There's a new jiu jitsu gym that opened up in Haeundae near the Jangsan Thursday Party that I wanted to let people know about. When I first got here to Busan I was stoked because I thought there was going to be a bunch of MMA because of Kim Dong Hyun and there is actually a pretty good following here, but there wasn't a lot of jiu jitsu near me until recently. There's a couple of gyms around here that do fitness and diet boxing kind of stuff but I stumbled onto a new gym this past couple weeks and it's been awesome.
It's a Dong Cheon Baek San gym operated by Master Choi and they've also got Mark Vujovic teaching there on Wednesdays. He's an American by way of Chicago that does no-gi classes and he's a former college wrestler with tons of grappling skill and does all his classes in English. There's two days a week that Master Choi comes out and teaches and then the other couple of days they have a purple belt or brown belt that comes out and instructs. All the instructors have pretty good English so it's legit for foreigners to come by and take any classes. I've learned a ton so far and it's been a blast.
Anyways, it's a great little spot and I'd love to see more big guys (or girls :)) coming out to give it a try. Jiu jitsu is a blast and it's perfect for destressing after a long day teaching kindergartners or whatever it is you all are out here doing. If you're in Haeundae or Jangsan it's really pretty close so come out and give it a try. The owners are looking for more members so they'll let you try out a couple of days for free and lend you a gi to get started. Might as well check it out!
Here's a link to the website if you want more info! Hope to see you sson!