Jamie Hughes is a 22-year-old purple belt from Wales. Though he has competed in the Uk, Ireland Jamie’s acceptance onto the CR sponsorship program marked his first time in Rio de Janeiro.

A member of the 99 team founded by Eduardo Telles, Jamie is currently training at Gordo Jiu-Jitsu near to the Connection Rio house but aims to train also with Terere in Ipanema, having met and trained with the legendary grappler during seminars in the UK.

In Rio for three months, Jamie will look to compete as much as possible while training full-time and taking his jiu-jitsu to the next level in the home of the arte suave.

You can read about Jamie’s experiences over on the Connection Rio blog and also on his website “Espanthalo BJJ

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