new place to train while at university?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by JMSanchez, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. JMSanchez

    JMSanchez White Belt

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    Long story short: I've trained in Krav Maga for about two years; and I'm looking for a new martial arts school to train in (for a variety of reasons that I can discuss if you'd like...).

    I currently go to Chapman University (Orange, California) and am looking for a nearby studio that teaches either Muay Thai or BJJ (if possible BOTH). Distance from campus is more of an issue than money is, but I still do have to budget.

    In a perfect world, I would like to train at a place like " American Top Team" or "Kings MMA"; but that just isn't realistic for me right now (or affordable :] ).

    The places I've seen near campus are mostly BJJ schools: 10th Planet, Carlson Gracie, and Gracie Barra.

    Which school is best for preparing me for competitive grappling? Do any of them teach Muay Thai/ kickboxing on the side??

    If my choice comes down to either a strictly Muay Thai school or a strictly BJJ school, I would prefer BJJ...but i'm still open to looking at Muay Thai gyms if you have any recommendations. My ultimate goal is to compete in grappling; but I would also like to learn some solid stand up on the side if possible...because I think its important to be well-rounded in fighting skills.

    Thanks for any tips/ advice you have for me!!! P.S.: Sorry if this is the wrong place to put this thread, I'm still new to the website...
     
  2. Ton

    Ton The master of Potato Plata

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    Those schools probably do not teach MT. If you want both, you probably want to find an MMA gym.

    But all of those gyms have good reputations (honestly, Cali is a Mecca for BJJ) , it just depends on what type of grappling you want to do. If you like the GI, go to a Gracie affiliate, if you like noGI, you should consider 10th Planet.

    You can always attend 1 class (usually 1st class or 1st week is free) at each of these academies and see which you like better.

    Good luck on your journey.
     
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    selfcritical Brown Belt

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    Looking up the school newsletters, it looks like there might be a BJJ club on campus too
     
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    JMSanchez White Belt

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    Thank you for the advice!
     
  5. JMSanchez

    JMSanchez White Belt

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    Thanks for the tip!
     

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