London Ontario BJJ

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  1. blink_man182

    blink_man182 Black Belt

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    Hey guys, I'm going to be going to Western this coming September, which means I have to find a new BJJ gym. I found BJJ London which is a Gracie Barra school. I was just wondering if anyone trains there and can fill me in on the positives and negatives(if any) of the school.
     
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    I go to western and train out of Alliance Gym.

    The web page is Bindner's Jiu-Jitsu Academy

    Pretty great place to train and good people
     
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    blink_man182 Black Belt

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    Thanks, how much are the prices there?

    Whats the instructing like?
     
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    The wrestling coach at western is 3-time Olympic wrestler (4th place in 1984) and 3rd dan judoka Ray Takahashi. If money's tight - maybe you should just save the cash and join the wrestling club (I believe Western has a team and a club - the club requires no tryout.) I bet Ray would gladly work some newaza with you.
     
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    I enjoy the instruction there alot.... The only problem with Fatehs fight club is they train out of a squash court. Bindner Alliance has a real Dojo feel to it.

    Do you know if the western wrestling team trains at all in the summer?? I plan on joining this year to get my take down game to a new level.
     
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    blink_man182 Black Belt

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    Might have to give that try. Thanks that would help with takes downs. Obviously Ill be giving all the places a try before I join one of them lol
     
  8. Q mystic

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    Fatehs GB do the gi bjj at the FitnessForum gym in the squash court but they run their nogi classes at the RoundOne boxing club. Some echo in the squash courts but plenty locker and shower area which was good. Not to mention alotta cute ladies work out at the FitnessForum:icon_lol:
     
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    So would you guys recommends Fatehs? Q do you train there?
     
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    Absolutely. He is highly recommended in this area.

    He used to be a judo coach of mine before he went bjj. Awesome.:D
     
  12. Easto

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    Fateh's class is the best in London. He is affiliated with Gracie Barra and has made arrangement to have Bruno Fernandez come down and teach two classes per month and do the grading for the school. World Class Gracie Barra Black belt, and GSP's BJJ trainer.

    The Gi classes are run out of a squash court and no Gi are done at a boxing club BUT they are looking a new place where they can run all the classes out of one building and also add more classes.

    Right now they have Gi classes:
    Tues - 7:00-9:30
    Fri - 7:00-9:30
    Sun - 12:00-2:30

    No Gi
    Wed - 7:00-8:30
    Friday - 6:00-7:30
    Sat - 12:30-2:00

    $60/month for Gi only
    $60/month for No-Gi
    $100/month to do Gi + no-Gi

    You can always go out for a trial class for free and see how you like it.
     
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    justinnnn Sherdog's resident expert

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    I know some guys out there. Good place. Todd wood a pro fighter, and fighter managment guy. Good place man. Ran by a purple belt I believe.
     
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    Alright thanks a ton guys. Definately leaning towards Fateh's.
     
  15. Q mystic

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    Purple belt ....as well as a prior international judo competitor.:D
     
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    Hey Easto, you training at Fatehs in the nogi?

    I'm going there in 2 weeks with Rich if you know him. Tall fella, blue belt. I might see you there. he morelss made stop talking shit and actually train.LOL
     
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    I go to the Gi classes. Spent the first month doing No-Gi, but switched over to Gi so I can be graded and I have no aspirations for MMA
     
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    I think gi is more fun to boot.
     
  20. Mmaoverboxing

    Mmaoverboxing Purple Belt

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    Team Tompkins actually relocated, their now Adrenaline Training Centre. Hands down the best stand up in London, with Mark Hominick, Chris Horedecki, Sam Stout, and others. As far as Ju-Jitsu goes Rowan Cunningham is now there and he's a brown belt and an awesome instructor. I believe someone said somewhere that Scott Proctor was the wrestling coach and he's still there. So yeah you guys could try there if you want some ju-jitsu.
     

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