Good Training at NYU/NYC?
Hey guys, I'm leaving my home of Plano, Texas (one of the greatest places in the U.S. to train; Guy Mezger, Carlos Machado, and Saekson Janira are all within 20 minutes drive) to go to college at NYU. I was hoping someone would have some insight as to what I should do to continue training.
I want to do more realistic full contact training (MMA, Muay Thai, Sanda, whatever). I have a lot of experience in TMA, but I've been training in MMA too for the past several years, and I spent last year exclusively on MMA. A lot of the gyms around the area look kind of silly (if I had a dime for every Wing Chun master...). I got my blue belt in BJJ this year and I know Renzo has a gym up there, but they don't teach striking.
At first I thought maybe I could just train in the club combat sports at NYU, but it's really limited. There's a BJJ club, Judo as a club sport, and then a lot of stuff that I'm not interested in like TKD, Kendo, Capoeira, Kung Fu, and Kempo Karate. It's really weird because they have all these crazy intramural and club sports, but don't offer wrestling or boxing. Wrestling is only available if you're on the NYU collegiate team, and boxing is nowhere to be found. And I was really hoping to continue my wrestling after high school.
So basically, does anyone know anything I don't about training in NYC or even at NYU specifically? Any help would be greatly appreciated.