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Helton Jose Junior

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Instructional by Rafael Lovato Junior

Helton José Junior is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Cícero Costha and a former member of the famous Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem (PSLPB) academy, an institution that developed big names of the sport such as Leandro Lo, Tiago Barros, Paulo and João Miyao as well as Nathiely de Jesus, among many others. Originally from the state of Amazonas, Helton became one of the rising stars of BJJ while competing in São Paulo’s grappling circuit, from there being propelled onto a world stage through his wins in tournaments such as the IBJJF European Open, UAEJJF New York Pro, CBJJ’s Brazilian Nationals among many others.

Helton José Jr Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Helton Jose Mendes da Silva Junior

Nickname: N/A

Linage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rickson Gracie > Marcelo Behring > Waldomiro Perez > Roberto Godoi > Marco Barbosa > Cicero Costha > Helton Jose Jr.

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place ACBJJ WOrld Championship (2019)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, Abu Dhabi (2018)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Chicago Summer Open (2018)
  • 1st Place UAEJJF New York Pro (2017*)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Atlanta Winter Open (2017**)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Manaus Open (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Curitiba Winter Open (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2018)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open NoGi (2019)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF Grand Slam, RJ (2018)
  • 2nd Place UAEJJF New York Pro (2017)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2013 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2016 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2015 brown, 2014 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF European Open (2016* brown)
  • 2nd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2016 brown, 2013* purple, 2012* blue)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2014* purple)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF World Championship (2016 brown)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2012 blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2015* brown)

* Absolute
** Absolute and weight

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard Passing

Weight Division: Super Pesado (100,50 kg / 222.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Atos JJ

Helton José Junior Biography

Helton José Junior was born on August 27, 1991, in Manacapuru – a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Amazonas, inside the Amazon Jungle.

Helton began his jiu-jitsu career in his home town, training at Nilton Nascimento’s academy. A small nonprofit gym, which relied on school grades and community action as currency for its students. Junior was 16 years old when he started there, with his tuition laying on the shoulders of coaches such as Valdir António and Daniel Cristóvão.

Grappling became a very big part of Helton’s life from early on, and by the time he reached his blue belt, Junior decided to leave his home town to try his luck in the state capital Manaus. There he joined the famous ASLE academy, ran by Henrique Machado, where he spent 2 years training and living at Machado’s gym.

After his time at ASLE, Helton continued his search for the best available training, moving to Rio de Janeiro to pursue his dream. He stayed there for 6 months, training at Game Fight with the famous Vinicius Amaral.

During his time in Rio Helton competed regularly in the neighboring states. It is common practice for lower-income competitors on the road, to solicit lodging to academies in the towns they will compete at, this was the case of Helton who requested to stay at Cícero Costha‘s Projeto Social Lutando Pelo Bem gym (PSLPB) through a friend who was already training with the team. The level of training and the hospitality led Helton to extend his stay until after the tournament and later join the São Paulo based team.

Helton arrived at Cícero Costha as a blue belt and earned all other belts from the leader of PSLPB. Including his black belt, earned on June 15, 2016.

After two years of competing at the highest level, on June 2018 Helton decided to switch teams, then joining the reigning IBJJF World Champion academy Atos Jiu Jitsu. A workgroup led by André Galvão.

Helton Jose Grappling Record

81 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    40 (49%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    14 (17%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    13 (16%)
  • BY DECISION
    12 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (2%)

13 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
23
3
#86e620
Choke from back
23
3
#5AD3D1
Choke
15
2
#d1212a
Armlock
8
1
#fad11b
Toe hold
8
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
8
1
#224aba
Submission
8
1
#ff9124
50/50 armbar
8
1
13
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
42 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    16 (38%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (21%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    6 (14%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (21%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    2 (5%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

6 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Triangle
50
3
#86e620
Choke from back
17
1
#5AD3D1
Choke
17
1
#d1212a
Arm in guillotine
17
1
6
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Helton Jose Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11053Romulo BarralRomulo BarralLPts: 5x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2016
11621Leo NogueiraLeo NogueiraLPointsUAEJJF Orlando110KGSF2017
12179Mahamed AlyMahamed AlyLPts: 4x0Pan American100KG8F2017
12553Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier94KGF2017
12822Guybson SaGuybson SaLPenAtlanta Spring O.ABSF2017
13119Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLTriangleWorld Champ.94KG8F2017
13405Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLPointsACBJJ World94KGF2017
13703Lucas BarbosaLucas BarbosaLPts: 2x0San Diego Pro94KGSF2017
13756Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2017
14291Rafael VasconcelosRafael VasconcelosLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam RJ94KGR22017
14535Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioLReferee DecisionACB JJ Worlds95KGSF2017
14856Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLChoke from backEuropean Open94KGF2018
15422Ben HodgkinsonLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KG4F2018
15428Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15464Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLReferee DecisionACB European95KGF2018
15468Eldar RafigaevEldar RafigaevLReferee DecisionACB EuropeanABS4F2018
15959Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
15962Alexander TransAlexander TransLPts: 0x0, AdvKing of Mats110KGRR2018
16076Felipe PenaFelipe PenaLPts: 6x0World Pro94KGSF2018
16469Jackson SousaJackson SousaLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Champ.94KG8F2018
16713Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLTriangleACBJJ World95KGSF2018
16724Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLPts: 4x0ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
17078Max GimenisMax GimenisLPointsChicago SM OpenABSSF2018
17464Erberth SantosErberth SantosLReferee DecisionGrand Slam LA110KGSF2018
17467Tanner RiceTanner RiceLPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam LA110KGRR2018
18157Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KGF2018
18650Renato CardosoRenato CardosoLPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KGSF2019
18653Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyLReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGRPC2019
18755Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLTriangleEuropean Open100KGF2019
19242R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 2x0Grand Slam LDN110KGF2019
19438Gutemberg PereiraGutemberg PereiraLPts: 12x0Pan American100KG4F2019
20100Guilherme AugustoGuilherme AugustoLPts: 2x2, AdvBrasileiro100KG4F2019
20123Diogo NascimentoLChokeBrasileiroABSR22019
20454Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliLPts: 2x0World Champ.100KG4F2019
20546Jackson SousaJackson SousaLReferee DecisionGrand Slam MSK94KGF2019
20806R. EvangelistaR. EvangelistaLPts: 0x0, AdvACB World Champ.ABSSF2019
21858Devhonte JohnsonDevhonte JohnsonLReferee DecisionEuropean NoGi97KGF2019
21864Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPenEuropean NoGiABSR22019
22110Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLPointsSJJIF Worlds100KGSF2019
22310Victor HugoVictor HugoLArm in guillotineF2W Pro 132109KGSPF2019
22417Arnaldo MaidanaArnaldo MaidanaLReferee DecisionNoGi WorldsABSR12019
22508Eliot KellyEliot KellyLReferee DecisionNoGi Worlds97KG4F2019
10388Romes RamosWPts: 4x2Curitiba W. Open100KGSF2016
10389Igor MarquesWReferee DecisionCuritiba W. Open100KGF2016
10705Jocildo FernandesWArmbarManaus Open100KGSF2016
10706Adriano MoriloWArmlockManaus Open100KGF2016
11051Herico HesleyWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ94KGR12016
11635Walnan PrestoWPts: 8x0Atlanta W. Open100KGSF2017
11636Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWReferee DecisionAtlanta W. OpenABS4F2017
11638Aaron JohnsonAaron JohnsonWPts: 10x0Atlanta W. OpenABSSF2017
11640Pedro PalharesWN/AAtlanta W. OpenABSF2017
11881Shaun DufreeWArmbarUAEJJF NY Pro110KGSF2017
11886Lucas ValleWAdvUAEJJF NY ProU110KG4F2017
11889Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWPts: 3x0UAEJJF NY ProU110KGF2017
12550Rodolpho BomfimWPts: 2x2, AdvWP BR Qualifier94KG4F2017
12551Thalles FernandesWPts: 8x0WP BR Qualifier94KGSF2017
12819Guybson SaGuybson SaWPts: 3x0Atlanta Spring O.100KGF2017
12820Carlos FariasCarlos FariasWPts: 7x0Atlanta Spring O.ABS4F2017
12821Mansher KheraMansher KheraWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta Spring O.ABSSF2017
12871Matheus SousaWChoke from backMiami Spring Open100KGF2017
13403Abdurakhman BilarovAbdurakhman BilarovWDQACBJJ World94KGSF2017
13406Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWAdvACBJJ WorldABSSF2017
13407Otavio SousaOtavio SousaD---ACBJJ WorldABSF2017
13434Marcus ViniciusWAdvCuritiba W. Open100KGSF2017
13435Vitor ToledoVitor ToledoWPts: 4x2Curitiba W. Open100KGF2017
13760F. TsushimaWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam LA94KGRR2017
13761Wellington ModenaWChoke from backGrand Slam LA94KG3RD2017
14539Pedro DiasPedro DiasWPts: 4x0ACB JJ WorldsABS4F2017
14541Dante LeonDante LeonWReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSSF2017
14542Max GimenisMax GimenisWReferee DecisionACB JJ WorldsABSF2017
14750Luis FigueiredoWPts: 0x0, AdvGrand Slam AD94KG4F2018
14752Paulo PintoWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KGSF2018
14754Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KGF2018
14851Nicholas PenzerWPts: 8x2European Open94KG4F2018
14854Jackson SousaJackson SousaWToe holdEuropean Open94KGSF2018
14897Alexandre NardiWPts: 2x0Guarapari Nat. Pro94KGSF2018
14898Luiz SantosWChoke from backGuarapari Nat. Pro94KGF2018
15111Ashur DarmoWPointsContinental Pro94KGRR2018
15112Ashur DarmoWPointsContinental Pro94KGRR2018
15427Steev CombourgWPts: 13x0Grand Slam LDN94KGRPC2018
15446Brodie ThiessenWPts: 14x0Canada Nat. Pro94KGF2018
16073Basel FanousWPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro94KG4F2018
16079Tanner RiceTanner RiceWPts: 8x0World Pro94KGRPC2018
16081Basel FanousWChokeWorld Pro94KGRPC2018
16715Rinat KashaevWBow and arrowACBJJ World95KG3RD2018
17074Melor SturuaWSubmissionChicago SM Open100KGSF2018
17075Tyrone GoncalvesWPts: 2x0Chicago SM Open100KGF2018
17148Daniel PriebeWN/ALas Vegas Open100KGSF2018
17149Daniel NascimentoWN/ALas Vegas Open100KGF2018
18147Allef SilvaWArmbarGrand Slam RJ94KG8F2018
18148Caue RodriguesWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ94KG4F2018
18153Anton MinenkoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ94KGSF2018
18646Zaid SamiWPts: 2x0Grand Slam AD94KG4F2019
18748Uros DomanovicWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open100KGR12019
18752James PuopoloJames PuopoloWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean Open100KG4F2019
18754James PuopoloJames PuopoloW50/50 armbarEuropean Open100KGSF2019
19241Rodrigo RibeiroRodrigo RibeiroWReferee DecisionGrand Slam LDN110KGSF2019
19431Wellington PerottoWPts: 0x0, AdvPan American100KG8F2019
19700Joao SoaresWPointsCuritiba ProO100KGSF2019
20096Lucas LimaWPointsBrasileiro100KGR22019
20450Eliot KellyEliot KellyWPointsWorld Champ.100KGR12019
20648Tanner RiceTanner RiceWReferee DecisionF2W Pro 11694KGSPF2019
20792Gerard LabinskiGerard LabinskiWReferee DecisionACB World Champ.95KG4F2019
20795Renato CardosoRenato CardosoWReferee DecisionACB World Champ.95KGSF2019
20797Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiWPts: 0x0, AdvACB World Champ.95KGF2019
21732Adam KielyWPointsLondon Fall OpenO100KGF2019
21733Rodrigo AlmeidaWPointsLondon Fall OpenABSR12019
21735Sean CoatesWPointsLondon Fall OpenABSR22019
21737Thomas EdmondWPointsLondon Fall OpenABS4F2019
21739Jacob StaaderWPointsLondon Fall OpenABSSF2019
21740Jakub ZajkowskiJakub ZajkowskiWPointsLondon Fall OpenABSF2019
21745David GarmoDavid GarmoWPts: 2x2, AdvLondon Fall NGOABSSF2019
21746Juan VianaWPointsLondon Fall NGOABSF2019
21752James HalfhideWChokeWarriors Cup100KGF2019
21754Babar RajaWDQWarriors CupABS4F2019
21756Jakub ZajkowskiJakub ZajkowskiWPts: 11x0Warriors CupABSSF2019
21757Oscar GugalaWPts: 4x0Warriors CupABSF2019
21758Alex SalisburyWPts: 10x0Warriors NGCO100KGSF2019
21759Ed IngamellsWPts: 3x0Warriors NGCO100KGF2019
21854Almog BritschWPts: 6x0European NoGi97KG4F2019
21857Freddy VosgroneWPts: 0x0, AdvEuropean NoGi97KGSF2019
21862N/AWPts: 3x0European NoGiABSR12019
22590Matheus GodoyMatheus GodoyWReferee DecisionGrand Slam AD94KG4F2020
22594Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 6x3Grand Slam AD94KGSF2020

Helton Jose Jr vs Adriano Morilo

 

Submission Back Attacks Instructional by John Danaher

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