Fight Travel Brazil
Fight Travel Brazil is an organized trip to Rio De Janeiro, geared towards giving Brazilian Jiu Jitsu practitioners the opportunity to train at one of the worlds top BJJ academies. This experience will not only give you a chance to improve your skill, but will also allow you to visit and enjoy some of Rio’s greatest attractions. The cultural aspect of this trip is every bit as important as the training. You will have the chance to interact with local practitioners on both a training and social level. Fight Travel Brazil is the trip of a lifetime, and has been designed to allow you to get the most out of a short visit to this fantastic place.
Brazil is a place where you want to be. The lifestyle and culture are addictive, the people are beautiful, the landscape is picturesque, and the sun is always shining. BJJ is a way of life for Brazilians. Think of ice hockey and Canadians. When a Brazilian wants to play hockey, they can’t possibly train there at the same level as they could in Canada in terms of instruction, popularity and the general skill of the training pool. And so this is why Brazil is simply THE place to go for BJJ. This trip focuses on the gem of Brazil, Rio De Janeiro. Rio is truly one of the best, most beautiful and most fun cities on earth. It's basically the center of Brazilian culture in many ways and is the place to visit to get the true Brazilian experience. Any Brazilian would suggest that given a limited amount of time in Brazil, it should be spent in Rio.
About the Academies
On Fight Travel Brazil, you will train at the prestigious Academia Upper - the Nova Uniao world headquarters. For those of you who don't know, Nova Uniao is the biggest jiu-jitsu and MMA mixed team in the world. They are responsible for producing some of the best BJJ and MMA champions of all time, namely BJ Penn, Jose Aldo, Renan Barao, Vitor 'Shaolin' Ribeiro, Leo Santos and many more. A lot of these athletes still train at the gym regularly and others come to visit from time to time.
In addition to jiu-jitsu training, Academia Upper also boasts several weightlifting rooms, cardio rooms, yoga classes, an olympic sized swimming pool and saunas. There is no shortage of things you can do to relax and stay in shape.
Touring: Rio has a whole lot to offer in terms of touring and activities. Perhaps the most famous symbol of Brazil is Jesus the Redeemer, the massive statue of Jesus with open arms perched atop of the Corcovado mountain. It's so high and so huge that you can see it from the plane when flying into Brazil on the plane. You can also see it from just about anywhere in all of Rio. Rio's other most famous tour destination is the Sugar Loaf, a strangely shaped mountain jutting straight up out of the middle of the city offering perhaps one of the best views you will ever see. And of course there are more places that we will visit such as the Lagoa, an intercity soccer game at the world famous Maracana Stadium, and more.
Beaches: Rio is famous for it's beaches. You've undoubtedly heard songs about them, and they are definitely worthy of writing music about. Copacabana and Ipanema are not only picturesque and beautiful, but are also probably the best people-watching beaches on earth. Everything you've ever heard about Brazilian women is not only true but was most likely also understated. In one word, 'magical'. The sun here is strong and you will go home with a tan that will make all of your friends jealous of you. Rio has many more beaches than just Copa and Ipanema though, and we'll visit Leblon, Barra, Flamengo and of course Botafogo.
Accomodation: We will strategically be staying in Botafogo Beach. It's just a short 7 min walk from the Nova Uniao Academy and is also just a generally wonderful place constantly filled with friendly Brazilians. Botafogo is a NON-tourist area, which means that its very safe and offers the experience of Rio life, without all of the other stuff that is generally found in very touristy areas. Brothers is right beside Botafogo beach and has a fantastic bar downstairs and 2 across the street that are packed almost every night of the week.
Price includes accommodations with breakfast, gym memberships, touring, sightseeing activities, tour transport and a trip host to guide you through your adventure.
Your trip will be 2 weeks long. Please contact us by email or check our Facebook group for details about the exact dates of our next trip. Between the training, touring and relaxing, you guys are in for one of the best experiences of your lives.
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Is there any age requirement to be a guest on FightTravel?
All guests must be 18 years of age or older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
What if I have to cancel my trip booking?
All deposits are non-refundable because trip bookings must be made. However, trip cancellation insurance is available and if the trip is cancelled by us, then there is a full-refund.
What if I choose to sit out from an activity?
We urge guests to participate in all planned activities, as the itinerary is designed to give you the full Brazilian fight experience. If you still wish to sit out from an activity, feel free to do so.
Will there be free time to see Rio on my own?
Absolutely! There is free time to explore the most interesting areas of Rio, but keep in mind that this is a jam-packed trip and our group activities will take up the majority of our time. You might need to rest at night, as our daytime activities will probably knock you on your ass, but if you have the energy to go out and party, then power to you!
You also have the option of extending your return flight to a later date in order to give you some extra free time to kick around Brazil.
Do I need a travel visa to go to Brazil?
Yes, you do in fact require a Brazilian Tourist Visa in order to enter Brazil. You will need to visit your local Consulate General of Brazil to arrange your visa. The cost of the visa is not included in the price of the trip.
What happens if I get injured during training?
Safety is of paramount importance to us, and medical attention will be the first priority if an injury occurs. Many of you already have Emergency Travel Medical insurance coverage as part of your employment benefits. If you are not covered, we will assist you in arranging insurance.
Will I be able to use my cell phone while in Brazil?
In order for your cell phone to work in Brazil, you must have an international roaming plan and your phone must be dual/tri band GSM. Alternatively, if you have an unlocked world phone, you can purchase a SIM card in Rio to use locally.
Will I be able to rent a Brazilian cell phone?
Yes, if you are interested in renting, please ask us for details.
How many guests will there be on my trip?
Each trip is limited to ten (10) guests, as the academy has a limited capacity for guests. The small trip size will also ensure a personal and memorable experience.
If you have any other questions about the trip, please don’t hesitate to contact us.