So just how many jiu jitsu schools are there in so cali?

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  1. TrumpetDan

    TrumpetDan Green Belt

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    Edit: You guys can help me keep this updated.

    Jiu Jitsu in Southern California

    who knows...but here is a custom google map I made around my area with all the gyms I could think of.

    I got rid of what I could of all the kung fu schools that claim to teach bjj ect. and tried to get legit/semi legit places. I know I missed a few major ones and probably duplicated 1 or 2 due to address changes. Sorry if its your gym I missed.


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    Looks like southgate, lynwood and compton could use a gym in their area :icon_twis
     
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  2. winman

    winman White Belt

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    its the mecca of BJJ outside of Rio
     
  3. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    A lot of talent out there, thats for sure.
     
  4. Brian2

    Brian2 Blue Belt

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    We have a ton out here, and a lot are actually legit. seems like a lot of people moved from Brazil and opened up in socal
     
  5. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    If it was my choice I would train in Cali w/

    1- Caio Terra/Caesar Gracie
    2- University of JJ
    3- New ATOS gym
     
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    koolinkunming Silver Belt

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    I think this thread would be good as a sticky if all the addresses and stuff were posted too.

    You know, for all of those "Any gyms/bjj/judo/... in _________?" threads.

    I'd be a good resource for newcomers/travellers, etc.
     
  7. TrumpetDan

    TrumpetDan Green Belt

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    Maybe ill assemble a gide that includes the addresses, pictures and real reviews from travelers when they visit a gym. Interesting idea....
     
  8. Macungah

    Macungah Blue Belt

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    You'd have to be pretty thug to open a school in Compton. Although it's getting a little better.
     
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    yep, there's a lot! You don't even have SD in there or anything north of SFV (like paragon schools, etc). Blackhouse is in Gardena (basically Compton), but only pros can train there.
     
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    Actually he doesn't even have the entire SFV in there. Also kind of funny to see that in the poorer areas, such as east losangeles (easlos), el monte, compton, etc theres no bjj. I geuss bjj really is a sport for primarily middle/upper class people.

    edit: another good example would be theres like 6 academies in lake forest, which is all middle upper class and mostly white, and no academies in santa ana, which is mostly hispanic.
     
  11. Freezing Winds**

    Freezing Winds** Green Belt

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    instructors want to make money.

    middle upper class have more disposable income.

    Free enterprise.

    riddle solved.
     
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    but there is actually an academy in santa ana..... Gracie Barra has one there with black belt Ulpiano
     
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    Mike Wilson Jr. Amateur Fighter

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    I see my school. :D
     
  14. As do I! :)
     
  15. Spoonman7

    Spoonman7 Red Belt

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    there are many on that page that are not even listed at all. plus san diego is not even on there. there are so many schools down here, it is not even funny.
     
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    MMA junkie Purple Belt

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    Dan can't you make the map viewable by all (url?) and then we can update it as a living document?
     
  17. ProdigyOfZen

    ProdigyOfZen Orange Belt

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    Who wants to go to work and risk being killed? not cool man. Plus if a gangbanger walks into your academy and calls you out because you are supposedly this tough fighter. Then he just shots you when you humiliate him.

    I dont think so. So ya lets not start putting BJJ schools in gang infested areas.
     
  18. TrumpetDan

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    providing you guys with a link seems to be harder than i thought. Ill try after i train tonight
     
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    Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Southern California - Google Maps

    i think this should work. looks like there was a space between the "equals" sign and the long string of numbers following it.
     

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