Diogo Moreno celebrates absolute title and praises PBJJF

Professor Diogo Moreno leads Nitro BJJ. Photo: Reproduction/Instagram

The PBJJF held another quality event in the United States. The Federation held the New Jersey Fall Open last weekend. The highlight of the championship was Brazilian Diogo Moreno. The black belt performed impeccably and won the absolute championship of the tournament. Diogo is the head coach of Nitro BJJ, based in Brewster, New York, and also took his students to compete in the tournament.

In an interview with VF Comunica, Diogo Moreno evaluated his performance at the PBJJF championship and pointed out the adjustments he made to his game to achieve his best version.

“My performance was good. I only had one fight, but I tried to fight the same way I train, aggressively and looking for the finish. I had been lacking a little in terms of aggressiveness, but this time I managed to adjust that and I finished with an armbar after passing the guard. It’s always good to compete and be competitive. I’m a master 2, but I’ve always ventured into the adult division, which is the Premier League of Jiu-Jitsu in my opinion,” said Diogo.

The professor praised the platform offered by the Federation and pointed out the PBJJF’s difference from the others.

“It was my first PBJJF competition. I brought some students from my academy, Nitro BJJ, which is based in Brewster, New York, and we had an excellent experience. Everyone was a champion and the championship was very well organized. The schedule was correct and the refereeing was top-notch. We’ll definitely be back with a bigger team. Being a new organization, I was surprised at how well the schedule flowed. The problem I see most often in championships is delays and at PBJJF there was none of that. The organization is to be congratulated for their work,” said the teacher.

Nitro BJJ took part in the New Jersey Fall Open and was one of the winning teams. The school secured third place in the overall adult gi classification. Diogo mentioned the development of BJJ in the city and reiterated that he will return to the PBJJF championships with an even stronger squad.

“Jiu-Jitsu has been growing in the region. The area where I live isn’t usually the favorite for practitioners because of the cold. However, people are more focused and eager to compete. We’re growing and the trend is to get bigger and bigger,” said Moreno.

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Written by Gabriel Almada

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