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Isaque Paiva

Isaque Paiva

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Isaque Paiva is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Massao and Daniel Shinkai, representing the Saikoo Jiu Jitsu Academy. Paiva is widely regarded as one of the top grappling featherweights of his generation, and one of the few competitors to have remained in his original regional academy, while competing at the highest level in the sport. A South American, Brazilian National, Asian Open, Rio Open and Sao Paulo Open champion, Isaque is know for his highly technical guard game and his accuracy with the triangle choke.

Isaque Paiva Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Isaque Alberto de Oliveira Paiva

Nickname: Bóia – meaning buoy in Portuguese. The name started when Isaque was a child. Him and his best friend Alex Oliveira used to play and swim in a river near their neighbourhood. When they were called in, Isaque used to always stay in the water, for that reason Alex’ mother started calling Paiva a buoy. The name quickly spread among friends and training partners.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Nilson Liboni > Massao Shinkai/Daniel Shinkai > Isaque Paiva

Main Achievements:

  • WLPJJ World Champion (2008)
  • CBJJE World Champion (2015)
  • IBJJF South American Champion (2007/2008/2009/2010/2012/2013/2015)
  • IBJJF Asian Open Champion (2012/2015)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Champion (2010)
  • UAEJJ Brazilian National Pro Champion (2015)
  • CBJJE Brazilian Champion (2011)
  • JJFJ All Japan Champion (2012)
  • IBJJF São Paulo BJJ Pro Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF São Paulo Open Champion (2012, 2015)
  • IBJJF Rio Open Champion (2015)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tour – Rio de Janeiro Champion (2016)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tour – Abu Dhabi Champion (2016)
  • FPJJ São Paulo State Champion (2009/2012/2013)
  • CBJJE World Championship Runner-up (2011/2012/2013)
  • UAEJJ Abu Dhabi World Pro Runner-up (2015)
  • CBJJ Brazilian National Runner-up (2015)
  • DUMAU Cup Champion (2008)

Favorite Position/Technique: Triangle Choke

Weight Division: Peso Pena

Team Association: Equipe Saikoo

Isaque Paiva Biography

Isaque Paiva was born on the 15th of May, 1987 in Penápolis – São Paulo, Brazil. Approximately 500 km from the state capital.

Paiva started practising capoeira at the age of 11 through a small association designed for working parents, where Isaque used to spend his time after school.

Jiu Jitsu entered Paiva’s live through a social project created by his father and godfather, which had the support of a few of the town’s businessmen. The project intended to help the kids in the neighbourhood through a series of activities, one of which was jiu jitsu. The idea was for kids to have something that would occupy them throughout the long hours while their parents were away working.

Brothers Massao and Daniel Shinkai, founders of the Saikoo Jiu Jitsu Academy agreed to be part of the project and taught classes to a group of 20 children, one of which was 13 year old Isaque Paiva. Unfortunately after some time, the sponsorships stopped coming through and the social project was closed. As his parents could not afford the gym fees, Isaque had to stop training for a while.

Seeing how dedicated Isaque had become, and how talented was at a young age, his father convinced the Shinkai brothers to wave off the jiu jitsu fees. In exchange Isaque worked as an errands boy for the academy, this way earning his membership.

Isaque Paiva grew up to be Saikoo’s most distinguished competitor, winning important titles while going through BJJ’s belt ranks. Among his many titles, he earned the South American Championship, Brazilian National Championship and sequential state titles in all belt levels.

On the 3rd of August, 2008 Isaque Paiva was recognized by his coaches and awarded his black belt. The same coaches who had followed his whole career (Shinkai brothers). The award ceremony caught Isaque by surprise, who had no idea he was receiving the prestigious grade. That same day, his best friend, who started training in the same day as Isaque, Alex Oliveira, was also honoured with the black belt.

One of Isaque’s biggest struggles throughout his career has been the lack of funding to compete outside his own state. His plight to challenge himself against better competition has been constantly barred by the lack of sponsorships attainable in his small town, though when he managed to reach these requirements he reaped great results, which include a 2nd place at the Abu Dhabi World Pro (2015) and 2 wins at the Asian Open (2012, 2015). But his struggle to achieve financial security to compete outside his home-ground is the main reasons why Paiva has not (yet) reached a more widespread international notoriety in the sport of jiu jitsu.

Among the people who have helped Isaque Paiva achieve his full potential in the sport, we find Leandro Kussano in Japan, “Megaton” Dias and his wife Luciana Dias (USA) as well as Cícero Costha (Brasil), all of which have continuously and generously showed support to Paiva by opening the doors of their academies when Paiva steps outside Penápolis. Offering, accommodation, training and guidance.

Isaque Paiva Grappling Record

100 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    31 (31%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    10 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    54 (54%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (4%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

54 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
22
12
#86e620
Choke from back
19
10
#5AD3D1
Choke
9
5
#d1212a
Armbar
9
5
#fad11b
Cross choke
7
4
#f58822
Mounted triangle
7
4
#224aba
Submission
6
3
#ff9124
Triangle armbar
4
2
#bf1f6c
Ezekiel
4
2
#22c9a5
Bow and arrow
4
2
#fad223
Choke f/ omoplata
2
1
#03861f
Inverted Triangle
2
1
#039a1f
Arm in ezekiel
2
1
#03b41f
Katagatame
2
1
#03c61f
Injury
2
1
54
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
36 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    26 (72%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (19%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (6%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
armbar
50
1
#86e620
Botinha
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Isaque Paiva Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2080Márcio TubarãoLAdvEstadual FCJJE70KGF2009
2083Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuLarmbarBrasileiro CBJJEABSF2009
2084Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLPointsBrasileiro CBJJE70KGF2009
2426Mario ReisMario ReisLPointsMundial CBJJE70KGF2010
2428Marcos AlexandreLPts: 2x2, AdvPanam. CBJJE70KGF2010
3112Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLPointsGramado Trials65KG4F2011
3399Mario reisMario reisLPointsMundial CBJJE70KGF2012
3684Samuel HertzogLAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2012
4522Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPointsWorld Pro Trials65KGF2013
4785Leonardo SaggioroLReferee DecisionRio Open70KGF2013
5066Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLPts: 4x2Circuito Paulista70KGF2014
5189Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 5x0Pan American70KG4F2014
5595Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 24x2World Champ.70KGSF2014
5709Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPointsSP Open70kgF2014
6112A. CabanesLPts: 2x2, AdvThe Team76KGRR2014
6208Mario ReisMario ReisLPts: 10x0Brazil Nat. Pro75KGSF2015
6845Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KGF2015
6972Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGF2015
7165Jonathan ThomasLPointsWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7286Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLPointsCuritiba Open70KGF2015
7922Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLAdvFloripa Open70KGSF2015
7937Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLPointsFloripa NoGi Open70KGSF2015
7946Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLPointsFloripa NoGi Open70KGF2015
7950Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 12x2Floripa NoGi OpenABSF2015
8109Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 15x10NoGi Worlds70KG4F2015
8225Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8331Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraLPts: 11x4Grand Slam - Rio69KGSF2015
8919Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x8, AdvPan American70KG4F2016
9229Tiago BravoTiago BravoLPts: 4x0World Pro69KG4F2016
9391Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGF2016
9605Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLBotinhaWorld Champ.70KGR22016
10818Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLPts: 8x6South American70KGF2016
11065Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 10x8European Open70KGSF2017
12016Talison SoaresLPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier69KGF2017
12168Rafael MansurRafael MansurLPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2017
12831Kim TerraKim TerraLPointsACBJJ 665KG4F2017
2056Carlos KeilerWCross chokeMundial CBJJE70KGF2008
2079F. PurgemeisterWMounted triangleEstadual FCJJE70KGSF2009
2081Rosenberg KifferWCross chokeSul Am. CBJJE70KGF2009
2082Mario NettoWMounted triangleBrasileiro CBJJEABSSF2009
2423Eduardo BadauiWTriangleBrasileiro CBJJE70KGSF2010
2424Thiago BarretoWEzekielBrasileiro CBJJE70KGF2010
2425Gustavo GussemWPointsBrasileiro CBJJEABSF2010
2427Marcelo FerreiraWBow and arrowPanam. CBJJE70KGSF2010
3398Thiago BarretoWN/AMundial CBJJE70KGSF2012
3657Rodrigo LopesWArmbarGramado Trials65KG4F2012
3658Ary FariasAry FariasWReferee DecisionGramado Trials65KGSF2012
3660Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWTriangleGramado Trials65KGF2012
3679Their TavaresWAdvWorld Pro.70KGR12012
3682Daniel WrzesniewskiWPts: 3x0World Pro.70KG4F2012
4255Fabio AssunçãoWTriangleCopa GaúchaABSSF2013
4256Marcelo TarsoWInverted TriangleCopa GaúchaABSF2013
4756David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backMundial CBJJE70KGF2013
4784Vinicius SaraivaWMounted triangleRio Open70KGSF2013
5182Edson OliveiraWAdvPan American70KGR12014
5593Leo SaggioroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5708Nicollas AmorimWPointsSP Open70kgSF2014
5950Iwasaki MasahiroWTriangleAsian Open70KGR12014
5951Wanki ChaeWTriangleAsian Open70KG4F2014
5952Ichitaro TsukadaWTriangleAsian Open70KGSF2014
5953Eduardo RamosWArm in ezekielAsian Open70KGF2014
6109UnknownWChoke from backThe Team Trials76KGSF2014
6110Marcos PauloWChoke from backThe Team Trials76KGF2014
6113B. BittencourWPointsThe Team76KGRR2014
6462Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWTriangleGramado Trials65KGR12015
6463Thomas LisboaWPts: 2x2, AdvGramado Trials65KGSF2015
6464Vitor OtonielWPts: 4x2Gramado Trials65KGF2015
6839Sergio CalderonWKatagatameWorld Pro65KGR12015
6842Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsWorld Pro65KG4F2015
6844Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPointsWorld Pro65KGSF2015
6971Andre MottaWN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2015
7284Victor MatosWN/ACuritiba Open70KGSF2015
7377Ataide RafaelWInjuryBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KG8F2015
7378Ricardo CaetanoWTriangleBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KG4F2015
7380Bruno CelioWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGSF2015
7381Leonardo SaggioroWReferee DecisionBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGF2015
7439Richard MottaWDQRio Winter Open70KG8F2015
7442Vinicius GimenesWPointsRio Winter Open70KG4F2015
7444João HumbertoWCross chokeRio Winter Open70KGSF2015
7445Gilson NunesGilson NunesWAdvRio Winter Open70KGF2015
7465Marcelo CastroWCross chokeMundial CBJJE70KGSF2015
7466Rodrigo CardosoWEzekielMundial CBJJE70KGF2015
7558Edson OliveiraWArmbarSP Open70KGSF2015
7560Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWTriangle armbarSP Open70KGF2015
7765Wanki ChaeWMounted triangleAsian Open70KGSF2015
7766Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWTriangleAsian Open70KGF2015
7945Herbert MaedaWPointsFloripa NoGi Open70KGSF2015
8224Victor MatosWPointsIBJJF Rio Pro70KGSF2015
8322Leon AmancioWPts: 4x2Grand Slam - Rio69KG8F2015
8328Geovan CarmoWTriangleGrand Slam - Rio69KG4F2015
8333Pedro ValencaWPts: 10x8Grand Slam - Rio69KG3RD2015
9219Leo SaggioroWAdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9383Carlos EduardoWTriangleBrasileiro70KG8F2016
9388Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWChokeBrasileiro70KG4F2016
9389Luciano AzevedoWChokeBrasileiro70KGSF2016
9599Thiago MacedoWPts: 12x12, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR12016
9796Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
9797Gilson NunesGilson NunesWChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGF2016
9879Carlos EduardoWArmbarRio Winter Open70KGR12016
9881UnknownWPointsRio Winter Open70KG4F2016
9885Raphael CademaWN/ARio Winter Open70KGSF2016
9886Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPts: 2x0Rio Winter Open70KGF2016
10045Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWChoke from backCuritiba W. Open70KGF2016
10320Daniel KameiWChoke from backFloripa Open70KGSF2016
10321Ayres NetoWArmbarFloripa Open70KGF2016
10429Raphael CadenaWAdvBrasileiro NoGi67KGSF2016
10430Bruno CélioWArmbarBrasileiro NoGi67KGF2016
10571Luciano QueirozWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGR12016
10574Kevilyn BatistaWChokeBJJ Rio Pro70KG4F2016
10575Ayres NetoWChoke f/ omoplataBJJ Rio Pro70KGSF2016
10576Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
10623Ricardo PingoWPts: 4x2Grand Slam - Rio69KGR22016
10628Carlos SilvaWChoke from backGrand Slam - Rio69KG4F2016
10629Vitor MoraesWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam - Rio69KGSF2016
10632Rafael MansurRafael MansurWReferee DecisionGrand Slam - Rio69KGF2016
10756Stefano ChinatoWSubmissionCuritiba Pro69KGSF2016
10757Marcus D.WSubmissionCuritiba Pro69KGF2016
10764Marcus D.WPointsCuritiba ProABSSF2016
10766Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPointsCuritiba ProABSF2016
10956Johnny CrispimWTriangle armbarGrand Slam AD69KG4F2017
10958Joao BoscoWPts: 11x0Grand Slam AD69KGSF2017
10959Tiago BravoTiago BravoWChoke from backGrand Slam AD69KGF2017
11056Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPts: 4x2European Open70KG8F2017
11062Ayres NetoWTriangleEuropean Open70KG4F2017
11275Claudevan OliveiraWChokeManaus Nat. Pro69KG4F2017
11277Leonardo TorresWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro69KGSF2017
11278Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPointsManaus Nat. Pro69KGF2017
11859Guilherme MilanWN/AFloripa Fall Open70KGSF2017
11860Eduardo BotegaWN/AFloripa Fall Open70KGF2017
12012Daniel SantanaWPts: 10x6WP BR Qualifier69KG4F2017
12015Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier69KGSF2017
12159Jorge Correa JrWChokeBrasileiro70KGR12017
12163Marcos CamposWPointsBrasileiro70KGR22017
12165Rafael SilvaWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2017
12679Victor MoraesWN/ASP BJJ Pro70KGSF2017
12680Pedro PetronioWBow and arrowSP BJJ Pro70KGF2017

Isaque Paiva vs Wanki Chae (2015)

Isaque Paiva vs Fabio Caloi

Isaque Paiva vs Rodrigo Cardoso

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