BJJ sponsor Connection Rio has opened it’s doors to the World, helping hundreds of practitioners and professional athletes alike live their dreams training BJJ in Rio. Connection Rio has always had an interest in helping to support BJJ around the World in a variety of ways, including our own more personal contribution of athlete sponsorship.
Sponsoring BJJ practitioners/athletes is not new to CR but until the last quarter of 2012 we did not have a structured program. Thanks to the help of BJJ Hacks own Hywel Teague, we now have a BJJ sponsorship program that allows multiple Jiu-jitsu practitioners from diverse countries around the World opportunities to earn accommodation and training for free. The Connection Rio BJJ sponsorship program is helping to make dreams come true and we are thankful to be in a position to do so.
Our first sponsored BJJ athlete in the new program is Lee Wright, from the UK. Congratulations to Lee for earning the spot at CR. We look forward to watching him make the most of his time here in Rio de Janeiro, both on and off the mats!
Follow Connection Rio sponsored athlete Lee Wright:
twitter – @LeeWrightBJJ
Instagram – @LEEWRIGHT87