BJJ Gyms in Kansas City, KS

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  1. MMABullrider White Belt

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    I'm considering a new job in the Kansas City, KS metro area. I roll BJJ 4-5days a week, usually twice a day, plus kickboxing/Muay Thai 4 classes a week.

    Are there any good BJJ/MMA gyms in the KC area? Preferably on the Kansas side?
     
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  2. Steelviper Green Belt

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    I used to say there were none, but I stand/stood corrected by BSFT:
    Kansas City Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    It's just north of the river, so it wouldn't be TOO much of a drive, assuming you miss the rush hour crap around the bridges.
     
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  3. BSFT Brown Belt

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    i don't know much about KCK area stuff, but there are a couple out in Overland Park that are alright, there is a couple of AJJ places. as far as the BJJ, come check out KCBJJ/Adrenaline MMA. it's in north kansas city, not too far at all from downtown KCK.
     
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  4. GSparky Green Belt

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    Blue Springs JJ #(816)224-2822 Instructor Wayne Marble is a 4th Degree Black Belt in Shingitai Jujitsu & a blue belt in BJJ under Renato Tavares. Also another one of their instructors is Chris Handy & he is a 1st degree Black Belt in Shingitai Jujitsu & a Purple Belt in BJJ under Renato Tavares.

    There are multiple American JJ schools around the Kansas City, MO & KS area. Some of their instructors include Steven A. Crawford who is the head instructor @ a AJJ in Overland Park, KS is a 7th Degree Black Belt in Shorinji Ryu JJ. Also Brad Jones is the head instructor at the other AJJ school in Overland Park, KS & he is a 5th Degree Black Belt in AJJ under Steve Crawford but from what it says on his site, training with him is by invitation only.

    A little tidbit, my friend actually trains at AJJ in Overland Park, KS with Steve Crawford. I've met him & some of the fighters there & they all seem to be very cool & respectful. They have a decent size mat for rolling & 2 little cages.
    American Jujitsu / Home

    And then there is Kansas City BJJ #(816)914-6527. They probably have the best instruction in the Kansas City area in my opinion. Their head instructor is Jason Bircher & he is a Black Belt in BJJ under Renato Tavares. I can't speak from my own experience but only their credentials, they are unmatched in the Kansas City Metro Area. They apparently have a warehouse size training facility with a huge mat, MMA cage & lots of equipment.
    Kansas City Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

    I hope that helps, good luck with your search.

    Good Luck with your search & I hope that helps.
     
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  5. LinkFC Orange Belt

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    Jason Bircher is very very good. I have rolled with him a couple of times and train with some guys that know him very well and they all agree he is top notch. Go there if it is an option.
     
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  6. Jackons** White Belt

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    KCBJJ is really your only option. It's sad that KC is such a big area and has such a lack of quality options.
     
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  7. SuperOx Blue Belt

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    Does anyone know anything about Ground Control in Grandview? I grew up in Lee's Summit (after moving there from Emporia and Salina as a kid).

    John Rallo's primary school is ironically here in Baltimore where I live now. He is a Renzo Gracie black belt.

    Man, I miss KC, coming back for some diet-cheating Jack Stacks and Gates' BBQ in June :D
     
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  8. Vince Vitatoe Amateur Fighter

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    I'm from KC, but I now live in Vegas. If you want to the best competition and instruction then go to KCBJJ--it is well worth it. Jason is a very good instructor, explains detail well, and has a nasty guillotine.

    If he had my hair he would be the complete package.
     
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  9. NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    lol.
     
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  10. BSFT Brown Belt

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    lol, when i roll with Charlie, my goal is NOT to get guillotined!
     
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  11. BSFT Brown Belt

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    my thoughts exactly. :icon_chee
     
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  12. MIDMOBOX Telling People things they don't want to know

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    KCBJJ is an outstanding school

    Welcome Mat North is another option if you like GI only. Although not BJJ they are more than just judo

    Home
     
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  13. jd80smith White Belt

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    KCBJJ is your best option. I've known Jason for several years now and have always been impressed by him and his instruction.
     
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  14. equus Horse Belt

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    kcbjj just opened a new school in mission if youre still moving to the area or here. bircher is the top in kc.
     
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  16. shizzybrane Orange Belt

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    What is it like out there in Kansas City now? I am moving from Colorado Springs and I'm looking for roommates/info on training.
     
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  17. Midnighter Antichrist

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    Well, Jason High and LC Davis opened a mma gym.

    That's pretty much the only new thing in regards to training.
     
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  18. Sebaz Yellow Belt

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    I've heard good things about KCBJJ.

    I like John Brown's school (Fight University, and I think it may have another name like Revolution or something) in Leawood as well. It's a super friendly place, but the dude knows his stuff and has some bastardly conditioning classes.

    On the Missouri side I've heard awesome things about K2L Grindhouse (Lee's Summit)

    Edit: I didn't realize this was an old thread.
     
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