Ukrainian fighter from SC “Borets”/ZR Team Kropivnitskiy successfully qualified at the “Fuji Europe Challenge” championship.
In semifinal Yaroslav Blazhko faced with two-time world champion, European champion and the leader of the IBJJF rating among the purple belts (adult) – Italo Moura. Yaroslav has lost out to Brazilian in this battle. However, Yaroslav’s coach, Ievgen Skyrda, noted that for the first time in coaching career he met fighter of such level as Moura.
“Italo Moura has been practicing Jiu-Jitsu from childhood, and I’m sure he’s the future legend of Jiu-Jitsu”, – Ievgen Skyrda commented.
Concerning Yaroslav’s loss Ukrainian coach said the following: “We don’t concede technically and physically to Brazilians and sportsmen of such level. But we give way to them mentally. We put too much pressure on ourselves and more afraid to lose rather want to win. We will work this out. I would like to thank all who support us! We always feel your positive vibes!”