5 months in rio de janeiro

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  1. filho do deus

    filho do deus New Member

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    I am living in Rio De Janeiro, Zona Norte for the next 5+ months.

    Today my body fat was tested at 18.7% I weigh 162 pounds and I am 5´7´´.

    I hope to train atleast 20 hours/week M-F.
    I will will use a 5x5 program with concentration on compound lifts: squat/dead/bench/military.

    My goals, well, to make the most out of this opportunity. I am practicing jits with the best in the world, and that will be my priority, followed by striking and weight lifting. If I feel comfortable enough with my skills, when I return home I would like to translate my gi skills into nogi, and then take an amateur fight.


    My jits professors are Fabiano Freitas, Andre Pedemeiras, Rony, and Marcelino.
    My muay thai professors are Rodrigo Ruas and my boxing coach is Geovani.

    03/06 is my first day. 1.5 hours with Marcelino, than 2 hours with Pedmeiras later in the day.

    I will try and include many pictures while keeping this log updated as much as I can.

    Thanks for looking, feel free to ask any questions however I may or may not answer them.
     
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    jk, this is going to be an awesome log :cool: can't wait man.
     
  4. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    Dede (Andre) is a sweet guy, took care of me while I was there.

    Little background on your jiu jitsu/training?
     
  5. filho do deus

    filho do deus New Member

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    Cool, what gym did you train at with him?

    I have maybe 60 hours of mat time, I did 90% nogi. I would say only about 3 of those hours were devoted to learning submission techniques, so I really dont know how to finish somoene from all but a few positions. I rolled with some purples already in brazil and I was told that I am not lost while rolling, and I think I know the basics (while being good at them is a different story). basically I know what I am supposed to do.
     
  6. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    I trained with him at the main Nova Uniao academy in Flamengo, Rio.

    Is this your first time to Brazil?
     
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    filho do deus New Member

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    Yes, and awesome. Thats where I am training.
     
  8. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    Cool man, you'll have a blast. You speak Portuguese or are with someone who's showing you the city? Feel free to PM me if you have any questions.
     
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    Maneira.
     
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    Ive never had class structured the way Marcelino structured it. There were of course warm ups, than we did some technique. We worked from the position of having someones back while you are both sitting with your hooks in. We practiced getting the RNC, the weird thing is the instruction lasted all of 5 minutes. Then we sparred for the rest of the class. I liked the set up of the sparing sessions because there were so many people, he had maybe 10/12/14 people lined up in 2 rows, they would roll and, after a round you switch oponets down the line. It was great because after however many rounds/minutes you had a chance to recover while the next group rolled.

    Every one was very nice, I shook a bunch of hands after class and talked to a few people who knew english.


    I mentioned earlier that a rolled with some purples and they said I was not lost, well I think those purple belts were just being nice. I went up against this kid, maybe 13? Must have weighed close to 100 pounds, and he tapped me. lol. I am not stressed about it, I just thought it was funny, and it shows that jiu jitsu works! Put in time, and it will pay off.

    The gym also has the highest concentration of dimes Ive yet to see in brazil, and they were all wearing yoga pants/ yoga shorts!
     
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    filho do deus New Member

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    Hilary, did they make you get checked out by a doctor/sports bro who measured your measurements?
     
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    filho do deus New Member

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    my friend just sent me this link

    (link removed, wont let me) anyways, on sherdog if you search for the gym i am training at they have 58 fighters listed including jose aldo (14-1) and Vitor "Shaolin" Ribeiro(19-2) :cool: I am impressed.

    I saw ribeiro today to.
     
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    soup dawg, herd you like measures.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    I spent 3 weeks in Rio, trained at 10 different gyms. Try to speak a little Portuguese, at least make an effort and they'll really appreciate it.

    I only went there for one day. My gym used to be Nova Uniao but some drama led us to getting kicked out. Oddly enough, Dede still told me to send hugs to my coaches.

    Study this...if you're gonna be there for five months it'll be worth it.

    The Essential Portuguese (including giria - slang)You Need to Know to Train in Brazil:

    Portuguese - English

    abaixa a bunda - lower the butt
    abriu o bico - be tired
    amarelo - coward
    americana - figure 4 armlock
    armor - worked fight
    baiana - double leg
    barato - cool
    barrigada - bridge
    bicho - tough guy (beast)
    bombado - steroids
    bota pra baixo - put on bottom
    bota para dormir - put to sleep
    cabeçada - head butt
    cai bem fits well
    cara - guy
    carioca - resident of Rio
    casca grosa - tough guy
    cascudo - tough guy
    cervical - neck crank
    chão - floor, ground
    chave - key, lock
    chave de bicepes - bicep crush
    chave de braço - armlock
    chave de pe - footlock
    chute - a kick
    crucifixo - hell choke
    corrido - fast
    creonte - traitor
    dar um rola - spar, roll
    duro - tough guy
    escovar - win easily, dominate
    escrima - spar
    esgotado - tired
    estrangulamento - strangle
    ezequiel - forearms choke
    faixa frouxa - fits loose (undeserved belt)
    faixa pesada - fits heavy (well deserved belt)
    fecha a guarda - close the guard
    finaliza - finish
    frouxo - coward
    fugir de quadril - "escape" the hip
    gancho - hook
    gas - stamina
    giria - slang
    guerreiro - warrior
    gola - collar
    gola rodada - pass the collar
    golpe - a punch, or other effective attack
    gravata tequinica - headlock
    guardeiro - a good guard fighter
    guilotinha - guillotine choke
    inversão - reversal
    joelho na barriga - knee on belly
    joga por baixo - play from bottom
    joga por cima - play from top
    kimono - gi
    kimura - ude garami shoulder lock
    macete - details
    macetoso - a "technical" fighter
    mais ou menos - more or less
    maneiro - cool
    marmelada - worked fight
    montada - mount
    morreu - tired (died)
    nocaute - knockout
    pancada - a punch
    passador - a good passer
    passa o carro - win easily, dominate
    passa o rodo - win easily, dominate
    pedalada - heel stomp kick from ground
    pega a costa - take the back
    pisão - stepping stomp kick
    pontape - a kick
    porrada - a punch
    postura - posture
    punição- penalty
    mano - guy
    mata leão - rear naked choke (hadaka jime)
    marrento - cocky, arrogant
    marrudo - arrogant, cocky
    meia guarda - half guard
    murro - a punch
    passagem a guarda - passing of the guard
    passando a guarda - passing the guard
    passa a guarda - pass the guard
    patrocinador - sponsor
    pedreira - tough guy
    pegada - grip
    queda - take down
    quimono - kimono
    regra - rules
    relogio - clock (koshi jime choke)
    revanche - revenge
    saida - exit, escape
    sangue bom - tough guy
    sarado - buffed guy
    soco - a punch
    tatame - mat
    tempo - time (stop rolling)
    torcida - fans, supporters
    vai - go (start rolling)
    vira a quatro - go to turtle position

    Commonly used verbs (infinitive forms)

    abrir - open
    agarrar - clinch, grab
    agüentar - endure
    agredir - attack, insult
    arriscar - put at risk
    brigar - brawl, fight
    chutar - kick
    desafiar - challenge
    derrotar - lose
    derrubar - knock down, take down
    emplogar - grip, grasp, seize, grab
    empurrar - push
    empatar - draw, tie
    esmurrar - punch
    espancar - beat up
    faltar - stall, fail, lack
    fechar - close
    fugir - escape, flee
    ganhar - win, earn, gain
    girar - rotate
    jogar - play
    levar - take, carry
    lutar - fight, struggle, wrestle
    machucar - injure
    sair - exit, leave, escape
    soltar - release
    patrocinar - sponsor
    pegar - get, grab, catch, take
    proteger - protect
    puxar - pull
    quebrar - break, smash, shatter
    socar - hit, strike
    raspar - sweep, scrape, shave
    rodar - roll
    vencer - win, defeat, conquer, vanquish

    Body Parts

    abdominal - abdominal
    boca - mouth
    braco - arm
    bunda - butt
    cabeca - head
    cabela - hair
    cintura - waist
    costa - back
    costela - rib
    cotovelo - elbow
    dedo - digit
    dedo de mao - finger
    dedo de pe - toe
    dente - tooth
    estomago - stomach
    joelho - knee
    lumbar - lower back
    mao - hand
    nariz - nose
    nuca - back of neck
    pescoco - neck
    peito - chest
    olho - eye
    ombro - shoulder
    omoplata - shoulderblade
    orelha - ear
    pe - foot
    perna - leg
    pulso - wrist
    quadril - hip
    queixo - chin, jaw
    rosto - face
    tornozelo - ankle

    Belts and Colors

    faixa - belt
    branca - white
    azul - blue
    roxa - purple
    marrom - brown
    preta - black

    Pronunciation Notes:

    Vowels are pronounced as in Italian and Japanese (as though that helps!) unless you see diacritics (those strange little symbols), over or under the letter, like these: é, ã, ü.

    In these cases, people will understand you most of the time (mais ou menos), if you just pronounce them as you would without the diacritics. Consonants are pronounced as in English (well, more or less), with the exception of R, which is pronounced as H at the beginning of the word and sometimes in the middle too.

    M at the end of a word is pronounced as N (as in "tudo bem"[​IMG].

    C is pronounced like K, unless it is followed by I or E, in which case it is pronounced like S.

    However, if there is a diacritic under the letter (like this: ç), then it is pronounced as S.

    Also, if a T is followed by a I or E, then it is pronounced like CH (as in church). For example, "nocaute" (knockout) is pronounced nakouch (appropriately) with the stress on the second syllable (the ouch part).

    If a D is followed by a I or E, it is pronounced like J (as in judge).

    If I could remember anything from the phonology classes I took in college, I'd give you a lot of mumbo-jumbo terminology, but since you probably wouldn't understand it, it's just as well that I can't.

    Some idiosyncrasies of Carioca Portuguese

    Cariocas (at least jiu-jitsu guys) lately have been extending the rule mentioned above about the Ts and Ds when followed by I and E.

    Now you will hear them saying things like "Hotchy Bloodjy" (for Hot Blood), and "Pridjy" (for Pride).

    Cariocas in general tend to pronounce S as Z when it is in the vicinity of I and as SH when it is nearby O or U.

    Not always, but often, especially when compared to Paulista (someone from São Paulo).

    For example, someone from São Paulo will pronounce "mais o menos" as maiz o menos while a Carioca will say maij o menosh...
     
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    Yo, Hill, that's super interesting. Thanks.
     
  16. filho do deus

    filho do deus New Member

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    Hilary, that is awesome! Just what I needed. Did you type that on the fly, or did you have a list already made? Thank you so much.

    I started lifting today, a trainer put me on a general strength training routine. Ill stick with it for a bit and then make it my own/unique.
     
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    Hey man, if you don't mind me asking, what's your financial situation? Did you save money for this trip? Or did you take a "loan" or are you working right?

    And how much is the gym you're training at and the place you're living at?
     
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    Again, not alot of instruction. Today we drilled (for maybe 3 minutes) while in half guard, to pull the gi from out of the person on the bottoms belt, wrap it around the back of their head, then feed your arm under their right arm and grab the gi with your other hand, feed it to your right arm, choking them with your forearm. I actually ALMOST got it on a girl whitebelt, but she wouldnt tap and eventually got out of it. I just thought it was cool I used the instruction in live sparing.

    I also got a couple sweeps and passed a few guards into side control which was pretty sweet. I dont really know what sweeps I did, I just felt them unbalanced and went for it.

    I also played around with a shin on the bicep and a foot on the hip, and I sweeped the girl like that.


    Heres some pics.


    (FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! IT SAYS I CANT POST PICS WTF)
     
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    ya i was going to comment on using the 5x5 while training bjj. it doesnt work out too well. the muscle endurance that bjj will build is counter-productive to the 5x5's goal of strength for short periods of time.
     
  20. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    Don't worry about strength training, honestly. Go to classes 2 or 3 times a day and train hard, you'll get the lean muscle and the muscle memory for jiu jitsu. I NEVER lift and still am strong as fuck for a girl.

    Be careful in Zona Norte, especially with no Portuguese and keep us updated!
     
  21. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    That list was pre-made. Here's a little bit of my own tips:

    Before noon: Bom dia "Bow-m (long o sound, say in one syllable just like you're saying bow but with an m at the end) jhee-ah"
    Noon-6: Boa tarde "Bow-ah tarr-jhee"
    6-Midnight: Boa noite "Bow-ah noy-chee"

    Always great people with one of those three. It's simple, polite, and will be appreciated.

    Beleza? "beh-lay-zah"
    Tudo bom? "Too-dough bow-m"
    Tudo bem? "too-dough baym?"
    Tudo joia? "Too-dough jhoy-ah"

    All ways to ask how are you, and respond, "good!" They can be used as questions and answers.

    Follow up your answer with, "obrigado," again, just polite.

    ex.

    You: "Bom dia, beleza?"
    Them: "Tudo bom, e voce?" ("ee vohw-say?" and you?)
    You: "Tudo bem, obrigado."

    Learn body parts as best you can. In class you can usually bullshit the rest.

    Acai (ah-sigh-ee) comes in bowl (tijela "tih-jhel-ah") or cup and it's delicious after training.

    Also, if you get sore, go to a beach side vendor, ask for "agua de coco" and it's yummy and like natural gatorade, fights off cramps.
     
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    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    where are you originally from?
     
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    Is there going to be an EDU for this?

    I'm planning a backpacking trip in Peru next summer and then hop over to Brazil for couple of weeks for some Jits
     
  24. MyLittleAirport

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    Are you dead?
     
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    probably kidnapped by drug cartels


    RIP filho do deus
     

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