Wednesday, January 2, 2013

New Year's Day Training-East Heaven White Mountain BJJ (Barbosa Academy) + Daegu MMA (Machado BJJ)



                               New Year's day open mat with Daegu MMA

Last night, our rival gym, Daegu MMA, showed up to our club here in Busan to visit.  Three purple belts, one blue belt, and a few white belts came.  We all had a great time, and it was awesome getting to roll with new people.  Daegu MMA is an outstanding club here in Korea, and their competition results are phenomenal.   I was very impressed with Daegu's level of skill, and they are one of the most respectful and friendly teams I have met and trained with here in Korea. 

I got a chance to roll with Jung Yoon-ho, and it was very fun and challenging.  I've seen Yoon-ho compete before, and the guy is really good and a beast.  He is actually one of the top competitors here in Korea and placed 3rd at the Abu Dhabi World Professional Jiu-Jitsu Cup in Abu Dhabi in the blue belt division a couple years ago.  I remember turning to my teammate at a competition here about a year ago and telling him, "You know, that little dude scares me". 

                               Jung Yoon-ho and I

I seldom get a chance to roll with guys my own size, so it was a real treat.  Yoon-ho has a super fight match on the 27th at the King of Grappling competition in Seoul (which I will be competing at, too) against professional MMA fighter Brian Choi.

   King of Grappling Super Fight

Hopefully, I can make a trip to Daegu before I leave Korea, so I can train with them again. 

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