Thread: What is good to learn?
4/03/2011 10:59pm, #11
He lives in Canada. Hence the retarded question.
4/03/2011 11:01pm, #12
@ Daniel_Kemp: my Google-search-fu is mighty, and will be unleashed, on your behalf. We don't need a DNA sample, just a city/country.
originally posted by Omega: **** you hippy.
- I'm touched you insulted me personally.
- I can't fold you up, like some of these fools
- I could end up with a 'shitstain' tag, or something.
EDIT: Ok, I'm on it.
4/03/2011 11:02pm, #13
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4/03/2011 11:03pm, #14
"Hippy" is an adjective describing one's waistline.
Last edited by W. Rabbit; 4/03/2011 11:08pm at . Reason: Hippie!
4/03/2011 11:16pm, #15
Maybe I could find a club/dojo where a bunch of bartenders/bouncers train, become friends with them, then just take my ladyfriend to the place(s) where they work, and then I don't have to worry about being bugged by rude people.
Your idea is fine, albeit much more time and work.
Seriously, are you wanting to actually train something because you want to train or because you think you are going to play White Knight?
4/03/2011 11:21pm, #16
You're in luck. Straight-blast has a gym in Seoul.
Korea / Japan - Regional Director: John Frankl
John began his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu training in Los Angeles under the legendary Rickson Gracie. Ricksonís patient, methodical style as a fighter and attention to detail as a teacher are both evident in Johnís approach to Jiu Jitsu. Following a year with Rickson, under whom he received his blue belt, John moved from Los Angeles to Boston to pursue his doctoral studies at Harvard University.
In Boston, John trained another eight years with Roberto Maia, founder of Boston Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, a black belt under Carlos Gracie, Jr., and the cousin of Renzo Gracie and the Machado Brothers. Under Roberto, John received his purple, brown, and black belts. John was also fortunate to have the opportunity to train extensively with Claudio Franca whenever he visited his hometown of Santa Cruz, CA. After nine years of continuous and dedicated study, John is among the elite group of Americans black belts.
Johnís academic and martial arts careers have long overlapped. His travels allowed him to train and fight not only all over the U.S., but also in Brazil, Thailand, the Philippines, and Japan. John also founded Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Korea, where he has often lived for extended periods of study and research. His academy, Seoul Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, has now grown into the nationwide organization, Korea Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Contact: John Frankl
41-303 Hanyang Apartments
Apgujeong-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea
Tel: 011-82-10-6233-4752, (From Korea, it's 010-6233-4752)
Note: The above address is not the gym. Please call or email John for directions to the gym.
4/03/2011 11:23pm, #17
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It's Been nice knowing you Rabbit.
Wait... no it hasn't.
OP you seem very concerned about fighting people. You need to know training a couple of weeks or even a couple of months probably won't be enough for you to pull this off:
Start at 11:30. (I have no Idea how to embed a video so it starts at a certain time.)
Or better yet watch the song at the beginning. I was like DAMMMNN!!!
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4/03/2011 11:29pm, #18
This site has a great school listing for Korea. Scroll down, about a page's length. It's in the margin, on the right.
Obviously BJJ isn't the only option, but it is one. I'll keep looking.
4/03/2011 11:32pm, #19
4/03/2011 11:32pm, #20
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And I have read that learning self-defense helps your confidence, which helps in many parts of your life.
Is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu useful in real life. If you have someone in a hold on the ground, then doesn't that make it easy for other people to kick you? I'm not saying I would ever put someone in a hold on the ground, I am more interested in taking something that is useful in real life.