studio 1908 is a jiu jitsu school by paulo and joao miyao.
"in 1908 the first ship 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. the agriculture always was a form of my ancestors express themselves. joão and i followed another path to continue representing our roots. we chose the martial art jiu jitsu and we will do our best to keep the tradition of hard work, honest and bravery."
paulo miyao, founder of studio 1908