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 also home to Brazilian Black Belt Jiu-Jitsu, run by Felipe Costa and known for its international student base and lightweight ONLY training sessions.
Fernando Terere Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu/
Terere Kids Project
Address: Rua Alberto de Campos 12
Academy Fernando Terere is located in Ipanema only 4 blocks away from the beach! To get there you head down Farme de Almoeda until it dead ends and then take a right onto Alberto de Campos. The academy is hidden on the left-hand side all the way at the end of the street. You won’t see it until you get to the end.
Classes are taught by Fernando Terere and his cousins, Fabricio da Silva and Julio Nogueira. They welcome drop-ins and have different rates for visitors that will be spending a few weeks or months training in Rio.
Brazilian Black Belt
Rua Visconde de Pirajá 151/201, Ipanema – Rio de Janeiro
Whatsapp: +55 21 99 404-4567 (Best way to reach us)
A highly under advertised gym that has a little bit of everything that you need and a lot of staff members that speak English which makes dropping in easy.
They have a calendar on their website so you can check out their schedule. Classes are super convenient, they’re open 6 days a week and include boxing and Muay Thai in their daily schedule.