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Dimitris Stylianos
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 4:29 am    Post subject: Martial Arts Sticky Reply with quote

I would like to thank roadwork for the suggestion of a martial arts (MA) sticky, as we right now have several threads about MAs going on. So, from now on, please post MA-related things to this thread. Other threads will be removed. Thanks for your cooperation.


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daemyann



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes....this awesome sticky, that has no information in it whatsoever...

Ah well,

Again, does anyone have any information (besides Frankyl, looking into that now) regarding MMA or BJJ around gangnam?
Any info would be hugely appreciated.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This thread is for useful information pertaining to MA training in Korea. All posts about who is bigger, badder and whose style is better will be removed.

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lat125



Joined: 22 Apr 2009
Location: Gyeongju

PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

think it's a good idea for a sticky and it lets me try my question again Smile.

does anyone happen to know of any sub-grappling and/or muay thai and/or boxing gyms in gyeongju? heard there was a boxing gym somewhere but couldn't find it. any help's greatly appreciated!
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redaxe



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll post some info about BJJ (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) in Korea.

Here is the website of the KBJJC (Korea Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Confederation): http://kbjjc.com/
All the member academies are linked to on its homepage, as well as info about upcoming competitions and past competition results (all in Korean though). They hold competitions in Seoul about 3 times a year.

Here are some of the well-known academies in Korea:

SEOUL

Korea Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy
Location: Ahyeon-dong (near Ewha Women's University, subway line 2)
Instructor: Hee-Sung Lee (black belt)
Website: http://bjj.co.kr (English info and available on website, just click on "for foreigner")

NEW branch location just opened! No registration fee if you sign up before March. It's in Daechi-dong, in between Seolleung Stn. and Hanti Stn., you can get there from line 2 or the Bundang line. Instructor is purple belt and experienced competitor Hee-Tae Lee, brother of Hee-Sung.
If you live in Southeastern Seoul or the Bundang area, this is the perfect place to train! Check here for a map to the new location:
http://bjj.co.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=notice&wr_id=130

John Frankl Competition Team
Location: several including Apgujeong, Gangnam Express Bus Terminal, and Yonsei University
Instructors: John Frankl (black belt) and several assistant instructors
Website: http://cafe.daum.net/jfbjj (English)

Evolution BJJ (Team Fabricio Korea)
Location: Daelim station, Guro-gu
Website: http://bjjkorea.com/ (English)

Grappler Factory
Website: http://cafe.daum.net/GRAPPLER
(website in Korean only and requires registration)

M.A.R.C.
Location: Sungshin Women's University station (line 4), Seongbuk-gu
Instructor: Seungjae Lee (brown belt)
Website: http://cafe.daum.net/jiujitsuism (English)

INCHEON

Action-Reaction BJJ (affiliated with Alliance)
Location: Bupyeong Station
Instructor: Kang Sung-Sil (brown belt)
Website: http://www.ttbjj.co.kr/ (English)

GYEONGGI-DO

Blue Dragon MMA
Location: Bucheon
Website: http://cafe.daum.net/bcbjj (Korean only and requires registration)

DAEGU

Daegu MMA (Affiliated with Machado)
Instructor: Lee Jaehun
Website: http://cafe.daum.net/DGnemesis (Korean only and requires registration)

Machado also has a branch in Daejeon, called "Daejeon MMA", here is the website: http://www.daejeonmma.com/

BUSAN

Dong Cheon Baek San
Locations: Daeyeon and Yongho
Instructors: Che Inmuk (brown belt, Daeyeon academy)
Park Junyeong (black belt, Yongho academy)
Website:
http://cafe.daum.net/kungfuandbjj (Daeyeon)
http://cafe.daum.net/Tozikoreabjj (Yongho)

Also locations in:
Ulsan http://cafe.daum.net/WYKBONG ,
Jeonju http://cafe.daum.net/jeonbukbjjmma ,
and Daejeon http://cafe.daum.net/DaejeonBJJ


BJJ is a rapidly growing sport in Korea, and it's a great lifelong hobby that will not only teach you extremely effective methods of self defense, but also whip you into the best physical shape of your life, so give it a try!!

If you have any more information, please add.
If any questions, feel free to PM me.


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thurst



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

does anybody know any good judo or muay thai place in the chungnam area? i'm really interested in getting into that.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know how woman friendly any of these places are? Have any of you taken classes where there were female students? Any recommendations? I'm willing to travel.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mallard wrote:
Does anyone know how woman friendly any of these places are? Have any of you taken classes where there were female students? Any recommendations? I'm willing to travel.


I train at Korea Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Academy, the first academy I listed above, and there are several women who train with us, one or two come to almost every class. The vast majority of people who practice BJJ are young adult males, but BJJ is for anyone, and our academy is definitely a safe place for women to train. There is also a separate changing/shower room for women.
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BrianInSuwon



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2009 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gyeonggido (but still on the Seoul subway lines)
Guri
Styles: Muay Thai and Sambo
Directions: If you are leaving Citibank, turn right and walk down that street for 10 minutes. It's on the second floor, same floor as the pool hall. You'll see the pool hall sign and a sign for 삼보 (Sambo).
Geumjeong
Style: Muay Thai
Directions: You can see it from the subway platform. Its in a building on the corner on the fourth floor.
Suwon
Style: Muay Thai
Directions: Walk out of Suwon Station and go down the street thats right in front of you (the street that ends at the subway station). About 100 yards down the street, at the light where the pedestrian crosswalk is located, there should be a Mauy Thai gym on the second floor in one of the buildings on the right. Its easier to see from the other side of the street. Look for an ALPHA stationary store, it's on the second floor just to the left of that shop. The training sessions begin around 5-5:30, then one at 6:30-7pm and again at 9.
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JF



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 3:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know of any muay thai / kickboxing / boxing gyms in Incheon. I've only heard of MAHA muay thai but know nothing of it (ie location or whether there's any english trainers). If anyone could give me any info on MAHA or any other similar places it'd be greatly appreciated.
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red_devil



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Location: Korea

PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about Tai Chi Chuan, Hapkido, Aikido, Kung Fu? And i'm assuming these are all taught by Korean instructors?
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doc_ido



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aikido (Seoul)

The central dojo for Aikido in Korea is in Sinchon (line 2) - go out exit 5 and it's round the back of the Woori Bank building. The website (with English!) is:

http://aikido.co.kr/

Most classes are taught by Yoon Ik-Am, who was a student of Usuo Kobayashi in Japan.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright redaxe, you've convinced me.

(I'm the big dude looking for a school) I found a pretty convenient bus route out to your school, so I'll come check it out. I've got a gi and I'll bring everything I need to register, probably one night this week or next. What nights do you train, I'd love to meet you and maybe roll with someone who's at least close to my height.

(I would have pm'ed but I'm too new to Dave's) Razz
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joffu wrote:
Alright redaxe, you've convinced me.

(I'm the big dude looking for a school) I found a pretty convenient bus route out to your school, so I'll come check it out. I've got a gi and I'll bring everything I need to register, probably one night this week or next. What nights do you train, I'd love to meet you and maybe roll with someone who's at least close to my height.

(I would have pm'ed but I'm too new to Dave's) Razz


Awesome, hope to see you there! I normally train on Sat & Sun at 2 PM and Mon & Wed at 8:30PM, but usually I have some sort of time conflict on one of those days so I end up averaging about 3 days a week. And the gym is closed on the 10th 20th and 30th of every month, so this week I'll be in there tomorrow (Wed 10/7) and Sunday (10/11). Next week I plan to train Mon, Wed, Sun too.

If you like, try a few places out--maybe our academy, John Frankl's, and Evolution, and compare and contrast to and see which is the best fit for you. Good luck!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know of any Goju schools? My Shihan also suggested I try Taekwondo. And like Mallard, I'm curious about how female students are treated.
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