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Getting to know Jake mackenzie

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  1. Nickynoneck

    Nickynoneck Purple Belt

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    Getting to know Jake MacKenzie.

    Article and a couple matches of jake mackenzie I had to post this as He's a fellow nova scotian who desverse the attention he just got his black belt you will hear more and more about this guy !
    He always comes by when he visits his home and teaches the class or shows an amazing technique .
     
  2. anaconda

    anaconda Full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

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    Jake is awesome! He just got promoted a few weeks ago and has already won two competitions as a black belt in brazil.

    Great guy, really cool and just loves jiujitsu.
     
  3. Balto

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    I was also impressed by how good he was with Portuguese.

    At first I heard the Canadian accent in English. Then I heard him start speaking Portuguese with the same sort of accent. It really surprised me at first because I haven't run into too many Canadians who speak Portuguese, but he really is smooth with it.
     
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    Belatucadros Brown Belt

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    I just want to state that nova scotian is not a "Canadian accent"

    we think they sound funny, too. not as funny as newfoundlanders, but it's up there.
     
  5. Nickynoneck

    Nickynoneck Purple Belt

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    atlantic canada is completly different then what the stereotypical canadain accent you see on tv .
     
  6. Mikey Triangles

    Mikey Triangles Bending Joints the Wrong Way Since 1985

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    great read, better vids. that back take in the first match was sweet.
     
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    Kenny from MD Less angry than before.

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    Jake is such an awesome guy man. Literally one of the coolest guys I have ever met. I love when he comes to 50/50 to train. He has helped me with my half guard almost as much as my own coaches have
     
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    Jake is awesome!

    Sadly, the only classes I ever took with him were when I was a new white belt - rolling omoplatas, what?

    I'd love to get a half guard private in with him next time he's home.

    Nova Scotia punches well above its weight in BJJ and MMA - with guys like Jason MacDonald, TJ Grant, Shane Rice, Jake MacKenzie, Kyle Sanford and some awesome up-and-comers.

    We are still at a point where a lot of guys feel the need to travel for additional training and competition - but the day is coming when our grassroots grappling scene will rise to the level of our top competitors.
     
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    Nova Scotians don't have accents!!!! lol
     
  10. Balto

    Balto Silver Belt

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    Yeah I meant it as a Canadian accent in that it comes from Canada. I think GSP has a Canadian accent too, although obviously it's a lot different than Terrance and Phillip from South Park.

    It's the same as how a guy from Boston, a guy from Pittsburgh, and a guy from Alabama all have American accents. They can be pretty different, but most people will figure out that you are from America even if they don't know exactly where.
     
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    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    You know that's a lie.
     
  12. Nickynoneck

    Nickynoneck Purple Belt

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    I have friend who went to toronto for a couple years born and rasied in nova scotia and when he came back he couldnt understand anyone haha , when your here you dont notice it but when you leave ..oh boy .
     
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    Jake is great. He's been a training partner for a little over a year at FightSports, I brought him to Westside to teach for a month, and he was my roommate in Brazil on one of my trips. Amazing jiu jitsu, funny guy (except when he calls me a ginger), and good instructor.

    Although that MFer has an accent. He pronounces couch like "coach," which is confusing. He has a sick half "gerd" and he says "eh."
     
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    RadBoy He conquers who endures

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    One of the best privates I have ever taken was with Jake.
     
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    I was born in Nova Scotia, lived here all my life. I don't have the accent, Americans tell me I sound like I'm american.
     
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    Nickynoneck Purple Belt

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    SEriously met a bunch of guys from maine and was told i sounded american
     
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    I hate being called a ginger
     
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    Interesting! I wonder if he can speak Portuguese.... in French.... (in Russian). ;-) Seriously, Jake Mackenzie is a very nice guy with brilliant jiu-jitsu! He trains with some of the best grapplers around. It definitely shows. I've only met him twice, but add me to the list of fans!
     
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    HEAVY GRAPPLER Brown Belt

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    You must not have said "couch," "house" or "tour" during that conversation.

    Most people in Nova Scotia have a relatively flat mid-atlantic, North American sounding accent (like Ontarians do,) but you cannot say "Nova Scotians don't have accents."

    If you go to Eastern Passage, people say the 8th letter of the alphabet is "haitch."

    If you are on the South Shore, people launch their boats from "the whoff" (wharf.)

    Lard tunderin' jayzus, don't even get me started on Cape Breton.

    My favourite accent is the East Preston African Nova Scotian accent. I cannot even describe it - but it sounds to my ears like something from the southern US.

    The diversity of accents here is something we should be proud of.
     
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    I pronounce "house" and "tour" the American way.
     

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