Inside 11 famous BJJ gyms in Rio: Photos that show you BJJ in Brazil

What does BJJ in Rio look like? How big are the gyms? How many people are on the mat at the same time? And how many black belts are training?

Check out this list for a look inside 11 of the best-known gyms in Rio

BTT – watch video


Carlson Gracie – watch video




De la Riva – watch video




Gavea Gym (Brasa)


Gordo Jiu-Jitsu – watch video


Gracie Tijuca – watch video


Nova Uniao – watch video

Nova Uniao

RFT (luta livre) – watch video


Strauch – watch video


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  2. […] is very important to get to know the way to get to your chosen BJJ gym in Rio. There are many, many gyms to chose from and whilst some of them are walkable from the house […]

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