Thanks! I appreciate the heads up on Grupo Axe.
Good news, the capoeira kid finally showed up in class. They teach BJJ at AXE CAPOEIRA in PHX ( according to him ). Tell your buddy to google grupo axe capoeira and contact them. I only see MMA listed but they will be able to tell him if the BJJ section is under another name/instructor.
Sorry dude, he couldn't help but he suggested I talk to another student as this guy is associated with a Brazilian Capoeria group. Have you asked any of the BJJ guys on Bullshido? They probably have a better idea than my folks.
Thanks for asking around for me.
But I will ask my instuctor, he's been around for years so he has heard things. Let you know when I see him tomorrow.
Sorry man, I'm not familiar with the BJJ scene here. I can tell you that there are schools all over the place. Which means, he will probably need to get some word of mouth recommendations. Unfortunately, there are martial arts schools a-plenty, every other strip mall, which means there are a multitude of BAD schools. I keep hearing about contracts, belt fees, etc. Caveat Emptor!
I had a friend just move back to the Phoenix area. Are there any bjj schools you'd recommend?