[div class=”notice” class2=”icon”]The following is from an article on DstryrSG, part of the MiddleEasy Network.[/div]
Hey, Grapplers. We’re super pleased to announce another terrific joint effort between DSTRYR/SG and our good friends, BJJ Hacks. Below is the first article from a new soon-to-be-regular feature written by the man behind BJJ Hacks, Hywel Teague about the BJJ lifestyle in Brazil (told from his perspective as a Brit living and training in Rio). So, check it out!
If you already follow BJJ Hacks on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, then you’ll probably have seen we get around a fair bit.
Barely a day or two goes by that we’re not visiting a gym or interviewing a Grand Master. Between making regular videos for the website (as well as for our friends Connection Rio) and working on the Red Belts documentary, we’ve got our hands pretty darn full.
The problem is, looking at our pics on Facebook doesn’t really give you an idea of what we really see in these places, what we hear from these people, and what the jiu-jitsu lifestyle in Rio is really like. The videos help, but we see so much sometimes it’s hard to include everything. So with these blogs we will update you all on where we’ve been and what we’ve been doing.
Last weekend we ventured down to Sao Paulo to do some filming for the Red Belts doc. For the last few weeks the news here has been pretty much non-stop coverage about the ongoing gang wars there, with helpful statistics like how there were over 200 murders in the city between September and November.
Putting our concerns aside (nothing must stop this film from being made after all) we packed up our cameras and headed down there to film a very special gathering.