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  1. samsun is offline

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    Well that's the thing they do compete in competitions. More specifically NAGA Montreal and a few others.

    Check out the facebook page.

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    With all due respect for other styles, history of competition and mma tells you should prefer some style where you can reliably trace the teacher's lineage up to Mitsuyo Maeda. Better yet if it goes through the Gracie family. Either that or you do good quality wrestling or judo. As these two have well known competition tournaments, you can see if the teacher has some records of competing, what should be regarded as a good signal. It's important to remember that Brazilian jiu jitsu is quite different from the other styles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigato View Post
    Better yet if it goes through the Gracie family.
    Oswaldo Fadda disagrees with you. Not only that, he and his students have the competition wins over GJJ in Brazil to prove his point.

    Pardon the derail, but people should know that there is more to BJJ than GJJ.
    Shut the hell up and train.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnp View Post
    Oswaldo Fadda disagrees with you. Not only that, he and his students have the competition wins over GJJ in Brazil to prove his point.

    Pardon the derail, but people should know that there is more to BJJ than GJJ.
    We have someone from his lineage in my state. Time for me to go check him out as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by It is Fake View Post
    We have someone from his lineage in my state. Time for me to go check him out as well.
    They're not afraid of takedowns or footlocks. /snarky
    Shut the hell up and train.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnp View Post
    They're not afraid of takedowns or footlocks. /snarky
    Nova União!
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     Style: KK TKD GJJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by samsun View Post
    I'd like to say all of the above.

    There are a few GJJ schools (Gracie Barra and Gracie CTC ) in the city which I would prefer but I would have to drive 40 kM into the downtown core of a major city.

    The one TJJ school is not advertised as such it is West Island JJ but it shows the teachers credentials as a 2nd or 3rd degree BB in TJJ ( don't quite remember the Dan ) the students there do compete and do quite well from what I gather.
    I've never tried Sport or Traditional Jiu jitsu. but there are other members that can be of help to you.

    But you can pretty much get all the above by taking up either Judo
    or BJJ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jnp View Post
    Oswaldo Fadda disagrees with you. Not only that, he and his students have the competition wins over GJJ in Brazil to prove his point.

    Pardon the derail, but people should know that there is more to BJJ than GJJ.
    Thanks for remembering Fadda master. Great guy, idealistic person. That way of expressing was really poor and a mistake of mine, I didn't want to imply that what doesn't come from the Gracies is not good. I guess one could also find someone of not-so-great quality whose lineage comes from the Gracies, so it was just a poor statement of mine. I was probably remembering one old jiu jitsu master I saw in a seminar here in Brazil last year. I won't tell the name because I can't provide evidence. But that old man lineage can be traced back to Mitsuyo Maeda, but not through the Gracies, and yet I saw something that was disgusting to me. Two nutriders were talking to him and he was showing them a standing position, and them he told to the guy who he was holding, "from this position I could easily kill you". Well I guess you can find bs everywhere even if it is wearing an officially recognized coral belt.

    It should also be clear to the OP that not all schools whose lineage descends from the Gracies have the Gracie name on it, you really have to look at the lineage. But better than that, you look at the competition records from the teacher and from his students.

    Let's also not forget Sambo.
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     Style: Jiu Jitsu

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    My style is bully Jiu Jitsu, thats only because i'm a white belt with zero technique.

    Don't be like me.
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