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looking to train in/near Harlem NYC

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by shermbe, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. shermbe

    shermbe White Belt

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    I just moved from NJ to harlem new york. I haven't been able to find anywhere new to train. I know there's marcelo's and Renzo's in midtown but i want something closer to where i live. I'm on 146th st and would love to find a jiu-jitsu place or even boxing or kickboxing nearby.

    anyone know any place nearby?

    i'm sorta close to the bronx but if i've gotta take a 30-40 minute subway ride im not gonna like training there.
     
  2. Chalito

    Chalito Purple Belt

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    If you are willing to take a 30-40 minute subway ride to the Bronx why not just take a 25-30 minute ride to midtown?
     
  3. Hellboy31

    Hellboy31 Brown Belt

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    146th and what? I'm on 116th and it takes me about 20 minutes to get to Union Square (clockwork bjj)

    Check out this place....

    Upper Eastside NYC
    Premier Martial Arts - BJJ
    220 East 86th St.
    New York, NY 10028
    212-772-3700 212-772-3700
    Instructor - BJJ Blackbelt
    Babs Olusanmokun


    They're affiliated with Shaolin so I'm guessing it's a Nova Uniao school.... Can't help you with the Thai Boxing stuff
     
  4. kying418

    kying418 Blue Belt

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    There are tons of people that would kill to live where you do, and train at Renzo's or Marcelo's. I doubt it would take longer than 45 minutes to commute to their location.

    However, to each their own....
     
  5. Oak

    Oak 栄誉

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    That's Babs from Alliance isn't it? Did he open up his own school or is he just doing some instruction at that place on the side? Babs is a cool guy and a great teacher for what it's worth.
     
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    mrclean226 White Belt

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    I think if you are willing to travel 20-30 minutes on the subway you will be able to find some top quality schools. I would check out New York Jiu Jitsu, I live way out in Jamaica Queens and it only takes me 40 minutes. Their instructors are Renzo Gracie black belts, they have a big facility and it is super clean and they are a good value for nyc. Good luck.
     
  7. SuperSuperRambo

    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    I was thinking the same thing. He's a black belt under Fabio Clemente if I'm not mistaken, so I don't think he would be affiliated with Shaolin. I actually thought he was an instructor at Alliance NYC.
     
  8. AnOddParadigm

    AnOddParadigm Blue Belt

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    Babs and Lucas Lepri still teach all the classes at Alliance. Babs teaches at premier a few times a week (I think mon and wednesday?) on the side.
     
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    curb1850 Green Belt

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    Agreed. Solid choices right there.
     
  10. Hellboy31

    Hellboy31 Brown Belt

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    Here's the website. Premier Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) NYC
     
  11. shermbe

    shermbe White Belt

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    thanks guys. gonna check out the one on the westside. im right off the 1 train so thats like 15 minutes from my place. thats exactly what im looking for.
     

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