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.
We all made goals to train the morning session every other day, as there is less students and more black belts, so with the smell of toasted bread comming from my bulky bunk buddy nev, i wake up make myself some toast and a guranana smoothie and off to training i go. Every body is so much more energetic in the morning except us gringos but we soon liven up wen we get a few black belts mounting us.
The next few months contain some of the most important Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitions of the year. The 2010 Pan-Ams take place on April 8th – 11th, and the World Championships are June 3rd – 6th. All over the world, BJJ athletes are preparing to step onto the mats and test themselves against their peers from other academies.
Be sure to listen to Connection Rio's second podcast featuring Rommel Cardozo and find out about this multi talented black belt. Rommel is a pioneering martial artist, peace activist, owner of the bar with the best mixed drinks in Rio de Janerio and 3rd degree black belt in Jiu-Jitsu, hear what he has to say...
During the first six months of my original long term stay in Rio de Janeiro, while living at OTM’s apartment in Barra da Tijuca, is where it all began. Scotty Nelson with his busy schedule was traveling back and forth between Brazil and the US covering events and while out of the country began leaving me in charge of OTM apartment. It was in this same year, 2003 that both Scotty and Danny “do nothing” encouraged me to venture out and start a guest house of my own in Rio to help gringos come and train in Brazil.