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Connection Rio

By tatame / July 2, 2014

  Hi!     I’m really pleased to share these two big announcements with you.    1: We now have a penthouse apartment available to guests!  2: Jiu-Jitsu Lifestyle Inc is live and you can now buy Connection Rio merchandise (and more) from anywhere in the world!    Keep scrolling down for details      […]


Working illegally in Rio de Janeiro

By tatame / February 26, 2012

Working illegally in Rio de Janeiro was not a plan but at the time my only option possible to keep food on the table and a roof overhead. The low rate of pay and limited selection for work are important points to anyone who considers taking a leap of faith to Brazil without a plan […]


Maldonado wants to “hurt the Americans”, even Rampage or Henderson

By tatame / November 3, 2011

Fabio Maldonado doesn’t have anything scheduled in UFC, but it doesn’t prevent him from training hard in Salvador, Bahia, along with tough guys like Junior dos Santos and the Nogueira brothers, all athletes will bouts schedules for the next weeks. On an interview given to TATAME, Maldonado analyzed the trainings and the bouts, betting on […]


The Rio Times article on Real Rio Show series

By tatame / September 17, 2011

The ‘Real Rio Show’ Jiu-Jitsu Video Project September 13, 2011 | Filed underEntertainment | Posted by Contributing Reporter 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 […]


Rio Open 2011

By tatame / August 2, 2011

WATCH THE REAL RIO SHOW July in Brazil sees the prestigious annual jiu-jitsu tournaments, the Rio Open 2011 & International Masters and Seniors. Melyssa Adams of Canada, Gareth Mc of Ireland and Johnattan Porcenat of New York, USA – all blue belt Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioners – signed up for a chance to compete in the […]


Training at Nova Uniao, Rio de Janeiro: Real Rio Show 5.2

By tatame / July 28, 2011

WATCH THE REAL RIO SHOW   Real Rio Show makes it’s way to the Nova Uniao academy in Flamengo, where chief black belt Andre Pederneiras welcomed the guys to his class. Nova Uniao is known for it’s powerhouse BJJ and professional MMA team, which boasts the likes of UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, Bellator vet […]


BJJ Worlds 2011 & climbing Pedra da Gavea Rio on RRS 5.1

By tatame / July 22, 2011

WATCH REAL RIO SHOW The Real Rio Show goes on tour to Los Angeles! Aussie blue belt Sam Cannons travelled from down under to Brazil and then the USA to compete in the 2011 IBJJF World Championships (also known as the Mundials). Training with Rudy Fischmann at the M3 Fight & Fitness center in Montrose, […]


Muay Thai and BJJ in Rio

By tatame / June 30, 2011

Real Rio Show returns to the Tropa Muay Thai project in Favela Tijuquinha in Rio de Janeiro. A couple of the guys join in and train Muay Thai with Edu Pachu and his team of young fighters and donate much-needed equipment to the project. Also, Gordo Jiu-Jitsu black belt Dennis Asche shows a few drills […]

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