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Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Qtip inspector, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Qtip inspector

    Qtip inspector Blue Belt

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    Me and the old lady decided to go stay in south beach for a few days. Hot weather always sounds good when you live in SF CA. Figured I could check out some Jiu Jitsu as well.
    Started looking and calling for info. Wanted to go to Rillion Gracie. $50 drop in. Damn. Valente Bros= $35 for the class $20 more to spar after ,huh?

    Then I go to where I really wanted go , Cyborgs gym. Wow 1block from the beach, the man himself, sitting behind the front desk. How much? $20. That's what I'm talking about! He taught the class, GREAT instructor , good rolls. They spend double the time drilling than most places(2 hr class). Thumbs way up.

    I always try to go to a Carlson school if I can and I found one about 1/2 hr away. Come to find out the head instructor is really good friends with my friend that got me into Jiu Jitsu in 2000 and he was a purple. Had a great class. Nice ,Carlson style. Love it. He didn't even want to charge me
    both places I highly recomend and I will definelty be back As for the other gyms I mentioned, sorry I can't justify dropping 50 clams per class

    even M Garcia s was $40, and that is for the whole day

    oh, beach was nice and my girl and I got a couple good dinners in
     
  2. TalkShowOnMute

    TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    The good reviews keep pouring in for Cyborg's place. Good to hear.

    Thanks for the review.
     
  3. BJJ Coffee Drinker

    BJJ Coffee Drinker Amateur Fighter

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    wow, $20 for a drop in and the guy has legit credentials with an incredible competition background? nice. what those other schools are thinking, I don't know. maybe they know people are willing to pay for that so they make good money. But, WTF?! pay for the class then +$20 more to roll? that is the oddest thing I ever heard of.
     
  4. hilbilygangsta

    hilbilygangsta Orange Belt

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    I went to MMA Masters once when I was down there. Went witha buddy though so I have no idea what the drop in fee is.
     
  5. Qtip inspector

    Qtip inspector Blue Belt

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    Yeah. I think the Rillion school has that " we are the real official Gracie school". Dunno. The more I think about. The more I really liked cyborgs teaching. He also walked around and checked everybody s tech. 2 -3 times.
    I thought the drop in rate was going to a big hair raiser, guess I need to troll a little more with sherdog to get responses
     
  6. nerraw

    nerraw White Belt

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    Thanks for the trip report. I'll check out Cyborg's gym if I'm ever in the area.
     
  7. Cubano786

    Cubano786 White Belt

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    You were better off just asking Rilion Gracie for the free class that's offered to everyone.
     
  8. curb1850

    curb1850 Green Belt

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    Good review, thanks for sharing.
     
  9. Qtip inspector

    Qtip inspector Blue Belt

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    isn't that if your looking to sign up? of course I could lie to all gyms and they would probably give it free, but thats not my style I will be back to drop in again
     
  10. Jagcorps_esq

    Jagcorps_esq Red Belt

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    I love dropping in.

    I've not been to one of the larger cities yet, but I need to. I've not had to pay any drop in fees yet for any where I've gone. They've either taken pity on me or they were affiliated with my school.
     
  11. Cubano786

    Cubano786 White Belt

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    That's true. I always thought anywhere between $10-$20 was 'standard' if they are gonna charge.
    BTW - Tarsis Humphery is opening up an Alliance affiliate in Miami as well.
     
  12. JH34PG

    JH34PG White Belt

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    which carlson school are you talking about...and as for cyborg, hes gone from diff gyms...did you go to Legacy Fit or beachsports?
     

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