Kade and Tye Ruotolo offered a sneak peek of their longtime passion project â a jiu-jitsu gym nestled in the lush green grapplersâ paradise of Costa Rica âÂ in an Instagram post published today. The post includes photos and video clips of ongoing construction, and is captioned with the words, âMy brother and I building our dream gym from the ground up.â
Both Ruotolo brothers have spoken at length about their love for Costa Rica as a country, and their dream of building a gym of their own in one of their favorite places on earth. In an exclusive interview with the Jiu-Jitsu Times back in May, Kade explained, âIt wonât be the type of gym where weâre doing classes every day, itâll be kind of a âheadâ training spot for us â so that when weâre out there, we can keep training, and can also run jiu-jitsu camps. The goal would be to bring people out for a week, teach them how to surf, and offer privates throughout the week, along with other activities.â
With Tyeâs $50,000 bonus win for his debut submission victory against Garry Tonon, combined with Kadeâs additional $50,000 bonus for winning the ONE lightweight submission grappling belt, the twins appear on track to turn their dream gym into a reality.