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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by krunko, Aug 23, 2010.

  1. krunko

    krunko Yellow Belt

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    Anyone here live in the Philippines and do BJJ? How is the BJJ scene there, and would you say there are many quality instructors and professors? Where do you train?

    Thanks
     
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    YungWrestling White Belt

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    my friend visited the PI recently for a month and trained somewhere that was rated the highest lvl of bjj. I dont remember the name of the academy, but he has videos posted up of him submitting purple and brown belts. I dont know wether the school was not as good as they said they were and lying, or the quality of technique is watered down over there. My friend is a 2 stripe blue belt.
     
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    In Makati there is a lot of place to go

    Ribeiro Jiu Jitsu - formerly GB Philippines, headed by Alvin Aguilar (Black belt). This is probably the biggest school in the Pinas
    Atos BJJ/ Team VPF - headed by Ralph Go and Ali Sulit, both brown belts and ali is a black belt in Judo. These guys use to be New Breed but broke off and started their own school. Under Ramon Lemos and Andre Galvao now, Ramon was there about a month ago
    Kamphius BJJ - Stephen Kamphius, from New Zealand I believe. I think he is the highest ranking Black Belt in the Philippines. I think 3rd degree? also a Judo BB
    New Breed Academy - Not sure who the heads are now, think they are Purple belts? But John Ouano, the Vives Brothers, are always visitng things there
    Carlson Gracie BJJ - Jeff Graham (sp?) he is a brown under Ricardo Cavalcanti who is a BB under Carlson himself I believe
     
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  5. Janilane

    Janilane Guest

    how can you say 'highest level of BJJ' when he's just a blue belt and submitting the school's purple and brown!? that's f*ck up bjj school IMO!

    To TS, try finding KMA Philippines, the instructors there are high rated, just not the blue belt ones.
     
  6. dkaki

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    where in the philippines did he go to exactly? the competition in manila aint that good. The only gym worth mentioning there would be KMA...u can try albay, cagayan de oro and davao.
     
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    I think thats a little harsh on the Philippines and Manila, granted that the competition may not be that high (especially compared to the states and asian countries like Japan).

    The Philippines has had a few successes in competition in the last few years, and yes these guys come from schools in Manila:

    Ralph Go (Atos BJJ/Team VPF): he won weight and absolute at the Tokyo Open brown belt. Most impressive is that he got silver at the Brazilian Nationals this year held at the Tijuca Tennis Club

    Carlos Pena (Atos BJJ/Team VPF): Medaled 2 years in a row at the Pans.

    Eros Baluyot: (ATOS BJJ/Team VPF): Got Gold this year the International Novice Championships (Mundials for the White belts)

    Stephen Kamphius (KMA BJJ): Though not pinoy has won multiple medals on the world stage

    Alvin Aguilar (Ribeiro BJJ): Won a match this year at Black belt against a game Brazilian. He tore up his knee in the second fight

    May not be much, but the Philippines is making some progress in BJJ!
     
  8. Ninjamurf

    Ninjamurf Handing out lollipops for over 3 decades

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    Here's a new one that just opened on Cebu. I've trained with John for a couple years now (before he up and moved to the Philippines!!) and he's definitely top notch!

    Home - Welcome to GraciePi.com!
     
  9. dkaki

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    i know it maybe harsh. but theyd say the same thing about places outside manila. one of the reasons why they garnered the awards u mentioned is because of finance. They're able to travel to compete :) while within the philippines there are a lot of bogus gyms in manila :)
     
  10. krunko

    krunko Yellow Belt

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    For those of you who have been to a BJJ gym in PI, how much per month did it cost to train?
     
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    i went to his opening day. there were only like 10-12 guys. cool cat, respectful & knows his stuff.

    i also attended a few open mats at this academy.

    Deftac Cebu - Gracie Barra Jiujitsu

    competition oriented but very chill. good guys all around.
     
  12. SoSexy

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    I train at New Breed (Makati) and I completely disagree with the previous statement. My teammate (3 stripe white at the time I think) submitted a blue belt from the US easily when he came to visit. The average white-blue is 2-3 years of regular training, considerably slower than gyms in other countries I've heard of.

    Come train with us. We're currently headed by a couple of purple belts, but we have 2 black belts from the US coming home to teach permanently.

    John Ouano came by last week to promote a few guys.

    New Breed Philippines
     
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    Jaguar Tang Amateur Fighter

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    ouchies....
     
  14. gerardc

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    I am probably going to visit the PI for vacation and I think your guy's location is close to where i'm staying. Do you guys do NoGi as well? And any schools there that do 10th Planet or somewhat do 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu material? Thanks.
     
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    Yeah, how's the level of Judo in the PI compare to the level of BJJ? Do many clubs cross train with experienced competition judo teams?
     
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    codysweet02 Brown Belt

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    I doubt it, but I don't think your Jiu Jitsu will suffer too much if you are forced to train with a Rodrigo Medeiros/Carlson Gracie Jr. black belt and a Megaton black belt for a week. Their Jiu Jitsu is *almost* on par with Eddie Bravos.
     
  19. gerardc

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    It would be nice to train a few times while on vacation. I just hope some schools in the PI are cool with the 10th PLanet, although I am mindful most schools that do NoGi aren't cool with some stuff (twister, leg locks, etc.) I can just avoid those thechniques and do other stuff. Can't we all just get along?
     
  20. loyalyolayal

    loyalyolayal Steel Belt

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    you'd probably find people doing or experimenting with 10th planet stuff in small grappling clubs or mma gyms who don't have a grappling legit trainer.
     

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