MMA Gracie Barra in Chicago?

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  1. konrad109

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    its good, usually top 1-3 in competitions. its not mma school though I think, not sure if they do striking at all
     
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    im in Gracie-Barra in Santa Barbara. Its WAS MMA, but then became strictly BJJ. We will soon be moving to a new location with MMA facilities.
     
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    That sounds good enough for me honestly. I know they offer kickboxing and have heavybags so thats good enough for me for now. How bad would it be to do BJJ w/o any insurance?
     
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    btw whats the price plan/contract there?
     
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    i dunno man. couple weeks in i broke my nose, ripped my toe nail off, and got a sick matt burn on my forehead..
     
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    I think $125 or so.

    shit. Another couple months till I get insurance and im itching to train somewher.
     
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    Its just all coincidence. I was in someones closed guard and tried to kick over for a armbar. Hit me right in the nose. Not really a bigdeal.
    And the mat burn is no big deal dude.

    You'll be alright.:bigthumb:
     
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    here in SB, its 125 a month. They have Beg/Inter. Classes MWF @ 11-12PM then again at 5:30-6:30, advanced classes @ 6:30-7:30.
    TTh 1130-1230 then 6-7 at night. Friday is 11-12, and saturday is no-gi.
    Its cool man. Worth it, especially with the seminars and competitions.
     
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    When I first started looking for a bjj academy, location was a key factor. GB in Chicago is pretty damn close plus near the Western Brown Line. The place is huge for a gym. Clean, good quality stuff. They have free weights if you're interested too. The main floor has a lot of bags (since you said you wanted to kickbox). What I do know is that you need to attend 30 self-defense training classes before actual grappling. Stuff like how to defend a takedown, taking people down, hip throw, what to do when X attacks with this form of weapon/punch/kick. Etc. Adem said it normally takes 3 months to complete it unless you have no life and go every chance possible. I stopped going after a few weeks of class, but the instructors are good, the gym is really big (2 mats), and free weights.

    Where do you work near? Exactly in that area?
     
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    Not huge on that self defense thing, but I guess I woudln't mind.

    I'm just east of Damen, on Lawrence. This place is exactly on the way home from me cause I just take lawrence west.

    Where do you train at now? I know you mentioned it but I forget.
     

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