Sports Spotlight: Isla Diesmos
Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018 3:56PM MDT
Isla Diesmos is a 10-year old Brazilian Jiu-jitsu fighter. She’s a title holder and a three time world champion. Her list of achievements is long and varied but training on the mat was originally not her own idea. Her father Jeffrey Diesmos brought her to the Brazilian Jiu-jitsu fight club in Calgary after he had heard about Isla’s bullies in school. In the years since she first walked into the gym, Isla says Jiu-jitsu has helped her develop confidence, strength and discipline.