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Jiu-jitsu for Life

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Rodrigo Kotait

3 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Portuguese

What you'll do

Train and evolve with a Brazilian black belt

Rio natives love Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ), and I’m excited to show you why. I’ll teach you how to practice it as a form of self-defense and use it as a tool for self-evolution. I’ll also show you how to combine it with meditation and yoga to maximize the effect. After the training, we’ll visit the beautiful waterfall near my house for a truly authentic encounter.

What's included

  • Food
    Coffee break
  • Equipment
    Kimonos
From ₹3,624
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Rodrigo Kotait

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 5 Reviews
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My name is Rodrigo Kotait, a 3rd degree BJJ Black Belt under master Roberto “Roleta” Magalhães, I was Brazilian and Pan-American Champion, and nowadays i teach at my own training center, that nurtures independent thinking, supports the fighting spirit and helps achieve one's personal goals. I am a native carioca, who is passionate about jiu-jitsu and extreme sports.
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Where you'll be

The Temple Martial Arts is located in a condominium complex with access to Joatinga beach. After driving for five minutes, we will reach the beginning of the trail to Pedra da Gávea. The 15-minute walking path will take us to the waterfall considered by jiu-jitsu practitioners to be a sanctuary.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Andrew
January 2018
It’s so hard to put this experience into words. Definitely my best experience in Brazil by a long shot. While I have experience in martial arts, Rodrigo is on a whole different level. He understands Jiu Jitsu as more than a martial art but as a way of being. I only wish i could spend more time with him. He was able to take my martial art experience and build on it but more importantly- he showed me the meaning of it and how it relates to life in almost every way. He truly cares about you as a person and passes on pieces of wisdom applicable to your life. I can truly call him my friend in Rio. I will miss him but keep his words alive in my daily life.
It’s so hard to put this experience into words. Definitely my best experience in Brazil by a long shot. While I have experience in martial arts, Rodrigo is on a whole different le…
Daniel
August 2017
Rodrigo est un passionné qui pratique le jujitsu à la fois physiquement et psychologiquement c'est un véritable état d'esprit . Ce n'est pas pas un simple sport de combat mais un dialogue corporelle. Si vous venez au bresil une expérience comme celle là est recommandé fortement.
Rodrigo est un passionné qui pratique le jujitsu à la fois physiquement et psychologiquement c'est un véritable état d'esprit . Ce n'est pas pas un simple sport de combat mais un d…
Bård Kasti
August 2017
Jiu-jitsu for life was a great way to end my jiu-jitsu vacation in Rio! The class focused mainly on different learning-tools for absorbing your techniques more easily, meditation and its importance in not only jiu-jitsu and that some techniques which you may think are the most basic, actually have a lot of details to them. In the end of the class we did a nice trip up to a waterfall, and stood under it feeling the pressure of it pounding on the shoulders. I would love to meet Rodrigo and learn more from him in the future. He uses seemingly effortless jiu-jitsu, and he has a good and humble energy about him. All qualities that at least I value highly!
Jiu-jitsu for life was a great way to end my jiu-jitsu vacation in Rio! The class focused mainly on different learning-tools for absorbing your techniques more easily, meditation a…
Jo And James
July 2017
This experience was everything I hoped for and more. Rodrigo is a great guy and the only thing I could have hoped for was more time with him! Thanks!
Dan
June 2017
This was one of the coolest adventures of my life! For anyone looking for a real, local experience, this is it! Rodrigo is the absolute man, he's an incredible teacher of the martial art rooted in Brazilian culture. I learned some valuable techniques - but what was most valuable was the wisdom of the teaching of the martial art, ie. how it relates to the Brazilian culture and the roots of the practice. We spent some time on the mat, in thought and in nature. Combining the three elements you really get a feel for what it is like to be a Brazilian jujitsu artist. Rodrigo truly loves his art, and wants to share his wisdom with anyone willing to join his experience. If you don't do this you are missing out. I had zero experience with martial arts before I did this and now I am looking for places to practice where I live. Thank you Rodrigo!
This was one of the coolest adventures of my life! For anyone looking for a real, local experience, this is it! Rodrigo is the absolute man, he's an incredible teacher of the mar…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

Make sure to wear comfortable clothes for the jiu-jitsu class, swimwear for the waterfall, and tennis shoes for the trail.

What to bring

Comfortable Clothes

Swimwear