In an unexpected turn of events, Paulo Miyao has just been named as the new head coach for Dream Art. Alongside his twin brother Joao Miyao, Paulo made a name for himself as one of the best competitors of his generation and certainly among the greatest ever in the lighter weightclasses. He recently announced his decision to spend less time competing in Jiu-Jitsu in order to focus on his career as an instructor instead, and his appointment at Dream Art will no doubt be a huge addition to the squad.
The Miyao brothers were at the forefront of the berimbolo generation and managed to bring the technique to the forefront of the sport, using it to huge success. That success hasn’t been contained to their own weightclasses either as Paulo Miyao has also had plenty of success in the absolute division over the years as well. 2020 onwards has seen Paulo Miyao slow down his competitive career compared to his younger years and it’s clear that he’s beginning to wind down in order to work with the next generation of elite competitors.
Regardless, both Miyao brothers have been winning at the highest levels of the sport as recently as this year and the pair even shared the podium at last year’s IBJJF Pan-Ams. This is a testament to just how impressive their careers have been that even after almost a decade of elite competition and well over 200 wins each, they’re still capable of dominating their weightclasses. As Paulo Miyao joins Dream Art, he will likely have a huge impact on the development of some of their top athletes like Isaque Bahiense, Diego ‘Pato’ Oliveira, and Anna Rodrigues.
The news of Paulo Miyao becoming the new head coach for Dream Art was announced in a post to the organization’s official Instagram account: