Copa Podio Jiu-jitsu Lightweight GP

Sunday May 5th Copa Podio promoter Jeferson Mayca held another professional event that showcased the skills of sixteen professional athletes at the Hibraica Gimnasium in Laranjares, Rio de Janeiro. This event is helping to bring out professionalism in BJJ with a stable of today’s best athletes of the Arte Suave, rules that encourage action, a high production quality that favors fans and worldwide accessibility through live streaming.

This post was written by Connection Rio founder and jiu-jitsu black belt Dennis Asche

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Professional Jiu-jitsu events that provide an opportunity for athletes to earn a living as competitors in BJJ are few in number. Events like Copa Podio need support of the fans in order to grow and continue to provide opportunity for our favorite athletes to earn a living as competitors, bringing professionalism to Jiu-jitsu. I hope to see a better understanding from fans in the form of support of events like Copa Podio Jiu-jitsu in the future. Do your part for Jiu-jitsu and support the show!


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