MMA Getting back into it

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  1. FloppyCock

    FloppyCock New Member

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    I've been out of things for a bit over a year, but it is about time I started wrestling again. I'm open to something with a bit more MMA flavor than just straight submission wrestling/no-gi BJJ, but I don't want to ignore the ground game altogether.

    For all you Californians out there, I live in Palo Alto now and I'm looking for a place that is closer to me than AKA, even though that is my best bet right now.

    The question is, does anybody know of a good MMA/BJJ place around Palo Alto or San Mateo?
     
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    Try Sambo if you want something with MMA flavour
     
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    My question isn't so much "what" as "where."

    Do you know of a good place in or around San Mateo/Palo Alto?
     
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    sorry mate, im an aussie you'll have to find if there is a sambo class in your area, but I highly recommend taking a trial class to see if you like it
     
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    I've been bouncing around from place to place around here, and I have some impressions.

    The Gracie gym in San Mateo was nice. At first they wouldn't let me jump in to the class which definitely was a deal breaker for me, but after one of their purple belts threw me around a bit they let me participate. Good atmosphere, for the most part, and some of the guys there are pretty damn good, but I am always rubbed the wrong way when no basics are reviewed in a class. Cool, I just learned three collar chokes, but I'd much rather drill escapes/reversals, etc. The price is through the roof, too, at $185 - $225 a month. If it was cheaper I would do it just because the guys I rolled with there were the right kind; I could learn a lot from them.

    Fairtex in Mountain View was my next stop. I told them I wanted to try it out so they threw me into the beginner class, which was a mistake because they didn't roll and didn't drill too much, either. The instructor, though, was really good. I took a wrestling class there the next day, and even though the pace was pretty laid back the instruction was good. I think I could learn quite a bit there, too, but the pace was a bit on the slow side for my taste. The price is almost reasonable at $1400 a year (~$116 a month), so we'll see.

    There is another Gracie school I saw in Mountain View, so that will be my next stop. Has anybody heard anything about the new Gracie place in Mountain View?
     
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    I wish that I lived anywhere in Cali man. So many awesome places to train over there. Just be glad your not in CT.
     

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