Training BJJ isn’t just for the guys. Connection Rio has had many female guests, some who come with friends, some with the boyfriends, and some who come by themselves! The Connection Rio houses have multiple choices of accommodation, from shared dorms to private rooms. Melyssa Hutchinson, a single mom of two from Nova Scotia, spent 5 weeks staying in the Connection Rio Premier house in Barra da Tijuca. After taking home a gold medal at the Rio Open and International Masters and Seniors, she spent the rest of her trip enjoying the ciy, the beach and life in Rio! Check out what she has to say about her stay here.