MMA BJJ Training

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  1. Searcher

    Searcher New Member

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    Reason for the post is I am considering taking up bjj training here in colorado springs under a guy by the name of bill hosken. He is a brown belt from the Machado school. I don't know much about bjj or at what level you should be learning from someone. Can yall help me out with this. Thanks....
     
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    Purple belts can make great instructors. Brown is wonderful to train under. Black belts are a blessing from God.

    The Machado school is one of the best in the world, training uner one of their browns would be amazing.
     
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    Very cool.....What made you say that about Hosken.....What concerns me is that I don't have enough knowledge going into this to know whether or not an instructor is who and what he says he is.....
     
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    He's a brown under a Machado. That's all you need to know. You will be able to learn from him for years.
     
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    Any reasons why I should chose Bill......
     
  7. MyLittleAirport

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    Just go jesus.. you're not reading anything we've said so far.
     
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    I will give it a go...I hope it is a lot of fun......

    Is there anything specifically I should work on for flexibility more so than something else?
     
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    Go in with an open mind and leave the ego at the door and you'll have a great time.

    Too bad you live out in the springs, there are some great schools around the Denver/Boulder area that I could recommend.
     
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    Like which schools? I wouldn't be opposed to driving up there once a week.
     
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    http://coloradobjj.com/bjj.html

    The head instructor here was my first instructor ever in BJJ and he is really nice and is a good instructor.



    http://www.bjjboulder.com/adult/index.php
    I train here currently and they have have about 2 schools, one located in Denver and one located in Boulder.

    The beginning programs at this school are great, I've read a lot of posts about beginners going to BJJ schools where they have no beginner program and the instructor would go through complex moves without ever showing the basics to the noobs, making the noobs learn the basic on their own by asking other people.

    Its fairly expensive though, you'll be paying $150 but you'll be able to train 6 times a week.





    http://zinganobjj.com/
    Great school, very competitive, never trained there but I did go to their facility and its big.

    I've heard it was pretty expensive also, around the same if not more than my school.




    http://www.highaltitudema.com/
    Good school, good instruction, Nate Marquardt doesn't train or coach there much though since he is always in Arizona training with his team.

    Dunno about the price.





    http://www.grapplers-edge.com/
    If you want the best no-gi school in CO, this is the place to go. I used to go there and they have good instruction but I really liked the GI game and so I switched.

    Price is pretty cheap too compared to the other schools.
     
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    yep.
     
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    Thanks for the info I will look into these schools. Would love to watch Mark Kerr roll at grapplers edge.
     
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    He doesn't roll there anymore from what I remember
     
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    No worries. Still seems like a really great place to train. I will start here in the springs and then try that school out sometime.
     

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