Favela Jiu Jitsu News

Favela Jiu Jitsu News

Ibjjf events canceled in brazil

IBJJF/CBJJ events in Brazil are starting to be impacted by the Coronavirus. Pans, New York Open, and D.C. Open were canceled earlier this week in the United States and now Brazil has followed suit canceling Brazilian Nationals, Floripa Open, and Rio Fall gi and no-gi. We are still waiting to see…

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Favela jiu jitsu sponsored athletes

This year Favela Jiu-Jitsu will be sponsoring these three ladies for all of their IBJJF competitions, starting with Brazilian Nationals that will take place next month in Sao Paulo.

Meet our first three sponsored athletes!

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Wno with rico staton

Rico Stanton climbed his way to a dominant position in the purple belt ranks while balancing the normal high school struggle of getting good grades, buying the nicest shoes, finding the cutest girlfriend, and deciding what major to study in college. The 18-year-old purple belt enrolled in a local…

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The best acai in rio

OK, the best is definitely arguable because everyone loves to argue about their favorite spot but these are my top three. In no particular order but each one for a different reason. Kiosk De Tica R. Alm. Gonçalves, 50 Copacabana Tica’s is a hidden spot not frequented by most tourists…

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Meet favela jiu jitsu founder nico ball

It was in those days plagued by scarce resources that I would show up to training alongside 3-4 foreigners to find locked doors or no lights. Being the only foreigner that spoke Portuguese, I would explain why the lights weren’t working, why the kids didn’t come because there were no snacks, why we were having open mats because the teacher didn’t show up, why they had to flush toilets with buckets because there hadn’t been water in two weeks.

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How to ask for sponsorship in jiu-jitsu

So You Need Money to Compete? The key to getting sponsorship is making sure that you approach people the right way. It’s never good to go around asking for money out of nowhere. Make an effort to identify people that may be able to help you with your goals…

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The best places to train jiu-jitsu in ipanema

Ipanema and Leblon are popular tourist destinations, filled with restaurants, bars, hostels, and of course, some of the best jiu-jitsu gyms out there. In Ipanema, you will find Fernando Terere academy owned and operated by 5x World Champion Fernando Terere and also home to Terere Kids Project. Ipanema is…

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The best places to train jiu-jitsu in copacabana

Checkmat Fight Zone Address: R. Francisco Sá, 36 – Copacabana Instagram Checkmat is located right where Copacabana meets Ipanema in what is called FIGHTZONE. It’s easy to miss if you don’t know where you’re going and they most definitely don’t have a website and the Checkmat website doesn’t even list…

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A day with dj jackson

DJ Jackson is a black belt under Team Lloyd Irvin who became the first African American to win a Nogi World title and the first American to win Copa Podio in Brazil. Click here to check out a day in the life of DJ.

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Words of encouragement from natan chueng

Natan Chueng, a 24-year-old native of the Cantagalo Favela, has worked his way through the ranks to earn his black belt from Cicero Costha. Like most students from low-income areas, the high cost of jiu-jitsu caused Chueng to take a hiatus in his training, but at 16 he was able…

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