Diego da Costa was introduced to Martial Arts quite early in life, at 5 years old, when a family friend took him to a judo training session. He fell in love with the sports and practiced Judo for the next 2 decades. After a series of magnificent performances in the sport, and after three times winning first place in one of Brazil's most important judo matches, the Pernambuco Championship, he is labelled as one of the country's most successful athletes.
Among the many of his first place titles include 3 in Championship Pernambuco, 4 in Club do Sargento Wolf Championship of Judo, 1 in the Vale do Sao Francisco Championship of Judo and 4 in Sandro Ferraz Championship of Judo.
His interest for Jiu Jitsu came later when he started exploring other forms of martial arts including T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Boxing and Muay Thai. But he found Jiu Jitsu very interesting and challenging and started training hard to learn the techniques. Diego da Costa is natural athlete and it didn't take long for him to succeed in the sport. In 2009, he fought in the Pernambuco Championship and won first place. He have had more victories since then.
Now preparing to fight in the lightweight category of the American National Jiu-Jitsu Championship to take place in Carson, CA on the 8th and 9th of September 2012, Diego da Costa is training at the Gracie Barra Jiu-Jitsu school. For him, winning takes a lot of focus and discipline, something he remarkably have.
Among his career goals include winning the Pan American Championship of Jiu Jitsu and the World championship of Jiu Jitsu. Da Costa also intend to go into MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).
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