Originally Posted by Wolverine1784
This is a long shot, but I'm moving to Gwangju, South Korea in the next month. Anyone out there have a good recommendation for a place to train bjj/kickboxing?
Don't speak Korean...yet. Hoping that on top of continuing my martial arts education, this can be a good way to engage the culture.
I used ti live and train in Korea myself. You in like the most Southern part. Finding MMA training that is worth a damn will be hard. Forget about Busan, you might go to Seoul once every 3 months from there, but trust me, you;ll want to party than train. However, there are a lot of good boxing places and Judo places there. Be careful, Judo ranked belts like fucking with non Koreans in the gym( same in Japan but to a lesser extent in my case). Like, they will just punch you in the face while you are thinking that they are checking your form.
Less of an ego in boxing, but in training remember 9/10, you are the only Westerner I'm assuming there and you'll have to go through the whole gym because everyone wants to test you. Its not done to fuck with you, but its something that you need to be ready for. Also, some guys will watch you do your whole workout and then when you about to go, call you out. Once again, its not vindictive but something to keep in mind.
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Side note, Korea is an OK place. If you are buff they think you are a G.I. and will treat you like an asshole. Fat guys do ok there. Women on TV are just that, not in real lief where they eat so much bread. Gangnam is just a street. You might actually get more married women than single girls. Everyone backhandedly hates/loves English teachers there too, you'll understand what I mean later.
Also, most BJJ there is 10th planet stuff, very little gi work. I'm 6'2 about 210 and not flexible. It didn't work for me.