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Alcmene



Joined: 05 Oct 2009
Location: Canada

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One more thing- do you need to bring your own gi? Or do they (schools in general) give you one when you sign up?
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Mallard



Joined: 03 Jul 2008

PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Redaxe, thanks for the info. I can't wait to check it out.
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Wayland



Joined: 11 Apr 2009

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Machado JiuJitsu Gwangju
http://cafe.daum.net/GJJA2006
Near Chosun University, Underneath 20000 Shop, 70,000 won a month

Sniper Gym Muay Thai
Malbau Woo Saguri, Boasts some of the best fighters in Korea.
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fermentation



Joined: 22 Jun 2009

PostPosted: Wed Oct 07, 2009 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most judo schools will let you borrow a gi (Was the case with three seperate gyms I've trained at) but a BJJ gym might require you to buy one.
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redaxe



Joined: 01 Dec 2008

PostPosted: Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alcmene wrote:
One more thing- do you need to bring your own gi? Or do they (schools in general) give you one when you sign up?


At Korea BJJ Academy you can buy a judo gi from the school when you sign up for 50,000 won. If you want a fancy BJJ gi though, you have to buy your own.

There are a few places that sell them, there's an Isami store at Dongguk
Univ. Station http://www.isami-seoul.com/index.php

or there's http://jiujitsu.co.kr but they seem to be out of stock lately.

Or you can order one from a US site like budovideos.com and just pay the ~$30 to fedex it to Korea
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Xaiko



Joined: 05 Oct 2009
Location: Jamsil

PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wayland wrote:
Machado JiuJitsu Gwangju
http://cafe.daum.net/GJJA2006
Near Chosun University, Underneath 20000 Shop, 70,000 won a month

Sniper Gym Muay Thai
Malbau Woo Saguri, Boasts some of the best fighters in Korea.



Where is this Sniper Gym?? Do you happen to know if they speak any english?
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Wayland



Joined: 11 Apr 2009

PostPosted: Sun Oct 11, 2009 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sniper gym is also in gwangju and the instructor speaks some english
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DWAEJIMORIGUKBAP



Joined: 28 May 2009
Location: Electron cloud

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone know if i'll be able to find Muay Thai, Kickboxing or just regular boxing classes in Geumsan, Chungcheonamdo?

I'm anticiapting not, but I really want to start one of those 3. Mainly for the fitness aspect and a new hobby and also so I can defend myself better if I ever need to.

I think there might be classes I could take in nearby Daejon...?

Also, how often do you think a complete and utter beginner such as myself should study / practice / go to classes or whatever per week? I am pretty fit and healthy and do yoga so am flexible too.
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ThingsComeAround



Joined: 07 Nov 2008

PostPosted: Mon Oct 12, 2009 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking for a Taekkyeon :택견: dojang in Ilsan.
Plenty of signs near my house advertising Taekkyeon however when I go inside, it is empty. Rolling Eyes
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roadwork



Joined: 24 Nov 2008
Location: Goin' up the country

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a question about Haedong/Haidong Gumdo: Is it all swordplay or are any close range hand-to-hand/grappling/throwing techniques taught. I'd like to learn this style but still want to get some hand to hand stuff in as well.
Cheers
roadwork
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misher



Joined: 14 Oct 2008

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2009 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a place near Shinchon/EWHA stations that has muay thai for beginners? I'm looking to get into a martial art and muay thai has had my interest for a long time. I'm an absolute beginner and I am looking for a school where I can train 3-4x a week. Thanks!
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asian sensation



Joined: 13 Oct 2008

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Misher- I go to a Muay Thai gym in Ahyeon, it is one stop after Ehwa on line 2. I forgot which exit, but find the police station and look up at the fourth floor. You will see K1 and it says Muay Thai in Hangeul. The guy has workable English and had over 100 Muay thai fights. The place is quite small but it has a ring and the essentials. No problem for beginners.
90,000 a month but the first month there is an extra 30,000 fee that all the gyms in Seoul to seem to charge which I don't understand why.
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asian sensation



Joined: 13 Oct 2008

PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John Frankl's BJJ team is no longer training at Yonsei but has a new gym in Shinchon. It isn't the easiest place to find. There are classes everyday at 10 AM M-F and also T and Th 8pm. Send me pm if you need directions.
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lhasa



Joined: 26 Jan 2008

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 5:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paraestra .... ???? .... Came across a gym recently.

I don't know anything about it. Some sort of mixed m.a. originating in Japan....mix of shooto and jiu-jitsu?

If anyone has any experience with it in Korea please let me know.

Thanks
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redaxe



Joined: 01 Dec 2008

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lhasa wrote:
Paraestra .... ???? .... Came across a gym recently.

I don't know anything about it. Some sort of mixed m.a. originating in Japan....mix of shooto and jiu-jitsu?

If anyone has any experience with it in Korea please let me know.

Thanks


Paraestra is not a martial art, it's a school in Japan that was started by Yuki Nakai. They teach shooto (which is like vale tudo/MMA), BJJ, and sambo. Actually there's a wikipedia page on them:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraestra

I think there are a couple of MMA-type schools in Korea that are affiliated with Paraestra. Where in Korea do you live?
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