what do you guys think.. it is worth it? so my buddie runs this vacation/training travel group.. and now he is offering trips to brazil what do you guys think.. it is worth it? http://www.fighttravel.ca/FightTravel.ca/FT_Brazil_Home.html We will be training at the Nova Uniao Academy headquarters. For those of you who don’t know, Nova Uniao is a leading international MMA organization, based in Brazil. Nova's leader, Andre Pedreneiras, is a fifth degree black belt under the late Carlson Gracie. Andre and Nova Uniao are responsible for giving black belts to fighters such as BJ Penn and Vitor Ribeiro. And for those of you who don’t know, UFC fighter Thales Leites trains here too. This is one of the best gyms in the world and you will all have the opportunity to train there daily. The academy is located at Academia Upper, a luxury fitness center with not only the MMA and BJJ training, but also full fitness facilities with steam, weights, cardio, pool, and fitness classes of all kinds. Accomodation: We will strategically be staying at the Brothers Hostel in Botafogo Beach. It's just a short 7 min walk from the Nova Uniao Academy and is also just a generally wonderful place constantly filled with friendly Brazilians. Botafogo is a NON-tourist area, which means that its very safe and offers the experience of Rio life, without all of the other stuff that is generally found in very touristy areas. Brothers is right beside Botafogo beach and has a fantastic bar downstairs and 2 across the street that are packed almost every night of the week...=) Price: $2500/person. This includes round trip airfare, accommodation, full gym membership, and all touring and activity fees. The trip will will be 14 days and will take place during the first 2 weeks of November 2009. Between the training, touring and relaxing, you guys are in for one of the best experiences of your lives.