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    Burnaby Bullies

    I've left the MA desert I was in and come back home. Now I feel like a kid in a candy store. Before I go trying stuff out I just wanna see if I missed out on anything good.
    So far I've found
    Probably awesome:
    Judo
    Catch wrestling
    BJJ/MT/MMA
    Boxing
    Kyokushin
    Wrestling at SFU (a friend tells me they have a rec league but I haven't seen any evidence yet)

    Can't tell if awesome or not
    SanDa
    CobraKai

    Probably crap
    Aikido
    Master Gee's Blackbelt academy
    Tae Kwon Do

    Did I miss anything? Especially anything good?

    #2


    but sadly, there arent many actual sambo schools in canada, you probably wont find one in burnaby, if you do, i really REALLY hate you.

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      #3
      UBC used to have a club. But it's defunct. But one of its ex members teaches at the UBC judo club. But it's only for students (I think). Sad face.

      I'm not looking for suggestions on what art to study, but known good clubs in the area that I might have overlooked.
      Last edited by Lindz; 11/06/2009 12:34am, . Reason: Edit for clarity

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        #4
        Originally posted by bitchslapper View Post
        UBC used to have a club. But it's defunct. But one of its ex members teaches at the UBC judo club. But it's only for students (I think). Sad face.
        [ petterhaggholm.net | blog | essays ]
        [ self defence: general thoughts | anecdote is anecdotes, not data

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          #5
          Feel free to come south to Seattle for your SAMBO fix, we can hook you up.

          The UBC club may one day reform, but one Luc who was the driving force is back in Europe dealing with some health issues. They have been defunct for some time.

          Micheal who was their head coach is very active in Judo in BC.

          Aaron Fields

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            #6
            Several good MMA or old-school bjj clubs in that area. I'm a Marcus Soares fan for Gi Jiu Jitsu, but he is not for everyone.

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              #7
              If you want Judo, Burnaby has the best dojo west of Montreal. I've never seen more black belts on the mat at one time anywhere else. I think it's where black belts from all the other Vancouver area clubs go for extra practice.

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                #8
                http://www.revolutionfightteam.com/burnabylocation.html

                http://www.revolutionfightteam.com/burnabyschedule.php
                Now or never.

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                  #9
                  I do Gracie Barra BJJ with Cocoon, that's Main and Broadway in Vancouver.

                  For you in Bby, Columbia Martial Arts will be closer.

                  Cobra Kai used to have Soares doing BJJ, but he's moved elsewhere (Universal?). I don't think there's anything good there now. Stay away from TACT (Norm Bettencourt). The guy is a moron and a dick.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by IronMongoose View Post
                    I do Gracie Barra BJJ with Cocoon, that's Main and Broadway in Vancouver.
                    [ petterhaggholm.net | blog | essays ]
                    [ self defence: general thoughts | anecdote is anecdotes, not data

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by IronMongoose View Post
                      I do Gracie Barra BJJ with Cocoon, that's Main and Broadway in Vancouver.

                      For you in Bby, Columbia Martial Arts will be closer.

                      Cobra Kai used to have Soares doing BJJ, but he's moved elsewhere (Universal?). I don't think there's anything good there now. Stay away from TACT (Norm Bettencourt). The guy is a moron and a dick.

                      Just curious - why do you say Bettencourt should not be trusted?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by markman99 View Post
                        Just curious - why do you say Bettencourt should not be trusted?
                        If you click IronMongoose's name, his profile will show that he hasn't been on the site since 1-21-2010, so a direct answer from him is unlikely. Hopefully, someone else will respond to one of your other TACT/Norm Bettencourt threads.

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                          #13
                          The Burnaby judo dojo is very, very good.

                          I will be in Abbotsford on September 25 and 26 for the BC Provincial JR team training with a few of my students.

                          Ben
                          Falling for Judo since 1980

                          "You are wrong. Why? Because you move like a pregnant yak and talk like a spazzing 'I train UFC' noob." -DCS

                          "The best part of getting you worked up is your backpack full of irony and lies." -It Is Fake

                          "Banning BKR is like kicking a Quokka. It's foolishness of the first order." - Raycetpfl

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                            #14
                            If I only had 2 working knees

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                              #15
                              I've met Norm Bettencourt a couple of times, he seemed like a really nice guy. I actually trained under him to get my security license when I finally needed to obtain it. I have never really hung out with him but that few days I spent with him, he seemed alright. Granted I have seen some of his appearances on local media and I can see why you would come to that conclusion lol but all in all, he was a good guy when I met him.

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