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  1. Southpaw is offline
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    12/02/2008 12:04am

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    MMA Cross Training Center of Raleigh

    There is a new "MMA" school that is getting ready to open not far from me that seems a little strange and has raised some questions due to some of the claims of the instructor. Additionally, after reviewing the website, it appears that this is an MMA gym that is started and run by people who apparently have never fought in an mma competition (or any competition for that matter...as far as I could find).

    Here is the site: http://www.mmactc.com/index.htm


    A few things that seemed weird to me:

    1. They claim to teach at least a dozen different martial arts, but only have 2 instructors.
    2. The head instructor claims many black belts, but never mentions who awarded them..
    3. They teach a "street mma" class.
    4. They teach a "cage fighting class"...that meets 3 times a week for 1 hour. That's 3 hours a week to train for cagefighting.
    5. They have a "sport mma" class.
    6. They have a "bjj/akido fighting" class.

    Anyway...it all just seems strange. Does anyone have any experience w/ this guy?
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    Well, here is his instructors bio page:

    http://www.mmactc.com/instructors.htm

    As well as screen shots below for future reference. Basically, the one thing that jumps out at me of course is the 14 years of BJJ. He was nice enough to provide the names of instructors who have taught him. He mentioned quite a few BJJ instructors which mean we can go to them and see if they know him. Many of them are big name guys so it could be the whole "I took a seminar so technically I trained under such and such" type deal. I could be really picky and anal and point to the fact that he spells Jiu-Jitsu two different ways (the other being Jiujutsu) when referencing Brazilain Jiu-Jitsu, but I'll leave that one to the really anal Bullshido Bullies.

    One thing that irks me about is this line:

    Quote Originally Posted by website
    Jason does not go by any of the conventional titles that are fluent in the martial arts community and is called and known by his first name (Jason) by all of his peers as well as his students.
    yet...

    Quote Originally Posted by website again
    Jason Brinn: (Master Instructor)

    Ranking: 8 Black Belts

    Highest Rank: 6th Degree Black Belt...

    Jason goes by only one rank now (6th degree Black Belt), however, over the years he has earned various ranks across many different systems such as but not limited to...
    ...etc and so forth. Honestly, from a third party observer, it's very contradicting. Regardless, that doesn't necessarily mean anything. I won't go ape-**** over what he has on his web page until more information can be dug up or he is offered the opportunity to provide additional details.



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    thank you for posting the additional info.
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    He says he's got 14 years of bjj experience...
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     Style: FMA, Jujutsu/Judo/SAMBO

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    14 years of BJJ? Is that consistent training, several times a week under a legitimate instructor? Or is that "Took a seminar with Royce back in '94, then did some seminars with the Machados over the years?"
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    Am I wrong to think that under most conditions 14 years of bjj and a black belt would result in at least some Google hit for competing in a tournament? Or any mention of him training bjj for that matter?
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    Questions about their qualifications aside, I just checked out their pictures and the place looks fucking nice. It's spacious, seems really well equipped and they've got a ring and a cage. So they're certainly not half arseing it in that respect.

    Has anyone contacted them (politely)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lu Tze
    Questions about their qualifications aside, I just checked out their pictures and the place looks fucking nice. It's spacious, seems really well equipped and they've got a ring and a cage. So they're certainly not half arseing it in that respect.

    Has anyone contacted them (politely)?
    It does look very nice, as a striking gym.
    Did I miss mat space, I didn't see any in their slide show.
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    No I didn't see any mats either, I just assumed it was half finished.
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    12/02/2008 9:57pm

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Check out photo #53. They aren't really hitting those bags. Who would put a bag next to a pole? Check out #62. That's crazy.

    They have got to be set up for some type of class.

    Anyway...it doesn't look like a facility where you train for an mma fight. Just my opinion. Looks more set up for some cardio-like classes.


    Oh...this just in...check out what is right next door and is owned by the same dude.

    http://www.triangleboxing.com/index.htm
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