How many hours a day do you think you can train Brazilian jiu-jitsu in Rio de Janeiro? Three? Five? More?
There is a limit to how many times you can hit the mat during a day otherwise you run the risk of overtraining or picking up an injury.
Many guys who come to Rio dive straight in and train as much as possible in the first few weeks, only to end up sitting out a large chunk of their stay because they didn’t pace themselves.
Rest and recovery is essential if you want to train BJJ effectively, and engaging in a low-impact activity outside of the gym is a great way to give your body a break.If you want to try an activity other than jiu-jitsu then skating in Rio is a perfect accompaniment to the BJJ lifestyle. A number of Connection Rio team members and guests have enjoyed the feeling of cruising through the city on four wheels with the wind and sun in their face.
From riding short sticks to longboards, skating in Rio is easy due to the dedicated lanes that run along the beaches that are reserved only for pedestrians, cyclists and skaters. Safe and well-maintained, they offer the chance to develop your skills and find your riding style.
Connection Rio recommends Bossa Boards, Brazilian-made decks that are 100% bamboo. Strong and flexible while being made from sustainable materials, Bossa Boards are high quality decks that are favored by many skaters in Rio.
You can order yours through us and have it ready and waiting on your arrival.
Best of all, Connection Rio offers guests an exclusive discount. When order through us, boards range from R$600 and R$650 with wheels and trucks (ready to ride). The normal price is 700-750 so you can save up to R$100!
Article written by Hywel Teague