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Negrense shines in JJWL American Open 2021 tourney

A NEGRENSE who is determined to follow his dreams in the field of sports has again proven his worth in the field of the Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu martial arts as he bagged the title JJWL American Open 2021 Master 2 Light Featherweight Purple Champion at the Jiu-Jitsu World League American Open 2021 held at the Sahara Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 1, 2021.

Doctor Sunny “Pin” Diego, a John Maxwell-trained inspirational speaker, has a knack for martial arts. He trains at Gracie Humaita Redlands in Redlands, California, which is about 63 miles away east of Los Angeles.

He is very loyal to his team and banner and has been competing for them for years now.

Being a member of the John Maxwell Team, Doctor Diego believes that a true leader “knows the way, goes the way, [and] shows the way.” And that is why he is working so hard, competing and winning to be an inspiration and an example to his team. He wants to touch as many lives as he can through the art that he truly loves.

The Jiu-Jitsu World League is a competitive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu organization while American Open is one of the biggest tournaments of the Jiu-Jitsu World League.

Gracie Humaita Jiu-Jitsu is the family lineage of Grand Master Helio Gracie and is now being operated by his sons. Gracie Humaita Jiu-Jitsu International is headed by Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master’s son, Master Royler Gracie.

He indeed put up a good fight. He thanked his coaches who trained him well to earn his new title in martial arts.

He also thanked his wife Hannah for being supportive of his passion for sports.

He encouraged others and also his fellow Negrense to follow their dreams no matter what as it enables one to enjoy meaningful success.

He thanked God for always guiding him and strengthening him in the face of the battle.


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