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BJJ in London???

Mackavelli

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Im going to be working in London for a couple of months this summer and I was wondering if there are any school in east London. Im going to be staying in charlton. All the ones I found online are around west and north of downtown, the closest one to me is 45 minutes away so i was hopping on finding one a little bit closer.

Any feedback would be appreciated.
 
i heard there was this one tall dude that teaches in London. apparently he's pretty good and has decent grip strength.
 
No doubt, Id love to train at a place like carlsons or rogers but it takes me an hour to get there, I was hoping for something closer.

Also what is the avg price for training in london?
 
i heard there was this one tall dude that teaches in London. apparently he's pretty good and has decent grip strength.

On a side note, dexter is a badass show, im guessing you put that av up because he used jj to subdue his victims before he killed them.
 
he took "Advanced Jiu Jitsu" in college. and in my old AV he was wearing a gi, but as i am a no gi guy, the switch was made.
 
Nice to see someone else bigging up the Carlson Massive on here!!!!!

What's the typical turnout at a class in Carlsons? Belt dispersion?

I'll be in London come September.
 
Surely RGA if you're in london....

And as a member of GB Brum... I dispute the best club in the UK claims... but then I would.:icon_chee
 
When i used to live in london the main clubs were,

Roger Gracie/GB london,
BTT,
Alliance,
and Carlsons.

Alliance i dont think runs anymore and Brasa has opened up. i would say taken its place as one of the major london clubs.

Carlsons is probably the best value in london. 60pounds for unlimited training. I think this now includes thai boxing and judo lessons.

Rogers i think is the most expensive, but he is also the best in the world. If your a higher grade training with roger especially for a summer would be a very good option assuming rogers around. I'm unsure how often roger is there.

When i used to train at carlsons it was mainly whites/blues with a few purples. This was awhile ago thou. Purple belt was the highest grade of anyone who trained there non-brazilian.(now alot of those purples are brown and black belts). The only place i would guess has higher belts on a regular basis would be Rogers.

I think brasa might be located nearer the east end of london. I'm unsure where btt is being run nowadays. There are also alot of smaller clubs around london.

Each club will have its own personality and i think you should check them all out. Some clubs will probably suite your personality more then others.
 
I've got a map here which I think lists all the London BJJ clubs (if anyone knows of any others, let me know and I'll add them).

There's a previous long thread on London BJJ here, and one on RGA here. As you can see from my sig, I train at the Roger Gracie Academy, and can highly recommend it. If RGA interests you, I'm more than happy to answer any questions you've got (or at least try to).

Carlsons is also a great place to train, along with a whole bunch of other awesome London academies.
 
LOL @ y'all thinking that because you train at the Roger Gracie academy you will be getting trained by Roger Gracie...

I made the same newbie mistake. Wound up in London, showed up at RGA, met a lady named Pippa, who told me that monthly fees were
 
Something to take into consideration is the time it takes to get to training and how much it costs to get there. I had to take the train which slowly starts adding up to become a large part of the cost of bjj.

If you are living in east London I would recommend Mark Waldars gym. Hes a gracie barra black belt with good ties to all the gracie barra clubs. I think Mark Waldar was given his black belt by Rogers dad (Mauricio Gomnes if I remember correctly).
 
LOL @ y'all thinking that because you train at the Roger Gracie academy you will be getting trained by Roger Gracie...

I made the same newbie mistake. Wound up in London, showed up at RGA, met a lady named Pippa, who told me that monthly fees were
 
LOL @ y'all thinking that because you train at the Roger Gracie academy you will be getting trained by Roger Gracie...

I made the same newbie mistake. Wound up in London, showed up at RGA, met a lady named Pippa, who told me that monthly fees were
 
Roger is a celebrity, but he's only one among many excellent black belt instructors at RGA. Just so happens that he's the most famous (though as mentioned, his father has considerably more experience, and is easily one of the top instructors in the world).

RGA is pricey, but you aren't going to be paying
 
Thanks for all your help guys, the map was especially helpful, thanks slideyfoot.

Like I said before, RGA and Carlsons school are an hour away and Im still a white belt. I dont really want to waste 2 hours everyday just riding the tube.

The closest I found was Carson Gracie Mataleao bjj at 15 minutes away, it is taught by a brown belt but it only has classes twice a week.

Marc Walders school is 25 minutes away, has classes 4 times a week taught by marc walder who is a black belt, it also has a lot of higher belts.

Tokei martial arts is also 25 minutes away, has bjj classes 5 times a week, and also judo 2x a week, thai boxing, american kickboxing, and freestyle wrestling once a week. Also has some weight lifting macines and weights, nothing impressive though. The price is only 35 pounds but it doesnt say anything about the instructors for bjj.

Has anyone trained at any of these last three I mentioned?
 
Thanks for all your help guys, the map was especially helpful, thanks slideyfoot.

Like I said before, RGA and Carlsons school are an hour away and Im still a white belt. I dont really want to waste 2 hours everyday just riding the tube.

The closest I found was Carson Gracie Mataleao bjj at 15 minutes away, it is taught by a brown belt but it only has classes twice a week.

Marc Walders school is 25 minutes away, has classes 4 times a week taught by marc walder who is a black belt, it also has a lot of higher belts.

Tokei martial arts is also 25 minutes away, has bjj classes 5 times a week, and also judo 2x a week, thai boxing, american kickboxing, and freestyle wrestling once a week. Also has some weight lifting macines and weights, nothing impressive though. The price is only 35 pounds but it doesnt say anything about the instructors for bjj.

Has anyone trained at any of these last three I mentioned?

If you're thinking about Tokei then why not check out London Fight Factory? That;s reasonably close by...where are you living/working?
 
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