Those of you in Japan & SoCal - BJJ "Vacation" - Where to?

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  1. GINZALINE

    GINZALINE White Belt

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    I was in the process of planning a 6 month trip to Thailand to practice muay thai . However, I recently got around thinking about a BJJ "vacation". I know there probably isn't anything similar to muay thai camps for BJJ, but I was wondering what gyms any of you might know about that allow you to train as much as you like throughout the day (at least 6 to 8 hours). Ideally, I'd like to keep the BJJ gyms limited to Tokyo, Japan and Southern California. I'm also open to MMA gyms.

    So far this is what I know:

    - Axis Jiu Jitsu and Paraestra - I hear a lot about great bjj from both of these. Paraestra is a shooto gym. Not really sure I could get roughly 6 - 8 hours of training at either place though.

    - No Limits MMA in the OC has a lot of BJJ classes and one could easily train roughly 6-8 hours.

    - Most BJJ schools don't seem to be open through out the day in California.

    The problem I'm having is just finding what's out there because it seems there are so many gyms in both Tokyo and SoCal.
     
  2. Reveen

    Reveen Purple Belt

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    walliegabe White Belt

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    there is BJJ camps too...but the best ones are probably in Brazil
     
  4. UrbanSavage**

    UrbanSavage** Pepe Silvia

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    If I were to take a BJJ vacation, it'd probably be in Southern Cali where I already live. I was planning on going to Brazil last summer but no one I trained with could afford to go with me so I wasn't able to go, but after thinking about it I realized I could hit up just as many great places here in cali if I wanted to. The amount of great BJJ in San Diego, Orange County and Los Angeles is just plain disgusting, there are so many great gyms here it's unbelievable. That's not even mentioning the great gyms in the bay area and even farther north.

    So, if I were you I'd look into cali for a "BJJ vacation".

    EDIT - Saw that you're looking for one gym in particular. Team Quest in Temecula has classes going all day, I'd bet AKA has stuff going all day. If I could train anywhere in the USA for MMA, though, I'd probably go to ATT in Florida.
     
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    mycompy386* Banned Banned

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    Could you give me some example of these great gyms in Southern California?
     
  6. JerseyTrash

    JerseyTrash Silver Belt

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    Training 6 to 8 hours per day is pretty brutal.
     
  7. andrehbjj

    andrehbjj Yellow Belt

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    Go to Brazil. You will not regret it at all.
     
  8. UrbanSavage**

    UrbanSavage** Pepe Silvia

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    Well, just gonna throw it out in the beginning that there's a Gracie Barra in almost every city in SoCal.

    I'm in SD so around here there's Rodrigo Medeiros, Roy Harris, Saulo and Xande Ribeiro, Fabio Santos, I think Baret Yoshida is here too, Carlos Valente, there's Brandon Vera's gym I believe is called Alliance Training Center, the Throwdown gym (I think Dean Lister is there but I'm not sure), Team Quest is in Temecula.

    In Orange County, there's No Limits, Tinguinha, OC Kickboxing, Erik Paulson teaches CSW there I believe, Ralph Gracie.

    In Los Angeles, there's the Machados, Gracie Academy, Rickson, Legends, Eddie Bravo, Gokor, BTT.

    Farther up north is AKA, Fairtex, Cesar Gracie.

    And just so you know, I just pulled up all these gyms from a few Sherdog searches. I only really mentioned the big names, too, there are a lot more lesser known gyms in the area.
     
  9. knoxpk

    knoxpk Black Belt

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    It seems like you have some good options in Cali.

    Here is a review I found of a good school in Japan.

    BTW guys I do travel, IF you want to book a trip Just PM me. I will do all the leg work, its free, just let me book the trip/accomodations for you!

    Thanks
     
  10. Mister Nitro

    Mister Nitro Orange Belt

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    I train at Paraestra Tokyo, and the instruction is very good. Many quality BJJ players there. The only downside is the place is super small and smelly.
    They also have many branches across Tokyo as well as the rest of Japan.
    They also have Sambo classes,wrestling/Judo classes, no gi classes, as well as mma/striking stuff too.

    There are a number of solid BJJ gyms in the Tokyo area, if you want to hit up a few. Axis is quality and they have a nice place. Purebred is good too. You wont be void of places to train if you stop in Tokyo.
     
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    danxgerous White Belt

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    no limits has classes every day during the week and open mat on weekends. u could do gi and then nogi.

    gracie barra also has gi and no gi class every day. but its expensive.
     
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    xbourquex White Belt

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    AxisJJ obviously, best training I ever had in my life, friendly, clean and english classes. They pay attention to you since you're obviously there to learn. If not i'd day Brazil, get out of the country always a life changing experience and you can't regret it.

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  13. sheddy

    sheddy I am the liquor

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    You could probably get close to 6 hours at Axis...if you took a few classes a day.
    At the weekends, there is some free mat time after the last class in the afternoons and I thik I remember the morning weekday class there is a bit of free mat time.
     
  14. endurance

    endurance Simply the Best

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    Cool gyms in socal for you.

    Oc muay thai

    cSw

    Wildcard boxing

    city boxing

    Brandon veras new gym

    10th plant/legends

    Dean listers xtream c

    Team quest-temcula

    North couty fight club- temcula

    Rickson gracie-La

    Hb ultimate

    Joe stevensons Cobra Kai

    I think Gracie bara and Royce have schools near La.

    There are other gyms around with some good up and comeing fighters in So-Cal
    Team Oyama in upland.
    Croy cass has the Fight lab
    I think Brian warrens Unbreakable gym. Thomas dennys team Wildman
    Millenia Bjj.
    Beverly hills Bjj
    R1 Training Center
    The late Jeremy williams Apex now subfighter.
     
  15. JudokaBJJ

    JudokaBJJ Orange Belt

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    royce gracie's academy is in long beach - Neutral Grounds

    Hollywood BJJ(Team Renzo Gracie) -Hollywood

    Rey Diogo BJJ(Carlson Gracie Team) -West LA

    Crosley Gracie -Brentwood

    Street Sport -Santa Monica

    Gokor -N. Hollywood

    Leo Vieira BJJ -La Habra(Team Brasa)

    Gracie Barra is mostly in every city, the main one is in Lake Forest headed by Marcio Feitosa

    New Breed -Santa Fe Springs
     
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