Hello everyone, the days are flying by and I have around one week left until I land in the beautiful Rio de Janeiro. Ever since I was a kid my friends and family have traveled to Brazil to train and compete and it has always been a dream of mine to go. Thankfully I have been blessed with an opportunity.
This post was written by Connection Rio sponsored athlete and life long BJJ practitioner Andre Khabbazi. He will be blogging weekly on life and training BJJ in Rio de Janeiro. Be sure to follow Andre’s instagram for photos of his adventures http://instagram.com/andrekhabbazi
This is an excerpt from his weekly blog The Warrrior’s Way of Doing. Click the link to access Andre’s site directly.
I have not been too far out of the country so Brazil will be the farthest. I have just seen mesmerizing pictures and videos of the beautiful country. I will be staying in Rio, one of the very popular and well known cities in Brazil. I am not sure what to expect. I am thinking loud and beautiful that’s it. To be honest I am tired of LA and can’t wait to experience new people and lifestyles. I am very excited to start learning the amazing culture and language. I can not wait to train in the birthplace of jiu-jitsu and experience all of the different styles of the gentle art. It is honestly a dream come true.
My coaches have been watching and helping me train hard as we always do. I am ready, my body is in great shape and my mind is ready. A couple of my friends train in Brazil frequently and have been coming to train with me and make sure that I am ready. My family is 100% supporting me and I can not wait to make this the greatest experience of my life. Thank you to everyone and keep up to date as I will be blogging frequently with videos and pictures!