Paulo Miyao is a jiu-jitsu black belt and two-time IBJJF World Champion from Andirá, Brazil. Born on May 11, 1991, Miyao earned a reputation for his aggressive, nearly impassible guard, highlighted by his prowess with the berimbolo technique as a purple belt.
Matheus Gabriel Wins BJJ Stars 9 GP In Event Honoring Leandro Lo
Oct 24, 2022Matheus Gabriel defeated Meyram Maquine in the BJJ Stars 9 Lightweight GP final, capturing the $19,000 grand prize in an event honoring the memory of Leandro Lo.
Matheus Gabriel, Meyram Alves & The Lightweight GP Coming To BJJ Stars 9
Oct 11, 2022BJJ Stars is set to return in Brazil and on FloGrappling on Friday, October 21 for a lightweight grand prix. The eight-man gi bracket, dedicated to the memory of Leandro Lo, will feature two IBJJF world champions, and a battery of top contenders hungry to make their mark on the division.
Grappling Bulletin: Gordon Ryan, Who's Next and No Time-Limit Matches
Jul 11, 2022A switcheroo in the Tezos WNO: Who's Next Finale that gives us a really juicy match leading into ADCC, a major team just signed a very unexpected name as their new head coach, and a brief history of no time-limit matches in modern jiu-jitsu.
Live Updates & Results | IBJJF European Black Belt Finals
Feb 20, 2022The 2022 IBJJF European black belt final rounds are underway. Today, all of the women's finals, plus the male quarters, semis, and finals will hit the mats, and 19 new European champions will be crowned for the first time since 2020.
Grappling Bulletin: Fight Sports Dominates Trials, Sends Four To ADCC
Feb 7, 2022The roster for the 2022 ADCC World Championships is beginning to take shape, as three of the eight qualifying trials are now complete, and one more is coming in Brazil on Saturday, February 12.
Live Updates & Results | 2021 IBJJF Worlds Day 2
Dec 10, 2021Day one of the IBJJF World Championships was filled with the action, submissions and incredible stories expected of an event of this caliber. Day two is sure to deliver as well, as the male purple and brown belts will take their place on the mats in search of the most coveted title in jiu-jitsu. With hundreds of competitors in search of just a few medals, we're guaranteed thrilling action throughout the day.
Grappling Bulletin: Why This IBJJF Worlds Will Be Unlike Any Other
Nov 29, 2021The most anticipated gi event of the year draws nearer. 10 days from now grapplers from around the world will convene in Anaheim, CA for the 2021 IBJJF World Championship.
The Difference Between IBJJF Masters Worlds and the World Championships
Nov 4, 2021On November 11-13 the IBJJF will host the massive World Master Jiu-Jitsu Championship in Las Vegas, and over 5000 competitors have registered for a chance to win gold.
Grappling Bulletin: Keenan Out of WNO, Johnatha Beats Mica Galvao
Jun 14, 2021Johnatha Alves was able to stop the surging Mica Galvao and claimed $10,000 in the process. Keenan Cornelius has pulled out of WNO but one of his black belts has stepped up to replace him, and a well-known champion from the women’s divisions will make her MMA debut. All this and more in this week’s Grappling Bulletin,.
Kendall Reusing and Talita Nogueira To Square Off At Fight To Win 173
May 27, 2021Fight to Win returns to Dallas, TX for another night of grappling on Friday, June 11. In the main event, 2021 No-Gi Pan champ Kendall Reusing, will face Talita Nogueira. Earlier in the evening, the top ranked roosterweight, Lucas Pinheiro will take on multiple time world champ Paulo Miyao.
Paulo Miyao & Junny Ocasio Are The Light Feather Frontrunners At No-Gi Pans
May 13, 2021The light featherweight division at the 2021 No-Gi Pan Championships will feature some of the best 135 pound-ers, and several more looking to break into the top-10. Paulo Miyao will be the likely favorite here. He hasn’t won a no-gi title since winning Pan No-Gi in 2015, and he had a rough go in 2020, losing each of his only two matches. Still, he’s one of the hardest to beat on the IBJJF platform.
How Roberto Jimenez' Busy 2020 Could Give Him An Edge Over Nicky Ryan
Feb 4, 2021Nicky Ryan and Roberto Jimenez have often been called prodigies in their budding careers as professional athletes. But their individual ascents to the top of the rankings have been substantially different.
Crucial Details From The Best K-Guard Players | Technique Showcase
Nov 7, 2020The K-guard has become a favorite position for backtake specialists and leg lockers alike over the last few years. Sometimes called the keymaster guard or shallow X-guard, the position is best recognized as the root of the illustrious matrix backtake.
Keys To Pressure Passing For Lighter Grapplers | Technique Showcase
Nov 1, 2020The elite competitors of the lightest weight divisions are often revered for their impassible guards and their abilities to take their opponents’ backs from anywhere. Roosterweights, light featherweights, and featherweights like Mikey Musumeci, Paulo Miyao, and Mayssa Bastos are back attack artists who rely on intricate guards and techniques to get behind their opponents.
An Early Look At The Standout Black Belts at 2020 IBJJF No-Gi Pans
Oct 21, 2020It did not take long for registration to close for No-Gi Pans. The IBJJF announced the Pan No-Gi Championships and it has reached capacity very quickly. Here are the key names to watch in each black belt division.