MMA seriously considering training in brasil

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  1. Buck something?

    Buck something? New Member

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    The way my schedule works out (transferring schools), I have to take next quarter off school. My plan is to volunteer abroad and teach English 15 hours a week. Originally I was going to do Spain/Italy, but I think if I had the opportunity to train in brasil, it would be the logical choice.

    Im concerned with safety in Rio ,so I was thinking a small city on the beach. Any suggestions?
     
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    Firstly what is your bjj experience

    Secondly have you even googled this shit? There is a tonne of places and camps to train at in brazil.
     
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    2ofdem OT Supporter

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    Shutup marty.
     
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    2ofdem OT Supporter

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    I mean most of the schools in brazil know all these cashed up westerners come down to train in brazil and its usually quite expensive to train unless you have an inside line on one of the schools.
     
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    If you're white, and you get caught in training, and you tap, a brazilian will 9 out of 10 times not let go and usually break your limb or choke you out
     
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    while in brazil
     
  7. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    Maciao is a calm, nice place from what I hear. Barra da Tijuca, Copacabana, and Ipanema are calmer, touristy, safer areas of Rio.

    If you want a safe Brazil experience though, just go to Deerfield Beach, Florida.
     
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    ask your academy.. mine does trips a couple times a year for people that can do it.. someone should at least be able to point you in the right direction
     
  9. teep

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    :rofl:

    i wish parts of the US were just as saturated with thai nak muays as brazilians/bjj players.

    even the neighborhood my gym is in is super brazilian. the head jiu jitsu coach at my gym was bussing tables at a restaurant the owner at my gym happened to be eating at. he overheard a conversation about mma/jiu jitsu and it just grew from there.
     
  10. Buck something?

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    very basic. very vry basic. less than 20 hours of training.

    honestly I dont care what place/camp i train at, I am sure the skill level will be very high either way.
     
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    I could probably swing up to 150/mo for 2-3 hours of training per day.
     
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    why don't you get some more experience before you waste a bunch of money on a trip doing a sport you have no experience with.
     
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    word. unless you want to go for vacationing purposes too. i mean i really want to go to brazil, but not really to train. although i guess i'd beat myself up if i didn't at least visit a gym.
     
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    The point of the trip is life experience/live with a family and teach them english.

    Im going to have a lot of free time (obligation is 15 hours of teaching per week) so why not train hard with the best in the world?


    and I dont have 0 experience. I am not saying anything about my skills, but to say I have 0 experience is untrue.
     
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    again, its not a typical vacation. I am teaching english for free to a family and in return get meals, and a place to live, and whatever other stuff they want to provide for me.

    Ill be there ~3 months.
     
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    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    if you can do it, go for it. Or you'll end up like me, almost 30, and physically and professionally unable to commit to something like that.
     
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    yeah, basically i am wondering if they will be open to me training there (considering the language barrier), and hopefully there will be some white/blue belts? :x: and not just black belts
     
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    If i was going to do it Id find a gym with an affiliation with one in Brazil and train there before I left.
     
  19. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    Just saying, don't expect "the world's best." Their blue belts are the same as american blue belts, they just might crank shit a little longer.

    Also...haven't you noticed the world's best have all moved up here to the states?

    Going for vacation and train while you're there, fine, but don't get your hopes up too much.
     
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    lmao yeah, ....
     
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    it's too bad jiu jitsu's not like muay thai. you can't go to brazil and get a couple hundred dollars every time you compete to help finance your trip.
     
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    no way i'd go to brasil unless it was some sort of camp or I was invited to some place to train
     
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    yeah well, i doubt thats a possibility. really, really doubt
     
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    Really? Theyll crank a nice bro like me after I tap? What for.
     
  25. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    They're Brazilian.

    Keep in mind, according to the cage, I'm swinging off Brazil's left nut, but the culture has that hot latin blood. You're their friend, they're super loving and fun. You don't know them, come into a gym as a non-portuguese speaking gringo, you're setting yourself up for a beating or ridicule at the least.
     

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