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Looking for a traditional Jiujitsu school in the heart of Miami, FL

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by LuisHernandez, May 11, 2008.

  1. LuisHernandez

    LuisHernandez Banned Banned

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    Hi - I'm looking for a Jiujitsu school in the heart of the Miami area. I live very close to the Orange Bowl (or at least what used to be the Orange Bowl) I can only spare a 15-minute drive to and from, and I'm interested in a traditional school and I am not interested in participating in cage fighting. I also would like the school to have a very good beginner's program. I tried FFA already but they are more focused in training people for cage fighting.

    Please let me know.

    Thanks!
     
  2. dallas405

    dallas405 Green Belt

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    brazilian jiu jitsu or ''traditional'' japanese jiu jitsu?
     
  3. lethalazn

    lethalazn Purple Belt

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    preferably behind you, with both hooks sunk in
    you DO realize that there are plenty of people who practice Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and "sport" submission grappling as just a hobby and a thing for self defense in case they actually need it who have NO interest in "cage fighting" (such as myself) right?
     
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    whipyourasstyle Exitus acta probat

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    Reveen Purple Belt

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    what about the Gracie Academy? is that nearby?
     
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    bugsmeanie44 Orange Belt

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    From what I hear, Gracie Miami is as "traditional" as it gets--gi-oriented, self-defense, etc.
     
  7. LuisHernandez

    LuisHernandez Banned Banned

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    Brazilian Jujitsu, as traditional as possible. I don't really want to train for the cage, i just want to train with regular, normal guys like me. Not tough guys or other dude that have stuff to prove.
     
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    Awesome, thanks. I will give those schools a try! :)
     
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    DMcKayBJJ Blue Belt

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    1. Gracie Academy Miami (black belts directly under Helio)
    2. Rilion Gracie (son of Carlos Gracie Sr.)
     
  11. maxpowers68

    maxpowers68 Yellow Belt

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    I trained at the Rilion Gracie school myself and loved it there. I'm currently not attending cause I had a reoccurring injury and I'm taking some time off. I haven't trained anywhere else but I can tell you about my experiences there:
    The classes are a great size.
    The people and the training is great
    They stress the fundamentals.
    If you wanna train nogi, you need at least a blue belt if I recall.

    The only thing I didn't like:
    There weren't to many people my weight (135-140) last time I went. Avg is I wanna say 155+
    At times I was rolling with someone at 190+ (same experience level but the weight diff sucked)

    Overall I would highly recommend it. Call and speak to Chris (female) or Marcelo and Im sure they be more than happy to help you out.
     
  12. maxpowers68

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    repost... sorry
     

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