brazilian jiujitsu dojo in boston???????

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  1. kamakaziHAPA

    kamakaziHAPA White Belt

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    Brazilian jiu-jitsu in boston???? please help anyone familiar?????????

    its come down to boston brazilian jiujistu: its reputable and very established and graciebarra sponsored dojo.

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    kimura brazilian jiu-jitsu: owned by a champion braz jiujitsu practitioner offers submission wrestling some mma and alot alot of bjj with a very great flexible schedule...

    im having a tough time deciding anyone know anything of kimura bjj dojo? i know kenny florian fully endorses boston bjj and some other ufc fighters but kimura is lenient schedule and do well in competition. but boston bjj seems more like united sociable brotherhood atmosphere??????????????
     
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    Farnsworth Roxa n' Roll

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    Kimura is awesome! You should try it out! I'm coming up on 3 years with Kimura BJJ, and I'm so happy to be with them.

    I believe they have a free intro lesson. Swing by the school in Watertown. We're a pretty friendly group and we like to train hard. :)
     
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    outlawimmortal Yellow Belt

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    Boston Brazilian has the highest ranking jiu-jitsu practioner in New England, Roberto Maia, and from what i have heard, it's one of the tops schools in the country. It's Where Florian got his black belt. A Lot of the top mma, and jiu-jitsu guys in New England go there.

    also, my teacher, a brown belt under Roberto Maia, is a phenomenal teacher, and really knows what he is talking about.
     
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    WARserra GMEN > Everyone else

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    Kimura BJJ? I wonder how the Gracies feel about that...
     
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    Deloitte Blue Belt

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    How many inquiries about BJJ schools in Boston is Sherdog going to get? ;)
     
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    Maystor White Belt

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    I cannot speak for the other schools.. I train at Kimura.. and I have nothing but good things to say.. great teachers, great students, great game and atmosphere.. I believe that you should at least visit and try out your top picks with a free lesson then decide where you feel better... what works for you .. ect...
     
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    from what i hear.. boston bjj is the shit
     
  9. hayliks

    hayliks Banned Banned

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    i occasionally go to boston bjj, i hear the night classes are awesome, but i'm only able to attend the day classes and honestly i don't get much out of the classes, most guys are blue or below in those classes.

    i hear nothing but good things about kimura.

    my suggestion would be to try out both places and see which one you like.
     
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    J Storm** Banned Banned

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    unless i'm mistaken, Roberto is the highest ranking black belt in the east coast.

    i went to college in Boston and through our Brazilian Club we got Roberto to come in and train a group of us twice a week (sometimes one of his brown belts Phil would come in, but he was sick too).

    Roberto is the man, super knowledgeable and teaches very well. Tells a funny story every now and then as well. Def check out BBJJ, it's no bs.
     
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    J Storm** Banned Banned

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    my bad, he's a 4th deg, Renzo's a 5th
     
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    Farnsworth Roxa n' Roll

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    A lot of good information to digest here. Both are very good and reputable schools. Both are quite different in style of teaching, from what people have told me. The best way for you would be to try them out. You could be pleasantly surprised.

    All I ask is that you don't let the fact that Roberto Maia is a 4th level dungeon master sway your decision. :rolleyes: Black belts Jean Kleber and Michael Fontes always teach our classes at Kimura BJJ.
     
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    J Storm** Banned Banned

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    what's that supposed to mean, "dungeon master"?

    hopefully what will sway the OP's decision is that there are less than 10 Gracie Barra people in the world that outrank Roberto. as mentioned previously, next to Renzo there is no one better on the East coast (teaching wise) and unlike Renzo he teaches a lot, from beginners to advanced. I'm sure Kimura is a fine school but don't try to diminish BBJJ due to your own school pride.
     
  14. MonkeyNuts!

    MonkeyNuts! Rear Naked Poker

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    I'm curious, because here in Long Island we have a Mastor Mansor and he's 9th red. What's the comparison in terms of ranking (black vs red)?

    (I don't know anything about either school, just wondering)
     
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    Farnsworth Roxa n' Roll

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    Oh, lighten up. Pardon my sarcasm, I wasn't trying to be catty. I was just trying to inject some humor in the thread. All respect due to Roberto Maia; I've heard great things about him.

    Some people get so wrapped up in degrees and all that. I saw this out in California when I was at the Pan-Ams last month. People were so hard up to say what degree BB their instructor was. I find it so silly. Sure, it means something to some people, but the proof is in the pudding, not on the paper.

    I mentioned that BBJJ was very good and very reputable, didn't I? Let's not split hairs, I just want the OP to give us a shot and not make a decision based on a pieces of tape on one man's black belt.
     
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    Yeah, I don't see how degrees of black belt really matter, particularly for someone who is a white or blue belt right now. A purple belt would be fine as an instructor, in all likelihood. I think more important is HOW the classes are taught, and what the overall "vibe" of the schools are. I will say that every guy I've ever trained with from Boston BJJ has been super-nice and knowledgeable. Kimura has a more consistent competition record, though, particularly given the relative sizes of the two schools.
     
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    Farnsworth Roxa n' Roll

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    Well said, my friend. :)
     
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    bearcat4 Orange Belt

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    My friend is moving to Boston in a couple months for law school. Out of curiosity what are the rates for Kimura and Boston BJJ? I think that expense is going to play a big factor for him since he will be in school and not have consistent flow of income.

    Thanks for the help
     
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    Try them both, it will only cost you your time=FREE! They are certainly the two most well established BJJ schools, of course there are others popping up all the time. look on massmma.net for more school listing's.
     
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    Farnsworth Roxa n' Roll

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    The rate at Kimura BJJ depends on how much your friend is going to go. I'm on the "free pass" plan, which means I can train whenever I want. And, I think it's a great price.

    Have him try Kimura, and he can talk to Jean after the class to work something out if he's interested.
     

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