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