Gracie Tijuca

Gracie Tijuca - Vinicius “Vini” Aieta, 4th degree black belt -
Rio de Janeiro – Tijuca (Zona Norte [North Zone]) – Rua Haddock Lobo, 227, 4th floor

Point of Reference: Inside the Associação Atletica do Banco do Brasil (AABB), 4th floor
Street-Level Sign in Front: Yes

Phone Number: +55 (21) 2569 3222; +55 (21) 8795 6354

Affiliation: Gracie Humaitá
Affiliate Reach: Affiliates in over 10 countries

Focus of Gym: Jiu-Jitsu
Primarily Gi or No-Gi: Gi

Foreigners Accepted: Yes

Gracie Tijuca Instructors

Primary Instructor Name: Vinicius “Vini” Aieta
Belt: Black – 4th Degree
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Vinicius “Vini” Aieta

Assistant Instructor Name: Alvaro Cardoso
Belt: Black – 1st Degree
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Vinicius “Vini” Aieta > Alvaro Cardoso

Assistant Instructor Name: Julio Sinhorello
Belt: Black
Lineage: Mitsuyo Maeda > Carlos Gracie > Helio Gracie > Royler Gracie > Vinicius “Vini” Aieta > Julio Sinhorello

Gracie Tijuca Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00-8:30 7:00-8:30 7:00-8:30 7:00-8:30 7:00-8:30
(comp team)
(comp team)
(comp team)
(comp team)
(comp team)
15:30-17:00 15:30-17:00 15:30-17:00 15:30-17:00 15:30-17:00
19:30-21:00 19:30-21:00 19:30-21:00 19:30-21:00 19:30-21:00

Other classes offered: Muay Thai boxing, Capoeira, Karate, Taekwondo, Aikido


Foreigner Price per Month: R$ 155
Enrollment Fee: R$ 30
Brazilian Price per Month: R$ 155
Credit Cards Accepted: No


Stand-alone or part of a gym/health club: Part of a gym or healthclub
If part of a gym/health club, is membership also required?: No
If part of a gym/health club, price differential: R$ 30

Enough space for how many sparring partners at the same time: 14

Heavy bags: Yes
Calisthenics equipment and/or light weights: No
Heavy weights: No
Cardio equipment: No
Gis and fightwear available for purchase: Yes

Locker rooms: Yes

Men’s locker room: Yes
Number of toilets: 2
Number of showers: 4

Women’s locker room: Yes
Number of toilets: 2
Number of showers: 4


Number of open classes/week: 25
Neighborhood: Tijuca (Zona Norte)

Nearest northbound main avenue: Rua Hadock Lobo
Distance (blocks) from nearest northbound main avenue: 0
Nearest southbound main avenue: Rua Doutor Satamini
Distance (blocks) from nearest southbound main avenue: 1

By Bus

Nearest northbound bus stop: Unmarked (in front of the car dealership on the corner)
Distance (blocks) from nearest northbound bus stop: 1
Nearest southbound bus stop: Unmarked (at the Afonso Pena plaza)
Distance (blocks) from nearest southbound bus stop: 4

By Subway

Nearest metro stop: Afonso Pena
Distance (blocks) from nearest metro stop: 4

By BikeRio

Nearest BikeRio station: None
Distance (blocks) from nearest BikeRio station: N/A


Vini Aieta speaks pretty good English, so don’t worry about the language barrier when you first arrive. Techniques taught to the entire class, however, are only in Portuguese. He may offer some English instruction while you’re practicing techniques.


Academy Profile Last Updated: July 2013