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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

101 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    48 (48%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    9 (9%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    30 (30%)
  • BY DECISION
    13 (13%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

30 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
17
5
#86e620
Botinha
17
5
#5AD3D1
Choke from back
17
5
#d1212a
Submission
10
3
#fad11b
Choke
10
3
#f58822
Footlock
7
2
#224aba
Toe hold
3
1
#ff9124
Cross choke
3
1
#bf1f6c
RNC
3
1
#22c9a5
Kneebar
3
1
#fad223
Choke from mount
3
1
#03861f
Triangle
3
1
#039a1f
X choke
3
1
30
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
29 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    7 (24%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    8 (28%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    7 (24%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (17%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    2 (7%)

7 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Loop choke
43
3
#86e620
Bow and arrow
14
1
#5AD3D1
RNC
14
1
#d1212a
Arm in Ezekiel
14
1
#fad11b
50/50 armbar
14
1
7
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Luan Carvalho Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
6787AJ AgazarmAJ AgazarmLPts: 2x2, AdvPan American76KGR22015
7703Lucas ValleLDQRio Winter Open76KGSF2015
8858Diego BorgesDiego BorgesLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8869Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiLDQCopa Podio77KGGP2016
8874Dillon DanisDillon DanisLPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
9173Ruan OliveiraRuan OliveiraLPts: 2x2, AdvRio Summer OpenABSSF2016
9503Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuLPts: 2x0World ProABSR12016
9590Roberto SatoshiRoberto SatoshiLBow and arrowWorld Pro77KG4F2016
9754Jhonny LoureiroJhonny LoureiroLLoop chokeBrasileiro82KGF2016
10132Stefano CorreaLPts: 2x0SP BJJ Pro82KG4F2016
10238Gabriel ProcopioGabriel ProcopioLRNCRio Winter Open82KGSF2016
10460H. MarquesLReferee DecisionBrasileiro Equipes76KGSF2016
10973Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloLPts: 2x2, AdvBJJ Rio Pro82KGF2016
11043Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereLLoop chokeGrand Slam RJ77KG4F2016
11326Matheus CostaMatheus CostaLAdvPetropolis ProABSSF2016
11775Talison SoaresLReferee DecisionManaus Nat. Pro77KG4F2017
12563Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLReferee DecisionWP BR Qualifier77KGR12017
12757Otavio SousaOtavio SousaLN/ABrasileiro82KGSF2017
13643Davi RamosDavi RamosLPointsACBJJ 775KG4F2017
14268Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusLAdvIBJJF Rio Pro82KGSF2017
14443Isaque BahienseIsaque BahienseLPointsSouth American82KGF2017
14467Dimitrius SouzaDimitrius SouzaLPointsSouth AmericanABSSF2017
17278Keenan CorneliusKeenan CorneliusLArm in EzekielAsian OpenABSSF2018
18206Caio CaetanoCaio CaetanoLReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR12018
19122Alef BritoAlef BritoD---Copa Podio77KGRR2019
22958Jonnatas GracieJonnatas GracieLReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KGSF2020
24240Claudio CalasansClaudio CalasansLPts: 0x0, AdvBJJ Stars 486KG4F2020
26204Leandro SouzaLLoop chokeSA Cont. Pro77KG4F2021
26304Fabricio AndreyFabricio AndreyLPts: 11x3SA Cont. ProLWASF2021
26861Matheus GabrielMatheus GabrielL50/50 armbarBJJ Bet82KGSPF2021
6290Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWPts: 2x2Miami Open76KG4F2014
6291Rafael CostaWN/AMiami Open76KGSF2014
6292Kevin MartinezWN/AMiami Open76KGF2014
6628Peter CruzWRNCNAGA Pheonix77KGSF2015
6629Waseam DannauiWPts: 10x0NAGA Pheonix77KGF2015
6785Rodrigo CaporalRodrigo CaporalWPointsPan American76KGR12015
6912Gerson da SilvaWChokeRio Fall Open76KGR12015
6913Pedro FernandesWFootlockRio Fall Open76KG4F2015
6914Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPts: 2x2, AdvRio Fall Open76KGSF2015
6915Alex CabanesWPts: 5x0Rio Fall Open76KGF2015
6930Rafael PortoWPointsRio Fall NoGi76KGF2015
7208Frederico PintoWPts: 2x0Brasileiro76KGR12015
7210Alexandre OliveiraWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGR22015
7214Fabio CaloiFabio CaloiWInjuryBrasileiro76KG4F2015
7215Michael LanghiMichael LanghiWReferee DecisionBrasileiro76KGSF2015
7217Juan KamezawaJuan KamezawaWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro76KGF2015
7630Thiago AbreuThiago AbreuWAdvBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGR12015
7631Carlos ferreiraWArmbarBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KG4F2015
7632Sergio a RodrigoWBotinhaBrazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGSF2015
7633Ricardo RochaWPts: 4x2Brazil Nat. Pro RJ76KGF2015
7670UnknownWPts: 15x0Copa SankakuABS8F2015
7671Junior RiosWPointsCopa SankakuABS4F2015
7672Marcus SuelWBotinhaCopa SankakuABSSF2015
7673Jackson NacoWPts: 4x2Copa SankakuABSF2015
7700Jameson SantosWArmbarRio Winter Open76KGR12015
7702Herbert MaedaWChoke from backRio Winter Open76KG4F2015
8866Patrick GaudioPatrick GaudioWPts: 0x0, AdvCopa Podio77KGGP2016
9147Ary GomesWArmbarRio Summer Open76KG4F2016
9149Renan SancarWPts: 0x0, AdvRio Summer Open76KGSF2016
9150Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWPointsRio Summer Open76KGF2016
9172UnknownWAdvRio Summer OpenABS4F2016
9571Lucas LepriLucas LepriWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KGR12016
9583Jonathan SatavaJonathan SatavaWReferee DecisionWorld Pro77KG8F2016
9741Jackson RaigueriWN/ABrasileiro82KGR12016
9742Paulo GalviolliWN/ABrasileiro82KG8F2016
9751Alex CavaleriWN/ABrasileiro82KG4F2016
9752Claudio MattosClaudio MattosWReferee DecisionBrasileiro82KGSF2016
10235Adriano PereiraWAdvRio Winter Open82KG8F2016
10237M. PequenoWKneebarRio Winter Open82KG4F2016
10397UnknownWChoke from mountCuritiba W. Open76KG4F2016
10398Luciano BernertWBotinhaCuritiba W. Open76KGSF2016
10399Theodoro CanalTheodoro CanalWChoke from backCuritiba W. Open76KGF2016
10969Gabriel ProcópioWArmbarBJJ Rio Pro82KG4F2016
10972Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWReferee DecisionBJJ Rio Pro82KGSF2016
11030Fabiano ConceicaoWReferee DecisionGrand Slam RJ77KGR22016
11037Cesar CardosoWPts: 21x0Grand Slam RJ77KG8F2016
11088Marcus AurelioWPts: 8x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGR12016
11091Leo JacintoWPts: 4x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGSF2016
11093Victor MatosWPts: 7x0G.S. Rio NoGi75KGF2016
11324Julio AnjosJulio AnjosWPointsPetropolis Pro77KGSF2016
11325Matheus CostaMatheus CostaWPointsPetropolis Pro77KGF2016
11544Andreas PeralesWPts: 8x0European Open76KG8F2017
11550Kevin MahechaKevin MahechaWBotinhaEuropean Open76KG4F2017
11553Masahiro IwasakiMasahiro IwasakiWTriangleEuropean Open76KGSF2017
11771Moiseus SousaWPointsManaus Nat. Pro77KGR12017
12745Jackson RatigueriWBotinhaBrasileiro82KGR12017
12751Wellington LuisWellington LuisWPts: 0x0, AdvBrasileiro82KGR22017
12754Thiago CostaWPts: 4x0Brasileiro82KG4F2017
13264Pedro ContiWPts: 2x0SP BJJ Pro82KG4F2017
13269Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 5x2SP BJJ Pro82KGSF2017
13270Celso ViniciusCelso ViniciusWReferee DecisionSP BJJ Pro82KGF2017
14266Carlos FIlhoWChoke from backIBJJF Rio Pro82KG4F2017
14438Igor VeríssimoWPointsSouth American82KGR12017
14440Rodrigo AcioliWPointsSouth American82KG4F2017
14442Fernando PaulinoWPointsSouth American82KGSF2017
14462Andre RodolfoWX chokeSouth AmericanABSR12017
14464Pedro PeresWPointsSouth AmericanABS4F2017
14928Marcelo MafraMarcelo MafraWPointsACB 1075KGSPF2018
15275Dauad AdaevWToe holdACBJJ 1175KGSPF2018
15777Otavio SerafimWPointsRio OpenO100KGSF2018
15816Edwin NajmiEdwin NajmiWReferee DecisionACBJJ 1275KGSPF2018
17270Jonghyeon ParkWChoke from backAsian Open82KGSF2018
17271Thomas MietzWPts: 12x0Asian Open82KGF2018
17274Philippe PomaskiPhilippe PomaskiWPointsAsian OpenABS4F2018
17972Edward HohlWCross chokeRio BJJ Pro82KG4F2018
17975Ygor RodriguesYgor RodriguesWArmbarRio BJJ Pro82KGSF2018
17976Alexandre CavaliereAlexandre CavaliereWPts: 4x0Rio BJJ Pro82KGF2018
18908Christovam CastroWSubmissionGuarapari Pro77KG4F2019
18909Welington EllerWPts: 7x0Guarapari Pro77KGSF2019
18910Diego PralonWSubmissionGuarapari Pro77KGF2019
22295Saulo NetoWPointsAmsterdam Open82KGSF2019
22296Oliver LovellWPointsAmsterdam Open82KGF2019
22308Petr MamaevWFootlockAmsterdam NGO85KGSF2019
22309Sebastian BroscheSebastian BroscheWPointsAmsterdam NGO85KGF2019
22782Filipe GrativolWChokeArmagedon JJ82KGSPF2019
22948Marcus PhelanMarcus PhelanWPts: 5x2European Open76KGR12020
22956Italo MouraItalo MouraWReferee DecisionEuropean Open76KG4F2020
24871Wesley RosaWSubmissionGuarapari Pro77KG4F2021
24874Vinicius PereiraVinicius PereiraWPts: 1x0Guarapari Pro77KGSF2021
24875Darlan CasacaWPts: 3x2Guarapari Pro77KGF2021
24957Marcelo PontesWChoke from backFJJ-Rio SMOABSSF2021
24958Matheus LimaWChokeFJJ-Rio SMOABSF2021
25710Thiago SilvaWPts: 2x0S. American NG85KG4F2021
25711Gabriel LimaWPts: 2x0S. American NG85KGSF2021
25713Romualdo AndradeWReferee DecisionS. American NG85KGF2021
26191Raul BasilioRaul BasilioWReferee DecisionSA Cont. Pro77KGR22021
26199Wallisson OliveiraWReferee DecisionSA Cont. Pro77KG8F2021
26210Gabriel RolloGabriel RolloWPts: 1x1SA Cont. Pro77KGRPC2021
26212Leonardo LaraLeonardo LaraWPts: 3x2SA Cont. Pro77KGRPC2021
26213Sergio SoaresWReferee DecisionSA Cont. Pro77KG3RD2021
26302Cleber SousaCleber SousaWPts: 1x0SA Cont. ProLWA4F2021

Luan Carvalho vs Marcelo Tuber (2011)

Luan Carvalho Technique

 

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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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