One of the best Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitors of the past decade will now coach one of the best jiu-jitsu teams in the world. On Monday, the Sao Paulo-based team Dream Art announced that Paulo Miyao will now be the squad’s head coach.
Paulo Miyao and his twin brother Joao are two of the best competitors of their generation. As a part of the then-new wave of jiu-jitsu players specializing in the berimbolo, Miyao won an IBJJF brown belt absolute world championship as a featherweight. As a black belt, he is a multiple-time Pans and world champion, and has been one of the sport’s most active competitors for nearly ten years. Miyao is also a two-time ADCC bronze medalist, with wins over top competitors like Tye Ruotolo, Nicky Ryan, and Geo Martinez.
Miyao most recently competed at the IBJJF European Open, where he closed out the division to win gold.
Simply put, Dream Art might be the best jiu-jitsu competition team in the world. The squad includes world class competitors like Isaque Bahiense, Diego “Pato” Oliveira, Nicholas Meregali, and Anna Rodrigues.