Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Korea: Art of the Morning Calm

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is arguably the hottest martial art right now, with it’s growth outpacing all others. This is for good reason; it’s popular in the Ultimate Fighting Championships, is a highly effective self-defense system, and dynamic sport.

As expected, Korea has taken to the sport and it continues it’s upward trend of growth to this day.

Here in Busan it’s no exception. With the likes of Kim Dong-Hyun leading the MMA charge in the UFC, the sport is exploding.

I’ve trained in BJJ at American Top Team, Gracie Barra, and of course Busan Team MAD! As with judo (and any martial art for that matter) the camaraderie is awesome and I’ve made new, life-long friends in BJJ.

I decided paying homage to the sport here in Korea was only fitting since it’s right here at my fingertips.

I hope you enjoy this montage. It’s just the tip of the iceberg.

If you’re in Busan, or plan on visiting, and want to work out with one of the teams in my video, their websites are listed below:

East Heaven White Mountain BJJ
Busan Team MAD


  1. Yes these are exciting time for BJJ! I’m new to this art and am enjoying it very much!

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