Minotauro Interview / BTT Camp Information!

Shot just a few hours prior to his departure to Japan for his biggest challenge ever, the Pride GP Final bout against Emilianenko Fedor for the Heavy Weight Title Belt!Plus YOUR opportunity to train with the Brazilian Top Team!

After a HUGE success of 1st Edition, Brazilian Top Team invites you to join 2nd Edition of our BJJ Camp!!! We still have only 15 spots available. We decided to make an unforgettable experience to participants with comfort and high-class training! The camp will take place January 21 - February 01′ 2005. It is open to every practitioner all over the world, regardless of academy, age, belt or sex.

Here some info about our camp.


 Brazilian Top Team and Nova Gerasão have come together to offer the Second Edition of First Class BJJ Camp to the practitioners and enthusiasts of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. This one tells the other camps apart because of the high quality of its instructors, its infrastructure (accommodations, transportation, social & cultural activities) and city tours.

 The camp will take place January 21 – Febuary 01′ 2005. It is open to every practitioner all over the world, regardless of academy, age, belt or sex. You will be probably training when you bump into top fighters like Rodrigo Minotauro Nogueira, Vitor Belfort, Ricardo Arona, Fernando Margarida,  Paulão Filho, Carlão Barreto, Hermes Franca, Roan Jucão Carneiro, Milton Viera, , among others. Enjoy your holidays and bring your family. There will be alternative activities for them, such as outdoor activities and visits to historic cities. Second edition will end one week before Brazilian Carnaval. If you want to extend your stay and enjoy it, please e-mail us at staff@jiujitsucamp.com  and you can make all arrangements for you, your family and friends.  To assure quality we limited to 15 the number of students at this time!


 •  2 daily training sessions at the BTT and NG headquarters under the supervision of the champions ZÉ MARIO SPERRY, MURILO BUSTAMANTE, BEBEO DUARTE e TOCO.  •  BJJ Seminar with special guest World Class Black Belt PAULO CARUSO. •  Rules Clinic with Certified Referee (CBJJ). •  12 days / 11 nights staying in luxurious apartments at the famous Ipanema beach (steps from the sand of Ipanema Beach). •  2 meals per day included. •  Transportation to all activities (including the tournament). •  Sightseeing to Pão de Asucar (Sugar Loaf), Barra Beach, shoppings and Maracanã Stadium with a bilingual guide. •  Personalized Gi •  Visit to Rocinha Project (http://www.rocinhaproject.com/index.html)

PRICE: USD 130 per day (for returning participants)USD 150 per day 


During the first day in Rio de Janeiro, participants will attend a meeting at the hotel when everybody involved in the camp will present the schedule, solve doubts regarding their stay and give a Welcome Pack. A travel agency, our partner, will present outdoor activities that can be chose by participants. These activities are not included. Options:

Rappel at Pedra da Tartaruga

Trekking at Pedra Bonita, Pedra da Tartaruga or Pedra da  Gávea



Brazilian Top Team – AABBwww.braziliantopteam.com

The Brazilian Top Team was established in April of 2000 by Murilo Bustamante, Ricardo Libório, Zé Mário Sperry and Luis Roberto Duarte, former-members of the Carlson Gracie Academy, to develop and create new training techniques for jiu-jitsu, submission wrestling and mixed martial arts.

Through a strict professional work and lots of study on martial arts, Brazilian Top Team firmed itself as the best mixed martial arts team in the world. Brazilian Top Team has inaugurated in April of 2002 its center of training for professional fighters of mixed martial arts.

In the new center the athletes are able to count on professors of: muai thai, boxing, wrestling and the already recognized skills of its professors of mixed martial arts and jiu-jitsu.

In the long run the Brazilian Top Team will use all this infrastructure to renew its team and to train its beginning fighters to become great champions. BTT has welcomed foreigners who want to learn JJ, from beginners to professional fighters.  Centro de Treinamento Nova Gerasão www.novageracao.net  Founded in 1991 by instructors Francisco and Rodrigo, it expands the teaching of Jiu-Jitsu in Leblon Beach. Initially, their work aimed at children but, today, they rely on a team of 20 instructors who make martial arts known to all ages and social classes. Nowadays, we have about 100 practitioners in classes for executives, children, adolescents and adults. Besides, we develop social projects in partnership with Universidade Gama Filho.  At the present time, the academy has its own Training Center in Leblon with tatami area, semiprofessional boxing ring, muay-thai and karate classes. 4 – INSTRUCTORS

Murilo BustamanteWorld Class Black BeltUFC ChampionBJJ World Champion 99BJJ Brazilian Champion (4 times)Co-founder of BTT  Zé Mario SperryWorld Class Black BeltPride ChampionBJJ World Champion (3 times) – 96/97/98BJJ Brazilian Champion (2 times) – 94/95ADCC Superfight Champion – 99ADCC Absolute Champion – 98ADCC Champion (98 kg) – 98Co-founder of BTT  Bebeo DuarteBlack Belt Iron Fighter ChampionBJJ Brazilian Champion – 95BJJ International Champion (2 times) 00/01ADCC 3 rd Place (Unlimited) – 99Co-founder of BTT Francisco TOCO AlbuquerqueBlack BeltBJJ Brazilian ChampionBJJ State Champion (2 times)Social Projects Coordinator – UGFFounder of Nova Gerasão   Paulo CarusoWorld Class Black Belt Multiple BJJ ChampionM. Sc. in Physical EducationBA in Physical Rodrigo AntunesBlack BeltBJJ Brazilian ChampionBJJ State ChampionMartial Arts Coordinator – Pro Limits Health ManagementSelf-defense Specialist    5 – HOTELhttp://www.jiujitsucamp.com/hotel.html

The Perfect place to enjoy the wonders of Rio de Janeiro!

A complete Hotel with great service, location and accommodations: this is The Everest Rio Hotel. Providing several leisure options and the best comfort items for the guests that want to enjoy this beautiful city, Everest Rio Hotel has 156 rooms, divided in four categories, satisfying all the traveler`s needs on tourism or on business.

With a privileged location, at Ipanema neighborhood, one block away from the Beach, Everest Rio allows easy and fast access to the main tourist points and to the downtown area.

A capable crew, supplying our guest’s most specific demands.

The restaurant has the most wonderful view of the city. With perfected atmosphere and high-class team. For you to enjoy quietly your happy hour and other moments of gastronomic pleasure.

Swimming pool, bar and restaurant, in a perfected atmosphere, with high-class crew; restaurant with Japanese cookery and space for happy hour: in Everest Rio everything was planned so that your moments in Rio de Janeiro are the best ever.

Everest Rio Hotel also offers a Business Center: A complete infrastructure for businesses, offering several options on meeting rooms and lounges for conventions and events, totally equipped and with exclusive support service.

For all this, on tourism or on business, Everest Rio Hotel is the perfect place for you to enjoy the wonders of Rio de Janeiro. Click in our site and have a little insight on our services. Have a nice stay! 

For more information: http://www.everest.com.br/ing/conteudo/internas/acomodacoes/capa.asp   6 – TESTIMONIALS

Murilo Bustamante (UFC Champion & BJJ World Champion), co-founder of BTT: “I`m very happy to help Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu development in other countries. That`s why foreigners practitioners are more than welcome at BTT.  Personally, I was very impressed with participants development in this small period of time”. I`d like to invite all to enthusiasts in Martial Arts studies to join us at BTT Training Center. It`ll be a pleasure to host you in the most beautiful city of the world”.

Chris Cowboy (Purple Belt) – San Diego, California – USA: “Thank you for the opportunity and hospitality you all showed me while I was in Brazil. It was an AMAZING time. This was my 3rd trip to Brasil and by far the most fun and informative BJJ experience I have ever had. I left the camp with many incredible memories of the people and places that we met. The level of all of the instructors and facilities of both BTT & Nova Geracao were the best!!! I left with so many new techs it was like being at an epic BJJ seminar everyday…The camp structure and information that was presented to us daily was also incredible. Everything was laid out perfectly everyday in clear and concise instructions and we were kept extremely busy. The hotel and activities were great and more than we expected. I would HIGHLY recommend this camp to anyone that wants to truly experience Rio and take their game to the next level! Don’t miss out on this experience! ”

Rune Brinckmeyer (White Belt) – DENMARK: “JJ Camp promised a chance to roll with some of the best BJJ players and delivered. Both training sites BTT & Nova Gerasão, provided a rare opportunity to train with really skilled people that are on the top of their game. Both places managed to present a friendly and relaxed environment, without ever compromising training focus and a serious approach to the learning process. I found the instructors highly inspirational, the focus on technique, form and training drills to be top-notch. Instructors and students of the academies had every intention to make me a better player, showing attention to the fact that people are different, and thus needs to strengthen different parts of their game. Definitely a camp I would like to return to! It met and even exceeded my highest hopes for it, obviously with respect to BJJ, but also in terms of learning a little about how cariocas (the people of Rio) go about important business such as beach- and party activities as well! Coming as a White Belt, I got away with a lot of insight on how the landscape of BJJ looks, and I am eager to explore it given this new knowledge. I’ll be back!”

Cliff Keltner (Purple Belt) – San Diego, California – USA: “First Class BJJ Camp went far and beyond what I expected for my two weeks in Brazil.  The camp is extremely organized and you get to train at some of the best academies in Rio.  The staff and instructors are professional and make you feel welcome as soon as you get off the plane.  Between the training, tours, nightlife, seminars and competition, you definitely get the most for your money.  This is a great camp for the first-timer to Brazil as well as the seasoned traveler.  I would highly recommend this camp to anyone involved in brazilian jiu-jitsu and I plan on attending next years camp as well.”

Morris Williams (Blue Belt) – Higley, Arizona – USA : “I thought the BJJ camp was outstanding.  I enjoyed the training, as well as meeting some of the top BJJ players and MMA fighters.  The instruction was top notch.  From the privates to the seminars.  I would definitely recommend this camp to any serious Jiu Jitsu player”. * Morris won 3 fights (submitting 2) becoming International Master Champion! 7 – PHOTO GALLERY

Take a moment and check our Photo Gallery. Three pages of the moments we had! http://www.jiujitsucamp.com/photos.html


Dear Instructor, We designed this camp to improve student’s interest in BJJ, Submission and MMA trainning and give them a opportunity to follow BTT routine. Last time we received many students from other teams and they returned to their home teams with more enthusiasm to train and brought friends to their academies. If you want to come with your students that may be interest in our camp, you are more than welcome! If you can’t come, we’ll take care of them.

 Please, forward to your friends!!!

If need more info or any special request, please e-mail us.

Best Regards,

First Class


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