Best MMA Gym in New York?

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  1. Symbolistic

    Symbolistic White Belt

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    I used to go to Ronin Athletics for 4 months, they're pretty good, but I see they got rid of 1 of their wrestling classes in the schedule, now they only have it for one week.

    I'm looking for THE BEST MMA SCHOOL, with the following
    - Muay Thai
    - Boxing
    - Wrestling
    - BJJ
    - Judo (Optional)


    I want to know which you think is the best school with great teachers, I want to go somewhere where I can excel and learn fast, to become a very good fighter.
    I want to be able to go frequently(5+ times a week), and a school that isn't TOO EXPENSIVE.

    I am still a beginner if you're wondering.
     
  2. Allan san

    Allan san Green Belt

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    Be careful what you wish for. You want the best of NY, but you don't want to spend the money for the best of NY.
     
  3. Symbolistic

    Symbolistic White Belt

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    Okay well scratch that, whats the best mma gym in NY, without having to worry about budget

    and whats the best while worrying about budget
     
  4. deathgrind

    deathgrind Orange Belt

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    Why not just go try them? What you consider best and what some else does might be two completely different things.
     
  5. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    Not a lot of places, at least in the City, have all the things in house. What's your limit as far as location? Renzo's, either in Manhattan or Brooklyn has all those types of classes in house and has a large crop of pro fighters, and UFC fighters that train there regularly. I don't know of any other places in the City that can boast all of those things. But it's also expensive.
     
  6. Ippwnage

    Ippwnage Banned Banned

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    ok, not going to be the best place but only place in manhattan i can think of that has pretty much all those is Evolution Muay thai
     
  7. Old Man

    Old Man Black Belt

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    I never trained here so I can't give a recommendation. But it is another place you could check out, and it might be cheaper.

    http://www.roninathletics.com/

    Edit: I missed the first line of your post. Otherwise I wouldn't have recommended a place you already knew about.
     
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  8. ShadowNINku

    ShadowNINku SANDBAGGER BELT

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    What other schools have more than one day of pure No-Gi standup (wrestling)? Do many, if any? As a beginner you'll have enough on your plate with grappling and standup alone.
     
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    ChrmnMa0 Black Belch

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    New York Combat Sambo has a very good record
     
  10. radman

    radman Purple Belt

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    5 Points Academy has a solid Muay Thai training but recently adopted Workshop BJJ under Jin who teaches gi and no-gi plus the hidden gem is the Judo instructions under a guy who comes from the Eastern European-Russian style Judo.
    In theory you could train skill sets for MMA.

    Then again there's the UFC gym on Canal & Broadway.
     
  11. xdavidx

    xdavidx White Belt

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    Looking at your previous post history, it seems like you ask this question every year. I am going to guess that training is your new years resolution every year.

    The best MMA gym for you is the one that you will go to consistently. Stop trying to find the "perfect" gym. If you had just stayed at Ronin, you would have 2 years of experience by now. It sucks that they dropped a wrestling class, but were you even going to it every week?

    That being said, I would recommend Radical MMA, Evolution, or going back to Ronin.
     
  12. Symbolistic

    Symbolistic White Belt

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    looks like I need to go back to ronin...
    Renzo's has almost everything I need, but from the reviews I hear, you wont get much attention at all
     
  13. Symbolistic

    Symbolistic White Belt

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    Thanks for telling me about that. They seem like a perfect fit for me, I will join them.
    Plus I hear they give discounts to college students
     
  14. Byrd

    Byrd Blue Belt

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    IME, No one gets special personal attention at the gym until you show up all the time and work hard, or pay for privates. Its the best way to weed out the ones that have illusions of grandeur with no work ethic. If you are good and work hard, you will get attention once you pay some dues.
     
  15. anton kollmats

    anton kollmats Amateur Fighter

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    Excuse the bump, but I have the same question.

    I visit New York City for extended periods of time several times a year, and I'd love to keep up my training, but nowhere am I able to find a legit MMA gym that offers dedicated MMA classes.

    What I've encountered so far is:
    * Cardio kickboxing or kung fu schools trying to market themselves as MMA schools.
    * A bunch of places that offer several disciplines (often Muay Thai and BJJ), but no dedicated MMA classes.

    And yes, I've been training (MT/BJJ) at Renzos before, but according to their website they no longer seem to offer MMA classes (and the ones they used to have were invite only) Does anyone know a good gym? Queens/Brooklyn preferred.

    Thanks.
     
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  16. cauti0n

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    https://www.fightfactoryny.com
     

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