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Training in Cuba


#1

im headin to veradero cuba for vacation just wondering if anyone knows of any bjj or mma schools in the surrounding area. i looked it up online but found no results.

thanks,

alex


#2

It's Varaderao.

You might not find any MMA schools , or BJJ Cuba is different-
but you are going to find some Excellent hole in the wall judo clubs.
Excellent as in Olympic 55kg player.
Sniff around they are a few there.

kmc


#3

Great boxing places too, I bet. Probably on every friggin street corner....


#4

You might enjoy the young prostitutes for $10 per session a little better. Your'e on vacation fucktard!


#5

Yep that's one of the first thing I think of when it comes to Cuba. Cigars, rum and shit hot amateur boxing. It's a bit out of date but check this out http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/from_our_own_correspondent/1862893.stm


#6

Funny you said this. Me and my friend have talking about going on a "judo/grappling vacation", basically somewhere to train with higher-level judokas/grapplers than we'd get the opportunity to here in Canada, a step up for us to learn some more. Most of the guys I've trained with that've gone over to Japan usually come back a thousand times better. But Japan is crazy expensive (and they don't like the Russian/Wrestling style we both use), so we decided on Cuba if we ever do something like that (we also thought Mongolia would be pretty cool too).

JR


#7

JR

Japan is bloody expensive- I went to a kodokon school and he always advocated a Japan trip.
When I did some club wrestling- I did some tourneys and training in the Czech repulic- worth every penny.
breakfast lunch and dinner.
For anyone thinking about this kind of trip or even training on vacation- its not a hard thing to find.
and can really boost certain aspects of how you do shit.

kmc


#8

Czech Republic sounds interesting, hadn't thought of that. Eastern Europe was on the list, as I speak some Russian, but we were thinking more in the south, in particular Dagestan or Georgia (for obvious reasons).


#9

Only masochists and psychotics go to train in Georgia.. Georgians even make Russian players seem tame.