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Self defense & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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Self defense & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Postby Rockefeller » 21 Mar 2012, 23:06

Hello friends,

I just moved to Taipei a couple weeks ago from Los Angeles. I've been training in Jiu-Jitsu on/off for a few years back in sunny Cali and since my arrival to Taiwan, haven't had a chance to train. I have asked a couple locals and there doesn't seem to be a large BJJ community here; people mainly go for karate, judo, or other types of kungfu is what I learned.

I'm itching to roll!

That being said, I primarily train Jiu-Jitsu as a form self defense, so I tend to avoid those competitive, sports-oriented BJJ schools. Due to certain circumstances, me and my instructor had a custom curriculum drawn out for us, so technically speaking I'm not exactly looking for new knowledge so much as just sharpening my skills and honing what I have. If anyone here is kind enough to provide a little more insight to the Jiu-Jitsu community in Taipei, and/or if you know any place that provides a suitable space I can train at (which does not require $$$), I'd be extremely grateful.

Also, please note that I just don't have the cash but am absolutely willing to trade you some knowledge for a training space! I have confidence that this will definitely prove as not just a way to stretch your limbs, but also a nice bit of useful knowledge. I come from a long line of people who've practiced Jiu-Jitsu (literally) their whole lives after all :-)
So if you have an empty garage... (see where I'm going with this?) then perhaps we can have some fun :thumbsup:

If anyone has any questions please don't hesitate to ask...

Yours respectfully,
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Re: Self defense & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Postby BigJohn » 22 Mar 2012, 14:16

Check out this school in downtown Taipei. It's pretty good.

http://www.taiwanbjj.org/
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Re: Self defense & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Postby Rockefeller » 22 Mar 2012, 23:26

Thanks for the link BigJohn, I'll be sure to check it out. Is your opinion from experience?
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Re: Self defense & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Postby BigJohn » 23 Mar 2012, 01:34

Rockefeller wrote:Thanks for the link BigJohn, I'll be sure to check it out. Is your opinion from experience?


I have friends who go there. I have only heard good things about the place.
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Re: Self defense & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Postby Artemis » 31 Mar 2012, 23:12

I didn't realize they do Thai Bo as well, know if thats any good?
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Re: Self defense & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Postby rosarot » 01 Apr 2012, 02:05

BigJohn wrote:
Rockefeller wrote:Thanks for the link BigJohn, I'll be sure to check it out. Is your opinion from experience?


I have friends who go there. I have only heard good things about the place.


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Re: Self defense & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Postby Rockefeller » 01 Apr 2012, 08:02

Artemis wrote:I didn't realize they do Thai Bo as well, know if thats any good?


From what I heard tae bo is good for cardio. I mean it's an aerobic exercise.
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Re: Self defense & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Postby Artemis » 01 Apr 2012, 11:32

That's nice to know Rockefeller, it's also good for getting black eyes and other things.
Does anyone know if the Thai Bo is still going on in the Taipei branch of that school and if it's any good?
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Re: Self defense & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Postby BigJohn » 01 Apr 2012, 12:15

Artemis wrote:That's nice to know Rockefeller, it's also good for getting black eyes and other things.
Does anyone know if the Thai Bo is still going on in the Taipei branch of that school and if it's any good?


I think maybe you mean Muay Thai, the kickboxing sport?They do have classes in that at the BJJ academy as well.
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Re: Self defense & Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Postby Ex Animo » 01 Apr 2012, 13:29

You couldn't wish for a better place to train than Taiwan BJJ. The guys there are doing an excellent job of representing at both BJJ and MMA tournies in the Asia region. Not sure if you'll have much success finding a place where the guys don't want to constantly test themselves in competition, so give Taiwan BJJ a try first and see what you think.
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