seminar prices??

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  1. Asel1 BAd [email protected]

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    How much would you pay for a seminar with world jiu-jitsu champion? what do you think is a good price and for how long>

    anyone have any good or bad seminar stories?
     
  2. BJJ in Chicago Livin' la vida bomba

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    i've heard great things about eddie bravo seminars as well as drysdale and marcelo.

    i've personally been to rey diogo, helio soneca, and rich franklin seminars. all were great but i felt the franklin was overpriced because he was champ at the time.

    i'd probably pay 100-150 to train with jacare, roger or galvao, but then again.. i'm not so interested in seminars because every class of mine is a seminar with a world champ.
     
  3. glocked1 White Belt

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    I paid $80 for 4 hour seminar with Eddie Bravo. Ill let you know how much the Galvao one is after I go, well assuming its not like $200, in which case I won't go.
     
  4. johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    Back when I started years ago I paid $80 for a 2 hour seminar with Rickson. THere were about 40 guys there -- very crowded on the mat but he gave a lot of personal attention. It was cool at the time.
     
  5. KickBoxer23 Blue Belt

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    I paid $50 for a Felipe Costa seminar.
     
  6. mikey5time Yellow Belt

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    I paid 150 for a Royce Seminar.

    150 bucks to learn bearhug escapes and armbar to a triangle.

    I may have been doing it wrong, dunno, he kinda just walked around looking legendary.
     
  7. dcfella Blue Belt

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    I'm paying $100 to go to a GSP seminar in a few weeks. First seminar I've paid for so hopefully it's good stuff. At least I'll get to meet one of my favorite fighters again.
     
  8. Art Vandelay Latex Salesman

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    I went to a very well done seminar when I started training. I cannot justify paying for another in comparison to the value of a DVD set, or eating good food, etc.

    I did pay $20 for a 2hr seminar with a successful TUF alum, but it was at my gym.
     
  9. ozyabbas Purple Belt

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    I went to 2 Royce Gracie seminars and in hindsight see that they were a total waste of money (55 pounds which is about 120 dollars). It was only 3 hours (an hour of which was just sparring with the regular guys), he didn't teach anything that my instructor already knew and taught, and nothing that was usefull to my progression.

    The only technique he taught which I hadn't seen before was a type of calf crush.
     
  10. Defy Unforgiven

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    i train with a world champ too so every day is like a seminar =)
     
  11. BJJ in Chicago Livin' la vida bomba

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    who do you train with defy?
     
  12. Tiger Uppercut Black Belt

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    $100 for Rob Khan and Din Thomas (seperate seminars).

    $120 for Royce and Rodrigo seminars (seperate).

    they were all worthwhile, Rodrigo was probly the best of the 4, that dude's a beast, killed everyone
     
  13. TheGambler13 Green Belt

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    I paid $80 for two hours of gi and two hours of no-gi with Relson. Got to roll with him, chat, and go out to dinner with the guy. There was like 15 people in gi, and 8 or 9 in no gi
     
  14. pittelp Smokin Joe belt winner

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    About 100 dollars...

    I am more interested in the experience than his secrets.
     
  15. Smash_BJJ White Belt

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    I think a lot it depends on how many people are expected because generally there is a flat fee to bring someone in.
     
  16. SMillard Red Belt

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    I personally think Rodrigo's "Path to the black belt" is a great book especially for beginners. I think he is probably one of the most under rated Gracies in regard to instructors.
     
  17. nbo10 Yellow Belt

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    $25 for 3 hours with Braulio Estima, wouldn't think twice about paying 5 times that much for another seminar by him.

    $100 for 2 day seminar with Galvao. Worth every penny.

    $40 Carlson Jr.,I could take it or leave it. I've been to two of his seminars and one was really good and one was really bad

    $35 Rey Diogo, really good stuff.

    $30 Marcelo Monteiro, this one really got me hooked on bjj.

    $25 Heilo Soneca, super funny guy with good bjj.
     
  18. Bucketbot Blue Belt

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    I am trying to remember, it has been a while since my last seminar

    I think that it was about $100 (although it may have been $120) for 2 days, and each day consisted of approx 6hrs of training.

    My instructor's instructor was Roy Harris.

    And it was totally worth it! My instructor puts on the seminar at a price so that he is able to "break even", this way as many people as possible from the club can come. And again, it is great

    Roy Harris puts on an amazing seminar, not just a bunch of random technquies, but he focuses on a topic (picked by the seminar host) and than goes to town for the entire seminar. Makes it simple enough for the new students, but provides more than enough detail for all of the senior/advanced students

    Amazing seminars...if you have the chance to go, i would highly recommend it!

    And the comments about Royce Gracie Seminars, i have know a few people who have gone and the comments is usually, he did not really teach all that much, and nothing that we had not learned in class. Also when people would ask questions (ie, what is the best defence against such and such an attack) would would state "do not get there in the 1st place" laugh and than more onto the next question.

    anyway...there you go!
     
  19. BJJ in Chicago Livin' la vida bomba

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    from chicago i take it?
     
  20. Tony Manifold Brown Belt

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    I got Marcus Soares coming in Saturday for free so that is pretty cool. We damn near had DLR for 100 buck over 2 days which would have been at least an 11 on the scale of awesomeness. He had a schedule change which sucked. I have been all over the map in pricing, I spent 20 dollars for an afternoon seminar of less then 15 people with Oleg Taktarov back when he was fighting in the UFC I have paid over 100 dollars for a few hours from various people.

    Basically, I look at two things what is the price and why is it what it is. Is it beause he is an insane technician or is it because he is famous and a good fighter? I tend to go with the technicians or coaches of the famous/great fighters personally becuase good fighters are not always good coaches and alot of time you are paying to hang out with a famous person rather than learning new stuff.
     

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