#116 Royler Gracie, Breno from Fight Quest, Rio BJJ Travel Tips

by Caleb on May 11, 2008

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Royler Gracie at Gracie Humaita in Copacabana.

This week The FightWorks Podcast returns to Rio de Janeiro, where our cohost Dan just headed for some much needed rest, relaxation, and serious Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Such a trip can only result in some great content for this week’s show.

  • We cannot endorse the idea of heading to train in Brazil enough. If you have never made it to the birthplace of BJJ, heed well the five travel tips for training in Brazil!
  • You remember Breno Sivak, right? Breno was one of the two BJJ black belts who hosted the Discovery Channel’s Fight Quest which covered BJJ, and has always been the gracious host of The FightWorks Podcast crew since our first trip to Brazil in 2002. In this episode of The FightWorks Podcast, cohost Dan and Breno discuss how Fight Quest was put together, what it was like preparing an American with no real BJJ history for a competition match in just seven days, and lots more.
  • We will also catch up with Royler Gracie at Gracie Humaita, who gives us recommendations on optimal amounts of BJJ training, advice on injury recovery, and even an update on the possibility of his fighting in MMA again.

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FightWorks Podcast cohost Dan on the business end of a Royler Gracie choke.

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

chris May 17, 2009 at 6:21 pm

hi i want to have a gap year travelling practacing martial arts like on fight quest i would probably train in BJJ for about 4 months. i was hoping to go to the same gym as on fight quest and benefit from the same incredable training. Is there anyway i could get in conctact with the gym and see if that would be possible and find out about costings, accomodation etc. I really want a challenging none stop, train eat and sleep routine to make the most of my time is this the place to go for that?

many thanks chris

Caleb May 17, 2009 at 9:12 pm

Chris, the guy you saw on that show is a good friend of ours here at The FightWorks Podcast. He is the person we stay with when we visit Rio to train. I will email you his contact information.

Jeff September 21, 2009 at 7:21 pm

I am also traveling to Brazil to train for an extended period of time, Is it possible to get the contact information as well
and will he be able to help with housing ?

Caleb September 21, 2009 at 8:58 pm


Sending you Breno’s contact details now…

Andrew September 12, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Hi there,

Yet another guy wanting to travel to Rio and do some training. Any chance I could get the contact details of Breno as well please?


Sean October 21, 2010 at 1:53 pm

Hey I’m planning on going to brazil for at least 3 months, can I too get the contact information and any tips on housing you may have?

Also how much does it usually cost, lets say per month to train in Brazil?

Karl Beale March 29, 2011 at 9:21 am

hello calab,can you send me a link also,cheers

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