In December of 2001, just after 9/11, a core group of American Jiu-Jitsu fighters who spent the days of a Brazilian summer training hard, partying hard, and fighting hard in Rio de Janeiro. This video is a documentary of the On the Mat crew's summer adventures.
This DVD features 16 hardcore fights featuring Brazil's toughest up and comers at the time, many of whom are now famous World Jiu-Jitsu and Mixed Martial Arts champions.
The boys give us a tour of Rio's beaches, where they meet some local barely clothed girls, and catch some good waves too!.
They also visit the dangerous ghettos of Rio, where gringo's should never go! While there, they check out some hard-core skating and great fights.
Also featured is the last footage ever shot at the original Gracie Camp before it burnt down! The place was a paradise for Jiu-Jitsu lovers. Where else would you get a Ginastica Natural seminar? Secret easteregg footage reveals just how hot the love lives of these hero's were!
This is a must have 130 minutes of Jiu-Jitsu lovers bliss, all set to Rio's funky ghetto music!