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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Jimswork1341, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. Jimswork1341

    Jimswork1341 Guest

    Hey guys. Long time reader, first time... blah blah blah.

    I've trained in Muay Thai for a few years, and I've boxed for a few years. Unfortunatley, Pittsburgh isn't exactly the "hub" of MMA, so I've never been able to do any real training in it.

    I'm going to be moving to California (San Diego) and I was wondering if any of you knew of any good MMA schools out there. I'm sure there are tons, but I wanted to ask anyway.

    Thanks.
     
  2. MasterSeagal

    MasterSeagal Brown Belt

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    I think Ken Shamrock trains in San Diego. Ask him if you can enter the "lions den".
     
  3. morganfreeman

    morganfreeman Brown Belt

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    post this again in the grappling forum. You'll get alot more informed responses.
     
  4. Renegade Outlaw

    Renegade Outlaw Silver Belt

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    Frank's Pickle Barrel.
     
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    dbhus1 Green Belt

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    City Boxing Downtown and in PB are really good.
     
  6. Jimswork1341

    Jimswork1341 Guest


    Thank you for an actual helpful response.

    I see why you guys dont like the white belts now.
     
  7. Josh Lydell

    Josh Lydell Yellow Belt Professional Fighter

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    marco ruas' place is up the road a bit. feasability depends on whether or not you are going to live right in san diego or not.
     
  8. Fight4Money

    Fight4Money Banned Banned

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    I live and train in SD. It depends on what part your in. I like the nice little Gracie studio down in Ocean Beach. Rates are fair and they teach you everything. Some places won't teach you heal hooks etc... cause they aren't allowed in black belt competitions, but these guys will teach you it all. They prep fighters for MMA fights in TJ and shit like that so they can show you how to go no-gi all out if you need. There is of course the lion den which in south SD. Another good place where I go sometimes is on Rosecrans blvd. Nice boxing club as well with a jiu-jitsu section as well as a full gym. Hit me up when you get to SD and let me know where you are. I'll hook you up.
     
  9. Jimswork1341

    Jimswork1341 Guest

    Thanks a lot, I'll do that for sure.
     
  10. minotoro

    minotoro Guest

    i read an article with frank shamrock a little while back that said he was opening his new school in CA....but I can't remember what city....

    check out mmaweekly....pretty sure thats where i read about it
     
  11. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    If you can't find good training in Cali then you can't find it anywhere in the country. The west coast has a strong MMA scene.

    It sounds like you've got some solid striking, so I'd suggest checking www.bjj.org for a good bjj school in the area. I'm sure they would have some standup training there too.
     
  12. TheVandalz

    TheVandalz The Mighty Menehune

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    I would suggest checking out Dean Lister at theboxingclub.com or San Diego Fight Club for MMA.

    I use to train with Dean and his trainers approach to MMA is great. I recently moved over to focus on just BJJ (due to lack of time, I work a full time 9 - 5) so Im over at Fabio Jiu JItsu now, which I would highly recommend if yuo want to pick up some great BJJ, Fabio is an awesome instructor. I'll get back in with Dean once I get my promotion (when i only have to work 9 - 1pm). Peace bro and Welcome to San Diego.
     
  13. TapSD

    TapSD Killer Bee....1%

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    Fabio is great and so is lister but a bit pricey..K0 Fit in mission Valley has BJJ..MMA and Muay Thai ...been training there for 2 years and its aweseom..We always have guys competing in Total Combat venues down in TJ...
     

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