Joao Miyao

Exclusive: learn some berimbolo variations with birthday boys Paulo and João Miyao

The most accomplished twin brothers in Jiu-Jitsu are celebrating their 24th birthday this May 11. João and Paulo Miyao climbed together the stairs of the competition circuit since the white belt. In 2015, they are going for their second Worlds as black belts still searching for that gold medal they just missed in 2014. In […]

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Copa Podio: Pena wins heavyweight GP, Lo outscores Moraes 6-0 on superfight

The heavyweight GP of Copa Podio took place this Saturday, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Felipe Pena was the standout, taking the title home. After finishing second in the yellow group, Preguiça defeated Tim Spriggs (green group champion) with a sweep. The final was against Victor Honorio and Pena got the win with a choke […]

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Copa Podio: all set for Saturday of Jiu-Jitsu in Rio with Lo, Pena, Spriggs, others

Copa Podio will have another one of its events this Saturday in Brazil. The heavyweight GP goes down in Rio with 10 fighters divided in two groups. The yellow group has  Erberth Santos (Guigo), Nelton Pontes (GB), Tim Spriggs (Lloyd Irvin), Fernando Reis (Alliance) and Vinny Magalhães. In the Green group, you find Felipe Pena […]

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