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Joao Augusto Coelho

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Joao Augusto Lopes Coelho
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Coelho at 2019 NY BJJ Pro, New York, NY
Born (1977-05-13) May 13, 1977 (age 42)
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
ResidenceChicago, Illinois
NationalityPortuguese
Height5'07"
Weight165lb
DivisionLight
TeamLCCT USA
Rank     4th degree white belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Under Luiz Claudio Augusto

Joao Coelho (born May 13, 1977) is a jiu-jitsu competitor who is Type 1 diabetic since 1985.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Coelho has become diabetic Type 1 when he was 8 years old. In 2017 he decided to connect with his Brazilian cultural heritage and embarked on his Jiu-Jitsu journey. As a consequence of eating better to have better performance he lost 30lbs and now uses 40% less insulin than before practicing Jiu Jitsu.

Moved by his competitor spirit he start competing very early, with only 1-month training. Not surprisingly, his first tournaments highlighted he still had many flaws on his game. He persisted with his goals and now he is ranked number one on IBJJF for Gi, Master 3, White Belt.[1]

Instructor Lineage[edit | edit source]

Mitsuyo "Count Koma" MaedaCarlos Gracie, Sr.Helio GracieRickson GracieLuiz Claudio "Preto" Augusto → Joao Coelho

Championships and accomplishments[edit | edit source]

Jiu Jitsu[edit | edit source]

2019
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF World Championship (168lbs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF BJJ Pro Los Angeles (168lbs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF Washington DC Spring Open (168lbs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF Miami Spring Open (168lbs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF Chicago Summer Open (168lbs)
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF World Master Championship (168lbs)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) IBJJF American Nationals (168lbs)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) IBJJF BJJ Pro Curitiba (168lbs)
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) IBJJF BJJ Pro New York (168lbs)
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) IBJJF Brazilian Nationals (168lbs)
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) IBJJF Pan Championship (168lbs)
2018
  • 1st, gold medalist(s) IBJJF BJJ Pro Los Angeles (168lbs)
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) IBJJF Nashville Open (168lbs)
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) IBJJF Chicago Summer Open (168lbs)
2017
  • 2nd, silver medalist(s) IBJJF Chicago Summer Open (181lbs)
  • 3rd, bronze medalist(s) IBJJF Boston Spring Open (208lbs)

Jiu Jitsu record[edit | edit source]

27 Matches, 16 Wins (4 Submissions), 11 Losses (0 Submissions)
Result Rec. Event Division Type Year Location
Win 16–11 IBJJF World Master Light Gi 2019 United States Las Vegas
Win 15–11
Win 14–11 IBJJF Open Light Gi 2019 United States Chicago
Loss 13–11 IBJJF BJJ Pro Light Gi 2019 United States New York
Loss 13–10 IBJJF Nationals Light Gi 2019 United States Las Vegas
Win 13–9
Win 12–9 IBJJF World Championship Light Gi 2019 United States Long Beach
Win 11–9 IBJJF Open Light Gi 2019 United States Miami
Win 10–9
Loss 9–9 IBJJF Nationals Light Gi 2019 Brazil São Paulo
Win 9–8
Loss 8–8 IBJJF BJJ Pro Light Gi 2019 Brazil Curitiba
Win 8–7 IBJJF Open Light Gi 2019 United States Washington DC
Win 7–7
Loss 6–7 IBJJF Pan Championship Light Gi 2019 United States Irvine
Win 6–6
Win 5–6 IBJJF BJJ Pro Light Gi 2019 United States Los Angeles
Win 4–6
Loss 3–6 IBJJF European Championship Middle Gi 2019 Portugal Lisbon
Win 3–5 IBJJF BJJ Pro Light Gi 2018 United States Los Angeles
Win 2–5
Loss 1–5 IBJJF Open Light Gi 2018 United States Nashville
Loss 1–4 IBJJF Open Light Gi 2018 United States Chicago
Loss 1–3 IBJJF Open Middle Gi 2017 United States Chicago
Win 1–2
Loss 0–2 IBJJF Open Heavy Gi 2017 United States Boston
Loss 0–1

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "IBJJF Ranking - IBJJF - International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation".

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