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Any Catch/Submission Wrestling Schools in Los Angeles, CA?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Splatterbeast, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Basically what the title says, but if you know any in the San Gabriel Valley or surrounding areas that would be even better. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Hellboy31

    Hellboy31 Brown Belt

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    if it's not too far of a commute, I would check out Gokor Chivichian/Judo Gene Lebell's place in North Hollywood. Not really catch but a very aggressive, submission based form of judo - Quite a bit of the training is no gi.

    Definitely worth checking out.
     
  3. Doesn't look like too many Wrestling places in LA. Just by googling, the only ones that come up in searches are Erik Paulson's CSW, Legends MMA, and Fight Academy.

    CSW seems awesome, only it's too far (it's the traffic that would make things bad) for me to be able to make it to any of the classes on time. Their schedule is very tight/limited as well.

    Still looking...
     
  4. Hellboy31

    Hellboy31 Brown Belt

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    I trained at Legends back when Mac Danzig was teaching the MMA class.. Good school, no complaints - If I moved back to LA, Gokor's would more than likely be my spot though.

    You may want to check out PKG - I think it's mainly no gi. Any particular reason you're looking specifically for catch?
     
  5. Thanks for the reply again.

    Just sort of interested in catch/submission wrestling. Is there no big difference between Catch and say BJJ, for example? Where is PKG at?
     
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    Gokor's place if you're by it, CZW if not. Otherwise, just focus on good grappling, and there's no shortage in California.
     
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    Paulson's or Gokor's. I would just join the closest legitimate grappling school though, to be honest.
     
  8. That would be Gracie Barra for me.
     
  9. mahlbawlz

    mahlbawlz Shaolin Punk

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    hard to find no-gi schedules. i know, it sucks.
     
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    CSW is nowhere near LA, assuming he's legitimately living in LA, seeing that CSW is in the OC.
     
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    Raul Ramirez is in LA, he's Level 3 under Billy Robinson. I'll see if I can find more details.
     
  13. KJGould

    KJGould Silver Belt

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    Here's what I've found:

    (Sanda and Catch Wrestling) - Saturdays at 3 PM at Professional Training Center

    Professional Training Center
    Fox Hills Plaza
    6273 Bristol Parkway
    Culver City, CA 90230

    (310) 930-6046
    [email protected]

    Conveniently located in Culver City near the Fox Hills Mall at the intersection of the I-405 and 90 freeways.

    I believe this is his twitter if you have more questions.

    https://twitter.com/Baliantaksu

    Operates out of the same gym as BJJ Los Angeles.

    www.bjjlosangeles.com

    Contact him to make sure it's still going on, if you're interested.
     

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