Moving to Montreal - BJJ?
Well, it appears a very rightly guided company has made MrMcFu an offer that could not be refused. As part of the deal, I need to move to Montreal. While I will miss my beloved Hamburg and the Gracie Barra team there, I want to know who else is in Montreal and if they have any experience with the schools there.
Specifically, I will go either here, Team Revolution
Anyone currently go to these clubs?
Ah!I live in Montreal.
Actually there's 2 other guys from a small MMA gym here.I was at their facility in fact where we had our first and only throwdown this summer.
One of them is Greenhornet and the other is MartialNoob.They both go to a gym called H2o.But aren't the most ardent posters of Bullshido.I haven't seen them for awhile.
Sorry.I don't know anything about the training at those 2 gyms you mentioned above.All I can say is that one of them has a large representation of Brasileiros
Philip Gelinas, one of the original Dog Brothers, has a school in downtown Montreal that offers BJJ 5 times a week. I haven't done BJJ there, but did some Kali classes a few years ago and they were great:
Actually, i dont go to h20.
I go to montreal bjj.
If i understand correctly, Fabio teaches at GAMMA ( which is a montreal mma gym located in the heart of downtown).
I cant speak for Fabio.
Our place is a small group. Sometimes im the lone white belt in class . Theres koji, 1-2 purple belts (depending on the days), 2-4 bluebelts (depending on the days), and the whitebelts (not too many though).
Gamma has 3 brown belts.
Theres classes 5 times a week. Sunday is no-gi day. But sometimes we do no-gi during the normal days depending on class composition and the weather.
Since its a small group, its mostly a bunch of friend just training together. Basketballs on friday sometimes (off-day class), followed by booze and food.
The class is at a community sport centre at the fringe of downtown montreal. Since theres no class before or after, we're pretty relaxed on the time table.
Gamma may have more brazilians than us, but they definetely can not defeat us in the number of AZNs.
That being said, the purple belts like fabio. And some of our place have trained at Gamma too.
There are 3 blackbelts bjj in montreal. Koji, Fabio, and another one(whose story as it goes is a brown who bought his black in brazil a couple years ago).
So, your choices are either koji or fabio when it comes to bjj instruction.
Hope that helps.
Fabio's guys did well at the local invitational grappling show. If you aren't going to TriStar then BTT Canada is an excellent choice.
Originally Posted by The Wastrel
tristar is an MMA gym foremost. As i hear, their bjj instruction is done by a purple belt.
Well as usual I will try both before I make a decision. I emailed the guy at h2o but didn't get any response.
MartialartN00b, can you tell me how much you pay?
MartialArtN00b, it seems as if only your school bothered to answer my emails. I will see you in October, provided everything goes as planned.
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