Posted On:6/15/2006 7:44pm
So... after many weeks of dragging my feet, I think I've finally narrowed down to three potential martial arts school/gym: Alliance (Downtown ATL), Velocity, and Tiger Academy. Now only if I could pick a place and go with it. At this pace, I'll be too old with brittle bones to even walk around.
Anyway, I'm going to write some of the pros/cons of each place and I'd really appreciate it if you all could help me out a bit by offering your two cents. Thanks!
Alliance (Downtown ATL with Roberto Traven) - PROS: only about 5-6 miles away; will be training with a BB BJJ instructor who appear to have accomplished much in his career CONS: $125/month -- do-able, but reaching the upper limits; only BJJ training available
Velocity (Midtown Location) - PROS: only about 4-5 miles away; only $69/month for unlimited kickboxing, muay thai, BJJ, and boxing classes; Rapael and Junior Assuncao (brown belts I believe) teach the BJJ classes and muay thai class is taught by "Khunpon" CONS: limited number of classes (e.g. Muay Thai only taught Tues/Thurs at 6 pm -- I figure it's gonna be ridiculously big class); one of the guy that I talked to at the gym about membership info continues to call me David when i told him it isn't (sign of impersonality?).
Tiger Academy - PROS: taught by Eddie Camden (heard he's an amazing instructor); provides both BJJ and Muay Thai; vast number of classes offered CONS: $150/month!; 18 miles away (with gas price what it is today... it might add up each month)
Posted On:6/15/2006 7:48pm
Style: BJJ, WMA
Well, David, if I were in your position I'd take Velocity. Sounds like a good comprimise, especially for only $69/mo (I pay more for just BJJ)
Posted On:6/15/2006 7:51pm
First off what do you want?
Is it fun/hobbyist, fitness, MMA/UFC, Self defense, competition?
This is what you need to decide.
18 Miles when you have two schools closer and cheaper is a waste I've heard very good things about Alliance. So, that eliminates the 18 mile choice.
Not saying it is a bad school but, you've got at least one (that I've heard about) much closer.
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Posted On:6/15/2006 8:26pm
Yeah, my primary interest is for fitness/self-defense purposes. I guess the one reason why I'm even considering Tiger Academy is that it seems like Velocity and Alliance teach their program focused mainly for tournaments /MMA, while from what I've gathered, Tiger Academy is really focued on going back to the "self-defense" aspect of BJJ.
Quick question... in ATL market, what exactly is "reasonable" price for BJJ/Muay Thai training and how "far" is too far to drive for training?
Last edited by dandoe123; 6/15/2006 8:29pm at .
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