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10/22/12 3:38 PM
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DennisinRio
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http://www.connectionrio.com --

English tourist Lewis Matthews was in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for just over a month as part of a round-the-world trip with friends. After training BJJ at some of the best gyms in Rio he decided to enter the Copa Cyclone, a well-respected local tournament known for it's tough fights and competitive atmosphere.

Watch this video and experience what it's like to compete against Brazilians in the home of the Arte Suave.

10/22/12 9:54 PM
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Subbed for later. Sounds cool! Phone Post
10/24/12 8:34 PM
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Not a blue belt but an impressive competitor from Draculino's academy in Poland, Marcin Held who also competed in Rio while staying at Connection Rio.

10/24/12 8:35 PM
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For later Phone Post
10/25/12 4:19 PM
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A very nice experience, for everyobody that comes to train in Rio...
Worth it!

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10/25/12 7:12 PM
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Cool!


--Out of curiosity, from which country do the majority of your clients come?
10/25/12 8:06 PM
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good stuff!

 

trained a fair few times with lewis, nice guy :)

10/26/12 10:21 AM
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Cool!


--Out of curiosity, from which country do the majority of your clients come?

Depends on the time of year, but generally speaking Connection Rio has near 60% + from UK /Europe/Nordic countries, then North America, Central and South America.

 

 

10/28/12 12:59 AM
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And the occasional Aussie!
10/28/12 7:54 AM
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carcaju - And the occasional Aussie!

Quite a few Carcaju ... cannot leave out Japan, Korea, New Zeland either.

 

10/28/12 9:06 PM
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good stuff!

 

trained a fair few times with lewis, nice guy :)

Super nice guy. Was a pleasure to have him and the lads from GB Leeds here. Phone Post
10/29/12 9:04 AM
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Who comes once, always wants to return...
10/29/12 1:04 PM
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damn I am guessing that dudes arm has still not recovered.

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