D.S.G.B Combat Sports (Chip Coffey BJJ)
DSGB Combat Sports is an excellent, newly remodeled school currently containing 75 Zebra mats, three 7.5-8' hanging heavy bags, a GnP dummy and a grappling dummy with more equipment coming very soon. The instructor is Chip Coffey who is a genuinely awesome guy with amazing athletic ability and a true passion for Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Classes begin promptly every night and continue for 1.5-2 hours. Warm ups are about 20 mins followed by stretching for about 15. We drill technique for about 30 min with close attention and instruction from Chip and we usually go over 3-4 techniques per night. Chip tries to give us different techniques almost every night and takes great effort to show practical application of the technique and to give explanation of what works when and why. Finally, we spar at the end of class for about 30 min. Rounds are usually 7 min with a partner of Chip's choosing considering size, strength, skill, and desire to compete. An hour long MMA training session has also been added twice a week that trains striking, wrestling, and clinch and is an extra $100 per year (yes per year, not per month.) Competition is a big thing at this school but no one is required to compete or to roll with someone who does compete and spars more aggresively. At the 2008 NAGA Georgia Championship, Chip took 11 competitors and brought home 14 gi and no gi medals. Chip Coffey is currently a brown belt under 2 time World Jiu Jitsu champion Roberto "Spider" Traven.