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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Byron Pechorin, Apr 15, 2008.

  1. Byron Pechorin Top Level Human

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    So I went to check out Gracie Barra and the Ralph Gracie academy. I didn't check out Tinguinha's because I forgot the address/directions. The other two are close enough that I already had a good idea of where they were.

    Gracie Barra
    I sat and watched the fundamentals class for a bit. I talked to a Rafael and we sat and he explained the class structures and scheduling. I kept trying to get a membership fee/estimate from him but he kept saying we could discuss it later and changed the subject. This happened 3 times. When I asked why he wouldn't just tell me about the rates(he was sitting on the opposite side of a table so I was fairly confident that I was out of submission range) he told me something about how he had to talk to the main academy and rates were different for everyone............???

    Ralph Gracie
    Noticeably bigger/modern center. I was greeted by Bruno and he discussed the class structure/schedule with me. When I asked about the membership fees he straight up told me that it was 155 a month. When I asked if they offered student discounts, he said it was 135-140 a month.


    As of now, I'm leaning towards the Ralph Gracie academy because they answered my questions without trying to sidetrack me and they had a more modern/larger facility. Of course, that kind of stuff probably doesn't really have anything to do with the quality of the instruction.

    I will have to check out Tinguinha's next.

    They mentioned your name Sean. They said you mentioned me. LOL. Is 135 the lowest rate I can get or can that be brought down? I'll most likely be joining with a friend and probably the most important factor in choosing the gym will be the membership rates. We're students so we're on a budget lol.
     
  2. Byron Pechorin Top Level Human

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    Also, Bruno at Ralph Gracie's told me that they were giving new members free gi's and a subscription to Gracie magazine.
     
  3. RU4GOD White Belt

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    Hey man, goto www.leovieirabjj.com for some great instruction and wont break your pocket book.. its a new school so come quick cause they will raise the rates to standard OC prices after the first few months. Right down the street!!!
     
  4. GracieMMABarra Word.

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    Bruno also trains at Gracie Barra America so I'm sure if you are he's student you could train sometimes at GBA also.
     
  5. Byron Pechorin Top Level Human

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    Lol Costa Mesa is not right down the street. More like....40 minutes down the freeway.
     
  6. Sean-Roberts Blue Belt

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    We can talk call 1(877) 55 GRACIE or call (714) 632-7880 eather way you will get the same person answer the phone.
     
  7. Sean-Roberts Blue Belt

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    I guess to word is spreading. Who is this?
     
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    To the TS...you keep focusing on rates while I understand the importance of finances, there's not a huge difference in your geographical area. Take a look at the pricing mentioned in the thread; most places are going to be within ~$20 bucks of each other for a few days/week training. That's out of ~$150/month! Train where you want and if it's the most expensive place, skip having a venti mocha frappachino x1/week and you are even on the cash issue.

    If you are significantly cash strapped (as many were/are in school) check out the 'clubs' at CSUF. They are usually dirt cheap especially if you are a student and campus is about 4 miles from YL. Last I saw, there was a BJJ club and the instructor was associated with one of the local BJJ schools. There use to be clubs for judo, aikido, kung-fu (with full contact sparring), and shotokan as well. When I say 'cheap', it use to be throwing $3/session in the hat when you walked through the door or $50-$75 semester. Warning: that was over a 15 years ago.
     
  10. RU4GOD White Belt

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    Leo Vieira's School is Brea/La Habra - off Harbor/Lambert (area) not costa mesa.
    good guys, really good teachers.:D
     
  11. Sean-Roberts Blue Belt

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    man there are to many gyms in Orange County
     
  12. GracieMMABarra Word.

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    Don't worry about that...just know I know a lot about all gyms in So Cali, no gym is safe :icon_twis
     
  13. Sean-Roberts Blue Belt

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    Lol Ok Then
     
  14. muaythaifolife Blue Belt

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    Stalker IMO:icon_twis
     
  15. GracieMMABarra Word.

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    Hey, your gym isn't safe either. BTW Stalker is too far, I like the word knowledgeable more :D
     
  16. Byron Pechorin Top Level Human

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    Temecula? Are you......Dan.........Henderson?
     
  17. GracieMMABarra Word.

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    Actually Mayhem...get that shit straight
     
  18. HuntingtonBeach ________________

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    is my gym safe?
     
  19. Byron Pechorin Top Level Human

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    No. No it's not.
     
  20. GracieMMABarra Word.

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    That shit is too far so yes. Oh wait, new GB in huntington beach huh? Safe you are not:icon_chee
     

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