Jiu-Jitsu in the South Zone 1997-2008

The Astonishing True Story of One Man’s Eleven Year Journey from White to Black Belt in the Jiu-Jitsu Academies of the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1997-2008
Meet and train with the masters, legends, myths, heroes, super-stars, and originators of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, up close and personal. 

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt and Global Training Report founder Roberto Pedreira takes you on an eleven year guided-tour of the academies of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1997-2008. It’s the closest thing to training in Rio from white belt to black belt that you’ll ever experience.

Meet and Train with George Mehdi, Ricardo de la Riva, Romero "Jacare", Cavalcanti, Rosado, Oswaldo Alves, Sergio Malibu, Sergio Bolão Souza, Murilo Bustamante, Royler Gracie, Rickson Gracie, Reyson Gracie, and Robson Gracie, Sylvio Behring, Alvaro Barreto, Leka "Sexy Machine" Vieira, Alexandre Café Dantas, Aloisio Silva, Sergio Penha, and many many more.

Visit and Train at Academia Gracie (Humaita), Carlson Gracie Academy, Corpo Quatro, and many many more.

Plus: Glossary of Portuguese jiu-jitsu slang
Transcriptions of two original Gracie judo invasions
Extensive notes and documentation.
Confidential Author Profile
Photo supplement with rare pictures

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GTR Archives 1997-2018