Nova Uniao Academy Visit: Pics

Check out these pics, fresh from our recent visit to Nova Uniao, the home of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and MMA in the Rio suburb of Flamengo.

Head coach Andre ‘Dede’ Pederneiras welcomed us with open arms and the Connection RIo jiu-jitsu crew hit the mats, learning a nice sneaky armbar set-up from side control. There were plenty of rounds of sparring too.

Check out the pics over on our Facebook account, and keep an eye out for the video coming soon!

Remember, if you want to train jiu-jitsu in Rio, Connection Rio can hook you up with any academy. Wherever you’re from and wherever you want to train, Connection Rio is your connection to the real jiu-jitsu lifestyle!

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