o Cristiano Kamanishi started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with master Taka Watanabe in December 1997 at the then Gracie Japan Academy (Now Axis Jiu-Jitsu Academy) in Tokyo.

He has participated in many tournaments all over the world and has an impressive record of more than 140 fights in BJJ most by way of victory. He has amassed victories over current and past world Champions Romolu Barral, Braulio Estima, Roberto Abreu (Cyborg), Marcos Broa, Fabio Trindade, etc ... and has matched up impressively in fights against Fabricio Werdum (recently winning over Fedor), Tarsis Humphreys, Robert Drysdale, Andre Galvao, Roberto Godoy, Fabio Leopoldo, etc ...

Cristiano received his black belt on Dec 16th 2006 from master Taka Watanabe.

In 2001 and 2002 Cristiano went to Rio de Janeiro/Brazil to train at the BTT/Brazilian Top Team alongside big MMA legends Ze Mario Sperry, the Nogueira brothers, , Murilo Bustamante, Ricardo Arona, Paulo Filho, Carlos Barreto, Vitor Belfort, Fernando Margarida, etc ...

In 2004 Cristiano started fighting MMA professionally with a current record of 8 wins, 1 loss and 2 no contests. He is a 4 time "Deep Impact" champion and the Current "HEAT MMA Heavy Weight Champion."

In 2008 he started training MMA at the ATT-American Top Team in Florida/USA and has trained extensively with many fighters from UFC, WEC, Strike Force, Shine, Bellator, etc ...

In 2009 Cristiano went to Shanghai/China to teach at Alavanca BJJ Academy and performs many seminars in BJJ and MMA in Japan and Brazil.

2010 Cristiano decided to return to BJJ competition for the first time in almost 4 years.

Same year he defended his title as champion of the HEAT MMA event in Japan for the first time. He won in the 1 round by arm-lock .

Principais Titulos no Jiu Jitsu

7x times All Japan Jiu Jitsu Champion (98,99,00,01,02,06 e 10)
6x times Copa Dumau Jiu JItsu Champion .(Japão)
2x Ground Impact JIu Jitsu champion .(Japão)
Panamerican Jiu Jitsu 2002 Champion (Orlando/Florida)
Campeão Paranaense de JiuJitsu 2002 (3 etapas-Curitiba,Guaratuba e Londrina)
Campeão Paranaense de Jiu Jitsu 2010 (Curitiba)
Campeão Central Japan Jiu Jitsu 2001 .(Nagoya)
Campeão Hawaiano de Jiu Jitsu 2000 (USA/Hawaii)
Campeão Copa do Brasil de Jiu Jitsu 2002 (Niteroi-RJ)
Campeão Copa Surfight de Jiu Jitsu 2002 (Belo Horizonte-MG)
Campeão Asiático de Jiu Jitsu 2006.(Tokyo/Japão)
Campeão Copa Viva Jiu Jitsu 2006 (Japão)
Campeão Copa Gracie Barra 2001 (Japão)
Campeão Copa Barbosa de Jiu Jitsu (Japão)
Campeão Copa Koral de Jiu Jitsu 2003 (Japão)
Campeão Copa Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Club 2001.(Japão)
Campeão Copa AXIS Jiu JItsu 2006 .(Japão)
Campeão Copa East Japan 1999 .(Japão)
Campeão Copa da Amizade de Jiu Jitsu 1998.(Japão)
2 colocado Campeonato Brasileiro de Jiu Jitsu 2002 (São Paulo)
3 colocado Campeonato Europeu de Jiu Jitsu 2011 (Portugal/Lisboa)
3 colocado Campeonato Panamericano de Jiu Jitsu 2011 (USA/Irvane)

MMA record:
3 x Vencedor do PRIDE CHALLENGE (Japão)
3 x Vencedor do DEEP IMPACT (Japão)
1 x Vencedor do Club DEEP (Japão)
1 x vencedor do MARS 09 (Japão)
5 x Vencedor do HEAT (Japão)
1 x Vencedor do TAMA FREE FIGHT (Japão)
HEAT MMA Heavy Weight 2009 Tournament Champion.

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