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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluecifer
    Wow, this is a great thread and forum for me to have stumbled upon. I just moved to Seattle 2 weeks ago and am looking for a good place to train. So far both Gracie Barra and Aaron Fields place sound good. Anyone hear anything about Marcello Alonso's place?
    I never hear anything about that place, it's weird. I don't think I've ever seen anyone post on here who trains there, but I may be wrong (obviously).

    Seattle Jujutsu Club (Aaron Fields) is having a practice Sunday at 12:30 if you want to come down and check it out. Ryno and myself are almost always there.

    1314 NE 56th St. (corner of 56th and University)
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    You just can't go wrong when your getting armbar'd to Flogging Molly while a fire fighter is cursing at you in the background. Good stuff!

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    NWJJC Club

    I'll just add a 'vote' for Northwest Jiu-Jitsu Club, since I've been training with Brian Johnson there for about 2 years now. Brian is an outstanding instructor and a helluva nice guy to boot.

    He's also got a Vale Tudo class if you're interested in some MMA-style training, and a no-gi/open mat/submission wrestling class. Brian's background is in wrestling, judo, and BJJ predominantly.

    But like it's been said, you really can't go wrong with any of the other places in the Seattle area. The BJJ/Judo scene is fairly small and largely populated by good folks... about 99.9% of whom will destroy me on the mat but at least do it with a good attitude. :)

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    And I'll add a vote for Aaron Field's place. I trained there for 3 weeks while visiting Seattle for some LEO training (and met Oscar and Ryno). Fantastic group. I now train with one of Aaron's BBs here in Spokane.

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    I plan on joining up with Marcelo's place when I get back from Iraq. I attended Combatives Level 2 with one of his students, and he seemed very knowledgeable and quite skilled.

    The school/club is in Puyallup, which is a lot closer to me (Fort Lewis) than Seattle is... I'd love to train at Aaron's place, too, though. I've done some of his classes at the Martial University event and have always been consistently impressed at his presentations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt W.
    And I'll add a vote for Aaron Field's place. I trained there for 3 weeks while visiting Seattle for some LEO training (and met Oscar and Ryno). Fantastic group. I now train with one of Aaron's BBs here in Spokane.
    Yeah, admittedly, just based on what Oscar tells me about Aaron Fields makes me want to train there in addition to training at NWJJC.

    If I had the time, the $$$, and I was a little geographically closer, I'd consider it... :)

    BTW -- if you read this Oscar -- post some links to some of Aaron's Youtube videos.

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    daGorilla: http://www.youtube.com/user/afields71

    You'll see a bunch of them on his page there. Both throws and subs.

    Lots of good grappling here in Seattle. I've heard good things about the local BJJ folks, and really enjoy working out with Aaron Fields' Seattle Ju-Jutsu Club. It's a fantastic group., with lots of hard work, stand up and newaza.

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    I've also wondered about Marcello Alonso's place.
    Ivan Salaverrys gym has some great no-gi submission grappling. The wrestling, boxing, and kickboxing is also top notch IMO.

    Kinda expensive......but thats Seattle.

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    Thanks for the feedback guys! I'm gonna be in Portland this weekend Oscar, so can't make it but would love to drop in at to Aaron's(maybe next weekend?), I'll send you a PM next weekend to see what the best time to drop in might be.
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    I train at the Seattle Jujutsu club, which is run by Aaron Fields. http://seattle-jujutsu.org/ It's JJJ, but don't let that fool you. Aaron is a ground specialist, with extensive experience in Judo, Sombo, Mongolian wrestling and Jujutsu. He's a monster on the mat, but his takedowns are on par with any good judoka or wrestler. His group is a good one. No bad attitudes, just hard work and a lot of talented people.
    Definitely Aaron's place. You will get great coaching in ground AND stand-up. The guy is awsome. No egos at all. He is the east coast president of the ASA and will be coaching at our ASA training camp this month as well. He is top notch and is more passionate about grappling than most guys I know. Definitely check out his club!

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    Thanks Steve, I certainly will!

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