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9/16/10 7:15 PM
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hihi, ive got a friend moving to la grande, oregon who is interested in training bjj or kickboxing...she's trained with us in hawaii for awhile and would like to continue. i tried googling gyms, but not much came up in the area beyond a karate school. any official gyms or anyone doing any backyard or garage action?
9/28/10 4:47 AM
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lmao, i guess the fact that this thread now comes up if i google "mma la grande" is pretty indicative
10/2/10 4:16 AM
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lol..Oregon BJJ is like Hawaii...in the early 1990's
10/4/10 9:49 PM
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Why on earth is somebody moving to La Grande???

Get a car with good mileage and hit up Boise, or Tri Cities.
10/4/10 9:50 PM
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KUIndustries - lol..Oregon BJJ is like Hawaii...in the early 1990's

 ???

Oregon has some really impressive and talented BJJ schools.

Just not in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere.

10/7/10 2:30 AM
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KUIndustries - lol..Oregon BJJ is like Hawaii...in the early 1990's

 ???

Oregon has some really impressive and talented BJJ schools.

Just not in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere.
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i dunno why anyone would leave hawaii for eastern oregon...i like a lot of that area, it's beautiful... but giving up sun and beaches for winters...crazy

lol, no worries brotha, kuindustries teaches at a school in oregon...he's familiar with the scene, i think he was just suggesting i not expect there to be a school in every town.

i dont think most people realize how popular jiu jitsu has been in hawaii for a long time tho...you can go to almost any town in the state (id say every town over 5 thousand has an official commercial type gym) and find someone running a school or training in their garage. it's everywhere. obviously we're not the best jiu jitsu guys in the states, but consider this - we had the first 3 non-brazilian world jiu jitsu champs...kai, egan, and bj
10/8/10 3:00 AM
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 I just didn't understand what he was getting at.

10/9/10 10:16 AM
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Prior to 2004 there were less than 10 black belts in Oregon, a state with a population over 3 million.

The best school in Oregon, NWMA, had two blue belts teaching in 2001!


Now we got Harold, Ryan, Ben Baxter, Franca, Sherner, Impact of course, Anibol, Gerald etc. still not a lot considering how many people there are. Of these Impact and NWMA, and SBGI guys are the only ones who actually got there black belts (well Gerald kind of) in Oregon.


The room for growth is evident, look at the Oregon Open. TONS of new schools branching out and it's really awesome.

Kind of like Hawaii in the 90's before the big boom hit. Now there's schools right next to each other lol

10/9/10 10:20 AM
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pirate pirate, you train at touch m up?

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