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Jordan Vaisman is a jiu-jitsu black belt under Vinícius “Villeem” Coelho and a representative of the Art Of Jiu-Jitsu Team (AOJ) formerly with Gracie Barra Team in the sport’s global circuit. Vaisman worked extensively with other coaches of the Team GB franchise, including Vinicius “Draculino, Lucas Valente, Andressa Cintra, Flávio Almeida, and Alex Costa, while climbing the ranks of BJJ and conquering numerous important titles of the IBJJF league (International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation) such as the World No-Gi Championships, the Pan No-Gi Championships, American Nationals, to name a few but switched to AOJ in August 2022 to further advance his competitive career.

Jordan Vaisman Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Jordan Vaisman N. Teodosio Silva

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Carlos Gracie Jr > Vinícius Coelho > Jordan Vaisman

Main Achievements:

  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship NOGI (2018 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Pan Championship NOGI (2019/2020 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals (2020 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2020 brown)
  • 1st Place AJP Grand Slam, LA (2019 purple)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2020 brown)

Main Achievements Juvenile:

  • 1st Place IBJJF World Championship (2015)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals (2015)
  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian Nationals NOGi (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF South American Championship (2015)
  • 1st of the Ranking FJJR (Rio de Janeiro) Ranking (2011/2012/2013/2014/2015)

Favorite Position/Technique: Modern Guard

Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs)

Team/Association: Art Of Jiu-Jitsu (AOJ)

Jordan Vaisman Biography

Jordan Vaisman was born on July 27, 1998, in the famous Favela da Rocinha, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. One of South America’s most famous slums.

Interested in sports from a very young age, Vaisman initiated judo at the age of 4, adding several other recreational activities from then on. Jordan went to judo classes regularly up until he was 10 years old.

By the time Jordan was 11 years old, crime was running amok in Rocinha. Fearing for their safety, the Vaisman family decided to move from their home, relocating to Jacarepaguá – one of Rio de Janeiro’s biggest suburbs. It was there that the young Carioca first started jiu-jitsu, with coach Vinícius “Villeem” Coelho, as a 12-year-old, at the local Gracie Barra affiliate gym.

One of the most prolific coaches in the Rio de Janeiro region, with a particularly strong youth program, Villeem Coelho quickly turned his new student into one of the top junior and juvenile athletes in the state.

Jordan’s first stay in the United States happened with the help of Gracie Barra’s Arizona project, the gym that hired Vaisman as an assistant coach when he was a purple belt. After 2 years in the Grand Canyon State, the young Rio de Janeiro native switched to Boston where he further cemented his ambition of being a full-time athlete. In 2020, after 18 months in Massachusetts, Jordan moved once again, this time settling in one of the biggest grappling hubs in the country, Gracie Barra Texas. Joining great names of the sport such as Vinicius “Draculino, Lucas Valente, and Andressa Cintra.

Although training extensively under the guidance of Master Draculino, Jordan was awarded all belts from coach Villem Coelho, including his black belt, which was awarded via an online meeting in Texas due to the travel restrictions felt at the time thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. A ceremony that took place on July 27, 2021.

In August 2022, Jordan Vaisman announced he was moving to California to work with coach Guilherme Mendes at the AOJ training center, hoping to improve upon the early tournament results of his first 12 months as a black belt. In his social media, Vaisman wrote of the move:

My wife and I have moved to California due to the great career opportunities that she’s been blessed with. While sharing her excitement, I also had to make decisions for my own career and decide where I best fit in this new space.

In my quest to improve my knowledge, feed my love of jiu-jitsu, and maximize my potential, I’m happy to announce that I’ve decided to join AOJ, whose environment I believe best suits these goals. While it’s impossible to know everything that a change may bring, this is what makes life fun and exciting! I have faith that my pure intentions in making this decision cannot lead me wrong. I cannot wait to start working on my goals and to help my new teammates achieve theirs.

An immense amount of thought has gone into this decision. Since the beginning, I’ve been very honest and transparent with my first professor Villeem Coelho, the man who changed my life and introduced me to jiu-jitsu when I was 12. Ultimately, I’ve been led to join AOJ by keeping at the center of this decision my goals, values, and heart.

Jordan Vaisman Grappling Record

18 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    6 (33%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    4 (22%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (39%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Triangle
29
2
#86e620
Submission
14
1
#5AD3D1
Botinha
14
1
#d1212a
Choke from back
14
1
#fad11b
Mounted X choke
14
1
#f58822
Hashimoto choke
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
10 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    4 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (50%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Jordan Vaisman Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
27539Pedro DiasPedro DiasLPts: 2x0Pan American64KGSF2021
28724Keven CarrascoKeven CarrascoLPoints3CG Underdogs64KGSPF2021
29459Malachi EdmondMalachi EdmondLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.64KG8F2021
30767Keven CarrascoKeven CarrascoLReferee DecisionDallas Open64KG4F2022
31610Keven CarrascoKeven CarrascoLReferee DecisionPan American64KGR22022
32880Hiago GeorgeHiago GeorgeLPts: 9x2World Champ.64KG4F2022
38392Frank CespedesFrank CespedesLPts: 6x6, AdvPan American58KGR12023
39925Malachi EdmondMalachi EdmondLReferee DecisionHouston Open64KGF2023
40266Bebeto OliveiraLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.58KG4F2023
41202Bebeto OliveiraLPts: 2x0American Nats64KGSF2023
27326Ram AnandaWTriangleCharleston SO64KGF2021
27536Marcus BeddorMarcus BeddorWPts: 4x4, AdvPan American64KG4F2021
27839Gabriel FernandesWPts: 2x0Atlanta SMOP64KGSF2021
27841Ram AnandaWPts: 0x0, AdvAtlanta SMOP64KGF2021
29010Vinicius SaenzWPts: 4x2JJ CON64KGSF2021
29011Bebeto OliveiraWInjuryJJ CON64KGF2021
32434Andre HondaWSubmissionSD Open64KGSF2022
32875Malachi EdmondMalachi EdmondWBotinhaWorld Champ.64KG8F2022
36696Luis PintoWChoke from backWaco Open64KGF2022
37908Chris TranChris TranWMounted X chokeDallas Open58KGSF2023
37909Cory WalkerCory WalkerWHashimoto chokeDallas Open58KGF2023
39095Rodnei BarbosaRodnei BarbosaWPts: 0x0, AdvSanta Cruz O64KGF2023
39921Willis NunesWillis NunesWPointsHouston Open64KG4F2023
39923Isaias HiginoWAdvHouston Open64KGSF2023
40106Guilherme MonteiroWTriangleSD Open64KGRR2023
40256Frank CespedesFrank CespedesWPts: 4x2World Champ.58KGR12023
46149Charles WalkerWPts: 11x0S Jose Open64KGRR2024
46151Matheus AzancotWPts: 2x0S Jose Open64KGRR2024
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