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Juan Caio Kamezawa

Juan Caio Kamezawa

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A Brazilian native of Japanese descent, Juan Caio Kamezawa, was regarded by the end of 2012 as one of the hottest Jiu Jitsu prospects in the world, since then the Fábio Gurgel and Luciano Nucci (Casquinha) black belt from the Alliance academy has confirmed this status with several podium spots at the sport’s toughest tournaments, including a gold medal at the Brazilian Nationals in 2013.

Juan Caio Kamezawa Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Juan Caio Kamezawa da Silva

Nickname: N/A

Lineage 1: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie >Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Fábio Gurgel > Juan Caio Kamezawa

Lineage 2: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Sr. > Carlos Gracie Junior > Ryan Gracie > Luciano Nucci > Juan Caio Kamezawa

Main Achievements:

  • World Champion (2012 brown)
  • Brazilian National Champion (2013/2014  – closed bracket with team mate)
  • Asian Open Champion (2008 purple)

Favorite Position/Technique: Guard

Weight Division: Peso Leve (76kg/167lbs)

Team/Association: Alliance academy

Juan Caio Kamezawa Biography

Juan Caio Kamezawa was born in Suzano, state of Sao Paulo on the 13th of January 1988. He started dipping his toes in martial arts through Capoeira when he was 8 years old, an activity he did not pursue for long. His interest for Jiu Jitsu arose when he was 16 years old watching Rodrigo ‘Minotauro’ fight in Pride FC in Japan.

Juan Caio Kamezawa was in Japan when he started his Jiu Jitsu training,choosing Cristiano Kaminishi to be his first coach. Training for the Purebred team from white to purple belt, he was graded my Mario Reis who was the team supervisor at the time. Due to Juan’s life style, he spent much of his time in between Sao Paulo and Japan, choosing to train at TT with Fernando ‘Terere‘ while in Brazil. When TT closed down Juan Caio (a blue belt at the time) moved to the Alliance team together with his team mate Rubens ‘Cobrinha’.

In Japan he also trained with Mauricio Dai, from the Bon-Sai team, earning his brown belt from Mauricio (brother of Roberto Satoshi). His black belt was awarded by Fábio Gurgel and Luciano ‘Casquinha’ on December 2012.

At his first big competition as a black belt, Juan Caio showed his skill, submitting former Pan American Champion Carlos ‘Portugues’ Vieira and then losing a razor sharp decision to a tough competitor, Zak Maxwel. Kamezawa worked harder and returned to a big competition a few months after this, the Brazilian Nationals, winning the tournament in style and proving his potential at a world class event.

Original photo by BJJ Forum.

Juan Kamezawa Grappling Record

21 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    11 (52%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    9 (43%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

9 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Choke from back
44
4
#86e620
Footlock
11
1
#5AD3D1
Armbar
11
1
#d1212a
Wristlock
11
1
#fad11b
Bow and arrow
11
1
#f58822
RNC
11
1
9
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
13 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (46%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (23%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (15%)
  • BY DECISION
    2 (15%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
RNC
50
1
#86e620
Choke from back
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Juan Kamezawa Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
4443Zak MaxwellZak MaxwellLReferee DecisionPan American76KGR22013
4731Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 6x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4735Leandro LoLeandro LoLPts: 10x0Copa Podio76KGGP2013
5611JT TorresJT TorresLReferee DecisionWorld Champ.76KG1/4F2014
5938Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 14x0Rio BJJ Pro82KG1/4F2014
6567Andris BrunovskisAndris BrunovskisLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American76KGR22015
6981Luan CarvalhoLuan CarvalhoLPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2015
7186JT TorresJT TorresLPts: 2x0World Champ.76KG1/4F2015
8279Jaime CanutoJaime CanutoLPts: 2x0South American82KGSF2015
9622Michael LieraMichael LieraLAdvWorld Champ.76KGR22016
11310Erberth SantosErberth SantosLRNCBH Summer OpenABSSF2017
11606Renato CanutoRenato CanutoLChoke from backPan American76KG1/8F2017
12172Jose CarlosJose CarlosLPts: 4x0Brasileiro76KG1/4F2017
4439Carlos PortuguesCarlos PortuguesWChoke from backPan American76KGR12013
4722Clark GracieClark GracieD---Copa Podio76KGGP2013
4727Brandon MaganaWFootlockCopa Podio76KGGP2013
5373Sandro VieiraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGSF2014
5601Juan VegaWPts: 5x0World Champ.76KGR12014
5608Sergio de OliveiraWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG1/8F2014
6416Rafael SuzukiWArmbarCircuito Paulista76KGF2015
6973Juliano RochaWPointsBrasileiro76KGR12015
6975UnknownWPointsBrasileiro76KGR22015
6977Jose ThiagoWPts: 10x0Brasileiro76KG1/4F2015
6980Sandro VieiraWPointsBrasileiro76KGSF2015
7183Nathan MendelsohnWChoke from backWorld Champ.76KG1/8F2015
8274Caio AlmeidaCaio AlmeidaWPts: 6x0South American82KGR12015
8276Jake MackenzieJake MackenzieWWristlockSouth American82KG1/4F2015
9395Rodrigo SantosWN/ABrasileiro76KG1/8F2016
9396AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmWPts: 11x2Brasileiro76KG1/4F2016
9401Sandro VieiraWN/ABrasileiro76KGSF2016
9617Pedro FariasWPts: 7x2World Champ.76KGR12016
11308Romes RamosWBow and arrowBH Summer OpenABS1/4F2017
11590Cristian LopezWN/APan American76KGR12017
12161Rafael AzevedoWChoke from backBrasileiro76KGR12017
12164Paulo VertuanWRNCBrasileiro76KGR22017

Juan Caio Kamezawa vs Romes Ramos 2017

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