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    Ni hao

    hello everybody, i'm from the puny island of Singapore, and i train out of Evolve Mixed Martial Arts.
    i DO realize that there is another gym by the same name. i believe it's equally legit. you could google the website if you want (in case someone accuses me of advertising). we have a branch in Brazil as well.
    i'm still a grasshopper in the world of martial arts, and have only been training for a year or so. i primarily concentrate on Muay Thai, and i have some scrappy BJJ under my belt. i havent started wrestling either, altho it's taught at the gym. hope to gain some guidance and valuable advice.
    BTW, anyone else here is Singaporean or train at Evolve? PM me :D

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    你好!
    牛士道欢迎!
    The fool thinks himself immortal,
    If he hold back from battle;
    But old age will grant him no truce,
    Even if spears spare him.

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      #3
      Ni Hao. There's another Singaporer, Singaporean, Singaporite? Umm... 星州人

      I think his screen name is aznraven

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        #4
        i find it funny that everyone is using mandarin to humor me when i'm actually horrible at it. hahah thanks lindz!
        anyway, what is the general consensus on the Gracies here? because my gym is an affiliate of the Renzo Gracie Academy and i dont want to tread on mines.

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          #5
          welcome to bullshido! i think there were several singaporeans here a while ago but i scared them off with all my questions about how awesome the food is there. So is the food really that awesome in singapore?

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            #6
            nothing wrong with the gracies. they have a product that is effective and useful and they sell it for what people will pay.

            nothing wrong with that if you ask me, and i'm a fucking socialist.

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              #7
              From my very limited experience here I think you will find people are starting to distinguish between BJJ and GJJ. I still think for the most part GJJ is respected but some of their marketing hype is putting them in a bad light. In the real end I am noticing though most people don't care what you train in, its how you train in it and how exaggerated your claims are about it.
              Of the single rapier fight between valiant men, having both skill, he that is the best wrestler, or if neither of them can wrestle, the strongest man most commonly kills the other, or leaves him at his mercy.
              –George Silver, Paradoxes of Defence

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                #8
                Originally posted by wizwar31 View Post
                welcome to bullshido! i think there were several singaporeans here a while ago but i scared them off with all my questions about how awesome the food is there. So is the food really that awesome in singapore?
                yeah the food is awesome, if not a little too spicy. have you ever been here?

                anyway, i've never heard of my instructors mention GJJ, it's always been called BJJ, and it takes a longggggg time to get to even a blue belt over here. my gym is about two years old (!), and the only students who have blue belts are the very talented or those who have past experience in the art. it's a reasonable amount of time, so doesnt this contradict the "behaviour" of a McDojo?

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                  #9
                  too spicy?! never! i have not been there yet, but my girlfriend is from there so I will be going to singapore one day. If i do, i'll let you know and we can roll.

                  Define "long" time to get a blue belt. from my understanding, BJJ has lots of small nuances that you need to get down before you are considered advanced enough to test for a belt. I've only been doing it for about 5 months so hopefully someone with more knowledge and experience will be able to step in and speak up.

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                    #10
                    Welcome to Bullshido.
                    "The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero projects his fear onto his opponent while the coward runs. 'Fear'. It's the same thing, but it's what you do with it that matters". - Cus D'Amato
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                      #11
                      okay i was pretty much talking out of my ass. i have no idea how long is "long" for BJJ.
                      alright that's a deal. so your girlfriend is where you heard of the food? haha. beware the chili!

                      EDIT : by the way, has anyone heard of the Martial Combat fighting championship?
                      Last edited by Masaka!; 10/04/2010 3:56am, .

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                        #12
                        i love spicy food so i do look forward to going to singapore sometime and trying their chili crab, laksa, hainan chicken rice, red bone marrow stuff, etc...

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                          #13
                          Welcome welcome, hope to see you around the forums, I just read alot these days, not posting, in the army now.

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