A MIYAO BROTHERS PROJECT
Welcome to Studio 1908 - a world-class Jiu-Jitsu academy that prides itself on offering a state-of-the-art training experience. With over 2000 square feet of mat area, a Rogue CrossFit weight lifting area, and world-class instruction, our gym is designed to help you achieve your Jiu-Jitsu goals.
WHY CHOOSE STUDIO 1908
"Learning from two of the best Jiu Jitsu athletes in the world!! It is a privilege being one of their students!! If you want to become a Jiu Jitsu practitioner, you have to learn from the best of the best! Professor Paulo and Joao Miyao!!!!
"I feel so honored to call them my Professors. Paulo and Joao are simple the best. I would highly recommend this place, jiu-jitsu has no limits or age restrictions, everyone should give it a try!
WHY JIU JITSU
Jiu-Jitsu teaches techniques that can be used to subdue an opponent, even if they are larger and stronger.
The physical activity and focus required during training can help reduce anxiety and improve mood.
Jiu Jitsu is often practiced in a team environment, fostering a sense of community and camaraderie among practitioners.
Jiu-Jitsu is a physically demanding martial art that boosts fitness, enhancing strength, flexibility, and cardio.
Jiu-Jitsu offers the opportunity for competition, with numerous tournaments and events held worldwide for practitioners of all skill levels.
The Miyao Brothers, Paulo and Joao are twins from Paraná – Brazil who are active competitors on Brazilian Jiu Jitsu’s Black Belt circuit. The two made a name for themselves in the lower ranks of the sport winning every major tournament on the BJJ tour from blue to brown belt. They became admired not
only for their tremendous technical skills
and unparalleled work ethic
Their first teacher Adriano Carvalho recognized early on the talent these two boys possessed and encouraged them to train and fight more regularly. The brothers chose to transition to full-time athletes, moving to São Paulo to pursue their dream. In São Paulo the Miyao brothers found a home in Cicero Costha’s social project, the PSLPB or
In 2015, the brothers made the move to New York City, to be more centrally located and to take their competition and teaching careers to the next level. Both became world champions in many organizations in the next years. They continue to write their history in the sport but this time sharing all their experiences on and off the mats for the next generation.
The Miyao brothers are a true inspiration to the Jiu Jitsu community, as they have left a lasting legacy through their remarkable accomplishments in the sport. From their early days in Judo to their discovery of Jiu Jitsu at the age of 16, the Miyao brothers have dedicated themselves wholeheartedly to their craft, leaving an indelible mark on the world of martial arts.
WHY STUDIO 1908?
“In 1908 the first ships with Japanese immigrants landed in the Port of Santos. Kasatu-Maru was the beginning of everything. The immigrants arrived with the intention of working in agriculture, mainly in the huge coffee farms
spread throughout Brazil. My grandparents arrived years later and met when they were already here. The agricultural tradition,
passed down from generation to generation, was passed on to my father by them. We are grandchildren of Japanese.
We are the Miyao Brothers, Paulo and Joao.
Bamboo has always been a source of inspiration in oriental philosophy, bringing us many teachings. I believe that the main one is perseverance in the face of adversity. With incredible flexibility, it bends to a point that we think it will break.
It goes through storms, blizzards, and earthquakes ... but it resists and then returns to its natural state, growing towards the sky until its life comes to an end.
After years of learning, training and competing in Jiu Jitsu, the time has come for a new beginning and a new cycle, where we will share our experiences and help people achieve their goals, showing that sometimes it is necessary to bend, resist and not break, to then grow and take incredible flights on this wonderful journey that is life.”
Paulo Miyao and João Miyao