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    Zen Mario Sperry on Connection Rio Podcast #10

    Thu, 2010-08-05 07:21 — Dennis Asche

     Zen Mario Sperry tells us how UFC athlete Rafael dos Anjos can win the fight against Clay Guida in UFC 117, Carlson Gracie and BTT history, up and coming athlete Mad Jack Magee, plus more. Mario Sperry was one of the first Brazilian black belts I trained with, as a blue belt attending a seminar at Marcelo Anonso's academy in Tacoma, WA in 1999. Zé Mario is a welcomed edition to the Gordo Jiu-Jitsu academy with much knowledge to share. Enjoy the interview!

    Roberto "Gordo" seminar at Ralph Gracie SF August 7th

    Wed, 2010-08-04 16:03 — Dennis Asche

    Gordo BJJ seminar 
    Saturday August 7th 11-3pm
    Ralph Gracie Academy San Francisco CA
    $50 USD
    Head Instructor: Ralph Gracie
    Instructor: Kurt Osiander
    Address: 1166 Howard Street , San Franscico , CA. 94103
    Phone: (415) 552-4777

    Connection Rio Podcast #9: Sityodtong's Kru Toy on UFC 117 dos Anjos vs. Guida and Muay Thai in Brazil

    Sun, 2010-08-01 19:14 — Dennis Asche

     Sityodtong Muay Thai's Kru Toy (Angkarn Sriwaralak) who has spent the last two months in Rio de Janeiro as the ONLY Muay Thai Kru from Thailand in the city of RioGordo Jiu-Jitsu/Evolve MMA brought in Kru Toy specifically to help in the training of UFC athlete Rafael dos Anjos. In this episode of the Connection Rio Podcast, Kru Toy speaks his mind about Rafael and Muay Thai in Brazil.

    Vinicius Draculino on Connection Rio Podcast #8 - Strikeforce debut, Eddie Bravo, academies in Brazil/USA and more!

    Tue, 2010-07-27 04:23 — Dennis Asche

     Connection Rio Podcast #8 with Vinicius Draculino
    Draculino talks: Strikeforce debut, Eddie Bravo, his academies in Texas and USA, + more!

    Canal Moda Connection Rio Special

    Sat, 2010-07-17 17:07 — Dennis Asche

    Check out Letícia Ribeiro's special Connection Rio project on :
    Must see for all foreigners traveling to Rio de Janerio 2010 Brazilian Winter. BIG thanks to Letícia for all of the work put into this special for Connection Rio. 

    Brazilian Fashion Journalist Letícia Ribeiro: Jiu-jitsu/MMA's image in Brazil, Speedos/thongs and more Connection Rio Podcast #7

    Fri, 2010-07-16 05:50 — Dennis Asche

     Brazilian Fashion Journalist Letícia Ribeiro on Jiu-jitsu/MMA's image in Brazil, Speedos/thongs on the beach, what makes a foreigner stand out and more on Connection Rio Podcast #7:

    Connection Rio Podcast #6 - Jeremy "Gerbil" Arel

    Wed, 2010-06-30 17:36 — Dennis Asche

    Connection Rio - Podcast #6 features Jeremy "Gerbil" Arel. Gerbil's blog on Sherdog's grappling forum has entertained and inspired thousands of jiu-jitsu practitioners over the last year and continues to do so. Jeremy is now back in Rio, living at the Connection Rio HQ and training on the mats of Gordo Jiu-Jitsu, while on his way to earning a black belt in the Arte Suave. 

    Gerbil back in Brazil

    Wed, 2010-06-16 14:40 — Dennis Asche

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     Jeremy Arel was one of Connection Rio HQ's first three guests and has generated an overwhelming amount of interest in his journey seeking the best of what Jiu-Jitsu has to offer. "Gerbil"s blog is nearing 500,000 views, with many informative entries, he doesn't forget to keep everyone up to date on the women he meets along the way either (see for all blog entries)!

    Connection Rio Pod Cast # 3 - Fernando Paradeda - Braga Neto

    Sat, 2010-04-03 10:38 — Dennis Asche

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    Just put together the 3rd podcast with Fernando Paradeda (ADCC pro World Director/South American organizer and black belt World Champion..., plus Champion Antonio Braga Neto.

    Connection Rio's second podcast featuring Rommel Cardozo

    Tue, 2010-03-23 12:08 — Dennis Asche

    Make time to listen to Connection Rio's second podcast with 3rd degree black belt Rommel Cardozo. Professor Cardozo is the multi-talented partner in Gordo Jiu-Jitsu, peace activist, and owner of Bar do Oswaldo in Largo da Barra, Brazil.  



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