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Kaynan Duarte

Kaynan Duarte

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Kaynan Duarte is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under André Galvão, having also worked extensively with coaches José Luis and Paulo Ledesma, being one of the main competitors of the Atos Jiu Jitsu Academy. Duarte first made an appearance on BJJ’s mainstream media after his win at the 2017 ADCC Rio de Janeiro trials, an outstanding achievement conquered as a purple belt. He has since cemented his status as one of his generation’s top competitors.

Kaynan Duarte Jiu Jitsu

Full Name: Kaynan Casemiro Duarte

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie Reyson Gracie > Osvaldo Alves > Luis Dagmar (Careca) > André Galvão > Kaynan Casemiro Duarte

Main Achievements:

  • ACB World Champion (2018*)
  • IBJJF NY BJJ Pro Champion (2018)
  • IBJJF Las Vegas Summer Open Champion (2018**)
  • IBJJF Pans No-Gi 2nd Place (2018*)
  • Copa Podio 2nd Place (2018)
  • IBJJF Pans No-Gi 3rd Place (2018)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF World Champion (2017 purple, 2018** brown)
  • IBJJF World Juvenile Champion (2014** blue)
  • ACBJJ World Champion (2017 brown)
  • ADCC Brazilian RJ Trials Champion (2017)
  • IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2017** purple, 2018** brown)
  • IBJJF Pans Champion (2017** purple, 2018 brown)
  • IBJJF Pans Juvenile Champion (2015** blue)
  • IBJJF European Open Champion (2018* brown)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Champion (2018 brown)
  • Iron Brown Belt Champion (2017)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Champion – RJ (2017 brown)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Champion – LA (2016 purple)
  • SPYDER Invitational Champion (2018 brown)
  • IBJJF World Championship Juvenile 2nd Place (2014*)
  • IBJJF European Open 2nd Place (2018 brown)
  • ADCC Brazilian SP Trials 3rd Place (2017)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Well Rounded

Weight Division: Peso Pesado (94,30 kg / 208.0 lbs)

Team/Association: Atos JJ

Kaynan Duarte Biography

Kaynan Duarte was born on January 24, 1998 in Pederneiras – a municipality in the state of São Paulo in Brazil.

During his pre-teens Duarte developed an interest in martial arts which led to him joining a judo class. Not long after Kaynan’s curiosity grew onto jiu jitsu and given that his cousin already practiced this Brazilian grappling style, finding a BJJ gym quickly followed.

Coach José Luis (also known as “Zé Cavalo”) was Kaynan’s first instructor, back in his hometown. José was unaffiliated with a major team, and as Duarte’s jiu jitsu grew in the juvenile blue belt division the young athlete started making regular trips to São Paulo to train at Cicero Costa‘s academy – PSLPB in search of the highest level of sparring.

Duarte’s quest for the best places where to expand his grappling knowledge led him to Bauru, and coach Paulo Ledesma. Ledesma was part of the Atos Jiu Jitsu franchise and soon enough Zé Cavalo would also join the team, leading Kaynan Duarte to the AJJ headquarters in San Diego – California (2016) ahead of the UAEJJF Los Angeles Grand Slam. The experience was greatly enjoyed by both Kaynan and team leader André Galvão, who invited the youngster to return for the IBJJF World No-Gi Championship.

The relationship between Kaynan Duarte and André Galvão grew over time with Duarte becoming one of the more respected members of the talent dense San Diego headquarters. It was Galvão who promoted Duarte to brown and black belt, both achieved while standing on top of the podium at the IBJJF World Championship – 2017 and 2018 respectively.

Cover photo by Vitor Freitas.

Kaynan Duarte Grappling Record

25 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    10 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    3 (12%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (28%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

7 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Amassa pao choke
14
1
#86e620
Toe hold
14
1
#5AD3D1
Wormbar
14
1
#d1212a
Triangle
14
1
#fad11b
Short choke
14
1
#f58822
Kneebar
14
1
#224aba
Choke
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
7 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    2 (29%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    0 (0%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    2 (29%)
  • BY DECISION
    3 (43%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

2 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Katagatame
50
1
#86e620
RNC
50
1
2
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Kaynan Duarte Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
16050Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 2x0Copa PodioO94KGF2018
16129Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLKatagatameSP BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
16189Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewLPts: 2x0ACBJJ World95KGF2018
16663Gordon RyanGordon RyanLRNCNo Gi Pan Am.ABSF2018
16714Max GimenisMax GimenisLReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.O97KGSF2018
17051Gustavo BatistaGustavo BatistaLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KGSF2018
17052Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG3RD2018
16034Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWToe holdCopa PodioO94KGRR2018
16037Horacio AntunesWWormbarCopa PodioO94KGRR2018
16041B. LimaWTriangleCopa PodioO94KGRR2018
16048F. AlanoWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa PodioO94KGSF2018
16187Rinat KashaevWShort chokeACBJJ World95KGSF2018
16198Seif HoumineWPts: 4x2ACBJJ WorldABS4F2018
16202Hugo MarquesHugo MarquesWKneebarACBJJ WorldABSSF2018
16203Fellipe AndrewFellipe AndrewWPts: 6x2ACBJJ WorldABSF2018
16214Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsWPts: 4x0NY BJJ Pro94KGSF2018
16216Murilo SantanaMurilo SantanaWPts: 2x0NY BJJ Pro94KGF2018
16271Matheus GodoyWPts: 3x0Spider Inv. 4FO76KGSPF2018
16317Jarod AndersonWChokeW.S.O.G.O81KG8F2018
16323Tarsis HumphreysTarsis HumphreysWReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KGSF2018
16325Gustavo EliasGustavo EliasWReferee DecisionW.S.O.G.O81KGF2018
16572Daniel HamptonWPointsLas Vegas Open94KGSF2018
16575Lucas ValleWAmassa pao chokeLas Vegas OpenABSR12018
16577Darson HemmingsDarson HemmingsWPointsLas Vegas OpenABS4F2018
16579Manuel RibamarManuel RibamarWPts: 6x2Las Vegas OpenABSSF2018
16656Dustin AkbariWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS8F2018
16659Dante LeonDante LeonWPts: 0x0, AdvNo Gi Pan Am.ABS4F2018
16662Jackson SousaJackson SousaWReferee DecisionNo Gi Pan Am.ABSSF2018
16712Rodrigo CorreaWPts: 2x0No Gi Pan Am.O97KG4F2018
16849Jackson SousaJackson SousaWPts: 2x0Grand Slam LA94KGSF2018
17044Nicholas MeregaliNicholas MeregaliWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG8F2018
17049V. HugoWReferee DecisionWSOG 2O81KG4F2018

Kaynan Duarte vs Gustavo Batista

 

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