Copa America returns December, in Rio de Janeiro

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The championship will again take place at soccer club América's gymnasium. Publicity photo.

Put together by black belt Raphael Abi-Rihan, Copa America event has a time and location for the fourth installment of the event. The friendly tourney that has gathered 800 athletes from 70 teams in the past, will take place this coming December 10 at América club in Rio de Janeiro.

“I’m inviting all friends from the Jiu-Jitsu family and want to call attention to the final sign-up deadline of December 6, since it’s common knowledge that we always end sign-ups on time,” advises Raphael. Each academy should have one representative responsible for handling the team’s sign-ups.

For any questions regarding Copa América, shoot an email to Professor Raphael at

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