Areas with the most BJJ schools

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  1. NJrocks

    NJrocks Blue Belt

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    Here in NJ there is seriously a BJJ school in every town, especially in Monmouth/Ocean counties. 10+, all in under a 30 minute drive from each other. I know California is full of them too, are there any areas in the country that come close? Vegas seems to come to mind from what I've heard.
     
  2. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Guest

    We have alot of schools on LI and in NYC
     
  3. NJrocks

    NJrocks Blue Belt

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    Yeah it feels like NY/NJ are a huge jiu jitsu hotspot, like everywhere you go there are multiple places to train. I couldn't imagine the rest of the country being like this.
     
  4. damit2hell

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    yea, there tons of Renzo schools and offshoots of those like the Serra schools
     
  5. BJJisFUN

    BJJisFUN Orange Belt

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    Off the top of my head, I can think of five schools within 20 minutes of my house that have black belts teaching. I can think of two more that each probably have a black belt, but I'm not positive
     
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    SouthBayBJJ White Belt

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    Jiu Jitsu originated in the United States in the South Bay (Torrance, Redondo, Manhattan Beach area of LA). It then spread from there throughout Orange County, San diego and the entire country. I am lucky enough to be from the South Bay area of LA where there is a ton of jiu jitsu including the original Gracie academy as well as Rigan Machado's academy. I then moved to San Diego for college. Haha two schools twenty minutes from my house have 5 black belts. Throwdown has Dean Lister as well as 4 other black belt instructors and Alliance MMA has Lovi, Leo Santos, and now Xande and Saulo Ribiero (don't be so mean). San diego= one of the best jiu jitsu and mma scenes in the country. That's just two of the schools there too...just check out one of the 500 "jiu jitsu in SD" threads
     
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    SouthBayBJJ White Belt

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    Jiu Jitsu originated in the United States in the South Bay (Torrance, Redondo, Manhattan Beach area of LA). It then spread from there throughout Orange County, San diego and the entire country. I am lucky enough to be from the South Bay area of LA where there is a ton of jiu jitsu including the original Gracie academy as well as Rigan Machado's academy. I then moved to San Diego for college. Haha two schools twenty minutes from my house have 5 black belts. Throwdown has Dean Lister as well as 4 other black belt instructors and Alliance MMA has Lovi, Leo Santos, and now Xande and Saulo Ribiero (don't be so mean). San diego= one of the best jiu jitsu and mma scenes in the country. That's just two of the schools there too...just check out one of the 500 "jiu jitsu in SD" threads
     
  8. Ghost Dog

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    i would say hawaii would take the crown on this one. as far as sheer distance, and schools located within such a close distance, its got to be oahu, hawaii.
     
  9. Sean-Roberts

    Sean-Roberts Blue Belt

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    dude Orange County has SO MANY SCHOOLS
     
  10. Art_Wanderlei

    Art_Wanderlei Brown Belt

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    SoCal baby, SoCal.
     
  11. whipyourasstyle

    whipyourasstyle Exitus acta probat

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    South Florida, HUGE population of BJJ Black belts.
     
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    Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    hmmm...i would have to say Southern California; Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood area.
     
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    Chinaboxer Blue Belt

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    If you haven't already, you should check out my friends school. He is certified by Dan Inosanto and has a great BJJ program as well...

    http://www.ockickboxing.com/
     
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    Meegle818 Blue Belt

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    yup, SB, LA, OC, SD...maybe NY/NJ next? or the other way around
     
  15. MonkeyNuts!

    MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    Dallas Metroplex has got a good amount.

    Long Island has a fair number as well
     
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    from what I have heard, socal has a shit load of schools.
     
  17. NJrocks

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    SoCal definitely wins in sheer starpower, but I just made a list of BJJ/MMA schools in Monmouth/ Ocean county NJ and I got it up to 12. All within a half hour or so drive to each other. I'm sure there are a few I missed as well. Many of them are great schools.
     
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    manix302010 White Belt

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    I have noticed alot of academies pop up in the North Jersey area over the years. Our Academy has been open for about 5 years and in that time frame I have seen a few come and go...soon it will be like the taekwondo dojos on every town/city block.




    Ze Cobra Submission Grappling
    226 Harrison Ave
    Harrison NJ 07029
    973-445-7796
     
  19. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    I wonder if EternalRage still has the map of long island he made up... it was pretty ridiculous, but I'm sure LA has a higher concentration, and surely parts of brasil are just retarded.
     
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    idahofireman Banned Banned

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    How about Boise Idaho, oh, wait we just have one of the best.
     

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