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    Intro

    Long time lurker, First time poster. A little background on myself... I did several years of TKD as a kid (yah I know) and more recently some Judo in college.
    I recently moved to the Studio City/ North Hollywood area of California and I am looking for some suggestions on a good school in my area. I have one MA school down the street from me, but let's just say I don't want to have to go buy a set of black pajamas to practice throwing duct tape lightining balls at my fellow students (throwing stars and religiously watching American Ninja 1-3 would have been acceptable though).

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    You're in the middle of Studio City and you can't find a decent dojo. Let me guess you still live with your parents and you haven't learned how to use the yellow pages yet.

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    Anyone know if the Muay Thai Academy of America is a reputable gym? It's the only Muay Thai gym I could find north of the hill. I have also heard of a group of BJJ guys who roll over at CBS Radford but no mention of any school or classes.

    I'm primarily interested in training in MT, but if there is a standout Judo or BJJ school in the Studio City area I would certainly consider it. Thanks for the help.


    http://www.muaythaiacademy.net/tournaments.htm

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    LA is filled with good BJJ schools, just look around a bit.

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    I guess I should be specific. I know I have some of the top schools in the country within 10-20 miles from me (Gokor, Gracie, Inosanto, etc). The problem is that with my job and LA's traffic I don't have time to commute to those schools. I'm looking for a reputable school that is within say 10 minutes driving distance of Studio City or Burbank.

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    Okay, there is no such thing as a bad style. Just bad students. Every style has good moves. You just need to expand on it and make the bad moves good and the good moves better.
    If at all possible than go with your own style. The problem with a style is that while it may have worked for 1 guy, that doesn't mean it works for you. Just train through experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord_Sloth
    Okay, there is no such thing as a bad style. Just bad students. Every style has good moves. You just need to expand on it and make the bad moves good and the good moves better.
    If at all possible than go with your own style. The problem with a style is that while it may have worked for 1 guy, that doesn't mean it works for you. Just train through experience.
    LordSloth,
    Dumbest post ever, you should definitely consider suicide. For you, it may be the best option.

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    Sloth, I would disagree, not every style is created equally. Every style is just a poor shadow of the deadly Tae Bo.

    That being said, I think it's safe to say that it is common sense to find what works for you but I would rather be pointed in the right direction towards good training than trying to shed the bullshit on some TKD chambered kicks and make them work better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Gonzo
    I guess I should be specific. I know I have some of the top schools in the country within 10-20 miles from me (Gokor, Gracie, Inosanto, etc). The problem is that with my job and LA's traffic I don't have time to commute to those schools. I'm looking for a reputable school that is within say 10 minutes driving distance of Studio City or Burbank.
    Traffic in LA suck ass no matter where you drive. You should kill yourself for living in that traffic black hole called LA... I still can't think why I loved that city. I must be into masochism or something...
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