Gyms in Albany area

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

  1. l96

    l96 White Belt

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    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

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    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 www.renzogracielatham.com
     
  3. Mischievousjoe

    Mischievousjoe White Belt

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    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

    http://upstatebjj.com/

    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)
    http://www.teamevomma.com/

    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.
    http://upstatenyjucao.com/

    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.
    http://www.realjudo.net

    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.
    http://www.spacitybjj.com/

    and an Alliance affiliate is in Saratoga itself , also offers Kyokushkin Karate - I've rolled with the instructors and they are very good.
    http://www.saratogaiku.com/bjj.html

    Phew!!

    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.

    Peace.
     
  4. clockchoke1124

    clockchoke1124 Yellow Belt

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    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
     

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