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Tag: Jiu Jitsu

By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Following the UFC's (Ultimate Fighting Championship) latest card, Fight Night 144, held at Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste (Northeast Olympic Training Center) in Fortaleza on Saturday, February 2nd, one...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This weekend, on Saturday, July 22nd and Sunday, July 23rd, the best jiu-jitsu fighters in the world will descend on Rio's Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca in the Zona...
By Dorien Boxhoorn, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Since the beginning of March 2011, director Denis Asche has been producing a media project about jiu-jitsu training in Rio de Janeiro. On April 5th, the first episode of this...
By Martin Kocandrle, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – With the popularity of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) and the prominence of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Rio has become a mecca for athletes from around the world. Often fighters come to train...
By Jayme Monsanto, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - Mixed Martial Arts, also referred to as MMA, is one of the fastest growing combat sports in Brazil. The modality was created as a lighter version of Brazilian...

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