MMA School Prices

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  1. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    After being out of martial arts for about 4 years, and having absolutely zero desire to go back to another Tae Kwon Do class, I started looking for something other than stand up striking.

    There's a Karate school that offers Jiu Jitsu 2 nights a week, 90 minute classes each night. I went there this evening to observe a class and meet the instructor. The class is smallish (8 or 9 people) and ages range from one 14 year old to one guy I'd guess in his late 30's. The instructor was a nice guy and seemed knowledgable and efficient in his teaching. And he offered to let me come take a free class if I like before I commit to anything.

    Cost: $110 a month.

    Is this steep, average, or below average?

    My Tae Kwon Do classes were $45 a month, but that was with a discount to the fitness center the classes were held in. This place teaches Ishin-Ryu as well, and is in a strip mall. The facilities were nice, the mats looked clean, all the equipment looks new and top notch.

    There's not much to choose from around here in the way of any grappling/MMA style arts. Just about every "karate" school is another McDojo catering to suburbanite moms looking for another activity for their kids to join. This one's Karate classes also looked like that, and almost had me leave, but the JJ classes weren't at all like that.

    The other schools out here are Joey Ancona's gym and Gold Dragon Shin-Jitsu. I know Joey through some of my wife's friends, and really don't want to give him any money. Gold Dragon is WAY out of the way for me to train at regularly. So other than the money, this looks like it's probably the best choice all-around for me. I'm just wondering if the pricing is in line for what I'd be learning.
     
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    varies significantly from regions
     
  3. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    110 for 2 nights a week is pretty steep
     
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    I attend at school here in San Antonio and I pay 80 a month for 3 classes a week. I agree with chechen 110 is alot for only 2 classes
     
  5. itr452

    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    durhhhhhhhhhhhh if you can't find any BJJ places, go look for a Judo school. Judo clubs are everywhere, it's the next best thing if you wanna train on the ground. Check out some university clubs if there aren't any dojo's around. It's a good sport to be in and best of all, it'll be FAR cheaper than $110/month.

    As for me, I pay $25/month (fee's got jacked up $5 a month!!!!) for 3 classes a week. On the weekends, i practice for free at a university club. Take a look into Judo.

    Louisiana Judo Clubs
    Acadian Judo, Lafayette, LA
    Barksdale Judo Club, Bossier City, LA
    Louisiana State University Judo, Baton Rouge, LA
    UL Lafayette Judo, Lafayette, LA
    Wall to Wall Martial Arts, Denham Springs, LA

    edit: found clubs for dude :big grin:
     
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  6. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    New Orleans Judo: $85 a month. :sad2:

    That's even if they're open since Katrina.

    I thought that 110 was expensive.
     
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    $110 is alot for that little training.
     
  8. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    It doesn't sound so bad when I break it down hourly. :hs:


    I figured it was high, especially in comparison to what I was paying before. But with the very limited choices around here, I guess I really don't have a choice if I want to do this.

    I'm going to go to the free lesson that's offered and see if I really like it. Which I probably will...
     
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    My school is about $100 a month, which is about 2 classes a night available 4 days a week, and 3 morning classes available a week (the only one I attend is Saturday morning).
     
  10. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    Is that a Jiu Jitsu school, or an MMA school, or do they teach a variety of things?
     
  11. Bausk

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    Monday Muay Thai + NoGi
    Tuesday Savate + BJJ... NoGi in the AM
    Wednesday Boxing + Gi/NoGi sparring
    Thursday Muay Thai + NoGi/MMA... NoGi in the AM
    Saturday Savate + BJJ in the AM

    Instructor is a Brown, there is another Purple and 3 Blues who are fulltime members. Small school as far as BJJ goes, but I think it's quality.
     
  12. Shrug

    Shrug Die in a Kimbo fight

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    i pay 50/mo for 3 nights a week :(
     
  13. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    Must be a midwest thing.

    I live in yuppie hell north of New Orleans... Not exactly a hot bed of wrestling.
     
  14. Maestro Nobones

    Maestro Nobones Great Job! - GLAD DADS CREW

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    yeah it varies by region. I've noticed around austin the average price for training 4 or 5 times a week is about $100 a month
     
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    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    Kristian Rothaermel trains at a school in uptown New Orleans, fairly close to where I work. I may find out what he charges as well.
     
  17. CyberEye

    CyberEye Oh god, the voices

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    I pay 60 per month at team tompkins. I just found out that the other mma school in town "Suffer System Submission Academy" is 50 a month.
     

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