Input on school.

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Quirks, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. Quirks White Belt

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    I currently train at a reputable academy but due to work schedule and family committments its becoming inconvenient. The instruction is top notch but I find myself wondering if I should leave my current instructor because the classes have started to conflict with my work schedule and family life. I'm happy here, learn alot, but also I have to balance family and work. I have to hang around work an extra 1.5 hours because the school is located close to my work rather than my house. If only I lived closer to this academy...

    There's another school about 10 minutes from my house, cheaper than my current academy and offers class at a more convenient time. I plan to visit this school this week to see if I should make the transition. With this school, I can leave work at normal time, spend about two hours at home then leave for training.

    Here's a link to the new, potential school.

    tapoutt.com - Home

    I hope you guys can help me determine if this is a legit school before missing a training day. Any input is appreciated even if you tell me to suck it up and quit being a pussy. :icon_chee
     
  2. K Ja Orange Belt

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    Suck it up and quit being a pussy!

    In all seriousness, the best way to determine whether it's legit is to check it out in person. From what I can tell on the website, it doesn't seem like a McDojo or nothing.
     
  3. B3rserk3R Brown Belt

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    Yeah worrying about it before checking it out is kind of pointless...
     
  4. Quirks White Belt

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    I watched a class last night. I was impressed with their hands on approach to teaching. I really couldn't tell the quality of instruction as I'm still new to jiu jitsu, especially nogi. I will probably start at this school in the next few weeks as the convenience factor is huge.

    My only concern was that almost everyone had on Tapout gear. :icon_lol:
     
  5. ichimonji Blue Belt

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    Excuse me if I might but I am fluent in TMA ...

     
  6. Wrestleben Brown Belt

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    LOL this was truly an awesome post! Kudos!
     
  7. dtravis92 Orange Belt

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    First post here, i used to go to that school a few months ago, but i had to get a job and now my schedule interferes, so i do muay thai somewhere else . The grappling class is good, they have a competition team called Team Hanebrink and they compete in a lot of local tournaments. And they do have mma fighters, 1 pro fighter and 2 amateur fighters. The 2 amateur fighters fought right after i left the place and both won by armbar( http://ruckusinthecage.com/RITC14.htm ) look for Travis Ferrell and Keith Richardson. Charles is a good instructor and all the other students are really helpful. The kickboxing class is kind of crowded though, in case you were thinking about doing that.
     
  8. Ybot Purple Belt

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    Actually, Walt Bayless is a reasonably big name, who was teaching a newaza intense kind of Jiu-Jitsu for a number of years. He currently quit teaching and is fantasy type artist. How legitimate is his style??? I've been curious about it for a long time, but from what I can tell from the few sources I've come across it is basically BJJ now with a different belt system. So depending on the instructor it could be as legitimate as someone claiming sub-wrestling... meaning it could be very good, or very mediocre.
     
  9. Quirks White Belt

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    I like the school and all. The instruction seems good. I'm very inexeperienced though. It's a very laid back atmosphere and everyone seems very nice and outgoing. Strictly nogi so I have to get used to not grabbing a gi.

    One concern I have is that we are taught a submission or two and haven't really worked on positioning during instruction. I've only been there for about two weeks so I may have missed those instructionals. I'm going to ask the instructor to show us some very basic transitions/positions to set up those submissions he has taught us over the last couple of weeks.

    At my level of jiu jitsu, I want to learn to use basic sweeps and get better at passing guard. Submissions will come. :icon_lol:
     

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