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fermentation



Joined: 22 Jun 2009

PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2012 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mbox wrote:
Heya,

I'm coming to Seoul in three weeks, going to be in the Bundang area.
Looking for Judo or BJJ clubs in the area

Can anyone tell me if this place is still alive?
http://bjj.co.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=notice&wr_id=130

I can sound out hangul, but it doesn't really make a difference when I don't know what the sounds mean. As such I don't know if this page is still relevant.


That's Heesung Lee's school mentioned in the previous posts. There's also a "For Foreigner" section of the site in English. The gym is near Ahyun/Ehwa. Pretty far from the Bundang area. In case you didn't know, it's a different city altogether
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Pohanger2



Joined: 17 Feb 2012

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

viva_chikilicuatre wrote:
Anybody in Pohang interested in Capoeira Angola?



Hi, are you still in Shanghai??
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Pohanger2



Joined: 17 Feb 2012

PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 6:32 am    Post subject: Muay thai Pohang Reply with quote

Hi, If anyone interested this is the club (정무관)I go to for training:

http://cafe.daum.net/phjm

남구 상도동 18-99
ph. 054 282 6996
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jeezerson



Joined: 08 Feb 2011

PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know of any legitimate boxing gyms in the Gangnam/Apjujeong area?
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mkim680



Joined: 03 Sep 2004

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 1:33 pm    Post subject: Bagua Zhang Reply with quote

Anyone here study or know of any teachers who teach ba gua zhang in Korea. I was reading on the internet that some famous teachers from China migrated to Korea and taught this art back in the days. I would be interested in learning this style. I was exposed to briefly in the U.S.
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fermentation



Joined: 22 Jun 2009

PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2012 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jeezerson wrote:
Does anyone know of any legitimate boxing gyms in the Gangnam/Apjujeong area?


According to a Naver search,
Here's one near Seolleung Station. It's owned by former World Titlist Hong Soohwan, so I'm guessing it has to be legit. I actually walked by the place once and watched people train. The facilities were kinda small but most boxing gyms are in Korea.
http://www.hongsoohwan.co.kr/

Here's one in Apgujeong. Judging by the pictures, the place looks bigger than most gyms I've seen.
http://cafe.naver.com/mbj0421/

One thing you should keep in mind is that most Korean boxing gyms cater to the weekend warrior types, as most people these days aren't trying to be fighters. So even if it has the word "diet" in front of it, it doesn't always mean it's not a legit place with good instruction.
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kptrikstar



Joined: 14 Oct 2011

PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 10:50 am    Post subject: Can this be updated in the information page? Reply with quote

There is Daegu MMA on Saturdays 1pm Jukjeon Station (Green line). It's called "Fight Club SK". Usually only foreigners training. Check the facebook group for updates!
http://www.facebook.com/groups/10327573481/

And the website link for KBJJC is not right... maybe just delete it?

redaxe wrote:
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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Joe Boxer



Joined: 25 Dec 2007

PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fermentation wrote:

One thing you should keep in mind is that most Korean boxing gyms cater to the weekend warrior types, as most people these days aren't trying to be fighters.

Do you think this trainer would do well at one of the local "diet boxing" gyms?
Smile

http://vimeo.com/42209600
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fermentation



Joined: 22 Jun 2009

PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe Boxer wrote:
fermentation wrote:

One thing you should keep in mind is that most Korean boxing gyms cater to the weekend warrior types, as most people these days aren't trying to be fighters.

Do you think this trainer would do well at one of the local "diet boxing" gyms?
Smile

http://vimeo.com/42209600


I saw that before and the guy is pretty funny. My trainer does scream and cuss at you when training for a fight too, but he's real nice when he's not training you. I actually like that video because seeing how nonathletic and uncoordinated those guys are makes me feel like a world champ. I didn't grown men could be so weak.
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jasonXkeller



Joined: 17 Jan 2012
Location: Redlands, CA

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fermentation wrote:
I didn't grown men could be so weak.


Hahaha. Sad.
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whalewhalewhale



Joined: 11 Apr 2011

PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking for Ba Gua, Xing Yi, or Tai Chi chuan instructors.
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seoultee



Joined: 11 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More judo in Korea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6LSzOtP1pkw
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Choman10



Joined: 27 Apr 2010

PostPosted: Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:54 pm    Post subject: karate Reply with quote

Does anyone know of any karate gyms around in Korea?
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seoultee



Joined: 11 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fermentation wrote:
Actually BJJ gets very little attention here. I think they price it like that because it's how most gyms over the world do it. But I feel if you're in Korea, it's better to do judo or boxing simply due to the price.

seoultee wrote:

I would try judo first. If you find that you enjoy the groundwork after a few months and really want to focus on just that, switch to BJJ. Don't do it the other way around.

Osu!


Any particular reason for that? Having done both, I don't think it really matters which one you do first.

The "problem" (if you see it as a problem) with judo in Korea is that many gyms don't focus on the ground work although it depends on the gym. From my experience, only the really experienced guys are good at ground work. If submissions are your thing, you'll have to search for a gym that will do more ground work. I've been to 3 different judo gyms and only one of them actually had pure groundwork sessions with sparring but even that was only once in a blue moon.


I only say that because today judo is lighter on groundwork than the old days because of the direction the sport has gone in. So if you want to really learn the ground game, you may as well go for BJJ. In judo it will take a long time to learn the ground work. I'm a 3rd dan in judo and though it only took me a couple months to get blue in BJJ, I am outclassed on the ground against people with far less years under their belt.
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seoultee



Joined: 11 Mar 2011

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there anyone in Busan interested in doing some groundwork practice (BJJ/judo) together?
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