BJJ and free diving: where can I go?

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  1. winterbike

    winterbike Blue Belt

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    Hi guys!

    I might have three months off this winter, and I'm looking at places I could travel to to train BJJ and do some free diving, and maybe give surfing a try. I'm looking at San Diego right now, and I was wondering if there were other cool spots that would give me access to these things.

    Additional info: I'm leaving from Montreal, and whatever money I can save on plane tickets gives me additional training time. Cheap places to live are also cool for the same reason.
     
  2. Murdoch

    Murdoch Brown Belt

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    Check out Basico Jiu Jitsu with Abraham Marte. I'm trying to find a way to make it down there and train with him ASAP. I'm stuck at work and the filters kill youtube but check out these links
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2iMrYyfQY-0&feature=player_embedded

    http://www.gowiththeflowbjj.com/videos/

    My interview with Abraham
    http://www.openmatradio.com/tag/abraham-marte/

    I also just did a podcast with a guy named JohnnFD who lived as a Divemaster and pro Muay Thai fighter in Thailand. I know there's some good jiu jitsu there. That interview will be up soon on http://www.TheJourneyPodcast.com
     
  3. Jackson 2012

    Jackson 2012 Orange Belt

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    Did you know that San Diego is Spanish for "whales' vagina"?
    True story...
     
  4. Jackson 2012

    Jackson 2012 Orange Belt

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    But in all seriousness, if it's cheap places to live you are looking for, how about Thailand?
    I dont know what the climate is like at this time of year, but there are some world class training facilities there, and presumably, ample diving opportunities too.
     
  5. flej

    flej Blue Belt

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    Fla got got diving and training.



    But....its fla :/
     
  6. winterbike

    winterbike Blue Belt

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    Thailand I've already lived in for a while, but I'm still considering going back. The plane ticket is expensive though.

    The Bahamas look great too, I'll check about the cost of living.

    Thanks for the suggestions so far!
     
  7. jimglynn

    jimglynn Orange Belt

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    Freediving and jiu jitsu are a perfect combination. I live in NJ so most of my freediving has been in quarries in PA. I have freedived in Cozumel but that is not an ideal spot- its much better on scuba due to boat traffic. The outer banks of North Carolina are also very good for large animals but again its a long boat ride to the wrecks.
     
  8. Dogstarman

    Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    Maui, Hawaii?

    http://www.mauibjj.com/

    Christian is a 3 stripe BB under Carlson Gracie. Place is good man. I visited there a while back.
     
  9. Ice 9 Cobra

    Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    I would look into Guam, strong fight culture for an island and the chamorro culture is really cool.
     
  10. hodge

    hodge White Belt

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    Come down to Australia. My gym is 5 mins from Cronulla beach and a few of my students go free diving on the weekend. My missus is also a free diving instructor.
    www.scjja.com
     
  11. HEAVY GRAPPLER

    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    I don't know much about freediving, but will back the recommendation for Maui based on the vibe in general and (in case you wanted options,) the other BJJ academy http://www.mauijiujitsu.com/

    The instructor is a 5th degree BB under Rickson and a legend in his own right.

    Actually, I have heard the freediving is good on Molokini and I'm sure there is more as well. Watch out for the man in the grey suit.
     
  12. Stacked

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    Maui Jiu Jitsu is great. I trained there for 7 months. Great guys, very tough. Also, better places than Molokini I heare for snorkelling etc.
     
  13. GuardGame

    GuardGame Brown Belt

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    Dude... If you can go to Cairns, Australia. It's where the Great Barrier Reef is. Awesome diving, scuba and spear fishing. Plenty of beaches and swimming spots in the forest as well. I just spent 6 months teaching and training there. Great place. Not to mention a constant influx of back packers from all over the world, especially during the summer (which it is now :)). Yup.

    Check out fusionfightandfitness.com
     

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