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 … [Read more...]

BJJ in Korea: BJJ Lab in Busan

Are you coming to Korea and wondering about a place to train in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ)?  Well, BJJ is coming into it's own here in Korea with some outstanding talent on the rise.  Korea takes the … [Read more...]

Busan’s BJJ Prodigy

King of Grapplers - "I bring the PAIN!" 5 hour bus ride to Seoul. Years of committed training. Wrapping up your division in King of Grappling BJJ event in under 2 … [Read more...]

Kim Dong Hyun at 2013 ADCC Korea Qualifiers

Vacation is so great!  Better yet, vacation in Korea as an English teacher is REALLY great!  Several weeks of down time twice a year.  Looking for ways to spend some of it, I finally decided to take a … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

It’s a Jiu-Jitsu Thing…

My neck is killing me because someone was trying to remove my head tonight.  My ear is swollen and sore because I forgot to wear my ear guards.  I must've left 5 lbs on the mat.  I have pinch marks … [Read more...]

3 Ways to Tie Your Judo or BJJ Belt

There are many ways to tie your judo belt. Some of us learned early on how to make due with the basic way, but as you continue on you judo adventure in life, you learn there are better ways. … [Read more...]