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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by LCDforMe, Sep 3, 2005.

  1. LCDforMe

    LCDforMe Purple Belt

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    Well, I hope to travel to Brazil here within the next year or two and I was wondering who here has been, how long they stayed, what they thought of it, where they stayed (what city and what hotel) and if/where did they train while they were there. As for the training part, how do you go about getting a membership at the gym?

    Thanks in advance for any input and responses.
     
  2. guardpasser

    guardpasser Tudo Bem Bjj

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    i went for 9 days last year
    stayed at the govenors yacht club
    trained with daniel moraes
    definetly get hooked up with someone that can get you a good deal on a place to stay
     
  3. stu3ufc**

    stu3ufc** Yoshihiro Akiyama

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    i wanna go brasil to

    anyone know what other mma teams are in brasil- other than chute boxe and BTT-

    in areas of rio and panama
     
  4. Brandinho

    Brandinho Guest

    Gracie Barra.
     
  5. DeltaSigChi4

    DeltaSigChi4 Banned Banned

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    TTT for tips/suggestions

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  6. phenomfan1529

    phenomfan1529 Brown Belt

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    anyone ever been to the belfort training center?
     
  7. LCDforMe

    LCDforMe Purple Belt

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    You'd think there would be more people who have gone to Brazil to train considering all the fanatics on these boards...
     
  8. nick889

    nick889 Blue Belt

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    i have been, i went to Ricardo De la Riva's academy in Copacobana Beach, Rio De Janerio. i stayed with a friend for 10 days. it was an awesome time, training was great and the night life was better. i hope to go again and stay for a couple months. If you want to go i suggest you train with whatever association your with ie gracie barra, nova unio, etc. bring some spending money but dont wear fancy jewlery or anything flashy when your walking around town some parts a pretty rough
     
  9. Brazilian HKD

    Brazilian HKD Brown Belt

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    serima Green Belt

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    Alexandre Paivas School, That guy is maby better then Fabio Gurgel and he is a darm good instructor.
     
  11. DonkeyKong

    DonkeyKong Frazier > Ali

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    if you come to brazil, the one thing you shouldnt do too much is worry. here, everything is fixable, and arrangeable. we call it "the brazilian way".
    To train at a gym you gotta show up and pay and that
     
  12. Happy Camper

    Happy Camper Orange Belt

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    I stayed 2 months in Rio and trained at BTT in Lagoa. It was SWEET. I stayed at a hostel the first week. Then i had an apartment for a month and later on i stayed with a guy from the school. I also went to SP for Copa do Monde. I payed about 100 us $ /month for the traning.
     
  13. brother shamus

    brother shamus White Belt

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    i'm trying to talk a friend into going to brazil with me but i told him a story how my brother's friend was robbed there and now he doesn't want to go.

    some guy stopped the cab he was in, put a knife to his eyelid, and threatened to kill him if he didn't give him is wallet.
    he gave him his wallet.
     
  14. LeftBench

    LeftBench Red Belt

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    www.brazilianblackbelt.com Team Brasa

    I went to their first camp, I highly recommend it. The camp is in Buzios, which is an extremely safe and beautiful part of Rio. The house you stay at is awesome, and the instructors are the bomb. (And world champs)
     
  15. Sherdog_Mutt

    Sherdog_Mutt Purple Belt

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    This is hilarious. You've got to work on your persuasive skills kid. :D
     
  16. demolidor77

    demolidor77 Blue Belt

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    lol the bus i was at was robbed at gunpoint (just the driver) the 1st the on the 1st time i was in brasil and i still went there after it, and i'm returning in a week and had no other problem whatsoever.

    Natal (RN) has also a great academy very go in bjj and mma. www.kimuranovauniao.com.br
     
  17. Happy Camper

    Happy Camper Orange Belt

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    The camps cant be worth the $$$.
     
  18. Sherdog_Mutt

    Sherdog_Mutt Purple Belt

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    Well if you're training regularly with a good quality instructor, you're not really going to get better instruction in Brazil than you would here in the U.S. However, what you do get through these camps is a wonderful experience where you get to vacation and train with some of the best BJJ competitors in the world.
     
  19. apapen

    apapen Yellow Belt

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    I disagree, I think that we are more in tune with competitive BJJ down here in Brazil.
     
  20. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    Check out the Brazil vacation/trip reports on www.onthemat.com. They have tips for people doing BJJ vacations in Brazil.
     

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