EliasWPointsNo Gi Worlds64KG1/4F2014
5629Fabbio PassosWArmbarNo Gi Worlds64KGSF2014
5630Thomas LisboaWPts: 10x4No Gi Worlds64KGF2014
5710Mark RamosMark RamosWChoke from backNYC Pro70KG1/4F2014
5713Paulo SantanaWBow and arrowNYC Pro70KGSF2014
5714Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPts: 6x4NYC Pro70KGF2014
5782Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoWPenCopa Podio70KGSPF2014
5845Walter TellesWArm in EzekielSouth American64KGNA2014
5881UnknownWRNCADCC Trials77KG1/4F2014
5882Bruno AparecidoWPointsADCC Trials77KGF2014
6027Lucas DantasWPts: 8x4European64KG1/4F2015
6030S. FranceschiniWBow and arrowEuropean64KGSF2015
6277Paulo FilhoPaulo FilhoWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2015
6281Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWChokePan American64KGSF2015
6456David DomzalskiWSubmissionChicago Spring64KGSF2015
6457Wellington DiasWellington DiasWChoke from backChicago Spring64KGF2015
6499Paulo SilvaWPointsNY Spring Open64KGF2015
6674Pedro AzevedoWN/ABrasileiro64KGSF2015
6676Thomas LisboaWChoke from backBrasileiro64KGF2015
6788Andre PontesWTriangleLas Vegas Open64KGF2015
6848Koji ShibamotoKoji ShibamotoWPts: 6x2World Champ.57KG1/4F2015
6851Ivaniel OliveiraIvaniel OliveiraWChoke from backWorld Champ.57KGSF2015
7009Ramon FloresWN/ABJJ Tour64KGF2015
7027Ruben AlvarezWOmoplataGrapplers Quest65KG1/4F2015
7028Mike MainWHeel hookGrapplers Quest65KGSF2015
7032Luis PintoWChoke f. omoplataUS No Gi Nat.64KGF2015
7036Luis PintoWPointsAmerican Nat.64KGSF2015
7097David HerndonWChoke from backNY Summer Open64KGF2015
7101Luis PantojaWTriangleNY No Gi Open64KGF2015
7159Jose AlvarezWPointsAustin Open70KGSF2015
7160Gabriel MartinsWChoke from backAustin Open70KGF2015
7194Luis Ninja PintoWChoke from backLV Summer Open64KGF2015
7197Julian MarquezWPointsLV Summer OpenABS1/4F2015
7198Kim TerraKim TerraWReferee DecisionLV Summer OpenABSSF2015
7199Carlos FariasWPts: 0x0, AdvLV Summer OpenABSF2015
7220Mike MainWRNCEBI 465KGR12015
7226Geoff RealWRNCEBI 465KG1/4F2015
7408Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPointsSanta Cruz Pro70KGF2015
7483Geo MartinezGeo MartinezWPts: 4x2GT OpenABSSPF2015
7486Julio CordovaWPointsGT Open76KGSF2015
7554Joseph BestWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGSF2015
7555Mark RamosMark RamosWRNCNoGi Pan Ams64KGF2015
7624Rafael FreitasRafael FreitasWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA62KGSF2015
7625Joao SomaliaJoao SomaliaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA62KGF2015
7753Mark RamosMark RamosWToe holdNoGi Worlds64KG1/4F2015
7756Thomas LisboaWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds64KGSF2015
7758Samir ChantreSamir ChantreWPts: 6x4NoGi Worlds64KGF2015
7966Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam - Rio62KGR12015
7972Pedro AzevedoWPts: 14x0Grand Slam - Rio62KG1/8F2015
7973Rodnei JuniorWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio62KG1/4F2015
7978Jorge NakamuraWPts: 4x0Grand Slam - Rio62KGSF2015
8187Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backEuropean Open64KG1/4F2016
8189Gabriel WilcoxWChoke from backEuropean Open64KGSF2016
8475Tsuyoshi TamakiWChoke from backPan American64KG1/4F2016
8479Vitor PaschoalWChoke from backPan American64KGSF2016
8481Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWPts: 2x0Pan American64KGF2016
8637Yukinori SasaYukinori SasaD---Polaris 370KGSPF2016
8676Thomas CostaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGSF2016
8677Tadashi TakashimaWChoke from backNY Spring Open64KGF2016
8769Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 4x2World Pro62KG1/4F2016
8770Wellington LimaWChokeWorld Pro62KGSF2016
9035Jeffrey CummingsWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KG1/4F2016
9037Nicollas WelkerWN/AAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
9039Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWPointsAtlanta BJJ Pro70KGF2016

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