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Yuta Shimada

Yuta Shimada

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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

Nickname: N/A

Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Rolls Gracie > Romero Cavalcanti > Alexandre Paiva > Mitsuyoshi Hayakawa > Naoya Uematsu > Yuta Shimada

Main Achievements:

  • 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)

Team/Association: Nexusense

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

20 WINS
  • BY POINTS
    8 (40%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (10%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    10 (50%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

10 SUBMISSIONS WINS

#214eb8
RNC
20
2
#86e620
Choke from back
20
2
#5AD3D1
Choke
10
1
#d1212a
North south choke
10
1
#fad11b
Mounted guillotine
10
1
#f58822
Bow and arrow
10
1
#224aba
Cross choke
10
1
#ff9124
Injury
10
1
10
(100%) SUBMISSIONS
5 LOSSES
  • BY POINTS
    3 (60%)
  • BY ADVANTAGES
    2 (40%)
  • BY SUBMISSION
    0 (0%)
  • BY DECISION
    0 (0%)
  • BY PENALTIES
    0 (0%)
  • BY DQ
    0 (0%)

0 SUBMISSION LOSSES

Yuta Shimada Fight History

ID Opponent W/L Method Competition Weight Stage Year
11844Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 6x0Pan American64KG4F2017
12747Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x0World Champ.64KG8F2017
13550Augusto MendesAugusto MendesLPts: 4x0ADCC66KGE12017
14847Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvPan American64KGSF2018
15828Joao MiyaoJoao MiyaoLPts: 4x4, AdvWorld Champ.64KG4F2018
10351Kouhei EbashiWPointsAsian Open64KGR12016
10352Takuto KakoWPointsAsian Open64KG4F2016
10353Hideyuki YamadaWRNCAsian Open64KGSF2016
10354Kazuhiro MiyachiWPointsAsian Open64KGF2016
11166Yoshiyuki OnishiWMounted guillotineTokyo Open70KGF2016
11170Nariman MynbayevWPointsADCC Trials66KGR12017
11171Robert SabaruddinWPointsADCC Trials66KG4F2017
11172Kaldar AbdikabylWPointsADCC Trials66KGSF2017
11173Takafumi SanoWRNCADCC Trials66KGF2017
11839Rene LopezWPts: 2x2, AdvPan American64KGR12017
12739Wallace SantosWAdvWorld Champ.64KGR12017
13326William MeloWBow and arrowAsian Open64KG4F2017
13327Hitoshi TomitaWCross chokeAsian Open64KGSF2017
13328Hideyuki YamadaWPts: 2x0Asian Open64KGF2017
14846Manuel MaciasWChoke from backPan American64KG4F2018
15817Washington LimaWChoke from backWorld Champ.64KGR12018
15825Gabriel MoraesGabriel MoraesWInjuryWorld Champ.64KGR22018
16580Gyeongseop LeeWChokeAsian Open64KG4F2018
16581Yuto HiraoWPts: 20x2Asian Open64KGSF2018
16582Shimon KagiyamaWNorth south chokeAsian Open64KGF2018

Yuta Shimada vs Yoshiyuki Onishi (2016)

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