Rio/Saquarema BJJ Camp Brazil 2022


When: 05–15 Jan 2022


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Are you ready for 10 days of training Jiu Jitsu, Yoga and exploring the birthplace of BJJ with your fellow jiujitseros?

This camp experience is split into two parts:

Part 1: Private Villa stay in Saquarema. January 6 – 11, 2022

Part 2: Exploring Rio de Janeiro. January 11 – 15, 2022.

What’s included

  • 9 nights accommodation in Squarema and Rio
  • Breakfast and Lunch included in Saquarema
  • 2 Sessions of BJJ ( Gi and No-Gi ) per day with OG Black Belts from Nova União Team
  • Outdoor Activities ( Hawaiian Outrigger, Paddleboarding, Hiking )
  • Transportation: Rio to Saquarema to Rio
  • Conditioning training from a professional MMA coach
  • Yoga
  • Visit to Brazilian Elite Police (Batalhão de Operações Policiais Especiais) Headquarters


Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Dedé Pederneiras

BJJ and MMA Head Coach

Pederneiras, the co-founder of the Nova Uniao academy, is famous for his work with the impoverished communities of Rio de Janeiro. Through his efforts, many young athletes have had the opportunity to having transformed several rise out of the barrrios and become world champions.

Thompson Lolli

Black Belt since 2009

Head Coach at União Azul

Luís Santos

6th degree

Physical Education Professional Sports Training Specialist

Fabiano Bernardo De Freitas

5th degree

Head coach and Nova Unia

Leo Ramos

1st degree

BJJ Head Instructor at FightCapital Gym - Las Vegas , Nevada US


Elka Haeckel

Yoga Teacher

Founder and owner of Elka Yoga & Wellness Center, International Yoga Teacher Training Master, Life Coach, Meditation Ayurveda and Women’s Circle Leader


Aleksandro Ferreira

Conditioning Coach



🏄‍♂️ Saquarema is a surf city outside Rio (1hr 30 min 🚗). Saquarema is known as the surf capital of Brazil, particularly on its indescribably beautiful Itaúna Beach, whose perfect waves attract surfers from the world over. In 2017, Saquarema was added to the World Surf League’s official circuit, playing host to the best surfers from around the world.

Rio de Janeiro (more commonly just called Rio) is Brazil’s second largest city and is one of the most visited destinations in South America. This city is famous for its music, dancing, beaches, and of course its Jiu Jitsu.


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When: 05–15 Jan 2022

Price:  $1,300.00
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