Everyone’s been there… Feeling less than excited as you pack your gi into your bag. That tired, empty sensation as you head to the gym. Leaving the mat drained, upset, unfulfilled.
We all hit plateaus. Overcoming these roadblocks is part and parcel of your jiu-jitsu journey.
One of the best ways to breathe new life into your BJJ is to travel and train elsewhere. By stepping away from the daily norm, you will need to look at things differently. What may have been tough suddenly seems easy in comparison. What may have seemed boring and familiar becomes welcome and comforting.
Traveling: How A Jiu-Jitsu Journey Can Help
Why do we travel? We do so to experience new things. To step away from the daily grind of normal life and rest, relax and return recharged to better face the challenges life throws our way.
Traveling makes us better people, both in the short term and the long run. And that’s the whole point behind Connection Rio.
Become a Better You – How does Connection Rio help?
In short, Connection Rio it is a place to build a better version of yourself – not just on the mat, but in life.
Travel opens the eyes. While in Rio you will be exposed to a different culture and you’ll experience this side by side with like-minded people from around the world. Your new friends will motivate you to train harder, learn new techniques, and look past the confines of your day-to-day life back home.
You’ll stay in an environment where a healthy lifestyle isn’t a handy catchphrase or an unfulfilled wish – you’ll live and breathe jiu-jitsu.
Life Inside the Connection Rio House
You will rise each morning and see soaring mountains and lush rainforest. No wonder so many people are inspired to practice yoga each morning. Unhealthy eating habits fall to the wayside when you’re faced with the endless selection of beautiful exotic fruits. Delicious meats that sizzle on our outdoor BBQ will fuel your activities.
The training – oh, the training. Most people will walk into a gym and be met by more black belts in one session than they’re ever seen in their lives.
From brand new white belts to long-time martial artists and hardcore competitors, you will be met with training partners and teachers to bring your jiu-jitsu forward. From tournament-ready techniques to rediscovering the essence of the fundamentals, it’s impossible to go home without having grown as a grappler.
From a two week vacation to a six-month stay, everyone leaves Rio with a new appreciation for jiu-jitsu.
Stop Wishing, Start Doing – An Action PlanEverybody loves the idea of travel, but how many people actually follow through with the dream of seeing a different part of the world?
“Every revolutionary idea seems to evoke three stages of reaction. They may be summed up by the phrases:
1- It’s completely impossible.
2- It’s possible, but it’s not worth doing.
3- I said it was a good idea all along.”
– Arthur C. Clarke
You may doubt whether it’s worthwhile to spend time and money traveling to train BJJ in Rio. Maybe you think you’d be better off doing something else. Maybe you think that for some reason you can’t do it, that’s just not possible.
Be honest with yourself – are you dreaming or are you doing?
Start by making a plan. How long before you can save the money to buy flights and book accommodation? When is the best time to go around things like work or school commitments? Will you go alone or with friends?
If you want something you need to work for it, but ultimate the rewards that come from this will stay with you forever.
Your jiu-jitsu journey has already begun. Now it’s time to move forward and see where it takes you – see you soon.