Diego Almeida is 24 years old, a brown belt under Master Rafael “Formiga” Barbosa. Born and raised in Ceilândia, Brasilia, Brazil and he has been training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu since he was 13 years old. Jiu-Jitsu has changed his life for the better, helping him to be able to travel around the world, competing and sharing his techniques with others. He believes Jiu-Jitsu is a tool to help change people’s lives and character, on and off of the mats. His resume includes over 100 gold medals, including IBJJF American Champion, IBJJF Pan Americans, IBJJF World Champion and UAEJJ World Champion Pro in Abu-Dhabi.