I'm in a bind. I went to this local kickboxing/kung fu gym when I was shopping around and the sensei there was down to earth. I told him I was interested in MMA so I'd probably be joining his gym on top of a grappling gym. When I mentioned that, he said one of the pro fighters at his gym also did BJJ and submission stuff, and my eyes lit up. I'd researched every dojo in a 120 mi. radius and there is NOTHING here for grappling MMA. So he tells me, "Yeah, Joe goes to both Chico and Redding a couple times a week for grappling." I said, "Where, I looked all over?" He said, "Redding Submission Fighting in Redding, and I forget where in Chico, I think there are two places he frequents." I was absolutely stoked. It seemed to be all my answers in one stop. Then he gives me his gym flyer. There's an enrollment fee of $125 and only one membership type is offered (full access) for $65 a month. Now, I lived in New York, so I know you guys and the SoCal guys are like, "What's the deal?" The deal is that price is ri-goddamn-dickulous in a shantyville like Red Bluff. Standard around here is $25-50 enrollement and $35-60 for monthly dues. Besides, my best friend's dad is letting me train with him 2x a week (all I want for striking) for $25 a month with no down fee, and his list of fighters produced (including my friend) is more impressive than the other guy's, even if his credentials aren't. The problem is, he doesn't know what or where Redding Submission Fighting is. I looked it up and I couldn't find any contact info for the gym, but I did find several pages of MMA tournaments with guys listing "Redding Submission Fighting" as their dojo. I'm beginning to wonder if it's a small group of five or six guys who get together a couple times a week and train in some garage converted to a gym, and that I'll need to know this Joe guy to get connected. So I was throwing this out there: does anyone live near me? Does anyone know about Redding Submission Fighting or how I can get in contact with them? Or am I completely out of the loop and is there another MMA/grappling gym you guys know about in the Chico/Redding area (of California)? Or does someone simply have a suggestion for another means of finding this gym (since the yellow pages failed)? Thanks, guys, I appreciate any help.