I gave the school a call to find out about the bjj program. It's $135 a month just for bjj. That covers 3 classes a week, 1 hour each class. Fiorenzi "generally" teaches two of those classes, while Brown teaches the rest. Sifu Brown "is ranked to teach brazillion jiu-jitsu".
I'm surprised that Tyrone (who Moose knows a little and who was at one of our throwdowns) doesn't go out to teach the other classes. He is another top instructor at EastWest. Or at least they could get a pur... Er... bluebelt to go out and grab the other ones that Fiorenzi can't get to.
$135 for 3 hours a week!!!
P.S. Mr. Mark Tripp, finding out if Ryan Fiorenzi is himself legit should be very easy for you. Your nephew Ted teaches Judo at Ryan's school!
...then there is Infinite Path Martial Arts which is run by some individuals that are and/or were associated with Si Fu Brown's SCMA. They seem to be cool and run a cool school but, again the question of mixing Japanese and Chinese stuff comes up. They also use the concept of "partners" for drills and sparring which sounds very cool so long as it's properly applied. I can see how it could quickly degenerate into an out of touch with reality child's game though too if one is not careful. IPMA does seem like a good school in general though based on what I've heard and learned about it. Anyone else have any thoughts on them?
I tried to adjust my ratings a few weeks ago but something went wrong...sorry.
I've been out of touch due to several reasons including job interviews, sick relatives and starting Wing Chun in a new school in the Detroit area. Been pretty busy...