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    BJJPhiles: Basic Advice/Info needed.

    First excursion into DHS so i'll apologise if I'm posting the wrong/unwanted questions in the wrong place in advance. Figured the experts were the best people too ask tho.

    I've moved to a new area of the uk and found a gracie barra school i can get to 8 classes a week for 90 a month, around 158 dollars, including gym membership but also with the option to attend more of the weekly lessons at no extra cost- no kyokushin in the area and hanging around bullshido made me definitely think bjj for the win- but a few questions- I know the groundwork is the ****, but does gracie barra have alot of takedown work and/or self defense techniques? I have looked around the net but vague vague vague info on SD and takedowns is all I seem to get. It'll take an hour to get there, but my options more locally are a judo club that trains twice a week (lame) and goddam wado-ryu. Damn. Any chance of some info?

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    That usually depends on the individual instructor. Best thing is to go there and ask and watch a class.

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    Check it out for sure. Gracie Barra is a big name in the BJJ world. Why do you say the local Judo club is lame? Judo and BJJ go together like bread and butter.

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    RP-Not that it is lame because its judo......but two nights a week is not intensive enough training IMO.

    H_K- Good advice! But in general as a style?

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    Gracie Barra isn't a separate style, just an affiliation of BJJ academies. The actual technique mix will depend on the school/instructor, but I'd bet on the typical heavy groundwork + semi-regular takedown/throw work + self-defense at the instructor's whim.
    GB is a very reputable name. If you're really interested in BJJ, I'd say have no hesitation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Villain
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    Since this thread's going to Guantanamo Bay anyway, I guess I'll go ahead and point out Osiris' Freudian Slip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G8
    Gracie Barra isn't a separate style, just an affiliation of BJJ academies. The actual technique mix will depend on the school/instructor, but I'd bet on the typical heavy groundwork + semi-regular takedown/throw work + self-defense at the instructor's whim.
    GB is a very reputable name. If you're really interested in BJJ, I'd say have no hesitation.
    Agreed. You can always supplement your BJJ training later with Judo if you feel your takedowns are lacking.
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    The hour away thing worrys me, especially since you want to train more than twice a week. Giving up your entire night to train gets old quickly. Especially if you start add things like a girlfriend, work, or family into the mix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punisher
    The hour away thing worrys me, especially since you want to train more than twice a week. Giving up your entire night to train gets old quickly. Especially if you start add things like a girlfriend, work, or family into the mix.
    My girlfriends are always told up front that BJJ is more important to me than they are. If they don't like it, there is generally an exit close by.

    Problem solved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garbanzo Bean
    Agreed. You can always supplement your BJJ training later with Judo if you feel your takedowns are lacking.

    Cool. Tho I'd prolly approach training pretty single-mindly- planning 14-20 hours mat time as its availible for the same cost, and combining that with daily boxing in the morning at my old club with my brother. Looks at sweet place to train, I'll link to the bjj page for any comments-

    http://www.stevie-bs-gym.co.uk/jiujitsu.html

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