Yuta Shimada is a judo and a Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt, the latter a rank earned from Naoya Uematsu of the Nexusense academy. Shimada is also one of the top Japanese representatives in grappling’s international circuit, a reputation earned through his wins in important tournaments such as the IBJJF Asian Open and the ADCC Asia & Oceania trials while having also medalled in the World Championship and Brazilian Nationals in the lower belt division.
Yuta Shimada Jiu Jitsu
Full Name: Yuta Shimada
- IBJJF Asian Open Champion (2018/2017/2016)
- ADCC Asian Trials Champion (2017)
- IBJJF Pan Championship 3rd Place (2018)
Main Achievements (Colored Belts):
- CBJJ Brasileiro Champion (2013 purple)
- IBJJF Asian Open Champion (2015 brown, 2013 purple)
- IBJJF World Championship 2nd Place (2013 purple)
- IBJJF Asian Open Championship 2nd Place (2013* purple)
- IBJJF World Championship 3rd Place (2015 brown, 2014 purple)
- IBJJF Pans Championship 3rd Place (2016 brown)
Favorite Position/Technique: Underhook Passing, Single X Guard
Weight Division: Peso Pluma (64,00 kg / 141.5 lbs)
Yuta Shimada Biography
Yuta Shimada was born on September 25, 1992 in the Ibaraki prefecture, a suburb of Tokyo – Japan.
As a 5 year old Shimada was enrolled in judo classes, a sport/martial art he played until he graduated from junior high school (age 15), being a first degree black belt at the time of his exit from the judo mats. During his mid teens Yuta had become increasingly interested in mixed martial arts (MMA), and given that he had stopped judo training he decided to enroll in a combat gym.
Mitsuteru Yasumura was Yuta Shimada’s first jiu jitsu instructor when he started at the age of 16. Later Satoshi Koutani took control of the training and it was he who graded the young athlete in both his blue and purple belts.
Shimada became a member of the NEXUSENSE academy as a purple belt, with his tuition being handed to Naoya Uematsu (the head coach) and Takehiro Mori. Under the guidance of these two instructors Yuta became one of the top competitors in the Japanese grappling scene, going on to achieve great results in the world scene also.
In 2015 Yuta started making regular trips to his favorite grappler’s gym, Marcelo Garcia in New York City. The visits to Garcia had a big impact in Shimada’s game, him being the Japanese competitor’s biggest stylistic influence.
Yuta Shimada’s repeated success in the top tournaments of jiu jitsu during his lower belt run – which included medals in the World, Asian, Brasileiro and Pans Championships earned Yuta Shimada his black belt from the hands of Naoya Uematsu on August 2016.
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Yuta Shimada Grappling Record
- BY DQ
9 SUBMISSIONS WINS
- BY DQ
0 SUBMISSION LOSSES
Yuta Shimada Fight History
|12009||Joao MiyaoJoao Miyao||L||Pts: 6x0||Pan American||64KG||4F||2017|
|12933||Joao MiyaoJoao Miyao||L||Pts: 4x0||World Champ.||64KG||8F||2017|
|13767||Augusto MendesAugusto Mendes||L||Pts: 4x0||ADCC||66KG||E1||2017|
|15160||Joao MiyaoJoao Miyao||L||Pts: 4x4, Adv||Pan American||64KG||SF||2018|
|16217||Joao MiyaoJoao Miyao||L||Pts: 4x4, Adv||World Champ.||64KG||4F||2018|
|18502||Pedro DiasPedro Dias||L||Pts: 0x0, Pen||European Open||64KG||R1||2019|
|19756||Alex SodreAlex Sodre||L||Points||Brasileiro||64KG||4F||2019|
|20086||Alex SodreAlex Sodre||L||Pts: 8x2||World Champ.||64KG||R2||2019|
|10445||Kouhei Ebashi||W||Points||Asian Open||64KG||R1||2016|
|10446||Takuto Kako||W||Points||Asian Open||64KG||4F||2016|
|10447||Hideyuki Yamada||W||RNC||Asian Open||64KG||SF||2016|
|10448||Kazuhiro Miyachi||W||Points||Asian Open||64KG||F||2016|
|11288||Yoshiyuki Onishi||W||Mounted guillotine||Tokyo Open||70KG||F||2016|
|11311||Nariman Mynbayev||W||Points||ADCC Trials||66KG||R1||2017|
|11312||Robert Sabaruddin||W||Points||ADCC Trials||66KG||4F||2017|
|11313||Kaldar Abdikabyl||W||Points||ADCC Trials||66KG||SF||2017|
|11314||Takafumi Sano||W||RNC||ADCC Trials||66KG||F||2017|
|12004||Rene Lopez||W||Pts: 2x2, Adv||Pan American||64KG||R1||2017|
|12925||Wallace Santos||W||Adv||World Champ.||64KG||R1||2017|
|13538||William Melo||W||Bow and arrow||Asian Open||64KG||4F||2017|
|13539||Hitoshi Tomita||W||Cross choke||Asian Open||64KG||SF||2017|
|13540||Hideyuki Yamada||W||Pts: 2x0||Asian Open||64KG||F||2017|
|15159||Manuel Macias||W||Choke from back||Pan American||64KG||4F||2018|
|16206||Washington Lima||W||Choke from back||World Champ.||64KG||R1||2018|
|16214||Gabriel MoraesGabriel Moraes||W||Injury||World Champ.||64KG||R2||2018|
|17044||Gyeongseop Lee||W||Choke||Asian Open||64KG||4F||2018|
|17045||Yuto Hirao||W||Pts: 20x2||Asian Open||64KG||SF||2018|
|17046||Shimon Kagiyama||W||North south choke||Asian Open||64KG||F||2018|
Yuta Shimada vs Yoshiyuki Onishi (2016)