Vancouver BJJ?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Kimuralex, Aug 2, 2015.

  1. Kimuralex

    Kimuralex Brown Belt

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    Hey guys,

    A close friend of mine and purple belt is relocating to Vancouver.

    He is not sure which school to choose, anyone know about soares or Gracie Barra?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. DHBiker

    DHBiker White Belt

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    Where in Vancouver is he moving to? There are a ton of good schools around.
     
  3. Pontigoose

    Pontigoose Blue Belt

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    Don't go to GB Van, the instructor there has had tons of legal issues. I personally recommend Pacific Top Team Burnaby if your friend is a competitor, they have some killers in there, with really high level instructors.
     
  4. McClure

    McClure Orange Belt

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    I second Burnaby BJJ if he's in the Vancouver area - if he's in the eastern suburbs (Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows) then Athlete's Arena Maple Ridge
     
  5. Alonbenav

    Alonbenav Green Belt

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    A huge vote for East Van BJJ.
     
  6. McNuggetz

    McNuggetz White Belt

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    Anyone have any feedback about PTT Richmond (Evan Durand) or any BJJ gyms in Richmond ?
     
  7. UniqueSteez

    UniqueSteez Be water my friend. Platinum Member

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    Ribeiro Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is a good gym I hear it's in Coquitlam.
     
  8. Pontigoose

    Pontigoose Blue Belt

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    I started with Evan about a year ago, now I'm in Vernon with Dave Rothwell. Evan is really good, super friendly, and a really good coach. Solid group of guys and girls at PTT Richmond as well.
     
  9. mogawai

    mogawai White Belt

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    Take that comment about GB Van , squared....
     
  10. sleeps anywhere

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    Not that my opinion means anything, but I'll cosign on Ribeiro JJ Vancouver in Coquitlam. It's run by Giacomo Zanini, a Saulo/Xande black belt. He gave me my first few JJ lessons six years ago and I liked it so much that I'm on the path for life. Good instructor and active competitor. I'm making it a point to visit him the next time I'm in the Great White North.
     

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