WHERE WE STAY: Rio De Janeiro
WHERE WE STAY is a series that looks at BJJ subcultures around the world. For each episode in this series, we poll a group of grapplers, not just about where they train, but about the local cultures that empower their time on the mat. What you see here is not an exhaustive look, but a little glimpse into the culture of Rio de Janeiro.
WHERE WE ARE:
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
WORDS TO DESCRIBE YOUR CITY:
The Smile City.
The House of Gracie.
Fill in the [blanks]: “Jiu Jitsu in [MY CITY] is all about [BLANK] and [BLANK].”
Legacy and Hard Work
Rio de Janeiro is the capital of JiuJitsu Gracie. It exploded worldwide in the 80s because of us, the actual coral belts.
Training and Competing
WE ARE UNITED BY:
United by love. We love what we’re doing.
The 7 principles of The Bushido.
The same passion.
SOME THINGS THE WORLD GETS RIGHT ABOUT US:
We have a different way to build. It’s hard, but works. Today, the best fighters come from Rio or train there to get better.
We have perfect BJJ techniques.
We live in a dangerous place.
SOME THINGS THE WORLD GETS WRONG ABOUT US:
The violence. It’s not that bad. Every place has danger, you just have to know where and when to walk.
That there are no nice people there.
WHAT WE MISS WHEN WE’RE NOT HERE:
The people and food.
My friends i made on the mat.
My family and friends.
WHERE WE EAT + DRINK AFTER TRAINING:
Lanchonete! Puro Suco, Compão, Ponto Jovem...we have great stuff!
Any Açaí Place