Carnival has just finished in Rio, a few of the guys have hit the partying hard whereas a few have taken a more relaxed approach and maybe just spent a day or two partying. If you like to party you have that option, but if crowds of people and day time drinking weren’t your thing you could just chill by the beach.
One thing you can be sure of at Connection Rio is that when you come downstairs in the morning and find one of guys asleep on the table with his head buried in the remains of a McDonalds, he probably won’t be training that day! However, now carnival is over the house is more chilled with everybody making the most of the training on offer.
Although January wasn’t too great for weather February has been awesome so far, great weather for chilling by the pool, heading to the beach or if you feel like working on your conditioning then take a run up to ship rock (half way up Pedra Da Gavea ) and enjoy some amazing views on a clear sunny day. This would normally take around 30 minutes depending on your fitness levels.
Training at Gordo’s is going well, I have a few little injuries but nothing that has kept me off the mat for long. I am getting a lot of good sparring in with wide range of guys and I am adding little bits to my game every week. Currently cleaning up my diet so I am ready to compete in the middleweight division when back in the UK, and hopefully show what 6 months hard training in Brazil can do for your BJJ.
If you are thinking of coming to Rio to train now is a great time, with new Connection Rio houses opening up there are will be many different training and accommodation options available.
From training and accommodation to academy visits and special tours, and even small group classes with the best teachers Rio has to offer, Connection Rio offers everything you need for the perfect jiu-jitsu holiday!