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  1. LilFinger

    LilFinger White Belt

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    I recently got back from training muay thai in Thailand for a month, which was fun. Now I'm looking for the next place.

    Was thinking of boxing in Cuba or wrestling in Mongolia. Do you guys have any experiences going to these places? Or any suggestions of camps in other countries that accept foreigners.
     
  2. ArchAngelos

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    Maybe Judo at the Kodokan in Japan, kickboxing in Holland or BJJ in Brazil.
     
  3. ambertch

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    I've never heard of people traveling to cuba for boxing, since America is already really strong in this sport. Same with Mongolia, so if you ever go to these places please do a writeup!
     
  4. AirCorps

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    Yeah I agree, we probably got the best wrestlers, and boxers! So, if leaving the country do judo, bjj, or kickboxing!
     
  5. jfrank

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    How about Sanda in China?
     
  6. AirCorps

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    For what sport?
     
  7. ArchAngelos

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    Cuba has had the best amateur boxing in the world. The reason you don't see any Cuban professional world boxing champions is because it's a communist country and they aren't allowed to turn pro, though some defect.

    Ever hear of Yoriorkis Gamboa, Kid Gavilan, Joel Casamayor, Angel Espinosa,...

    The US has won 48 Olympic gold medals with a population of 400,000,000 while Cuba has won 32 gold medals with a population of less than 12,000,000. That means that Cuba has won 66% of the USA total with a population that is less that 3% of the US.

    They dominate the world juniors and seniors, Pan-Americans and the Olympics. If Cuba wasn't a communist country, every second professional weight division would have a Cuban as the champ.

    The Cuban's box like the Canadians play hockey.
     
  8. AirCorps

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    Why don't they move to florida turn pro and make a shit load of money then?
     
  9. AirCorps

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    Also, your numbers are pointless, in the us boxing isn't as popular as say all the sports we have, Cuba has what baseball?
     
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    There have been several that have recently done that recently, most notably Guillermo Rigondeaux, Yuriorkis Gamboa, and Odlanier Solis. The Cuban's definitely have some of the best amateur boxers out there.

    Heres the first part of a video series on kids amateur boxing in Cuba, you can find the rest on youtube also
     
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    The amateurs are paid by the government in communist countries thats why they always have good athletes.......
     
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    Search Russa for some Sambo.
     
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    This might be obvious, but going to Rio would not only be an amazing vacation, but you would also get to train in some BJJ
     
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    Brazil - BJJ
    Holland - Kickboxing/Muay Thai
    Russia - Sambo
    China - Sanda
    Greece - Pancrase
    France - Savate
    Japan - Judo, Karate
    South Korea - Tae Kwon Do

    Each part of the world has something different and new for you to learn :icon_chee
     
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    Krav Maga in Israel!
     
  16. LilFinger

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    After some research I think Cuba is the place to go to. Because I could not find anything about wrestling in Mongolia. While going to Holland or Japan would probably be cool, I think the more exotic destinations which are less developed are far more interesting to go to. Also means living and training will be cheaper!

    The gym to go to in Cuba is apparently Rafael Trejo. It seems like they accept foreigners but nowhere on the web can I find telephone numbers or email to contact them. Although did find this article about an English guy who went there to train:

    Trail Of The Unexpected: Boxing in Cuba - Activity Holidays, Activity & Adventure - The Independent

    There is also some travel agent who has package trips to Cuba for boxing training, but it seems a bit unadventurous to go there with the help of a guide.

    I don't know why you assume I'm from the US. And I agree the US has some fantastic places to go to such as Freddie Roaches gym or Gleesons in New York.
     
  17. ArchAngelos

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    I don't know. Why don't you phone up their repressive, communist government and ask them why more of their world champion amateur boxers do not defect to the United States of America to turn pro and leave their families behind to deal with the consequences?

    Beats me dude. I'm stumped.:icon_conf
     
  18. ASEGSEA

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    For me, personally, I'd love to train Muay Thai in Thailand and BJJ in Brazil.

    With $3000, you can live like a king in Thailand and still get full training.

    Read "A Fighter's Heart" by Sam Sheridan. He travels around while training in a variety of styles.

    Top Team in Brazil, Team Militech in Iowa, boxing in I think Oakland with Andre Ward, and the Fairtex gym in Thailand.
     
  19. ChiliDavis65

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    Pretty much any episode of Fight Quest looks like a fun trip to me...

    China - Kung Fu (Wushu/Sanda)
    Philippines - Kali
    Japan - Kyokushin
    Mexico - Boxing
    Indonesia - Pencak Silat
    France - Savate
    South Korea - Hapkido
    Brazil - Jiu Jitsu
    Israel - Krav Maga
    USA - Kajukenbo
    Thailand - Muay Thai
    India - Kalarippayattu (?)
    Hong Kong - Wing Chun
     
  20. ASEGSEA

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    Woah, hostility.

    The licenses are fairly strict, but you may be able to attain one under an "Other" clause:

    That's only if you're competing. Best bet is for free-lance journalism in Cuba forthe investigation of Cuban boxing athletes.

    Cuba
     

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