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Rida Haisam is a native of Ghana and a grappling pro athlete who earned his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt from Yuki Ishikawa, founder of Japan’s Carpe Diem Academy. Haisam made himself noticed as a brown belt, after a fantastic performance at the ‘Quintet: Grappling Team Survival Match II’ event, where he submitted 4 well-known black belts, he would later cement his status as one of the top African BJJ competitors.

Rida Haisam Jiu-Jitsu

Full Name: Rida Haisam Isaac

Nickname: Haisam was named ‘Giraffe’ by his training partners due to his lanky body frame (1,93m / 6’3″).

Lineage: Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti (Jacaré) > Alexandre Paiva (Gi-gi) > Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa > Yuki Ishikawa > Rida Haisam

Main Achievements:

  • 1st Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2020 / 2021)
  • 1st Place Quintet Fight Night II (2019)
  • 2nd Place Quintet II Challenge (2018)
  • 3rd Place IBJJF American Nationals NOGI (2020*)
  • 3rd Place WNO Championships (2021)

Main Achievements (Colored Belts):

  • IBJJF Asian Open Champion (2018**)
  • JBJJF All Japan Champion (2017/2018**)
  • UAEJJF Grand Slam Tokyo 2nd Place (2017 brown)
  • IBJJF European Open 3rd Place (2018 brown)
  • UAEJJF Abu Dhabi Pro 3rd Place (2018 brown)

* Absolute
** Weight and absolute

Favorite Position/Technique: Kneebar

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

Team/Association: Assembly Jiu-Jitsu

Rida Haisam Biography

Rida Haisam was born on July 25, 1993, in Accra – the capital of Ghana, on the Atlantic coast of West Africa, where he spent his formative years.

While growing up Rida’s sporting interests lied in football (soccer) and basketball, two sports Haisam played competitively from elementary to high school. These activities were stopped short in 2009 after his father’s services were hired by a Japanese construction company, and the family moved to Tokyo.

During their stay in Japan, the Rida family became close with Haisam’s father’s overseer, a man who was also a jiu-jitsu enthusiast and BJJ coach. It was he who introduced the young Ghana talent to the martial art in 2011, an activity Haisam fell in love with from the very start.

Yamada Shigetaka became Haisam’s first jiu-jitsu instructor and the man who graded Rida with his blue (2012), purple (2014), and brown belts (2016). As a brown belt, however, the heavyweight athlete decided to take a step towards professionalism and looking to train in a more competitive atmosphere he left Yamada’s dojo and joined Yuki Ishikawa’s well-known Carpe Diem Academy, a gym famed for housing some of the top competitors in Japan. It was while training under Ishikawa that Rida earned his black belt, on September 15, 2018.

While pursuing the best competitive circuit to advance his career, in November 2020, Haisam decided to break from his Tokyo bond of 11 years and relocate to compete in the US for the Assembly Academy, located in Detroit.

About Haisam's Record

The individual’s grappling record feature available on BJJ Heroes relates solely to matches in the adult black belt divisions. At the time of Rida’s first appearance at Quintet, he was a brown belt, and therefore those matches are not accounted for on this list.

Rida Haisam Grappling Record

41 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    4 (10%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (2%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    30 (73%)
  • BY DECISION
    5 (12%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (2%)

30 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
Armbar
37
11
#86e620
RNC
17
5
#5AD3D1
Submission
10
3
#d1212a
Triangle
10
3
#fad11b
Kneebar
7
2
#f58822
Choke from back
3
1
#224aba
Toe hold
3
1
#ff9124
Verbal tap
3
1
#bf1f6c
Inside heel hook
3
1
#22c9a5
Short choke
3
1
#fad223
Triangle armbar
3
1
30
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
22 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    8 (36%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    1 (5%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    11 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    1 (5%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    1 (5%)

11 SUBMISSIONS LOSSES

#214eb8
Inside heel hook
45
5
#86e620
Katagatame
9
1
#5AD3D1
Outside heel hook
9
1
#d1212a
Estima lock
9
1
#fad11b
Choke from back
9
1
#f58822
Straight ankle lock
9
1
#224aba
Shoulder lock
9
1
11
(100%) SUBMISSIONS

Rida Haisam Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
17723Marcelo NunesMarcelo NunesLKatagatameQuintet 3ABSSPF2018
18000Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesLInside heel hookWu Lin FangABSR12018
18001Lachlan GilesLachlan GilesLOutside heel hookWu Lin FangABSR22018
20121Adam WardzinskiAdam WardzinskiLPts: 9x2World Pro94KG4F2019
20125Anton MinenkoLEstima lockWorld Pro94KGRPC2019
21232Fernando ReisFernando ReisLPts: 6x2Grand Slam TYO94KGSF2019
21491Kaynan DuarteKaynan DuarteLChoke from backMarianas OpenO85KGSF2019
24200Igor TanabeIgor TanabeLPointsKinya Boyz TYOABSSPF2020
24269Igor TanabeIgor TanabeLStraight ankle lockQuintet FN5ABSSPF2020
24611Gabriel AlmeidaGabriel AlmeidaLReferee DecisionAmerican NGNABSSF2020
25214Tex JohnsonTex JohnsonLPts: 0x0, AdvDallas NGOABS4F2021
25806Bruno MatiasBruno MatiasLInside heel hookHouston NGO91KGF2021
26131Matt LeightonMatt LeightonLPts: 2x0NoGi Pan Am.97KG4F2021
26163Joseph WatsonLInside heel hookNoGi Pan Am.ABSR12021
27852Tim SpriggsTim SpriggsLInside heel hookWNO Champ.ABS4F2021
28283Vinicius TratorVinicius TratorLPts: 7x0NoGi Worlds97KG4F2021
30805Clay MayfieldLN/AIndianapolis NGOABSSF2022
33390Helton JoseHelton JoseLDQAmerican NGNO97KGF2022
34954Roosevelt SousaRoosevelt SousaLPts: 2x0ADCCO99KG4F2022
34981Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniLShoulder lockADCCABS8F2022
35458Davi CabralDavi CabralLPts: 4x2NoGi PanO97KGF2022
36037Luke GriffithLInside heel hookWNOO95KGSPF2022
18738Walter SantosWChoke from backDesafio AngolaABSSPF2018
18739Diemerson HattaWSubmissionDumau Cup100KGF2018
18740Diemerson HattaWSubmissionDumau CupABSF2018
18991Yuji AraiWKneebarGinna be CupO75KG4F2019
18992Kikuchi BrunoWRNCGinna be CupO75KGSF2019
18993Sergio RiosSergio RiosWPointsGunavy CupO75KGF2019
19011Declan MoodyWKneebarQuintet FN2ABSSF2019
19012I. TanabeD---Quintet FN2ABSSF2019
20117Zaid SamiWTriangleWorld Pro94KGR12019
21233Anton MinenkoWPts: 4x0Grand Slam TYO94KG3RD2019
21493Choi WonWToe holdMarianas OpenO85KG3RD2019
22645N/AWPts: 17x2NYC Fall Open94KG4F2019
22646Charles McguireWArmbarNYC Fall Open94KGSF2019
22647Rodrigo AcioliWArmbarNYC Fall Open94KGF2019
22704Kyle ChambersWReferee DecisionQuintet FN4ABSSPF2019
24593Francisco LeonWArmbarAmerican NGN97KG4F2020
24594Charles McGuireWVerbal tapAmerican NGN97KGSF2020
24595Robert DunnWArmbarAmerican NGN97KGF2020
24604Enrique MarchWArmbarAmerican NGNABSR12020
24607Alexandre MolinaroAlexandre MolinaroWRNCAmerican NGNABS4F2020
25011Brandon AllenWReferee DecisionF2W 16193KGSPF2021
25206Patrick GoncalvesWInside heel hookDallas NGO97KGF2021
25212Alexander LeWRNCDallas NGOABSR12021
25227Nonso EbedWReferee DecisionF2W 167N/ASPF2021
25803Charles McGuireWTriangleHouston NGO91KG4F2021
25805Joseph WatsonWPts: 2x0Houston NGO91KGSF2021
25922Sloan ClymerWReferee DecisionWNO 894KGSPF2021
26483Antonio ZuazoWArmbarDetroit Open94KGRR2021
26484Antonio ZuazoWArmbarDetroit Open94KGF2021
26569Miha PerhavecWArmbarWNO 1092KGSPF2021
26705Lucas NoratLucas NoratWPts: 2x2, AdvAmerican NGN97KG4F2021
26707Diego RamalhoDiego RamalhoWArmbarAmerican NGN97KGF2021
27426B. SchneiderWRNCFuji 16 ManABSSF2021
27427Devin KingWArmbarFuji 16 ManABSF2021
27886Orlando SanchezOrlando SanchezWShort chokeWNO Champ.ABSRPC2021
27887Giancarlo BodoniGiancarlo BodoniWReferee DecisionWNO Champ.ABS3RD2021
28280Xavier SilvaWTriangleNoGi Worlds97KG8F2021
31213Elder CruzElder CruzWRNCWNO 1292KGSPF2022
31725William VincentWTriangle armbarBJJ FanaticsABSRR2022
33389Joshua GuerraWSubmissionAmerican NGNO97KGSF2022
34951Roberto AbreuRoberto AbreuWArmbarADCCO99KGR12022
35457Salenco CoutinhoWDQNoGi PanO97KGSF2022

Rida Haisam vs Erikson Takeushi (2017)

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