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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 (2018/2016)
  • 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

126 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    43 (34%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    11 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    67 (53%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

67 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
18
12
#86e620
Triangle
18
12
#5AD3D1
Armbar
12
8
#d1212a
Choke
9
6
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
9
6
#f58822
Submission
7
5
#224aba
Mounted triangle
6
4
#ff9124
Triangle armbar
4
3
#bf1f6c
Cross choke
4
3
#22c9a5
Ezekiel
3
2
#fad223
Inverted Triangle
1
1
#03861f
Arm in ezekiel
1
1
#039a1f
Katagatame
1
1
#03b41f
Injury
1
1
#03c61f
RNC
1
1
#03d61f
Choke f/ omoplata
1
1
67
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
47 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    36 (77%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (15%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    3 (6%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (2%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

3 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
armbar
33
1
#86e620
Choke
33
1
#5AD3D1
Botinha
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
3150Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLPointsGramado Trials65KG4F2011
3443Mario reisMario reisLPointsMundial CBJJE70KGF2012
3732Samuel HertzogLAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2012
3805Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLChokeBrasileiro70KGSF2012
4594Mario ReisMario ReisLN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2013
4606Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPointsWorld Pro Trials65KGF2013
4871Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionRio Open70KGF2013
5164Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLPts: 4x2Circuito Paulista70KGF2014
5287Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 5x0Pan American70KG4F2014
5706Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 24x2World Champ.70KGSF2014
5823Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPointsSP Open70kgF2014
6175Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6234A. CabanesLPts: 2x2, AdvThe Team76KGRR2014
6343Mario ReisMario ReisLPts: 10x0Brazil Nat. Pro75KGSF2015
6993Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KGF2015
7124Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGF2015
7318Jonathan ThomasLPointsWorld Champ.70KG8F2015
7439Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLPointsCuritiba Open70KGF2015
8101Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLAdvFloripa Open70KGSF2015
8118Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLPointsFloripa NoGi Open70KGSF2015
8127Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLPointsFloripa NoGi Open70KGF2015
8131Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 12x2Floripa NoGi OpenABSF2015
8294Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 15x10NoGi Worlds67KG4F2015
8410Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8519Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraLPts: 11x4Grand Slam RJ69KGSF2015
9122Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x8, AdvPan American70KG4F2016
9434Tiago BravoTiago BravoLPts: 4x0World Pro69KG4F2016
9596Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGF2016
9809Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLBotinhaWorld Champ.70KGR22016
10365Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeLPts: 8x2Asian Open70KG4F2016
11057Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLPts: 8x6South American70KGF2016
11328Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 10x8European Open70KGSF2017
12308Talison SoaresLPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier69KGF2017
12466Rafael MansurRafael MansurLPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2017
13149Kim TerraKim TerraLPointsACBJJ 665KG4F2017
13960Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraLPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2017
14453Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 7x6European Open70KGSF2018
14615Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2ACB S. American65KGF2018
15486Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 8x6King of Mats69KGSF2018
15515Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 6x2WP Br Qualifier69KGSF2018
15644Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2018
15896Jamil Hill-TaylorJamil Hill-TaylorLPts: 2x0World Champ.70KG4F2018
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
3442Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoWN/AMundial CBJJE70KGSF2012
3703Rodrigo LopesWArmbarGramado Trials65KG4F2012
3704Ary FariasAry FariasWReferee DecisionGramado Trials65KGSF2012
3706Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWTriangleGramado Trials65KGF2012
3727Their TavaresWAdvWorld Pro.70KGR12012
3730Daniel WrzesniewskiWPts: 3x0World Pro.70KG4F2012
3802UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2012
4323Fabio AssunçãoWTriangleCopa GaúchaABSSF2013
4324Marcelo TarsoWInverted TriangleCopa GaúchaABSF2013
4591UnknownWN/ABrasileiro70KG4F2013
4842David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backMundial CBJJE70KGF2013
4870Vinicius SaraivaWMounted triangleRio Open70KGSF2013
5280Edson OliveiraWAdvPan American70KGR12014
5704Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5822Nicollas AmorimWPointsSP Open70kgSF2014
6066Iwasaki MasahiroWTriangleAsian Open70KGR12014
6067Ichitaro TsukadaWTriangleAsian Open70KGSF2014
6068Eduardo RamosWArm in ezekielAsian Open70KGF2014
6231UnknownWChoke from backThe Team Trials76KGSF2014
6232Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWChoke from backThe Team Trials76KGF2014
6235B. BittencourWPointsThe Team76KGRR2014
6333Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWAdvBrazil Nat. Pro65KG4F2015
6602Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWTriangleGramado Trials65KGR12015
6603Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPts: 2x2, AdvGramado Trials65KGSF2015
6604Vitor OtonielWPts: 4x2Gramado Trials65KGF2015
6987Sergio CalderonWKatagatameWorld Pro65KGR12015
6990Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsWorld Pro65KG4F2015
6992Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPointsWorld Pro65KGSF2015
7123Andre MottaWN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2015
7437Victor MatosWN/ACuritiba Open70KGSF2015
7535Ataide RafaelWInjuryBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KG8F2015
7536Ricardo CaetanoWTriangleBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KG4F2015
7538Bruno CelioWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGSF2015
7539Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGF2015
7602Richard MottaWDQRio Winter Open70KG8F2015
7605Vinicius GimenesWPointsRio Winter Open70KG4F2015
7607João HumbertoWCross chokeRio Winter Open70KGSF2015
7608Gilson NunesGilson NunesWAdvRio Winter Open70KGF2015
7628Marcelo CastroWCross chokeMundial CBJJE70KGSF2015
7629Rodrigo CardosoWEzekielMundial CBJJE70KGF2015
7722Edson OliveiraWArmbarSP Open70KGSF2015
7724Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWTriangle armbarSP Open70KGF2015
7934Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWMounted triangleAsian Open70KGSF2015
7935Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWTriangleAsian Open70KGF2015
8126Herbert MaedaWPointsFloripa NoGi Open70KGSF2015
8409Victor MatosWPointsIBJJF Rio Pro70KGSF2015
8510Leon AmancioWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2015
8516Geovan CarmoWTriangleGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2015
8521Pedro ValencaWPts: 10x8Grand Slam RJ69KG3RD2015
9424Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWAdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9588Carlos EduardoWTriangleBrasileiro70KG8F2016
9593Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWChokeBrasileiro70KG4F2016
9594Luciano AzevedoWChokeBrasileiro70KGSF2016
9803Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 12x12, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR12016
10004Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
10005Gilson NunesGilson NunesWChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGF2016
10087Carlos EduardoWArmbarRio Winter Open70KGR12016
10089UnknownWPointsRio Winter Open70KG4F2016
10093Raphael CademaWN/ARio Winter Open70KGSF2016
10094Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPts: 2x0Rio Winter Open70KGF2016
10260Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWChoke from backCuritiba W. Open70KGF2016
10552Daniel KameiWChoke from backFloripa Open70KGSF2016
10553Ayres NetoWArmbarFloripa Open70KGF2016
10665Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWRNCBrasileiro NoGi67KG4F2016
10666Bruno CélioWArmbarBrasileiro NoGi67KGF2016
10808Luciano QueirozWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGR12016
10811Kevilyn BatistaWChokeBJJ Rio Pro70KG4F2016
10812Ayres NetoWChoke f/ omoplataBJJ Rio Pro70KGSF2016
10813Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
10860Ricardo PingoWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ69KGR22016
10865Carlos SilvaWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2016
10866Vitor MoraesWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGSF2016
10869Rafael MansurRafael MansurWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ69KGF2016
10993Stefano ChinatoWSubmissionCuritiba Pro69KGSF2016
10994Marcus D.WSubmissionCuritiba Pro69KGF2016
11001Marcus D.WPointsCuritiba ProABSSF2016
11003Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPointsCuritiba ProABSF2016
11219Johnny CrispimWTriangle armbarGrand Slam AD69KG4F2017
11221Joao BoscoWPts: 11x0Grand Slam AD69KGSF2017
11222Tiago BravoTiago BravoWChoke from backGrand Slam AD69KGF2017
11319Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPts: 4x2European Open70KG8F2017
11325Ayres NetoWTriangleEuropean Open70KG4F2017
11545Claudevan OliveiraWChokeManaus Nat. Pro69KG4F2017
11547Leonardo TorresWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro69KGSF2017
11548Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPointsManaus Nat. Pro69KGF2017
12149Guilherme MilanWN/AFloripa Fall Open70KGSF2017
12150Eduardo BotegaWN/AFloripa Fall Open70KGF2017
12304Daniel SantanaWPts: 10x6WP BR Qualifier69KG4F2017
12307Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier69KGSF2017
12457Jorge Correa JrWChokeBrasileiro70KGR12017
12461Marcos CamposWPointsBrasileiro70KGR22017
12463Rafael SilvaWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2017
12984Victor MoraesWN/ASP BJJ Pro70KGSF2017
12985Pedro PetronioWBow and arrowSP BJJ Pro70KGF2017
13185Luciano QueirozWPts: 4x2Gracie Pro70KGF2017
13412Bruno FonsecaWN/ASao Paulo Open70KGSF2017
13413Pedro ValenciaWN/ASao Paulo Open70KGF2017
14094Mario EscurraWBow and arrowSouth American70KG4F2017
14096Higor PaterraWArmbarSouth American70KGSF2017
14097Pedro ValenteWBow and arrowSouth American70KGF2017
14448Nelson TeixeiraWChokeEuropean Open70KG4F2018
14609UknownWTriangle armbarACB S. American65KGR12018
14611UknownWPointsACB S. American65KG4F2018
14613Eduardo CamposWTriangleACB S. American65KGSF2018
15261Keny PinheiroWN/ARio Open70KGSF2018
15262Sebastian GoinWN/ARio Open70KGF2018
15470Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 4x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15474Jose LimaJose LimaWSubmissionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15476Samuel CanquerinoWPts: 2x2, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15514Andre LuisWChoke from backWP Br Qualifier69KG4F2018
15639Felipe BritoWArmbarBrasileiro70KGR12018
15641Luciano QueirozWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2018
15879Alexandre MolinaroWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12018
17429Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ69KGR12018
17432Alessandro CostaWBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ69KG8F2018
17436Mateus GarciaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ69KG4F2018
17437Lucas GomesWPts: 6x4Grand Slam RJ69KGSF2018
17439Joao MendesJoao MendesWArmbarGrand Slam RJ69KGF2018

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