MMA what gym(s) have you trained at?

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  1. geekboy

    geekboy Target Agent OT Supporter

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    1) Ultimate Combat Training Center, Salt Lake City. Mediocre training/instructors, excellent equipments, cheap membership fee

    2) Arizona Combat Sports, Tempe Arizona. Excellent training/instructors, good equipments, expensive as shit

    3) Joker's Wild Fighting Academy, Socal. So and so training/instructors, mediocre equipments(but that's going to change), relatively cheap membership fee
     
  2. Tonster MBA

    Tonster MBA OT'r of the Year 2013 OT Supporter

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    wtf when did you train at ACS?
     
  3. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    Uh Oh.
     
  4. geekboy

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    i only sign up MT class with Trevor. no jits
     
  5. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    are we talking trained as in.. signed up at? or trained as in visited
     
  6. geekboy

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    full fledged/contracted member
     
  7. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    1. beverly hills jiu jitsu

    didnt like it.

    2. rey diogo BJJ

    liked it

    3. new breed

    liked it

    4. ralph gracie OC

    like it
     
  8. Gogoplata

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    Minnesota State Grappling Squad - no one knew anything, used gym equipment
    Rob Voss' basement :greddy: - sucked
    Petushin MMA - decent? was stricky judo/bjj at the time, now it's MMA based. They used to have old shit but now have newer stuff
    MN Kali Group - junk. tma school with a couple of mma based classes a week
    Docs / Wolfpack Jiu Jitsu - the best ever. spring loaded mats, family atmosphere, black belt instruction. this is "home"
    Central Do Brasil -our new affiliate that is simply cheaper mats and a couple of guys. I go here once a week - nice cause theres only 4-6 guys a class and its still black belt instruction. Docs is my home but CDB is a good time when I'm wanting a lazy bjj night.
     
  9. dengar

    dengar seans is a afta marchsollwe in his gir! OT Supporter

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    Atlantic City MFS affiliate - Liked it, but knew there was better instruction in the area.
    Yamasaki BJJ Affiliate - Black Belt instructor, awesome atmosphere and a lot of cool guys.
     
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    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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    Westside MMA - Little Rock, AR - First and only gym I represent

    Nova Geração - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZ - Trained daily in Brazil for 2 months so I paid. Great guys that I miss a ton.

    Gama Filho - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZ - NG was at night, GF during the day 4x a week. More black belts on the mat than I've seen at any gym at any given time and all of them humble and happy to roll with lower ranks.
     
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    alliance training center chula vista - brandon vera's gym - beginner muay thai. liked it a lot but after a year i stopped due to budget stuff
     
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    know how i know youre asian?
     
  13. SHORTSHIFTER

    SHORTSHIFTER Old School Lurker

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    Toronto BJJ --- great instruction and good guys... owner is hated by most Brazilians in Toronto
    RevMMA - great everything (current)


    sorta trained at

    Grant Brothers MMA - good instruction great facility ...
    brand new gym so everyone was new ...and the owners are kind of clueless.. seems like they are cashing in on the mma, didnt seem like they were gonna be around for a while
    i signed up but eventually left to go back to my old gym

    Academia Upper, Nova Uniao Academy headquarters- i am only listing this cause i had to pay for my 2 weeks of training .... great everything... miss it wanna go back
     
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    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    Nakashima Dojo - Judo
    love the place, it started out with a pretty good mix of guys, but membership has since dwindled. when i first went there, this fatty weighed 220 pounds, instructors worked hard with me to get me into tournament shape. in 6 months, lost 50 pounds. Amir is my favorite instructor by far. willing to teach everything he knows, and does not let me get away with stupid shit that will get me owned in a tournament. I will never leave this dojo - $25/month

    Dynamic MMA - BJJ
    liked the place a lot when i first went there, good atmosphere and great instruction. later on, there was a lot of bullshit politics between different schools so we couldn't enter certain tournaments. People there were friendly, but a lot of idiot "yo bro, i'm in mma" fuckheads around - but that can be said for any gym. Quit this place, i wasn't enjoying it as much as i thought i would. Cheap, relatively. $100/ month. My training partner from judo and I were seen as the judo guys.

    Seinin Dojo - good gym, friendly atmosphere, and very casual, no crazy japanese tradition. Good instruction, but they don't really criticize our technique as much as much as instructors at nakashima. Will stay b/c of huge variety of training partners.
     
  15. Gogoplata

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    localfool - :bowdown:
     
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    i've known Phady for a long time, awesome guy/coach
     
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    Pendergrass Academy - Only place I've been signed up and trained at on a regular basis. I love it. Been there more than 3 years.
     
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    Gracie Barra Jacksonville formerly Royce Gracie Jacksonville - :hsugh: worst place to train at ever, dude basically bought his black belt after switching to Gracie Barra from Royce, Summer 2006 - Summer 2007.

    North Florida BJJ/Relson Gracie - currently training here now and it's the best BJJ gym in Jacksonville hands down. First with Black Belt Lionel Perez and now with Daniel Moraes, Summer 2007 - Present.
     
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  20. Sirc

    Sirc Dr. Hourse Crew #1

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    Fresno Judo Club - Love it. Best dojo in california, hands down. Has one of the last living 9th degree kodokan black belts. Great instruction, everyone is awesome.

    Vahalla Training Center - Santa Barbara, love it. Awesome equipment, awesome instruction. I get SAMBO and san shou from here.

    Team Quest, temecula - Like it. The only bjj instruction i've ever had. Great conditionin, great training. Equipment and training is awesome. Everyone who isn't on the fight team pretends that they're on TUF and it's annoying.
     
  21. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    University of Southwestern Louisiana (Now UL Lafayette) Tae Kwon Do. Bunch of 20 year old guys trying to kick your head into next week. Excellent instructors. Trained here from January 1990 to May 2003.

    Elmwood Martial Arts, Jefferson, LA. Another affiliate school of the TKD school USL was with. Great instructor, so-so classes, too many kids/hobbyists. Trained here from March 1996 to June 2002, with two 1 year breaks for various reasons.

    Scott Davis Ju-Jitsu, Mandeville, LA. Minami-Ryu Ju-Jitsu. Good teacher, borrowed facility from an Ishin-Ryn school, so it was nice. A couple really good training partners, and a couple lousy training partners. September 2006 - September 2007

    Black Belt Academy Hapkido and BJJ, Mandeville, LA. Carlos Machado affiliate. Great atmosphere, great instructors, great training partners. The owner of the school retired because of his knees and shut the school down though. September 2007 - December 2008.

    Scott Davis Ju Jitsu (again). January 2008 - Present. Not too many other options around here in yuppie hell, and the ones that are available don't mesh with my schedule.
     
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    Sac Bjj
    Cassio Werneck
    Ultimate Fitness-Urijah Faber's gym
    Capital City Bjj-current gym I'm at.
     
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    South Florida Boxing under Daniel Valverde for like a week or 2 then he made his own gym.

    South Florida Boxing under Troy Waugh for like 4 months

    Koei Kan Accademy of Karate Do for 2 -3 years under Steven Mason and then Brent Carraway.

    ATT for like a month or two under Ben
     
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    carlson gracie-great

    xtreme couture chicago-sucked

    gracie barra chicago- great
     

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