Any good BJJ schools in South Austin?

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  1. fedorade***

    fedorade*** Orange Belt

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    Hey guys I am moving to South Austin, TX. Can you recommend me a good BJJ school? Any info on pricing would be helpful I'm a student so money isn't flowing in right now thanks a lot.
     
  2. Mr Randy Watson

    Mr Randy Watson Green Belt

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    Relson Gracie- Austin.

    Best school in the city, and not expensive.

    Head instructor -
    Phil Cardella - Relson black belt and WEC fighter
    Other instructors-
    Richard Giberson - Relson/Phil Cardella black belt and ex collegiate head wrestling coach
    Donald Park- Royler Gracie/David Adiv black belt, outstanding competition resume

    Open 364 days a year. Classes morning, afternoon and night. 3 open mats per week. Striking classes also. Great facility, several pros train with us from time to time like Kamal Shalarous and Tim Kennedy.

    Relson Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Austin Association - Home
     
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  3. fedorade***

    fedorade*** Orange Belt

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    Cost?
     
  4. Mr Randy Watson

    Mr Randy Watson Green Belt

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    I'll PM you.
     
  5. kinz384

    kinz384 White Belt

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    agree phil's a good teacher. i go to lonestar mma in tyler tx were affiliated with them. he comes down from time to time to teach.
     
  6. Zatofei

    Zatofei White Belt

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    Austin Gracie Barra Address:8868 Research Blvd. #608
    Austin, TX 78758.
    Austin Gracie Barra phone: 877-946-2426.
    Austin Gracie Barra email: [email protected].
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  7. TJS

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    There are several good schools in Austin depending on what you are looking for. I would no go as far as to label one of them the "best". Are you looking for more mma based BJJ? Gi or No gi? Both?

    Down in south Austin you will have Rubicon fight sports, Relson Gracie-Austin, Vasquez Acadmeny, Austin Jiu Jitsu with Dave Thomas, Fit and Fearless/Crossfit gym with Ernesto Perales. There are even more if you want to drive a little ways..Austin insint that big.

    Each gym has it's own strenghts and weaknesses. I would encourage you to check out TXMMA.com - Texas' 1st and Original Home for MMA and Combat Sports Since 2001 for a complete school listing and more review. If you have any specific questions I would be happy to try and answer them...as they say the best way is usually go go in and check out the gym.
     
  8. Zatofei

    Zatofei White Belt

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    I recommend you check the Austin Gracie Barra Schools.

    The Austin Gracie Barra Team has:

    - 4 Official Gracie Barra Schools in Austin.
    - 6 full time black belts teaching in the Gracie Barra Austin Schools.

    Their website is Gracie Barra Austin | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu | Austin, TX

    Take care.
     
  9. Chris Spicer

    Chris Spicer Orange Belt Professional Fighter

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    See my reply in the other austin post. But Relson Gracie Austin is the place to go.
     
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    I recommend Gracie Barra South Austin since Gracie Barra schools have certified Bjj instructors. They also have a large training facility that you could wish for in a martial arts school. To know more about other GB schools in South Austin, check their homepage.

    Gracie Barra Austin | Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu | Austin, TX
     
  11. PastelAssassin

    PastelAssassin Orange Belt

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    Bumping this old thread. Interested in joining a BJJ gym. Total beginner. I don't make a whole lot of money so I'm interested in what the going rates are for attending say Gracie Barra gym?
     
  12. syncopizer

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    Depends on your situation. But, if the rates I pay CA to a GB gym are any indication here is what I've got:

    - $156/mo was the "standard" rate.
    - Get a discount if you pay in full rather than monthly
    - If you're a student, you also get a discount

    At the end of the day, I ended up paying just a tad over $120/mo. This was cheaper than most places in my area, especially given the schedule of available classes 7 days a week, from AM to PM, and I believe you can visit / attend any GB school you'd like after signup.

    The annoying stuff is having to buy all of their gear.
    - Gi's are like 160/each. if you plan on training more than a couple times a week, you'll probably need two Gi's. But, I believe they'll give you half off if you buy at signup. They did for me. Quality seems pretty weak. My $65 fuji seems considerably better--and this is after their supposed Gi upgrade.
    - Rash guards they didn't give me half-off for, and they were like $45 each or something... they also require you wear a rash guard.

    Somehow I got a belt in one of my Gi bags when I signed up, so maybe they gave it to me? I thought we were supposed to buy them.

    There is a lot of dislike for GB it seems, and I can understand to some degree that their corporate focus is kind of taking the spirit and some of the fun / individualism out of BJJ, but in the end they're usually good schools with a friendly environment and their monthly dues are actually on the lower side from what I've seen.

    There were other schools in my area I would have preferred to attend if my schedule had agreed with theirs, but such is life.

    Just go try a few places out, assume they'll probably all be between $100 and $150/mo.
     
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  13. beeran1

    beeran1 Purple Belt

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    Thanks for actually posting the costs. Such a retardedly taboo topic in BJJ, even though 99% of legit schools are similar in price nowadays.
     
  14. syncopizer

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    Yeah, np. And, I don't get it either. :confused:

    Just to clarify, after re-reading my post one might possibly read the first sentence (prior to my edit) that it was my gym. I simply meant to say the rates I pay to attend a GB gym in CA.
     
  15. selfcritical

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    That is north austin, which is somewhat the opposite of south
     
  16. PastelAssassin

    PastelAssassin Orange Belt

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    Thanks for the info. Unfortunately it's out of my price range at the moment but ...

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  18. Kid Sampson

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    Met a couple of guys from there at the San Antonio Judo open. Really nice guys, they threw me props for my technique. They even invited me to train with them next time I was in Austin.

    Since I'm a "paragoner", I will suggest stopping by Paragon Austin. Have yet to go, but I have heard nothing but good things, they also have a really good Judo program.
     

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