Posted On:4/16/2009 1:09am
I think Mike's now a four-stripe brown. The original article is a little out-of-date. I trained at Arashi-do for two years, at both locations -- I did a little muay thai, but mostly BJJ, and ranked up to a blue belt before I left (as a result of moving country).
I greatly enjoyed training there. We had regular seminars from visiting black belts, including Mestre Sylvio Behring, who the BJJ program is delivered under.
Many of the guys I trained with fought in KOTC -- and a few of the guys had fought with MFC. There's now a slew of new MMA organisations in edmonton, including TFC, heat XC -- I'm sure more than one person has thought there.
So, I'd say the BJJ instruction is pretty good. This would be a good gym to train at, if you wanted to learn some BJJ, or get into MMA. I only trained muay thai for a year, but Kru Chris Bonde seemed very skilled, and I enjoyed it a lot.
Posted On:6/23/2009 12:41pm
Mike Yackulic just recieved his black belt in BJJ for those that are interested.
Posted On:3/24/2010 3:53pm
nice write up but the prices are wrong.. the guy told me its 135 for a month today.
Posted On:3/24/2010 4:14pm
Inflation can be a bitch. Especially four years worth.
Posted On:11/12/2010 1:55am
Style: BJJ (white belt)
Price is currently 140 a month for unlimited lessons.
Posted On:1/07/2012 12:53am
i called arashi-do today for muay thai prices, and its 127$ a month, is it worth it? because im a student and i have to work and pay for it myself, so i wanna know if ill get a lot out of my money. its really pricey though. and i've always wanted to do it, it if was cheaper i would go for it.
By the Hoary Hand of Hoggoth.....
Posted On:1/07/2012 12:57am
Style: JKD & Mok'bara
How many classes does that buy you?
Posted On:1/07/2012 2:32am
idk i just asked for the monthly price
Posted On:1/07/2012 2:38am
but it still seems too expensive just to take up a combat sport
Posted On:1/07/2012 3:12am
Not really - if you get 3 classes per week that averages out at 10 bucks a lesson, or a little over two pints or 1 Mcvalue meal.
30 bucks a week is not bad value - if you think that is too expensive you are either (a) not serious or (b) a cheap ass
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