Gyms in Albany area

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by l96, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. l96

    l96 White Belt

    May 9, 2014
    Likes Received:
    I am having a hard time finding some martial arts gyms in Albany. Can anyone from the area recommend some?

    I am interested in any martial arts as long as the instructing is genuine and good.
  2. NSchoke

    NSchoke Green Belt

    Dec 12, 2012
    Likes Received:
    I am part of Renzo Gracie Latham. There are 3 black belts teaching/training there including myself. The owner, Bruno Tostes, is a 1st degree black belt.

    Website is
  3. Mischievousjoe

    Mischievousjoe White Belt

    May 20, 2013
    Likes Received:
    There are actually a number of pretty good options in the Albany (ish) area.

    As the previous poster mentioned, Bruno Tostes runs a Renzo gracie affiliate that is well regarded in the Latham area.

    There is also Upstate BJJ run by Ryan Clark and Brian Beaury who are both solid Black belts

    Also in Albany is Evolution MMA, which is sort of Jiu Jitsu / Judo hybrid, also offers kick boxing once or twice a week (probably one of the cheaper options)

    Over Schenectady way, there is upstate Jucao, which is a small friendly club, run by a Ailson Brites "Jucao" Black belt - a lot of huge higher belts there.

    If you want judo, can't go wrong with Jason Morris's school in Glenville, he coached the Olympic team a few years ago I believe, and he has some absolute beasts over there.

    and up in Saratoga/Malta area you've got two pretty good options as well,
    Spa City BJJ is in Malta off of exit 12, and has a good reputation, though I've never trained there.

    and an Alliance affiliate is in Saratoga itself , also offers Kyokushkin Karate - I've rolled with the instructors and they are very good.


    So I think that is all of the major places to train in the area. So you have quite a few options depending on how far you are willing to travel, where you are located, what your goals are etc.

  4. clockchoke1124

    clockchoke1124 Yellow Belt

    Dec 15, 2011
    Likes Received:
    Ive trained with Brian Beaury a few times, he comes down to the academy I train at to roll and train with my coach, dude is legit and is a great teacher, if you have a chance to train under him I would highly recommend it

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.