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Old 06-17-2009, 10:55 PM   #1

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Icon10 Good Gyms in the South Bay (San Jose, Milpitas, Fremont, Santa Clara)

Hi, I'm looking for a good MMA (particularly Muay Thai) gym in the South Bay Area. Somewhere along the road, I'll try to cross-train. I'm not looking to go professional or anything. I just want to get into martial arts for fitness and effective self-defense.

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EDIT: Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I live on the border of San Jose and Milpitas, and I'm looking for a short commute. I'm currently interested in Fairtex Mountain View, American Kickboxing Academy, and Unlimited Kickboxing. Do you think these gyms will welcome me? I have no solid background in martial arts at all, and I'm pretty scrawny.

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Old 06-18-2009, 12:30 AM   #2

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One of the greatest MMA camps. They have the best gym around. Some of the best trainers in Muay Thai, jits etc.

San Jose MMA, Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing - American Kickboxing Academy

Plus it is awesome to see KOS, Fitch, Swick and many other pro's in there working out as well. Gets u pretty motivated.

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They just opened an American Kickboxing Academy branch in Sunnyvale that is smaller and more for regulars than fighters. There is also Los Gatos MMA. Fairtex has a gym in Mountain View. Good luck; stay healthy.


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Old 06-18-2009, 12:42 AM   #4
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Co-sign to AKA but it is pretty expensive for the casual person trying to get in shape

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Old 06-18-2009, 12:44 AM   #5

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you could Go try unlimited kickboxing with rudy ott, that is a pretty good gym. Fairtex in mt view is good. The gym i like is in oakland. its called pacific ring sports. I trained there for a little while and liked it a lot, they focus mainly on stand up. I really liked it there. I used to live in the bay but had to move because i lost my job. So i say pacific ring sports.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:44 AM   #6

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apparently the aka website is an attack site according to google......

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Old 06-18-2009, 12:55 AM   #7

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Lots of places to train all over San Jose:
AKA as mentioned

Cung Le's Ush

Frank Shamrock Martial Arts Academy

LA Boxing ( yes, in San Jose)

Fairtax is in San Francisco, but San Jose and Santa Clara has all sorts of Martial Art:

Krav Maga, Kajukenpo, West Coast Karate (Ernie Reyes) Judo and Jiu Jitsu are all around the south bay. A lot to choose from. Hell, even some of the Jr. Colleges have MMA. West Valley does it for cheap. Like 20 bucks a semester.

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Ya you got a ton of choices. We're kind of limited up here in the North Bay...

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Old 06-18-2009, 01:02 PM   #9

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Fairtex Mountain View I think is still closed
Frank Shamrocks gym closed down
Cung Le's Gym
Academy Self Defense in Santa Clara
Unlimited Kickboxing-Milpitas
and lastly I am not sure if the east bay is to far for you but I know there is a gym opening up there in a month or two.

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Old 06-18-2009, 04:39 PM   #10
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What happened with Frank's gym?

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