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2/17/13 8:23 PM
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Hey guys, I just landed a few days ago. I thought I'd make a thread asking for advice on where to train and would like to hear some insight into how to make it happen.

I'm in Laranjeiras. Any place recommended? I have no transportation so I will go by bus and metro but probably can't go too far because I have studies to tend to. Would love to meet with any of you guys if you are close too!

There are two academies within 10min walk from me. I wanted to sign up for monthly with a "homebase" academy and then visit other gyms that are farther away. For the people who have trained in Rio, does that sound okay or would you recommend something else?

I'll take any advice you guys have! Thanks!

trainbjjinrio.com/academy-guide/
Also read through that site and its really helpful.
2/18/13 1:27 AM
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get in touch with Dennis Asche porra
2/18/13 8:42 AM
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any of the zona sul gyms are within striking distance of laranjeiras

2/18/13 11:27 AM
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any of the zona sul gyms are within striking distance of laranjeiras


How do I find out who are where? I'm having a hard time finding them on google.

I was in a mall in Botafogo looking for a gi but ran into a Nova Uniao BB that told me they are in Flamengo which was random and awesome but a directory would be great. Any recommendations?
2/18/13 7:40 PM
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the link you posted has addresses. i recommend my academy, de la riva

2/18/13 9:37 PM
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the link you posted has addresses. i recommend my academy, de la riva


Yes! I looked through them and heard about others. Something I realized was that I can't use google like I use it at home. And so I went to Santa Clara 33 and asked around. Found out about Nova Uniao in Laranjeiras and stopped by. Stopped by Nissei/Geracao in Laranjeiras as well.

Nogidavid, are you in Rio now? I just got back from DLR in Copacabana tonight. Blown away. Sucks I didn't have a gi with me but I have never seen so many BBs on the mat. I plan on trying a class tomorrow. Any personal recommendations for other spots that is on that list?
2/19/13 10:31 AM
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the link you posted has addresses. i recommend my academy, de la riva


Yes! I looked through them and heard about others. Something I realized was that I can't use google like I use it at home. And so I went to Santa Clara 33 and asked around. Found out about Nova Uniao in Laranjeiras and stopped by. Stopped by Nissei/Geracao in Laranjeiras as well.

Nogidavid, are you in Rio now? I just got back from DLR in Copacabana tonight. Blown away. Sucks I didn't have a gi with me but I have never seen so many BBs on the mat. I plan on trying a class tomorrow. Any personal recommendations for other spots that is on that list?

no, i'm in england at the moment. if you're interested in training at de la riva get in touch with hywel teague, he is there right now and posts here on the UG.

 

other places i recommend are BTT which is just behind the mall in leblon :)

2/19/13 10:33 AM
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why can't you use google?

 

get yourself a map from a shop, then go to one of the internet places in the zona sul where you can rent a computer for an hour or whatever. and mark the places you wanna go on your map :)

2/19/13 1:13 PM
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If I were u I would contact Connection Rio and see if they are going to any gyms in your area and join them. Dennis helped me a lot on my first trip. Phone Post
2/20/13 8:37 AM
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Glad to hear Train BJJ in Rio has helped (is my website). The academy guide is growing but it's got the main academies on there so far. More coming soon

I'll be at DLR this afternoon at 4 so say hi. I'm the brown belt gringo Phone Post
2/20/13 10:57 AM
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Hywel Teague -  Glad to hear Train BJJ in Rio has helped (is my website). The academy guide is growing but it's got the main academies on there so far. More coming soon

I'll be at DLR this afternoon at 4 so say hi. I'm the brown belt gringo Phone Post

Will you be there at the 7:30 class? I plan on taking a class tonight! Is there a class at 4?
2/20/13 2:05 PM
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JoeyHustle -  If I were u I would contact Connection Rio and see if they are going to any gyms in your area and join them. Dennis helped me a lot on my first trip. Phone Post

Great idea. Thanks!
2/20/13 4:59 PM
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Hywel Teague -  Glad to hear Train BJJ in Rio has helped (is my website). The academy guide is growing but it's got the main academies on there so far. More coming soon

I'll be at DLR this afternoon at 4 so say hi. I'm the brown belt gringo Phone Post

Will you be there at the 7:30 class? I plan on taking a class tonight! Is there a class at 4?
No, I only train at 4. Classes are 7.00, 16.00, 18.00 (Mon Wed Fri only) and 19.30. No classes Sat Phone Post
2/20/13 11:21 PM
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Thanks Hywel! I'll probably see you there soon. I stopped by DLR again and I was late... again! I had my gi, feeling good, walked in, saw DLR, was start struck, asked if I can train, and ended up sitting on that bench watching lol.

Excited to come back tomorrow and actually be on time. Ended up leaving and hitting up Carlson Gracie near Barata Ribeiro(sp). Then on my way home saw a group of people hanging out and saw one of them was holding a gi so I introduced myself and spoke with them. Discovered there is a Nova Geracao right next to my homestay. This place is awesome!

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