MMA schools-Victoria, B.C.
Did my best to hunt down a review or recommendation for schools in Victora, B.C. but didn't see any forthcoming.
Does anyone know of a solid gym in that neck of the woods? I have a couple months experience with BJJ, and I'm looking to avoid shitty instruction at this impressionable stage in my development.
Getting back into BJJ....hopefully? Your thoughts on this gym.
Haven't posted in a while and haven't trained in even longer. My ass has gained 17 pounds in a little over a year and besides just running about 10-15 miles a week and some weight training i haven't done much since a rotator cuff injury knocked me out of training. Anyhow was driving to the boba shop so my ever enlarging ass could get larger i passed by a glowing light with the words, "Brazilian Ju-Jitsu".
My eyes teared up as i have long awaited for a BJJ gym near me. It was closed and no pamphlets were on the door so i figured i'd come back sometime during the week to check out who was teaching there. My girlfriend who was in the car astutely saw a banner on the side of the building and started to read me the URL. She giggles and say's what a weird name.... it says "Babalube JJ".
Lol. Annnyways.... I can't really get over that Babalu has opened up a gym less then 2 miles away from my house. Did a quick search here but really couldn't find much about anyone training there or if his training is any good (i'm assuming it is). Actually the only comment i saw really was, "Will he train me how to defend uppercuts".
Anyhow the URL is http://www.babalubjj.com. Seems like a no-brainer to start training but couple things do stand out. Here is a blurb from the site.
"After four (4) months of training and learning all the techniques comprising the Fundamentalís curriculum, the student will be recommended to join the Gracie Barra Advanced Program. With eight (8) months of training and experience, the student will have the maturity level and enough knowledge to enroll on the Gracie Barra Black Belt Program. It is in the Gracie Barra Black Belt Program where he or she will be exposed to all kinds of training dynamics, including MMA, BJJ No-Gi and high level BJJ-Gi, so that the student develops his or her own Jiu-Jitsu game, strategy and technique(s)."
Ummmmm... anybody have any experience with different types of programs within a school? I guess this just seems very strange to me because it seems that time spent is a determiner or at least a partial determiner of what class you should be in. Although looking at the programs in depth it does state that once you get your 3rd stripe on your white belt you can go to advanced and after 1.5 years of training you can go to the black belt class. Just sounds weird to me i guess.
Also i'm kinda perturbed with the MUST have a "Gracie Barra Official Gi". Seems that my old Gi's would not be allowed (just normal white gi's with patches on them that can be replaced with new patches). Maybe i'm just nitpicking and being a cheap bastard who doesn't want to have to buy new gi's when i have two perfectly good ones. Anyhow any comments or advice would be welcome.