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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 (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
    12 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    65 (52%)
  • BY DECISION
    4 (3%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (1%)

65 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
18
12
#86e620
Choke from back
18
12
#5AD3D1
Armbar
12
8
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
9
6
#fad11b
Choke
9
6
#f58822
Submission
8
5
#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
RNC
2
1
#03b41f
Choke f/ omoplata
2
1
65
(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
3164Tiago BarrosTiago BarrosLPointsGramado Trials65KG4F2011
3463Mario reisMario reisLPointsMundial CBJJE70KGF2012
3752Samuel HertzogLAdvWorld Pro.70KGSF2012
3825Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLChokeBrasileiro70KGSF2012
4619Mario ReisMario ReisLN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2013
4631Gilson NunesGilson NunesLPointsWorld Pro Trials65KGF2013
4896Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroLReferee DecisionRio Open70KGF2013
5196Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLPts: 4x2Circuito Paulista70KGF2014
5319Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 5x0Pan American70KG4F2014
5739Rubens CharlesRubens CharlesLPts: 24x2World Champ.70KGSF2014
5858Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPointsSP Open70kgF2014
6221Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLN/ASouth American70KGSF2014
6280A. CabanesLPts: 2x2, AdvThe Team76KGRR2014
6398Mario ReisMario ReisLPts: 10x0Brazil Nat. Pro75KGSF2015
7048Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 0x0, AdvWorld Pro65KGF2015
7179Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 8x6Brasileiro70KGF2015
7375Jonathan ThomasJonathan ThomasLPointsWorld Champ.70KGR12015
7497Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLPointsCuritiba Open70KGF2015
8164Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLAdvFloripa Open70KGSF2015
8181Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLPointsFloripa NoGi Open70KGSF2015
8190Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiLPointsFloripa NoGi Open70KGF2015
8194Felipe CesarFelipe CesarLPts: 12x2Floripa NoGi OpenABSF2015
8357Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 15x10NoGi Worlds67KG4F2015
8473Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 8x6IBJJF Rio Pro70KGF2015
8582Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraLPts: 11x4Grand Slam RJ69KGSF2015
9196Osvaldo MoizinhoOsvaldo MoizinhoLPts: 8x8, AdvPan American70KG4F2016
9511Tiago BravoTiago BravoLPts: 4x0World Pro69KG4F2016
9673Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 10x4Brasileiro70KGF2016
9888Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLBotinhaWorld Champ.70KGR22016
10450Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeLPts: 8x2Asian Open70KG4F2016
11158Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniLPts: 8x6South American70KGF2016
11459Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 10x8European Open70KGSF2017
12460Talison SoaresLPts: 2x0WP BR Qualifier69KGF2017
12618Rafael MansurRafael MansurLPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2017
13315Kim TerraKim TerraLPointsACBJJ 665KG4F2017
14163Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraLPts: 9x0Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2017
14703Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 7x6European Open70KGSF2018
14868Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 4x2ACB S. American65KGF2018
15819Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPts: 8x6King of Mats69KGSF2018
15848Paulo MiyaoPaulo MiyaoLPts: 6x2WP Br Qualifier69KGSF2018
15978Gianni GrippoGianni GrippoLPointsBrasileiro70KGSF2018
16237Jamil 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
3462Thiago BarretoThiago BarretoWN/AMundial CBJJE70KGSF2012
3723Rodrigo LopesWArmbarGramado Trials65KG4F2012
3724Ary FariasAry FariasWReferee DecisionGramado Trials65KGSF2012
3726Bruno FrazattoBruno FrazattoWTriangleGramado Trials65KGF2012
3747Their TavaresWAdvWorld Pro.70KGR12012
3750Daniel WrzesniewskiWPts: 3x0World Pro.70KG4F2012
3822UnknownWSubmissionBrasileiro70KG4F2012
4344Fabio AssunçãoWTriangleCopa GaúchaABSSF2013
4345Marcelo TarsoWInverted TriangleCopa GaúchaABSF2013
4616UnknownWN/ABrasileiro70KG4F2013
4867David LemesDavid LemesWChoke from backMundial CBJJE70KGF2013
4895Vinicius SaraivaWMounted triangleRio Open70KGSF2013
5312Edson OliveiraWAdvPan American70KGR12014
5737Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionWorld Champ.70KG4F2014
5857Nicollas AmorimWPointsSP Open70kgSF2014
6110Iwasaki MasahiroWTriangleAsian Open70KGR12014
6111Ichitaro TsukadaWTriangleAsian Open70KGSF2014
6112Eduardo RamosWArm in ezekielAsian Open70KGF2014
6277UnknownWChoke from backThe Team Trials76KGSF2014
6278Marcos CostaMarcos CostaWChoke from backThe Team Trials76KGF2014
6281B. BittencourWPointsThe Team76KGRR2014
6388Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWAdvBrazil Nat. Pro65KG4F2015
6657Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWTriangleGramado Trials65KGR12015
6658Thomas LisboaThomas LisboaWPts: 2x2, AdvGramado Trials65KGSF2015
6659Vitor OtonielWPts: 4x2Gramado Trials65KGF2015
7042Sergio CalderonSergio CalderonWPts: 2x2, AdvWorld Pro65KGR12015
7045Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPointsWorld Pro65KG4F2015
7047Gilson NunesGilson NunesWPointsWorld Pro65KGSF2015
7178Andre MottaAndre MottaWN/ABrasileiro70KGSF2015
7495Victor MatosWN/ACuritiba Open70KGSF2015
7597Ataide RafaelWInjuryBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KG8F2015
7598Ricardo CaetanoWTriangleBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KG4F2015
7600Bruno CelioWPointsBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGSF2015
7601Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWReferee DecisionBrazil Nat. Pro RJ66KGF2015
7664Richard MottaWDQRio Winter Open70KG8F2015
7667Vinicius GimenesWPointsRio Winter Open70KG4F2015
7669João HumbertoWCross chokeRio Winter Open70KGSF2015
7670Gilson NunesGilson NunesWAdvRio Winter Open70KGF2015
7690Marcelo CastroWCross chokeMundial CBJJE70KGSF2015
7691Rodrigo CardosoWEzekielMundial CBJJE70KGF2015
7784Edson OliveiraWArmbarSP Open70KGSF2015
7786Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWTriangle armbarSP Open70KGF2015
7996Wanki ChaeWanki ChaeWMounted triangleAsian Open70KGSF2015
7997Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWTriangleAsian Open70KGF2015
8189Herbert MaedaWPointsFloripa NoGi Open70KGSF2015
8472Victor MatosWPointsIBJJF Rio Pro70KGSF2015
8573Leon AmancioWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ69KG8F2015
8579Geovan CarmoWTriangleGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2015
8584Pedro ValencaWPts: 10x8Grand Slam RJ69KG3RD2015
9501Leo SaggioroLeo SaggioroWAdvWorld Pro69KGR12016
9665Carlos EduardoWTriangleBrasileiro70KG8F2016
9670Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWChokeBrasileiro70KG4F2016
9671Luciano AzevedoWChokeBrasileiro70KGSF2016
9882Thiago MacedoThiago MacedoWPts: 12x12, AdvWorld Champ.70KGR12016
10083Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGSF2016
10084Gilson NunesGilson NunesWChoke from backSP BJJ Pro70KGF2016
10166Carlos EduardoWArmbarRio Winter Open70KGR12016
10168UnknownWPointsRio Winter Open70KG4F2016
10172Raphael CademaWN/ARio Winter Open70KGSF2016
10173Victor GenovesiVictor GenovesiWPts: 2x0Rio Winter Open70KGF2016
10345Gabriel MarangoniGabriel MarangoniWChoke from backCuritiba W. Open70KGF2016
10650Daniel KameiWChoke from backFloripa Open70KGSF2016
10651Ayres NetoWArmbarFloripa Open70KGF2016
10763Alexandre VieiraAlexandre VieiraWRNCBrasileiro NoGi67KG4F2016
10764Bruno CélioWArmbarBrasileiro NoGi67KGF2016
10907Luciano QueirozWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGR12016
10910Kevilyn BatistaWChokeBJJ Rio Pro70KG4F2016
10911Ayres NetoWChoke f/ omoplataBJJ Rio Pro70KGSF2016
10912Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro70KGF2016
10959Ricardo PingoWPts: 4x2Grand Slam RJ69KGR22016
10964Carlos SilvaWChoke from backGrand Slam RJ69KG4F2016
10965Vitor MoraesWPts: 2x2, AdvGrand Slam RJ69KGSF2016
10968Rafael MansurRafael MansurWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ69KGF2016
11092Stefano ChinatoWSubmissionCuritiba Pro69KGSF2016
11093Marcus D.WSubmissionCuritiba Pro69KGF2016
11100Marcus D.WPointsCuritiba ProABSSF2016
11102Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroWPointsCuritiba ProABSF2016
11347Johnny CrispimWTriangle armbarGrand Slam AD69KG4F2017
11349Joao BoscoWPts: 11x0Grand Slam AD69KGSF2017
11350Tiago BravoTiago BravoWChoke from backGrand Slam AD69KGF2017
11450Brian MahechaBrian MahechaWPts: 4x2European Open70KG8F2017
11456Ayres NetoWTriangleEuropean Open70KG4F2017
11684Claudevan OliveiraWChokeManaus Nat. Pro69KG4F2017
11686Leonardo TorresWSubmissionManaus Nat. Pro69KGSF2017
11687Fernando VieiraFernando VieiraWPointsManaus Nat. Pro69KGF2017
12299Guilherme MilanWN/AFloripa Fall Open70KGSF2017
12300Eduardo BotegaWN/AFloripa Fall Open70KGF2017
12456Daniel SantanaWPts: 10x6WP BR Qualifier69KG4F2017
12459Rodrigo CardosoWChoke from backWP BR Qualifier69KGSF2017
12609Jorge Correa JrWChokeBrasileiro70KGR12017
12613Marcos CamposWPointsBrasileiro70KGR22017
12615Rafael SilvaWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2017
13148Victor MoraesWN/ASP BJJ Pro70KGSF2017
13149Pedro PetronioWBow and arrowSP BJJ Pro70KGF2017
13351Luciano QueirozWPts: 4x2Gracie Pro70KGF2017
13596Bruno FonsecaWN/ASao Paulo Open70KGSF2017
13597Pedro ValenciaWN/ASao Paulo Open70KGF2017
14297Mario EscurraWBow and arrowSouth American70KG4F2017
14299Higor PaterraWArmbarSouth American70KGSF2017
14300Pedro ValenteWBow and arrowSouth American70KGF2017
14698Nelson TeixeiraWChokeEuropean Open70KG4F2018
14862UknownWTriangle armbarACB S. American65KGR12018
14864UknownWPointsACB S. American65KG4F2018
14866Eduardo CamposWTriangleACB S. American65KGSF2018
15574Keny PinheiroWN/ARio Open70KGSF2018
15575Sebastian GoinWN/ARio Open70KGF2018
15803Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeWPts: 4x0King of Mats69KGRR2018
15807Jose LimaJose LimaWSubmissionKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15809Samuel CanquerinoWPts: 2x2, AdvKing of Mats69KGRR2018
15847Andre LuisWChoke from backWP Br Qualifier69KG4F2018
15973Felipe BritoWArmbarBrasileiro70KGR12018
15975Luciano QueirozWPointsBrasileiro70KG4F2018
16220Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWChoke from backWorld Champ.70KGR12018
17917Richar NogueiraRichar NogueiraWBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ69KGR12018
17920Alessandro CostaWBow and arrowGrand Slam RJ69KG8F2018
17924Mateus GarciaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam RJ69KG4F2018
17925Lucas GomesWPts: 6x4Grand Slam RJ69KGSF2018
17927Joao MendesJoao MendesWArmbarGrand Slam RJ69KGF2018

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