Whenever I go to a different place, I always try to visit or train in a local BJJ gym. Not that I have done it a lot of times, but I want to set a trend. So when I decided to climb Mt. Kinabalu in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, I contacted BJJ Borneo (Facebook). I have met and made friends with most of the team's members during competitions in Manila (they're all cool and easy to get along with!), so I was excited.
I planned on training with them AFTER my Mt. Kinabalu climb, which was a stupid mistake. My legs were so sore for three days, I couldn't even walk without my knees buckling every now and then! But I still managed to visit their dojo and have dinner with them. It was an intermediate class, so understandably there were only a handful of people on the mat. Allen Chong, a purple belt, handled the class. Once you know him, you will never mistaken him for someone else -- he has that guy with a very big, generous smile constantly planted on his face! There were three girls on the mat, and I would have loved to roll with them! Too bad I really could hardly move.
Here are some photos I took during their training.
Oh, and here are some shots in Mt. Kinabalu. Story HERE.
|Sunrise from above|