My name is Rodrigo Kotait, a 3rd degree BJJ Black Belt under master Roberto “Roleta” Magalhães, I was Brazilian and Pan-American Champion, and nowadays i teach at my own training center, that nurtures independent thinking, supports the fighting spirit and helps achieve one's personal goals. I am a native carioca, who is passionate about jiu-jitsu and extreme sports.
Rio natives love Brazilian jiu-jitsu (BJJ), and I’m excited to show you why. I’ll teach you how to practice it as a form of self-defense and use it as a tool for self-evolution. I’ll also show you how to combine it with meditation and yoga to maximize the effect. After the training, we’ll visit the beautiful waterfall near my house for a truly authentic encounter.
Make sure to wear comfortable clothes for the jiu-jitsu class, swimwear for the waterfall, and tennis shoes for the trail.
The Temple Martial Arts is located in a condominium complex with access to Joatinga beach. After driving for five minutes, we will reach the beginning of the trail to Pedra da Gávea. The 15-minute walking path will take us to the waterfall considered by jiu-jitsu practitioners to be a sanctuary.