Finding BJJ or MMA schools in Japan

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  1. Bear-Jitsu

    Bear-Jitsu Yellow Belt

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    I'm about to move to Japan and I am having trouble finding a directory or listing of major BJJ or MMA schools anywhere on the internet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. ShanghaiBJJ

    ShanghaiBJJ Brown Belt

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    Where will you be living?
     
  3. Bear-Jitsu

    Bear-Jitsu Yellow Belt

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    Probably either in Chiba or Matsuyama, but possibly elsewhere. I have partial control over where I end up, so I'd really like to be able to see if the cities in which I am being offered jobs will have places for me to train. Though I wouldn't mention it to my employers, one of my big deciding factors with regards to job location is whether or not I will still be able to pursue my training.
     
  4. slideyfoot

    slideyfoot Artemis BJJ Co-Founder

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    You could take a look at BJJ-Asia.com. Their list of clubs (scroll down, right hand side) in Japan is as follows:

    * Academia Az
    * Academia Reversal
    * Alive Academy
    * Alliance Square
    * Axis Jiu-Jitsu
    * Barbosa Japan
    * Club Barbarian
    * GRAACA
    * Grabaka
    * Gracie Barra Japan
    * Max Jiu-Jitsu Academy
    * Nova Uniao Japan
    * Paraestra (Hachioji)
    * Paraestra (Hakata)
    * Paraestra (Niigata)
    * Paraestra (Tokyo)
    * Purebred (Kawaguchi)
    * Purebred (Omiya & Arena)
    * R Blood
    * RB Academy
    * Tri-Force Jiu-Jitsu
    * Trust Jiu-Jitsu

    Links on the main site, so hopefully something near you. Alternately, I imagine if you contact whoever runs that blog, they could help you out.
     
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    Just found this website with google, looks like a very complete listing:

    http://sfuk.tripod.com/sfukguide/japan_bible5.html

    I know nothing about Matsuyama. Chiba would probably be a safer bet, there should be plenty of schools, but it is a big fucking prefecture: you could be close to Tokyo, or a good dojo, or you could be in the middle of nowhere. But I've known many Japanese who commute daily to Tokyo from Chiba for work. Good luck.
     
  7. Bear-Jitsu

    Bear-Jitsu Yellow Belt

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    Thank you! This will be a huge help!
     
  8. gameclucks

    gameclucks White Belt

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    Anywhere close to the big cities you'll find lots of martial arts to train.
    If you have a chance to be in Tokyo and don't mind the cramped spaces, you'll find more MMA than probably anywhere in the world.
    Good luck!
     
  9. pattheflip

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    there is a paraestra chiba, i believe.

    isn't matsuyama in the sticks? might not have much luck there.
     
  10. pattheflip

    pattheflip Yellow Belt

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    double post
     
  11. Bear-Jitsu

    Bear-Jitsu Yellow Belt

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    Yeah it seems kinda like it's in the sticks, but it's a decently sized city, so I thought it might actually have some academies.
     
  12. hidden truth

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    If your looking for MMA in Japan try a Shooto school. If you can go to Yori Nakamura he`ll turn you into a top level MMA fighter for sure.
     

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