Taking the plunge...opening my own school (Euless Tx)

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  1. NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    So I was given and opportunity recently to open my own gig and I kind of pushed it off. I've been teaching at a JKD school as a temporary instructor for a buddy who had ACL Surgery and just training on my own.

    Guy who owns a building came back to me with an offer I couldn't refuse to start my own thing and run it how I see fit. I have 3 guys who said "I'd sign up, lets do this" so...Looks like Sloth BJJ will be opening soon.

    I was nervous having the conversation with my main instructor Monday night but he was SUPER supportive and happy for me and that was a huge relief. 1st classes are slated for Monday April 17th and looking forward to it.

    Having a logo designed, website made, etc is a lot of effort but it's moving along nicely. If you are near Euless Texas would love to have you drop in anytime.
     
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  2. FlameBoy Green Belt

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    Good luck dude!
     
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  3. Dogstarman Old man jiu jitsu

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    Good luck. I'm training at peak and I live in Grapevine down the street from Euless. Gyms are popping up all over the place. I really wish you the best.

    I'll go check you guys out and say hi.
     
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  4. Rebelfett Blue Belt

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    That's awesome dude. Congrats. Not sure how close you are to Houston but next time I'm out in Texas I'll make sure to stop by
     
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  5. Was at Pride GP 2000 Brown Belt

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    That's awesome. SLOTH jiu jitsu sounds perfect. I come to Texas a couple times a year. I will have to check it out

    Congrats :)
     
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  6. FatherSauce Blue Belt

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    Congratulations! That's something I want to do in the future. Hopefully I can get by some time. I'm Houston so not exactly close but definitely will be on my list of places to visit.
     
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  7. Edison Carasio Excellence of execution belt

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    Good luck sherbro
     
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  8. NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    I dropped in at Peak last friday to roll with Jonathan Akard. He told me to wear my old purple belt rashguard...and then wreck all his blues and purples haha.
     
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  9. Knock Out Ned el mero mero

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    Congrats, Nate.
     
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  10. BCNASH Orange Belt

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    That is awesome man. That is my dream when I retire from the Marine Corps. Unfortunately I still have 10 years left.
     
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  11. feelinCrisp White Belt

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    Congrats man! I want to open my own school in the future, so this resonates and makes me happy to see you making a big jump. I hope all works out well for you!
     
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  12. jcandoitbig Green Belt

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    good luck man. how are you building your website? if it's wordpress I'd be more than happy to help if need be
     
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  13. NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    Actually am doing it with WP. Someone is helping me but I'm struggling to get it set up still.
     
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  14. TheMood Blue Belt

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    I wish you the best of luck with the new school. I hope it all works out smoothly for you. Please share some pictures and your website when you get a chance. A logo with a sloth should be cool.
     
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  15. The ScorpioN "GET OVER HERE!"

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    Awesome!

    Good luck
     
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  16. jcandoitbig Green Belt

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    i'll IM you if you want help. Free of charge for a sherbro.

    also, have you explored fiverr? lot's of great services for cheap relating to graphic design/word press stuff
     
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  17. NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    fiverr is who is doing my logo.

    Rough draft was done with MS paint by my wife:
     
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    Good luck brother. Wh6 the name Sloth though? I'll be near Houston next year
     
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  19. NateTx4112 Brown Belt

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    It's my nickname...and you are given nicknames haha.

    Basically my style is slow/methodical up the middle passing. I don't move fast and when I do it's only when I want to. Very heavy pressure, static holds and killer grips.
     
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  20. Rebelfett Blue Belt

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    I guess now I'm going to need an excuse to fly to the DFW area
     
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