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Couple went training #BJJ in Rio and this was their EXPERIENCE 

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I made my boyfriend tap twice last night…

A testament to Felipe Costa and the Brazilian Black Belt Experience

If I had told you this a month ago I would be lying if I didn't also tell you he tapped because he felt sorry for me :) BUT... in July (2013) we travelled to Rio De Janeiro to fulfil a lifetime dream Clinton had 
to train and learn BJJ in Brazil. We felt so lucky and blessed that Felipe had a vacancy for us both to come and train with him in his home town. Even though I only had a couple of BJJ lessons before I also chose the Gold package so we could experience everything together, I am so very happy that I did. 

We arrived in Rio and we were met by Felipe at the Airport, I think it took about 2 seconds for us to feel so welcome as if we were meeting a long lost friend. 

Training with Felipe was incredible, he was a brilliant teacher and gave us an awesome game plan. Every day brought so many more techniques, Felipe really explained everything perfectly in a way that made it easier to remember but at the same time very detailed. We got to train most days (sometimes twice a day if we wanted) at the De La Riva Academy with De La Riva himself, wow that was amazing! We were treated like friends of Felipe, the students made us feel comfortable and helped us with the techniques. Everyone was so high level it was phenomenal.

Felipe took us to the most beautiful places, waterfalls, rainforest walks, lookouts, the Sugar Loaf, the city and so much more. We never would have been able to do half of what we did without him and it wouldn't have been as fun. We we ate so much delicious food and I even learnt how to make Brazilian sweets (Brigadeiro) you must try this!! Our accommodation was right in the heart of Copaacabana and one street from the beach, everything was perfect. 

We really had the most amazing experience and made a lifetime friend, I recommend it for everyone at any level of BJJ, even beginners like me. Please if you have the chance BOOK NOW.

Thank you so much Felipe, we can't wait to come back again.
Your friends, Jessica de Masson and Clinton Whittaker, Australia

 

10 most important things every white belt should know 

Actually not only white but every BJJ practitioner

 

1) TRUST AND BE TRUSTWORTHY!

NEVER hold a sub past the tap out. When in Doubt as to whether your training partner has tapped, let go - better save than sorry. By striving to be a more reliable training partner and trust your teammates and coaches, the environment becomes a safer and more pleasant place in which to learn. If you are not having fun, none of it makes sense. Jiu-Jitsu is something you carry with you for the rest of your life. Each stage should be great; after all, the art is the most wonderful addiction you could possibly have.

2) BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU IS DONE IN A GI.

As trendy as it is, make sure to have a good understanding of the techniques using cloth before venturing into No-Gi Jiu-Jitsu. It is easier to adapt your Gi techniques to No-Gi than vice-versa.

3) YOU CAN TRAIN WITH A BLACK BELT BUT MAKE SURE YOU'RE INVITED

This tip is kind of old fashioned and is often resented by recently promoted students. It happens that the higher-ranked feel like they are being "challenged"a lower belt summons them to train. You have to realize that they know who is available just by the way the person looks at them. Look at them humbly and make clear you are available - if they want to, they will invite you. And take my word, it's always more rewarding to roll when you've been invited than when you do the inviting.

4) STUDENTS ARE OFTEN DISCOURAGED WHEN THEIR START IN JIU-JITSU IS LESS THAN IDEAL, 

so it would behoove the beginner to do some research before committing to a class, making sure the instructor they pick enjoys what he does and is kindly to all the students, not just his best ones. If after starting classes you get the feeling the instructors aren't paying you enough attention, don't accept that as being normal - It isn't. A much better alternative to quitting is to switch to a gym where you feel welcome.

5)BELIEVE IN THE TECHNIQUES.

As frustrating as it may be at first, try your best to defend by using the techniques already in your repertory. If you feel like you've run out of options, have a word with your instructor; he'll be glad to get input on your needs.

6) ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS ABOUT BJJ IS THE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS ON HOW TO PERFORM A TECHNIQUE.

Feel free to ask the more experienced students questions. Ask what you could have done to defend an attack or pull off that submission you were so close to getting. They've surely been through those situations before and can clue you in on all the ins and outs. Higher ranked students tend to enjoy being appreciated and get a kick out of being able to help.

7) DO YOUR HOME WORK!


It's frustrating to a teacher when they do their best to teach a new move or concept and short while later a student has already forgotten it. Doing lots of repetitions is essencial, even if you feel a particular technique doesn't fit your style yet, so what seems useless to you today may turn out to be your greatest asset tomorrow. Besides doing repetitions, take a few minutes each day to go over the techniques in your head.

8) TAP OUT

Nobody wants to see a student intentionally tap out, but good students aren't afraid to take chances or put themselves in positions of disadvantage. If you do tap, so be it; let it serve as a lesson. During moments of real danger, your chances of prevailing are all the greater when you're accostumed to such harrowing situations.

9) TRY NEW THINGS!

There's no point in sparring like you're fighting in a final the whole time. Sure, there are times when you should go hard, but let your coach be the judge of when that should be. Generally speaking, I recommend always trying new things, puting the move of the day to practice. The more diversified your game is, the better the tools you'll have at your disposal in the future.

10) SELF-DEFENSE IS OF THE ESSENCE.


There are plenty of teachers out there who are oblivious to the importance of teaching even basic self-defense techniques - some for lack of familiarity, others because they feel they moves are outdated. Down the road, self-defense techniques will provide you an understanding of moves you so far haven't a clue about, not to mention they're fun. Keep in mind that each of the current techniques, even the tournament-level techniques, in some way or another originated from the basics. Knowing and understanding the basics is like a lesson in history and will keep you from making basic mistakes.

 Article wrote by Felipe Costa and published on GracieMag #179 in March 2012

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Posted by Felipe Costa Jul 20, 2013 Categories: Academia BJJ Felipe Costa Seminars Training in Rio

Cual es la mejor opción para entrenar Jiu Jitsu en Río? 

Daniel visitó  Rio de Janeiro con su esposa e Hijos para  ser parte del programa Brazilian Black Belt Experience. Además de entrenar todos los días, visitando diferentes academias y teniendo sesiones particuales con Felipe Costa,  tuvo la oportunidad de visitar las áreas más importantes de Río de Janeiro. 

 

Esto es lo que Daniel comenta sobre su experiencia:

 

 

 

Apr 06, 2011 Categories: BJJ Felipe Costa Training in Rio Video BJJ