Does it seem Legit?
I found this MMA school that's only 13 minutes from my house. It's called Ground Control. It seems like it could be a reeeally awesome place to train, but on the other hand, the quality of the website, and the huge training curriculum, and the decent prices could just mean they are focussed on making money and they are a total McDojo. I doubt it, but I wanna see what you all think. Does it seem legit? Should I check it out?
Here is the main page.
Here is a list of their training curriculum.
A clip of the technique of the month.
The pricing plan
Why don't you go in and get a free lesson? Check it out personally.
Go check it out. The curriculum isn't that big. If it was one guy tying to teach all that maybe. There are4/5 instructors teaching out of the same gym. I don't see a problem that it keeps costs down for a student.
The BJJ is taught by a Renzo Gracie black belt. TRAIN THERE NOW.
Yeah, I looked around in the website. They have trainers for all the different things they do, so it's not one guy claiming to know it all. There's BJJ, Boxing, Kickboxing, Vale Tudo, Capoeira, Yoga, Aerobics and Cardiovascular Training, and Weight Training. I think that's it, unless I missed some stuff. That alone sounds awesome and it's exactly the kinda stuff I want to learn. I'm especially interested in BJJ, Vale Tudo, and weight training so that would be amazing.
I wish they had something like that near me. That looks like some good ****.
This place is a McDojo if by McDojo you mean they have what looks to be a totally awesome facility and an annoying website.
The BJJ instructor is legit: http://www.bjj.org/a/people/gutierrez-robert.html
Check out his tournament record: http://www.teamgroundcontrol.com/pages/rob.html
Last edited by Aesopian; 2/28/2005 5:40pm at .
I guess if this place is as awesome as it seems then the only thing that would hold me back would be that I'm currently studying Fu-Jow Pai Kung Fu and I love it and it feels right to me and I'm really advancing in skill level so I don't know if I'd want to end a good thing like that. Wouldn't it be stupid of me to give that up when I'm doing well? I'd do both, but I couldn't afford that, so should I continue with the FJP until I reach a personal peak or have at least a decent rank, and then move on to Ground Control?
$100/mo for BJJ is what I pay. I wouldn't bother with the boxing, though. You can definately find some place cheaper.
only thing I don't like is the pricing, 100/mo for EACH curriculum you want to add is pricey... real pricey.
But if you just want to do one thing they offer, BJJ for example... 100/mo is pretty standard around here, I dunno about your area tho.