Welcome to the City of Jiu-Jitsu, Rio de Janeiro

At Connection Rio, we’re giving people an experience they’ll never forget. We enable grapplers from around the world to become part of the BJJ community here in Rio de Janeiro and to experience the real jiu-jitsu lifestyle.

Training BJJ in Rio with Connection Rio you’ll develop as an athlete and as a martial artist, and you’ll meet people from around the world here for the same reason. Together, you’ll inspire each other to make every second of your stay count. These friendships last for much longer than just the duration of your stay.

Connection Rio was founded by someone who loved jiu-jitsu, and years it’s that same love for the arte suave that drives us to ensure every one of our guests goes home having experienced the best Rio has to offer.

Training no gi at the Connection Rio house

Training no gi at the Connection Rio house

Our Awesome Guesthouse

Our HQ is located in the beautiful and peaceful neighbourhood of Largo da Barra (‘Barrinha’), an easy commute from anywhere in the city via the extensive public transport system. The Connection Rio house is the ultimate jiu-jitsu getaway. You’ll almost always find someone on our mats working through a new position or technique and we’ve got cable TV so you’ll never miss a UFC event.

On weekends, the delicious smell of grilled meat will waft over from our outdoor BBQ while people lounge around the pool chatting and listening to music. On top of that, the house is a stone’s throw from gyms, supermarkets, bars and restaurants, and – of course – somewhere to get acai.

If you’re interested in combining an amazing vacation experience with your love of jiu-jitsu, you’ll love Connection Rio. We’re constantly receiving people from far-flung countries and every new guest discovers something new. From learning from the best coaches to training with world champions, showering under secret waterfalls or surfing on some of the best waves in the world, there’s never a dull moment in Rio.

If you love jiu-jitsu, please come and experience it with Connection Rio – you’ve never seen anything like it.


Article written by Hywel Teague

Connection Rio is the BEST way to experience jiu-jitsu in Rio de Janeiro – we take care of training, accommodation and more.

The ultimate jiu-jitsu experience is waiting for you – contact us today and plan your trip to train BJJ in Rio!

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