It’s baffling: while I’m sometimes too lazy to get off the couch to answer the phone, some people travel around the World to practice MMA (and get beat up).
Ever since the Gracie family went from teaching martial arts to winning global street-fighting competitions in the 90s, Brazil started becoming a hot-bed for mixed-martial arts training. Students keen to learn jiu-jitsu, aikido, krav maga, boxing and even capoeira now flock to Rio.
Mauro Salgueiro has been teaching Aikido for 20 years and is the best person to teach you or help you find the right gym.
Aikido Mauro Salgueiro www.yamatodojo.com [email protected] Price: as low as R$50 per hour of class... inquire by email.