Got to train in Marcelo Garcia's brand spanking new Academy!

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  1. bjjcaveman

    bjjcaveman Yellow Belt

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    I couldn't contain my excitement because tonight I got to train with MG in his new academy. It was the first night they opened so it was pretty awesome.

    I took some pictures and wrote about it here.

    But in summary... anyone in the area should check it out. They're new location is on

    250 w 26th st - 3rd floor between 7th and 8th ave.
     
  2. primaxopt

    primaxopt Yellow Belt

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    I'm already planning out where to live based on the location of MG's academy relative to my workplace. :D
     
  3. yovan

    yovan Purple Belt

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    Marcelo is the man! Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. TheHereticJay

    TheHereticJay I scoff at your belt rankings

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    Very nice write up and the place looks very spacious. Sucks abput all the bad luck Marcelo has been having with gym problems. If I ever go to nyc this'll be one of my first and last stops
     
  5. shades001

    shades001 Yellow Belt

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    Very cool story. Sounds like it was a memorable experience. Thanks for sharing it!
     
  6. muaythaitechniq

    muaythaitechniq Orange Belt

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    I'm green with envy! Sounds like a very special moment.
     
  7. Newcastle

    Newcastle Brown Belt

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    Glad to hear they finally got set back up in a perma location. Nice write up.
     
  8. beeran1

    beeran1 Purple Belt

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    Thanks for posting! Can't wait to make it out there myself. I've heard from a few people that his guys are really tough at all belt levels. And the fact that he rolls with all kinds of people who just drop in...I really respect that.
     
  9. KJGould

    KJGould Silver Belt

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    What was the reason for the move, just more students?
     
  10. 100%Jiu-Jitsu

    100%Jiu-Jitsu Banned Banned

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    Water damage to the original academy.
     
  11. KJGould

    KJGould Silver Belt

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    Oh that sucks.
     
  12. Allan san

    Allan san Green Belt

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    man I'm jealous. Glad you had such a great time. I'll definitely hit that place up if i ever get a chance
     
  13. jr jr

    jr jr Purple Belt

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    The question is....

    Is it set up to still play dodge ball???
     
  14. bjjcaveman

    bjjcaveman Yellow Belt

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    Thanks for all the comments guys. Glad you liked it. I'm sorry I have to head out of NYC so soon. Will need to come back again.
     
  15. robby241

    robby241 Blue Belt

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    i have family that lives literally two blocks from there.

    looks like a vacation is in order.
     
  16. GordoBarraBJJ

    GordoBarraBJJ Steel Belt

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    Training at Marcelo's is still #1 on my BJJ bucketlist.

    I'm hoping this year at some point.
     

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