Jan Buatim is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Leandro Lo, who’s also trained extensively with Pedro Mello. One of the rising stars of the ‘New School Brotherhood’ academy, Buatim became a respected competitor while battling in Brazil’s national grappling circuit, conquering medals in important tournaments such as the South Brazilian Championships, Floripa Open and Brazil National Pro.
Jan Buatim Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Jan Buatim Wamser
- Premium Cup Champion (2016 brown)
- Interstate MG/SP Champion (2016 black weight + absolute)
- Taboão da Serra Champion (2016 brown weight + absolute)
- São José Cup Champion (2014 purple weight + absolute )
- Copa Blumenau Champion (2014 purple weight + absolute)
- Copa Stance Champion (2014 brown)
- Brazil Open Champion (2014 purple)
- South Brazilian Championship Runner-up (2014 purple)
- San Francisco International Open Runner-up (2014 purple)
- Floripa International Open Championship Runner-up (2013 purple)
- South Brazilian Championship 3rd Place (2012 purple)
- San Francisco International Open 3rd Place (2013 purple weight + absolute)
- Houston International Open 3rd Place (2013 purple)
- Floripa International Open 3rd Place (2016 black)
- FIVE Grappling California 1 3rd place (2014 purple)
- Brazil National Pro 3rd Place (2016 brown)
- Premium Cup 3rd Place (2016 brown absolute)
Favorite Position/Technique: Berimbolo
Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/168lbs) – Peso Médio (82kg/181lbs)
Team/Association: NS Brotherhood
Jan Buatim Biography
Jan Buatim was born on the 20th of December, 1989 in Blumenau, Santa Catarina – Brazil.
Jan was introduced to martial arts at the age of 5, starting with judo. A sport he practised regularly for 6 years, reaching his purple belt before a switch to taekwondo at 12. Two years into his TKD training Buatim decided to stop his athletic endeavours, going on to lead a sedentary lifestyle of video games and fast food. This new approach to life led to obesity in his mid teens, nearing 100kg (221lbs) at the age of 14.
It was around then that Jan decided to make a change in his life, joining a health club where he started lifting weights. At this same gym, Buatim met Juliano Wandalen a jiu jitsu coach who also worked out there.
Juliano, commonly known as “Ninja”, was in shape and highly popular with members of the opposite sex, quickly becoming a strong influence for a young and impressionable Buatim, who decided to join his jiu jitsu class.
Through jiu jitsu Jan lost 20kg (44lbs). Travelling, hanging around his academy’s colleagues and going to tournaments with them transformed Buatim in a more independent and extrovert teenager. At 16 years of age Jan Buatim travelled to Niterói on his own, to compete at the CBJJO World Cup (where he reached a second place). This was another big step for the youngster, who realised then the potential jiu jitsu had in his life. The places, experiences and opportunities the sport offered.
Once Jan joined the University of UFSC in Florianópolis, he dropped jiu jitsu, finding it hard to reconcile his academic life with sports, particularly due to the lack of high level training near him. He would return to the sport two years later, at Pedro Mello’s academy. One of the top coaches in Santa Catarina.
Under Mello’s guidance, Jan returned to competition, travelling around the country while also making his first trips abroad to train with the Mendes brothers at the Art of Jiu Jitsu academy (AOJ) and compete, earning his brown belt from Pedro shortly after his first Pan American Championship experience in 2014.
After graduating from university as a chemical engineer (June 2016), Buatim started working in the industry – while daydreaming about jiu jitsu. The desire to be on the mats drove Buatim to quit his job and move to Sao Paulo, where the sport is stronger than in Santa Catarina. A few of Jan’s training partners had moved to the (then) newly founded New School Brotherhood, and Buatim decided to join them on October 2015.
Under Leandro Lo’s guidance, the leader of NSB, Jan Buatim grew as a competitor, earning his black belt from Lo on July 1, 2016.
Jan Buatim Grappling Record
- BY DQ
8 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES
Jan Buatim Fight History
|10499||Jaime CanutoJaime Canuto||L||Armbar||Sao Paulo Open||82KG||8F||2016|
|10525||Pedro Martins||L||Points||Brasilia Open||76KG||SF||2016|
|10652||Luciano Bernert||L||Pts: 8x8, Adv||Floripa Open||82KG||SF||2016|
|10968||Rodrigo ConceicaoRodrigo Conceicao||L||Points||Grand Slam RJ||77KG||R2||2016|
|12027||Andris BrunovskisAndris Brunovskis||L||Bow and arrow||Pan American||76KG||R1||2017|
|12301||Fabio CaloiFabio Caloi||L||Omoplata||Floripa Fall Open||76KG||SF||2017|
|12629||Fabio CaloiFabio Caloi||L||Estima lock||Brasileiro||76KG||8F||2017|
|12851||Luciano Bernert||L||Pts: 2x2, Adv||Curitiba Fall Open||76KG||SF||2017|
|13324||Otavio SousaOtavio Sousa||L||Choke from back||ACBJJ World||85KG||F||2017|
|13957||Hugo MarquesHugo Marques||L||Pts: 2x0||Floripa Sp. Open||82KG||SF||2017|
|14168||Hugo MarquesHugo Marques||L||Pts: 7x0||Grand Slam RJ||77KG||R1||2017|
|14296||Luciano Macedo||L||Points||South American||76KG||4F||2017|
|14338||Eduardo Vieira||L||N/A||Brasilia Open||76KG||F||2017|
|15265||K. Schorabski||L||Pts: 3x2||Grand Slam LDN||77KG||R1||2018|
|15325||Bruno Borges||L||Choke||ACB European||75KG||R1||2018|
|15704||Victor Matos||L||Pts: 2x2, Adv||Curitiba Open||76KG||SF||2018|
|16244||Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro Iwasaki||L||Pts: 0x0, Adv||World Champ.||76KG||R2||2018|
|17582||Fernando Pessoa||L||N/A||Curitiba Sp. Open||82KG||4F||2018|
|18004||Alexandre JesusAlexandre Jesus||L||Choke from back||South American||82KG||R1||2018|
|18183||Joao Soares||L||N/A||BH Sp Open||ABS||4F||2018|
|18363||Jhonny LoureiroJhonny Loureiro||L||Points||Porto Alegre Open||82KG||F||2018|
|10481||Unknown||W||Pts: 2x0||Interstate SP-MG||ABS||SF||2016|
|10498||Áquila Paula||W||Pts: 2x0||Sao Paulo Open||82KG||R1||2016|
|10524||A. Vieira||W||Pts: 12x4||Brasilia Open||76KG||4F||2016|
|10651||Fernando Silveira||W||Knee on belly/choke||Floripa Open||82KG||4F||2016|
|11159||Unknown||W||Referee Decision||South American||82KG||R1||2016|
|12296||Anderson Prazeres||W||Pts: 4x2||Floripa Fall Open||76KG||R1||2017|
|12298||Thiago AbreuThiago Abreu||W||Referee Decision||Floripa Fall Open||76KG||4F||2017|
|12614||Gustavo Debortoli||W||Pts: 7x0||Brasileiro||76KG||R1||2017|
|12850||Carlos Makla||W||Armbar||Curitiba Fall Open||76KG||4F||2017|
|13323||Mustakov Aiazbek||W||Points||ACBJJ World||85KG||SF||2017|
|13955||Moises Cavalcante||W||Choke from back||Floripa Sp. Open||82KG||4F||2017|
|14295||Andre Ferreira||W||Submission||South American||76KG||R1||2017|
|14336||Carlos Makla||W||N/A||Brasilia Open||76KG||4F||2017|
|14337||Italo Gules||W||N/A||Brasilia Open||76KG||SF||2017|
|15030||Alberto Serrano||W||Choke from back||Mexico Winter Open||76KG||F||2018|
|15703||Osmar Gustavo||W||Pts: 7x2||Curitiba Open||76KG||4F||2018|
|16148||Fernando Latorre||W||Pts: 10x8||Miami Spring Open||82KG||SF||2018|
|16149||Athos Miranda||W||Bow and arrow||Miami Spring Open||82KG||F||2018|
|18180||Thales Oliveira||W||Points||BH Sp Open||ABS||R1||2018|
Jan Buatim Position from ½ Spider Guard
Jan Buatim @Houston Open – IBJJF
Jan Buatim @FIVE Grappling