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Joao Pierini Biography Joao Pierini was born on December 11, 1971 in a small town called Mogi Guacu outside the capital of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He started Jiu Jitsu in 1983 he moved to the capital Sao Paulo to continue his training and teach others. He trained and taught lessons at the school LOTUS CLUB in 1988 . Joao Pierini was able to locate a Grand Master by the name of Pedro Hemeterio 9th degree Red belt, student of Grand Master Helio Gracie in Sao Paulo. Pedro Hemeterio has more than 65 years experience in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Joao refined his techniques and learned many invaluable details that truly perfect Joao's style in the art of Jiu Jitsu. He also learned a special self defence program that only a small number of people in the world know today. Joao has been studying under Grand Master Pedro Hemeterio for many years. . JoaoPierini competed in countless Brazilian Jiu Jitsu competitions and no holds bared events. Joao Pierini moved to the United States in 1999 were he met one extraordinary person by the name of Jim Irizarry. Jim became Joao's student and friend. Before they knew it they opened a school in Half Moon Bay, California (Northern California) and have successfully created an organization and the competition known as the California Open International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Submission Grappling Championships. The California Open has become one of the fastest growing BJJ Competitions in the World. It is held in November or December in Half Moon Bay. Joao has become a major part of the community in Half Moon Bay and positively influences many people's lives around the coast. He has settled down happily here and made many life long friends. "Thank you for all the people who contributed to the success of Joao Pieini"" -Joao M. Pierini "

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