Raleigh, North Carolina--Crossfit NC
This is a Crossfit gym w/ a MMA team, Gracie Jiu-Jistu, Mauy Thai, and some Hapkido.
For those that haven't tried it, the Crossfit workout is a kick in the ass. It's tough. The MMA team (Team R.O.C.) all train it, and it works. I've seen absolute beginers to professional fighters do the workout, and they all love it. I would highly recommend it.
The Jiu-Jistu classes are taught by two Royce Gracie Brown Belts. They both seen highly qualified and are great teachers. Both of them are also really nice guys and easy to learn from.
I haven't trained either the Mauy Thai or Hapkido, but all of the MMA team trains Mauy Thai there, and the team is pretty bad-ass...so that has to count for somthing.
For what it is worth, and from my experiences, I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is interested in either a good workout or learning some good Jiu-Jitsu. The atmospere is very laid back, but serious....and the calibur of training partner is outstanding.
Last edited by Southpaw; 10/31/2006 12:14am at .
I looked up this school before and it just so happens that there is a review for it here, thanks. This made my mind up to start going there to take the BJJ and MT.
They are a great school. Jason Culbreth is the cofounder with Doc. He is a great jiu jitsu / mma coach. I was taught by him at another school for a long while. Great place!
What other bjj schools are there in raleigh and durham?
There's an off chance I might be moving to the area in a year or so.
Also, does the 105/month cover all programs or just bjj?
RIMA - www.4kickbox.com
TFTC Academy in Angier
RIMA lists Culbreth as an instructor (listed above as part of the Crossfit group).
Any schools you recommend over others?
Culbreth teaches at RIMA one day a week...but is based out of (and I think partial owner of) The Crossfit School.
I've trained in the Triangle for almost 10 years now and I've yet to find any place that produces the calibur of fighters that the Royce Gracie/Crossfit school does.
If you make it to the area, let me know and I'll take you down there and introduce you to some of the guys and show you around.
The school just doubled its mat size and has the luxury of having several ex-division I college wrestlers who train there as well.
The $105 covers only one thing (i.e. Crossfit, bjj, MT), and as you ad others it goes up in price.
Very well worth it in my opinion.
Thanks a lot. Nice to have wrestlers training there, we've got several but it's always nice to be able to work that aspect.
I should probably stop sucking before I get there, assuming I get there.
Approx. how much would BJJ and crossfit run?
I think it is $130/month for a year contract.
And no need to stop sucking before you join...if that was the case they'd be kicking me out. :)
By the time I get there I should be a purple thus the sucking will be more noticeable.