Posted On:7/22/2005 10:07am
interest primarily in building some self-confidence, improving my fighting skills and becoming fit again
Here are some basics that will help your search.
#Try a BUNCH of different places before you pick a school.
#Ask if they spar. If they do, ask if you can observe the sparring. Since you are interested in improving your fighting skills, make sure that they have at least a fair amount of free sparring with contact. Some places restrict sparring @ the beginner levels, so you might have to try and check out the higher-level students sparring.
#Try to avoid signing a long contract initially. You typically won't get a great feel for a school until you've been there several months.
#Just because the school is really nice doesn't mean they are excellent teachers. Just because the school is a dump doesn't mean the teaching sucks.
#Watch out for hidden fees--like excess charges for belt tests, mandatory equipment, etc.
Last edited by CMack11; 7/22/2005 10:14am at .
Posted On:11/09/2005 2:59pm
Style: natures punching bag
mauy thai and other training
sbgi affiliated training group
standup, clinch and ground work
410 Austin Highway
San Antonio, TX 78209
Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, and Mixed Martial Arts training
switchboard search for martial arts in san antonio
Posted On:11/11/2005 1:48pm
Originally Posted by mogwai
What is a BJJ school and also what is a SBG?
What is a Carlos Machado affiliate?
In case you still don't know, BJJ is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and SBG is Straight Blast Gym. Carlos Machado is a top BJJ instructor whose students run affiliate schools under him.
Speaking of BJJ, here's something I came across on another forum that you might want to check out:
Posted On:11/11/2005 2:01pm
Style: BJJ and MMA
Pedro Alberto Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
San Antonio, TX, 78230
thats from mma.tv's school search section under texas
here's another school in san antonio
Last edited by Method2Madness; 11/11/2005 2:11pm at .
Posted On:11/11/2005 2:06pm
Style: MT (no, not "empty")
Here's the links to my school in San Antonio
Muay Thai, Submission Wrestling, Kung Fu, TKD (just started classes at our school in Sept.)
I like this place alot, been going here since Jan 2004. Ku Phet is a vey nice guy, almost to the detriment of his business. He teaches Muay Thai and has a Kung Fu. If you are interested in fighting MT competitively definitely talk to him. As for submission wrestling/MMA Mike Rangel has a small team of MMA fighters who also practice here. Andrew Chapelle who fought Aaron Riley in Hook n Shoot trains with him.
There is also a Self Defense class taught by Ivan Santana and a Kung Fu class (not sure what style) taught by another guy whose name escapes me.
I have also heard good stuff about Texas Powerhouse also, but its abit to far from where i live.
btw Im also on txmma forum as daigoro
Posted On:12/07/2005 1:13am
Originally Posted by Peter H.
There was also a Kenpo school near there with a real ass of an instructor, avoid that one.
Yes, Curtis Abernathy's American Kenpo sakenpo.com. I tried a few trial classes there, and was not impressed. The students there were pretty sloppy, some of the brown belts didn't seem much more comfortable than I did, and even being out of training, I didn't break a sweat. The instructor there did have a bit of an attitude, but the last and loudest alarm bell was the 6-month contract. I'm not crying McDojo, but personally I would not recommend it.
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