Training BJJ at Checkmat Copacabana, Rio

Take a look inside the famous Checkmat team in Rio de Janeiro. Connection Rio led a group to the Fightzone Academy in Copacabana to train BJJ with Rico Vieira.

The full gallery of photos from the trip, by BJJ photographer William Burkhardt of, can be found on our Facebook page.

Connection Rio can arrange training at almost any academy in Rio de Janeiro. Find out how we can make your trip to Rio the experience of a life time and contact us today.


From training and accommodation to academy visits and special tours, and even small group classes with the best teachers Rio has to offer, Connection Rio offers everything you need for the perfect jiu-jitsu holiday!

Connection Rio is the best combination of accommodation and BJJ training in Rio de Janeiro. Contact us today and plan your trip to train BJJ in Rio!

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  1. […] with the odd extra session scatted in and also at various other big name gyms around Rio such as Checkmat, Nova Uniao and Gracie […]

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