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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)
  • IBJJF European Open 3rd Place (2018)
  • 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

119 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    40 (34%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    63 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

63 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
19
12
#86e620
Choke from back
17
11
#5AD3D1
Armbar
11
7
#d1212a
Choke
10
6
#fad11b
Submission
8
5
#f58822
Bow and arrow
6
4
#224aba
Mounted triangle
6
4
#ff9124
Cross choke
5
3
#bf1f6c
Triangle armbar
5
3
#22c9a5
Ezekiel
3
2
#fad223
Inverted Triangle
2
1
#03861f
Arm in ezekiel
2
1
#039a1f
Katagatame
2
1
#03b41f
Injury
2
1
#03c61f
RNC
2
1
#03d61f
Choke f/ omoplata
2
1
63
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
46 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    35 (76%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (7%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Choke
33
1
#86e620
Botinha
33
1
#5AD3D1
armbar
33
1
3
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Isaque Paiva Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
2097Márcio TubarãoLAdvEstadual FCJJE70KGF2009
2100Ricardo AbreuRicardo AbreuLarmbarBrasileiro CBJJEABSF2009
2101Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoLPointsBrasileiro CBJJE70KGF2009
2444Mario ReisMario ReisLPointsMundial CBJJE70KGF2010
2446Marcos AlexandreLPts: 2x2, AdvPanam. CBJJE70KGF2010
3144Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLPointsGramado Trials65KG4F2011
3437Mario reisMario reisLPointsMundial CBJJE70KGF2012
3726Samuel HertzogLAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2012
3799Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLChokeBrasileiro70KGSF2012
4584Mario ReisMario ReisLN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2013
4596Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPointsWorld Pro Trials65KGF2013
4861Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionRio Open70KGF2013
5154Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLPts: 4x2Circuito Paulista70KGF2014
5277Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 5x0Pan American70KG4F2014
5696Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 24x2World Champ.70KGSF2014
5813Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPointsSP Open70kgF2014
6165Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6224A. CabanesLPts: 2x2, AdvThe Team76KGRR2014
6332Mario ReisMario ReisLPts: 10x0Brazil Nat. Pro75KGSF2015
6982Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KGF2015
7113Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGF2015
7307Jonathan ThomasLPointsWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7428Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLPointsCuritiba Open70KGF2015
8084Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLAdvFloripa Open70KGSF2015
8099Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLPointsFloripa NoGi Open70KGSF2015
8108Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLPointsFloripa NoGi Open70KGF2015
8112Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 12x2Floripa NoGi OpenABSF2015
8273Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 15x10NoGi Worlds67KG4F2015
8389Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8498Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraLPts: 11x4Grand Slam RJ69KGSF2015
9098Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x8, AdvPan American70KG4F2016
9408Tiago BravoTiago BravoLPts: 4x0World Pro69KG4F2016
9570Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGF2016
9784Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLBotinhaWorld Champ.70KGR22016
10336Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeLPts: 8x2Asian Open70KG4F2016
11025Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLPts: 8x6South American70KGF2016
11292Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 10x8European Open70KGSF2017
12260Talison SoaresLPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier69KGF2017
12416Rafael MansurRafael MansurLPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2017
13094Kim TerraKim TerraLPointsACBJJ 665KG4F2017
13874Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraLPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2017
14347Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 7x6European Open70KGSF2018
14507Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2ACB S. American65KGF2018
15353Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 8x6King of Mats69KGSF2018
15382Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 6x2WP Br Qualifier69KGSF2018
15511Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2018
2066Carlos KeilerWN/AMundial CBJJE70KGF2008
2096F. PurgemeisterWMounted triangleEstadual FCJJE70KGSF2009
2098Rosenberg KifferWCross chokeSul Am. CBJJE70KGF2009
2099Mario NettoWMounted triangleBrasileiro CBJJEABSSF2009
2441Eduardo BadauiWTriangleBrasileiro CBJJE70KGSF2010
2442Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoWEzekielBrasileiro CBJJE70KGF2010
2443Gustavo GussemWPointsBrasileiro CBJJEABSF2010
2445Marcelo FerreiraWBow and arrowPanam. CBJJE70KGSF2010
3436Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoWN/AMundial CBJJE70KGSF2012
3697Rodrigo LopesWArmbarGramado Trials65KG4F2012
3698Ary FariasAry FariasWReferee DecisionGramado Trials65KGSF2012
3700Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWTriangleGramado Trials65KGF2012
3721Their TavaresWAdvWorld Pro.70KGR12012
3724Daniel WrzesniewskiWPts: 3x0World Pro.70KG4F2012
3796UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2012
4313Fabio AssunçãoWTriangleCopa GaúchaABSSF2013
4314Marcelo TarsoWInverted TriangleCopa GaúchaABSF2013
4581UnknownWN/ABrasileiro70KG4F2013
4832David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backMundial CBJJE70KGF2013
4860Vinicius SaraivaWMounted triangleRio Open70KGSF2013
5270Edson OliveiraWAdvPan American70KGR12014
5694Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5812Nicollas AmorimWPointsSP Open70kgSF2014
6056Iwasaki MasahiroWTriangleAsian Open70KGR12014
6057Ichitaro TsukadaWTriangleAsian Open70KGSF2014
6058Eduardo RamosWArm in ezekielAsian Open70KGF2014
6221UnknownWChoke from backThe Team Trials76KGSF2014
6222Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWChoke from backThe Team Trials76KGF2014
6225B. BittencourWPointsThe Team76KGRR2014
6322Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWAdvBrazil Nat. Pro65KG4F2015
6591Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWTriangleGramado Trials65KGR12015
6592Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPts: 2x2, AdvGramado Trials65KGSF2015
6593Vitor OtonielWPts: 4x2Gramado Trials65KGF2015
6976Sergio CalderonWKatagatameWorld Pro65KGR12015
6979Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsWorld Pro65KG4F2015
6981Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPointsWorld Pro65KGSF2015
7112Andre MottaWN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2015
7426Victor MatosWN/ACuritiba Open70KGSF2015
7521Ataide RafaelWInjuryBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KG8F2015
7522Ricardo CaetanoWTriangleBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KG4F2015
7524Bruno CelioWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGSF2015
7525Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGF2015
7585Richard MottaWDQRio Winter Open70KG8F2015
7588Vinicius GimenesWPointsRio Winter Open70KG4F2015
7590João HumbertoWCross chokeRio Winter Open70KGSF2015
7591Gilson NunesGilson NunesWAdvRio Winter Open70KGF2015
7611Marcelo CastroWCross chokeMundial CBJJE70KGSF2015
7612Rodrigo CardosoWEzekielMundial CBJJE70KGF2015
7705Edson OliveiraWArmbarSP Open70KGSF2015
7707Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWTriangle armbarSP Open70KGF2015
7917Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWMounted triangleAsian Open70KGSF2015
7918Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWTriangleAsian Open70KGF2015
8107Herbert MaedaWPointsFloripa NoGi Open70KGSF2015
8388Victor MatosWPointsIBJJF Rio Pro70KGSF2015
8489Leon AmancioWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2015
8495Geovan CarmoWTriangleGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2015
8500Pedro ValencaWPts: 10x8Grand Slam RJ69KG3RD2015
9398Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWAdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9562Carlos EduardoWTriangleBrasileiro70KG8F2016
9567Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWChokeBrasileiro70KG4F2016
9568Luciano AzevedoWChokeBrasileiro70KGSF2016
9778Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 12x12, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR12016
9978Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
9979Gilson NunesGilson NunesWChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGF2016
10061Carlos EduardoWArmbarRio Winter Open70KGR12016
10063UnknownWPointsRio Winter Open70KG4F2016
10067Raphael CademaWN/ARio Winter Open70KGSF2016
10068Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPts: 2x0Rio Winter Open70KGF2016
10234Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWChoke from backCuritiba W. Open70KGF2016
10519Daniel KameiWChoke from backFloripa Open70KGSF2016
10520Ayres NetoWArmbarFloripa Open70KGF2016
10632Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWRNCBrasileiro NoGi67KG4F2016
10633Bruno CélioWArmbarBrasileiro NoGi67KGF2016
10776Luciano QueirozWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGR12016
10779Kevilyn BatistaWChokeBJJ Rio Pro70KG4F2016
10780Ayres NetoWChoke f/ omoplataBJJ Rio Pro70KGSF2016
10781Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
10828Ricardo PingoWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ69KGR22016
10833Carlos SilvaWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2016
10834Vitor MoraesWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGSF2016
10837Rafael MansurRafael MansurWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ69KGF2016
10961Stefano ChinatoWSubmissionCuritiba Pro69KGSF2016
10962Marcus D.WSubmissionCuritiba Pro69KGF2016
10969Marcus D.WPointsCuritiba ProABSSF2016
10971Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPointsCuritiba ProABSF2016
11183Johnny CrispimWTriangle armbarGrand Slam AD69KG4F2017
11185Joao BoscoWPts: 11x0Grand Slam AD69KGSF2017
11186Tiago BravoTiago BravoWChoke from backGrand Slam AD69KGF2017
11283Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPts: 4x2European Open70KG8F2017
11289Ayres NetoWTriangleEuropean Open70KG4F2017
11503Claudevan OliveiraWChokeManaus Nat. Pro69KG4F2017
11505Leonardo TorresWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro69KGSF2017
11506Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPointsManaus Nat. Pro69KGF2017
12101Guilherme MilanWN/AFloripa Fall Open70KGSF2017
12102Eduardo BotegaWN/AFloripa Fall Open70KGF2017
12256Daniel SantanaWPts: 10x6WP BR Qualifier69KG4F2017
12259Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier69KGSF2017
12407Jorge Correa JrWChokeBrasileiro70KGR12017
12411Marcos CamposWPointsBrasileiro70KGR22017
12413Rafael SilvaWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2017
12934Victor MoraesWN/ASP BJJ Pro70KGSF2017
12935Pedro PetronioWBow and arrowSP BJJ Pro70KGF2017
13335Bruno FonsecaWN/ASao Paulo Open70KGSF2017
13336Pedro ValenciaWN/ASao Paulo Open70KGF2017
14007Mario EscurraWBow and arrowSouth American70KG4F2017
14009Higor PaterraWArmbarSouth American70KGSF2017
14010Pedro ValenteWBow and arrowSouth American70KGF2017
14342Nelson TeixeiraWChokeEuropean Open70KG4F2018
14501UknownWTriangle armbarACB S. American65KGR12018
14503UknownWPointsACB S. American65KG4F2018
14505Eduardo CamposWTriangleACB S. American65KGSF2018
15144Keny PinheiroWN/ARio Open70KGSF2018
15145Sebastian GoinWN/ARio Open70KGF2018
15337Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 4x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15341Jose LimaJose LimaWSubmissionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15343Samuel CanquerinoWPts: 2x2, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15381Andre LuisWChoke from backWP Br Qualifier69KG4F2018
15506Felipe BritoWArmbarBrasileiro70KGR12018
15508Luciano QueirozWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2018

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