Top 5 BJJ schools?

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  1. KhaledA Yellow Belt

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    In your opinion at this current time what are your top 5 for the best schools to train BJJ in the US and most importantly, why?
     
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  2. xMikeyX Purple Belt

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    Wow- no one will be able to answer this without an established criteria-

    Makes me think of Fortune magazine...

    Is success determined by school size, tournament success, MMA success? How many people have trained at 5 different schools even- we should conduct a poll!
     
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  3. Sebchenier Mirabile dichtu, don't you agree?

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    Lloyd Irvine
    The University of Jiu Jitsu
    Gracie Barra (Rio)
    Renzo Gracie - Manhattan
    OAMA (my school hehe)
     
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  4. ShanghaiBJJ Brown Belt

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    Best to train at would mean a combination of good training partners and quality instruction.

    Just from what I have heard on the internet, I would include:

    - Alliance Headquarters in Atlanta
    - Renzo Gracie Academy
    - Cesar Gracie
    - Uni JJ


    Other schools I would love to visit... this is all based on personal sentiment anyway... are:

    - Marcelo Garcia
    - Alliance New York
    - Ryan Hall's (maybe)
    - Relson Gracie Hawaii
    - Rilion Gracie
     
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  5. KhaledA Yellow Belt

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    Dude lol...Calm down. It's based on your PERSONAL opinion.
     
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  6. xMikeyX Purple Belt

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    ?- How am I not calm?

    I believe a lot of schools that produce many top BJJ names aren't necessarily the best places to train to start out at because of factory line like automation, inconsitency of instructors teaching you and huge class sizes. In order to get the personal attention and 1 on 1 experiences you'd get at other schools (they charge a lot and you have to do privates to get personal attention). Keep this in mind that success and best isn't the same for everyone and without criteria this thread is doomed- Im actually gonna start a thread about this topic- calmly- because vague threads tend to get dominated but noobs getting touchy.
     
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  7. Fedorzilla Brown Belt

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    I trained in the Alliance Atlanta school for about 4 months... very deep water. Alliance has been winning a lot of tourneys as well (ex: worlds). I can't speak to the others though.
     
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  8. KhaledA Yellow Belt

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    Have fun my friend!
     
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  9. ooitzoo Purple Belt

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    I'm curious, of the schools that are listed how many have you trained at? As in, if you post up ur top 5 then post up which you have or havent trained at.
     
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  10. KhaledA Yellow Belt

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    Good idea.

    Personally they don't have to be schools you've trained at but if you have some insight on it please share.
     
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  11. POPPA ROTZEE Brown Belt

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    1.Gracie Barrah BH

    Funded in october, 1995, the Gracie Barra BH is the number one school of Minas Gerais. The number of students grows everyday and their technical skills improve almost dialy. They are recognized as the very best of the State. In State and regional Competition, the School doesn't know the word "defeat" in overall titles. The team has been Wining the team general titles of the major state competitions since 1996.

    On the major events (Nationals, Pan-Am
     
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  12. Legacy Orange Belt

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    I havent been to enough schools to be able to pick 5. But I think highly of some and would def. say they are great.

    BJJ UNitED(lloyd irvin)
    Balance Philadelphia
    Jiu Jitsu Inc. (Now Clockwork Studios) Josh Griffiths school in NY
    Alchemy Jiu Jitsu(Shaun Smith's school who is a brown belt from balance)

    Great instruction and atmosphere at all schools.
     
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  13. KhaledA Yellow Belt

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    Well guys...Going to Alliance tonight. :)
     
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  14. MarxmaN36 White Belt

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    Let's not forget Gracie Humait
     
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  15. MarxmaN36 White Belt

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    Sorry, didn't catch the US part in the thread, although I heard there are some good Gracie Humait
     
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  16. vitor3000 Blue Belt

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    Add Leo Vieiras school to the list!
     
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  17. johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    Bob's Garage Jiu-Jitsu in Van Nuys, California. It produces many top flight competitors.
     
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  18. KhaledA Yellow Belt

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    Went to Alliance.

    Will NOT go back, even if it were free.
     
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  19. gungnirBJJ Orange Belt

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    which one?
     
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  20. KhaledA Yellow Belt

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    Atlanta.
     
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