Archives for 2012

Finding a BJJ or MMA School in Korea

A friend of mine recently wrote an article which is an evolving list of BJJ and MMA schools in Korea - from Seoul to Busan.  MMA and BJJ are not as well known in Korea as back home, but it's changing … [Read more...]

Being Sick in Korea is Brutal

Being sick in Korea is actually one of the highlights of this endeavor.  Why?  Because whatever I normally got sick with back home seems to be amplified here.  I heard about this before coming and I … [Read more...]

Coming to Korea Without a Job

Samsung Town Someone had asked me about their options for coming to Korea without first having a job.  Though I wouldn't really recommend it unless you had special circumstances, there are some … [Read more...]

English Class Video with Award Winning Teacher

Candice - #1 in Busan Every teacher has to endure having one of their classes reviewed by a supervisor from the Office of Education in your province. They come and watch one of your classes, … [Read more...]

Judo Class with Kids

This time of year brings in many students at my judo school.  Recently, we've seen more middle school and high school kids joining.  There's even two elementary school little guys.  One of the adults … [Read more...]

How to Get a Job Teaching English in Korea

I know from experience that when you first start thinking about coming to Korea to teach English, it can be a bit overwhelming and confusing.  Watching all the videos, reading all the blogs builds up … [Read more...]

Crazy Dancing School Festival…a Day Off

Each semester there is a big festival day at our school, and most schools in Korea.  This is a day that students only need to worry about one thing, their favorite thing - dancing to K-pop music. … [Read more...]

Six Pack for Success – USA Judo Coach, Jimmy Pedro

World Champion and USA Coach Jimmy Pedro World and Olympic Champion Kayla Harrison Judo world champion and 2x Olympic medalist Jimmy Pedro made history by coaching the … [Read more...]

Korean Students Playing Mercy in MY Class!

English is just not at the top of the priority list for most Korean students.  Understandably so, most have no plans on leaving Korea and feel they will never have a need for it.  So, at times they … [Read more...]

BJJ in Korea: Barbosa Academy of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Martial arts is everywhere in Korea.  There is no style that you can't find.  Though I've been training mostly at my local judo school, I've had many opportunities to venture out to visit the premier … [Read more...]