16033 N. 77th St. Suite B, Scottsdale, AZ 85260 480.717.0222480.717.0222

Prof. Diogo Ferreira,

Prof. Diogo Ferreira


BJJ Rank:Black Belt

What BJJ means for me: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu means living a better quality life and achieving the goals you set for yourself. Ultimately if you live a higher quality life, you will be able to show others how to live a higher quality life. Jiu-Jitsu teaches you how to respect your limits and have self control over your attitude and how others affect you. In turn these things make you a better person for your family, friends and community. Life has a lot of obstacles and challenges but today I can overcome these with great balance.

Favorite Quote: “To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind”. – Carlos Gracie

Hobbies: Jiu-Jitsu, Biking, Running, Movies and Music.

Background: I was born in Belo Horizonte – MG – Brazil and lived there until I was 30. Three years ago, I moved to the United States to follow my dream of living the life of Jiu-Jitsu. I played a lot of sports growing up, but it was the art of Jiu-Jitsu that fascinated me and ultimately changed my life. In Brazil I graduated with a degree in Physical Education and worked in different places; gyms, as a personal trainer, and as a teacher of Physical Education in school. After that I found my calling while teaching Jiu-Jitsu classes at school. After a long journey of finding my calling, today, I’m sure that I want to make a difference in people’s lives through Jiu-Jitsu. There’s only school I would teach Jiu-Jitsu with, that’s Gracie Barra. Gracie Barra holds itself and its schools to higher standards that I too hold myself to.