Johnny Tama

Alliance Jiu Jitsu San Diego Johnny Tama


Black Belt, 1st Degree


Guayaquil, Ecuador


IBJJF World No-Gi Champion (2019)
IBJJF Pan No-Gi Champion (2016)
IBJJF Pan Champion (2014)
SJJIF World Champion No-Gi (2018)
SJJIF World Champion (2018)
Fight 2 Win 170 Champion (2021)

Favorite Submission:

Chokes from the back


Johnny Tama is an Equatorian grappler and a jiu-jitsu black belt under Juan Miguel Iturralde of the Alliance Academy. Tama earned his reputation as one of the top athletes of his generation after conquering medals at the International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IBJJF) Pan American Championship (gi and no-gi) and World Championships (also gi and no-gi) in both the purple and brown belt categories. Later, in December 2019, Johnny Tama became the first Hispanic athlete to conquer an IBJJF world title in the adult black belt division of this sport.