Best Places to Train in the LA area?

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  1. peidro223

    peidro223 Purple Belt

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    As far as I can tell, there's the obvious 10th Planet, Gokor and the Hayastan guys, and Cobrinho's school.
    To me it seems like Cobrinho's would be the easy choice but am I leaving anyone out? Does anyone know anything about his gym or who they've produced?
    Thanks
     
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    snoop dogg*** Baby Heath goon$quad

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    Use the search function bro..
     
  3. Latecomer

    Latecomer Blue Belt

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    LA is a big place and the traffic can be horrendous, so it's tough to ignore location in the choice of a school. Where are you located/ how much time are you prepared to spend commuting to a school?

    Cobrinha's instruction is second to none and he has a fantastic attitude. In that regard, it's an easy choice, yes. However, you're lucky to live in a city in which the density of high-quality schools is high. What are your goals?
     
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    I'd train at Gokor's. They all look like the avengers.
     
  5. peidro223

    peidro223 Purple Belt

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    Search what?
     
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  7. Ice 9 Cobra

    Ice 9 Cobra Black Belt

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    That's all north la? Is north ridge even considered la?

    It seems criminal to mention gokors and 10P HQ but not Xande and Five Star
     
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    Snoop27 White Belt

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    Shawn Williams school

    Shawn Williams teaches at:

    Five Star Martial Arts/ Renzo Gracie Los Angeles
    4201 Wilshire Blvd. #236
    Los Angeles, CA 90010
     
  9. DaGenius

    DaGenius Silver Belt

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    Xande bjj, best in the world. Melrose at la brea. Drop in anytime and come check us out.
     
  10. Stacked

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    I run some of the drilling classes at Xande's. Come visit us. Location is a big priority in selecting a school in LA.
     
  11. peidro223

    peidro223 Purple Belt

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    thanks for all the replies guys. I forgot to mention Xande and had no idea about Shawn Williams. As for the location thing, my choice of where I move to LA will be based on what school I want to train at so location is not an issue.
    As for my goals I want to compete first and foremost. I prefer NoGi but would be willing to train in the gi for a high level Gi school.
    Who caters the most to NoGi out of those ooptions? (other than 10th planet obviously)
     
  12. lxl VENOM lxl

    lxl VENOM lxl White Belt

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    Cobrinhas is in LA right?
     
  13. peidro223

    peidro223 Purple Belt

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    Ya like the thread says, that's who Im leaning towards but Im also curious as to how well his guys do in competition.
     
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    Kron Gracie Jiu Jitsu
     
  15. Zankou

    Zankou Bringing peace and love Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    You haven't even mentioned why you want to train and what you are looking for.

    If you want to enter competitions, Cobrinha's is probably the most competition-focused school out there right now, gi or nogi.
     
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    Does Xande's have showers? My work is moving to the la brea area soon but it's a long way from home.
     
  17. peidro223

    peidro223 Purple Belt

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    Like I said before, I want to compete in NoGi but am open to Gi if I really need to.
     
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    dokomoy Green Belt

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    I think it's probably fair to say we're if not the best, than one of the best competition schools in la. Tons of medalists at worlds/pans/no gi worlds at every belt level.
     
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    COLD FURY BJJ Brown Belt

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    if you want to know the best place i can tell you that:

    Instructor Jean Jacques Machado only Red and black belt in the area and he has many blackbelt world champs. price is high but it is worth the price.
     
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    Yup. Full locker room and shower. More than a few dudes shower and head to work afterwards.
     

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