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Luan Carvalho

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Luan Carvalho is a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt under Master Cláudio Joanino of the Nova União academy in Macaé. One of the rare examples of a competitor who reached success at black belt, having gone through his coloured belt career in obscurity, Luan turned a few heads his way after his 2015 Pan American Championship performance where he defeated the decorated veteran Rodrigo Caporal. Carvalho would carry on in good form that year winning the Rio Fall Open and at the Brazilian Nationals, defeating two former champions, Michael Langhi and Juan Caio Kamezawa while cementing his name as one of the top lightweights of his generation.

Luan Carvalho Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Luan de Carvalho Alves

Nickname: “Luanzinho” is often used by those closer to Luan, this is a friendly way of saying Luan in Portuguese.

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Luiz França > Oswaldo Fadda > Sebastião Ricardo > Wendell Alexander > Claudio Joanino > Luan Carvalho

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian National (2016/2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF European Open (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Asian Open (2018)
  • 1st Place UEAJJF Abu Dhabi Grand, RJ (2016)
  • 1st Place UEAJJF Brazil National Pro (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Sao Paulo Open No-Gi (2014)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Sao Paulo BJJ Pro (2017)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Summer Open (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Summer Open No-Gi (2016)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Fall Open No-Gi (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Fall Open (2015)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Curitiba Open (2016)
  • 2nd Place IBJJF South American Championship (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF European Open (2020)
  • 3rd Place CBJJ Brazilian National (2017)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Rio Winter Open (2016/2015)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Rio Summer Open No-Gi (2016*)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • 1st Place CBJJ Brazilian National (2013 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Dallas Open (2012 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Houston Open (2014 brown)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Rio Open (2011 purple)
  • 1st Place IBJJF Miami Open (2014 brown, 2009 blue)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF Pan Championship (2014 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position: Taking the back

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

Team/Association: Nova União

Luan Carvalho Biography

Luan de Carvalho was born on the 22nd of July, 1991 in Macaé, a municipality located in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro. Luan’s first sporting activity was capoeira at the age of 10, he would add jiu jitsu to his activities later.

When Luan was 11 years old, one of his friends, who had started jiu jitsu, got injured and decided to quit training. The friend offered his gi (kimono) to Luan who approached coach “Ernesto” at a local social project designed to keep kids away from crime, by teaching them jiu jitsu.

Starting classes with Ernesto, It didn’t take long for Luan to show interest in competitions, and seeking to do better at the tournaments, Luan decided to move to a bigger team with a more competitive environment, joining the Nova União (NU) – Macaé for the effect. One of the biggest teams in the region. At NU Luan’s progress was diligently followed by Master Cláudio Joanino, a well known figure and a first generation black belt under Wendell Alexander.

Having joined a highly competitive team, Luan’s first times at Joanino’s gym weren’t easy. The level was extremely high and Luan would often get so beat up that he would go home crying. Knowing of Luan’s family dire economic situation, Master Cláudio Joanino never charged Carvalho a monthly fee, and Luan showed his appreciation by training several times per day, often hiding from his mother (who wanted him to focus in school instead).

The hard work paid off for Luan and he started winning many local tournaments and progressing in the belt system. Though Luan’s talent was unquestioned, he failed to medal at an international stage, his biggest medal being a bronze at the Brazilian Nationals in the brown belt division (2013).

In 2014 Luan Carvalho competed at the World Championship, losing in the brown belt ¼ finals. He returned home on the 4th of June and immediately put his gi on and went to work, both angered and saddened by the missed chance to prove his worth. He was surprised to see his master calling his name and awarding him with his black belt in class. When tying the belt around Luan’s waist, Master Joanino told him: “Keep working hard, your time to shine is coming”.

Joanino was right, and on his first year as a black belt, Luan did the unthinkable, winning one of Rio de Janeiro’s most important titles (Rio Fall International Open) and the Brasileiro (Brazilian National), a competition he had lost in 2014 on the first round.

Since arriving at the black belt division, Luan de Carvalho has become one of the top lightweights in Brazil beating many highly regarded veterans of the sport such as the multiple time world champion Michael Langhi.

Banner picture by: Marco Aurélio Ferreira.

Luan Carvalho Grappling Record

87 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    41 (47%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    27 (31%)
  • BY DECISION
    9 (10%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

27 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
19
5
#86e620
Botinha
19
5
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
15
4
#d1212a
Footlock
7
2
#fad11b
Submission
7
2
#f58822
Choke
7
2
#224aba
Kneebar
4
1
#ff9124
Choke from mount
4
1
#bf1f6c
Triangle
4
1
#22c9a5
X choke
4
1
#fad223
Toe hold
4
1
#03861f
Cross choke
4
1
#039a1f
RNC
4
1
27
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
25 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    6 (24%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    7 (28%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    5 (20%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (20%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (8%)

5 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Loop choke
40
2
#86e620
RNC
20
1
#5AD3D1
Arm in Ezekiel
20
1
#d1212a
Bow and arrow
20
1
5
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Luan Carvalho Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6778AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KGR22015
7694Lucas ValleLDQRio Winter Open76KGSF2015
8849Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8860Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLDQCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8865Dillon DanisDillon DanisLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
9162Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvRio Summer OpenABSSF2016
9490Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 2x0World ProABSR12016
9577Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLBow and arrowWorld Pro77KG4F2016
9740Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroLLoop chokeBrasileiro82KGF2016
10118Stefano CorreaLPts: 2x0SP BJJ Pro82KG4F2016
10224Gabriel ProcopioLRNCRio Winter Open82KGSF2016
10446H. MarquesLReferee DecisionBrasileiro Equipes76KGSF2016
10958Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro82KGF2016
11028Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereLLoop chokeGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2016
11307Matheus CostaMatheus CostaLAdvPetropolis ProABSSF2016
11750Talison SoaresLReferee DecisionManaus Nat. Pro77KG4F2017
12530Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionWP BR Qualifier77KGR12017
12724Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLN/ABrasileiro82KGSF2017
13601Davi RamosDavi RamosLPointsACBJJ 775KG4F2017
14220Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLAdvIBJJF Rio Pro82KGSF2017
14395Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPointsSouth American82KGF2017
14419Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsSouth AmericanABSSF2017
17208Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArm in EzekielAsian OpenABSSF2018
18122Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR12018
19015Alef BritoAlef BritoD---Copa Podio77KGRR2019
22701Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KGSF2020
6282Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x2Miami Open76KG4F2014
6283Rafael CostaWN/AMiami Open76KGSF2014
6284Kevin MartinezWN/AMiami Open76KGF2014
6621Peter CruzWRNCNAGA Pheonix77KGSF2015
6622Waseam DannauiWPts: 10x0NAGA Pheonix77KGF2015
6776Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsPan American76KGR12015
6903Gerson da SilvaWChokeRio Fall Open76KGR12015
6904Pedro FernandesWFootlockRio Fall Open76KG4F2015
6905Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPts: 2x2, AdvRio Fall Open76KGSF2015
6906Alex CabanesWPts: 5x0Rio Fall Open76KGF2015
6921Rafael PortoWPointsRio Fall NoGi76KGF2015
7199Frederico PintoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGR12015
7201Alexandre OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGR22015
7205Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWInjuryBrasileiro76KG4F2015
7206Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGSF2015
7208Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2015
7621Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWAdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGR12015
7622Carlos ferreiraWArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KG4F2015
7623Sergio a RodrigoWBotinhaBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGSF2015
7624Ricardo RochaWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGF2015
7661UnknownWPts: 15x0Copa SankakuABS8F2015
7662Junior RiosWPointsCopa SankakuABS4F2015
7663Marcus SuelWBotinhaCopa SankakuABSSF2015
7664Jackson NacoWPts: 4x2Copa SankakuABSF2015
7691Jameson SantosWArmbarRio Winter Open76KGR12015
7693Herbert MaedaWChoke from backRio Winter Open76KG4F2015
8857Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
9136Ary GomesWArmbarRio Summer Open76KG4F2016
9138Renan SancarWPts: 0x0, AdvRio Summer Open76KGSF2016
9139Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsRio Summer Open76KGF2016
9161UnknownWAdvRio Summer OpenABS4F2016
9558Lucas LepriLucas LepriWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KGR12016
9570Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9727Jackson RaigueriWN/ABrasileiro82KGR12016
9728Paulo GalviolliWN/ABrasileiro82KG8F2016
9737Alex CavaleriWN/ABrasileiro82KG4F2016
9738Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2016
10221Adriano PereiraWAdvRio Winter Open82KG8F2016
10223M. PequenoWKneebarRio Winter Open82KG4F2016
10383UnknownWChoke from mountCuritiba W. Open76KG4F2016
10384Luciano BernertWBotinhaCuritiba W. Open76KGSF2016
10385Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWChoke from backCuritiba W. Open76KGF2016
10954Gabriel ProcópioWArmbarBJJ Rio Pro82KG4F2016
10957Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWReferee DecisionBJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
11015Fabiano ConceicaoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22016
11022Cesar CardosoWPts: 21x0Grand Slam RJ77KG8F2016
11073Marcus AurelioWPts: 8x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGR12016
11076Leo JacintoWPts: 4x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGSF2016
11078Victor MatosWPts: 7x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGF2016
11305Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWPointsPetropolis Pro77KGSF2016
11306Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWPointsPetropolis Pro77KGF2016
11519Andreas PeralesWPts: 8x0European Open76KG8F2017
11525Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWBotinhaEuropean Open76KG4F2017
11528Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWTriangleEuropean Open76KGSF2017
11746Moiseus SousaWPointsManaus Nat. Pro77KGR12017
12712Jackson RatigueriWBotinhaBrasileiro82KGR12017
12718Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGR22017
12721Thiago CostaWPts: 4x0Brasileiro82KG4F2017
13227Pedro ContiWPts: 2x0SP BJJ Pro82KG4F2017
13232Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 5x2SP BJJ Pro82KGSF2017
13233Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWReferee DecisionSP BJJ Pro82KGF2017
14218Carlos FIlhoWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro82KG4F2017
14390Igor VeríssimoWPointsSouth American82KGR12017
14392Rodrigo AcioliWPointsSouth American82KG4F2017
14394Fernando PaulinoWPointsSouth American82KGSF2017
14414Andre RodolfoWX chokeSouth AmericanABSR12017
14416Pedro PeresWPointsSouth AmericanABS4F2017
14878Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWPointsACB 1075KGSPF2018
15221Dauad AdaevWToe holdACBJJ 1175KGSPF2018
15723Otavio SerafimWPointsRio OpenO100KGSF2018
15762Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWReferee DecisionACBJJ 1275KGSPF2018
17200Jonghyeon ParkWChoke from backAsian Open82KGSF2018
17201Thomas MietzWPts: 12x0Asian Open82KGF2018
17204Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiWPointsAsian OpenABS4F2018
17889Edward HohlWCross chokeRio BJJ Pro82KG4F2018
17892Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWArmbarRio BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17893Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWPts: 4x0Rio BJJ Pro82KGF2018
18807Christovam CastroWSubmissionGuarapari Pro77KG4F2019
18808Welington EllerWPts: 7x0Guarapari Pro77KGSF2019
18809Diego PralonWSubmissionGuarapari Pro77KGF2019
22073Saulo NetoWPointsAmsterdam Open82KGSF2019
22074Oliver LovellWPointsAmsterdam Open82KGF2019
22086Petr MamaevWFootlockAmsterdam NGO85KGSF2019
22087Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWPointsAmsterdam NGO85KGF2019
22550Filipe GrativolWChokeArmagedon JJ82KGSPF2019
22691Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 5x2European Open76KGR12020
22699Italo MouraItalo MouraWReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2020

Luan Carvalho vs Marcelo Tuber (2011)

Luan Carvalho Technique

 

Marcus Almeida Half Guard Instructional

2 Comments

  • MATHEUS says:

    awesome guy ! sick work ethic ! and it's a very humble guy too ! role model to all his students !!! btw i'm one of them xD

  • Benny says:

    Had him in seminar Super cool dude! Down to earth, very respectful, and hell of a teacher! I hope him the best!

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