Thread: Moving to Seattle
7/14/2011 2:56pm, #1
Moving to Seattle
I've recently accepted a job offer at Microsoft, and as such will be moving to Seattle. I'm looking at Gracie Barra Seattle. I'd like to stay in the Redmond area, to maximize my training time, while minimizing my commute.
However, the great folks at Bullshido gave high marks to Sea-Town SAMBO as well. While it's a bit farther afield I'm willing to travel for better training. I've also heard there are some wonderful Judo clubs in Seattle.
My current background is in Judo, but I'm looking to move more towards BJJ. I have no experience with SAMBO, thought I'm not adverse to learning.
I'm looking for grappling over stand up, as I found Judo to be difficult at 6'3" 285lbs. However, I'm also looking for a solid workout, and I found that to be the case with Judo.
I guess I'm asking for advice, given a Judo background, and the fact I'm a big guy, would I get a good workout with Gracie Barra, are there any issues with the school, or the politics? Would Sea-Town SAMBO be worth the commute? Is there another viable option?
Thank you for the feedback.I do not aspire to be great, or even good, I hope to suck a little less then last class.
7/14/2011 3:58pm, #2
You could go see Bruce Lee's grave if you're into that kind of stuff.
7/14/2011 4:57pm, #3
I travel anywhere from a half hour to 45 min (hell an hour if their is really bad traffic) to train at Sea-Town, in my opinion it is worth it. I have closer options that would allow me to include grappling / throwing into my game (or school for that matter) but I find the knowledge level at Sea-Town SAMBO hard to beat. You can find my review here on Bullshido, just do a search for it.
7/15/2011 9:06am, #4
7/15/2011 9:12am, #5
I also can't find the fee schedule for Sea-Town, is it somewhere on their website and I'm just blind?I do not aspire to be great, or even good, I hope to suck a little less then last class.
7/15/2011 11:40am, #6
7/15/2011 12:41pm, #7
Originally Posted by Sea Town Web Site
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7/15/2011 1:15pm, #8
I guess I'm not the only one!
I'm also planning on moving to Seattle in the Fall, and was looking at Sea-Town for a place to train.
We should like, all hang out or something.The fool thinks himself immortal,
If he hold back from battle;
But old age will grant him no truce,
Even if spears spare him.
7/15/2011 1:19pm, #9
Well, I've contacted Gracie Bellvue, and Seat-Town SAMBO, I think I'll spend a month, shop around, and then decide but you've given me some great food for thought.
Thanks guys.I do not aspire to be great, or even good, I hope to suck a little less then last class.
7/15/2011 2:37pm, #10