The biggest Jiu-Jitsu academy in the world?

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Tangling with a Jiu-Jitsu black belt is like fighting a human tarantula: there’s no escape.

The statement was made by Reuters reporter Peter Rutherford, after witnessing up close the venom of the “new” gentle art that arrived in Singapore to stay.

The reporter’s training session with Rafael “Gordinho” Correa took place during a press conference for the new Evolve MMA academy.

Labeled the biggest MMA academy in Asia and designed by a renowned Singaporean architectural firm, the academy headed by Gordinho and his partner Chatri Sityodtong promises more: to open a branch of the same standard in Rio de Janeiro, in the Barra da Tijuca neighborhood.

“Evolve Far East is our third gym, and I believe it’s the biggest Jiu-Jitsu academy in the world. We’ve already got 180 students and can’t be happier”, said Gordinho to

Affiliated with Renzo Gracie (Jiu-Jitsu) and Sitydtong Gym (muay thai) academies, the academy seems to have been born a giant, in scale and quality. Check more:

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