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BJJ In Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by SoSexy, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. SoSexy Yellow Belt

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    Hi guys,

    I'm going on a trip to HO Chi Minh around Jan 31-Feb 2. It'd be super awesomesauce if anyone recommend a good gym I can visit while I'm there :) I found a few on my initial Google search so I'll already be bringing my gi with me, but I was wondering if you guys had any specific recommendations.

    Thanks!!!
     
  2. SoSexy Yellow Belt

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    No one?
     
  3. one.armed.jack Orange Belt

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    I'm there right now, in fact. Leaving on the 31st.

    I've stopped by http://www.saigonjiujitsu.com a number of times. It's a small club (the scene here is almost non-existent), but there's a range of skill levels and everyone is ridiculously friendly.

    It's mostly no-gi and they have members with backgrounds in a number of grappling styles. If you have a bit of experience, they might invite you to show a favorite technique during class.

    I'd strongly recommend popping in to check them out. Enjoy Saigon!
     
  4. Phong White Belt

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    There are some places for your training in Saigon

    1. Kimura BJJ Saigon (Brown belt)
    2. Saigon Sport Club (Black belt)
    3. Saigon Jiujitsu
    4. Saigon Luta-Livre
     
  5. codysweet02 Brown Belt

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    I know the guys at Saigon Jiu Jitsu. Good group of guys and good club.

    Also definitely check out Saigon Sports Club. The gym is insane.



    The BJJ coach is a Travis Lutter black belt and they have a huge schedule. BJJ, nogi, wrestling, MMA, Muay Thai, boxing, K-1 Kickboxing.

    The gym is 7,500 square meters or something ridiculous like that with a swimming pool, 400 square meters of mats, 2 boxing rings, MMA cage, indoor basketball court, restaurant, juice bar, weight room, indoor running track and who knows what else.

    Some of my friends train and work there. I can't wait to drop in the next time I'm in Saigon. We don't have anything like this in Bangkok. But to be fair, I don't think there's many facilities like this anywhere.

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    http://www.saigonsc.vn/
     
  6. oyaji poi oyaji belt

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    This is so awesome, totally didn't expect there to be a BJJ scene in HCM let alone a place like this. Didn't think grappling or MMA was even that popular in SEA.
     
  7. Jinzumkei Rock El Columbian

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    I've dropped in at Saigon BJJ. Good group of guys.
     
  8. loyalyolayal Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Thailand & the Philippines have a burgeoning bjj/grappling scene.

    Malaysia is catching up.
     
  9. SoSexy Yellow Belt

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    Yup I'm from the Philippines actually. A bunch of homegrown blackbelts are starting to get promoted and a LOT more are soon to follow.

    Thanks everyone for the advice! Real excited to go out there and train now :)
     
  10. SoSexy Yellow Belt

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    Guys, ended up training down at Saigon Jiu Jitsu. Only three of us for the noon nogi session but had a lot of fun. Learned some things and ended up showing the guys my favorite omoplata setup. Great people, would definitely recommend!
     
  11. one.armed.jack Orange Belt

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    I miss those guys already.
     
  12. monsieur_jj Purple Belt

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    I am going here on June 10-13, any good gi places to train?
     
  13. ironwolf Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    Saigon jiujitsu is the only one I've been to. Not too bad, much better than the scene here in China.
     
  14. VNFighters White Belt

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    There are many gyms in Saigon/HCMC. Check www.vnfighters.com for a school directory on the Teams page
     

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