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  1. tkd panda is offline

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    8/02/2007 11:58am


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    Is this school the real deal?

    I was just wondering if anyone could help me out?


    I have been looking for a BJJ school for awhile and have found these people www.combatbasene.co.uk .

    They have some vids of them rolling on the site but I am completely ignorant on grappling.

    Im just wondering are they any good? and what is a reasonable training cost in sterling?
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    8/02/2007 12:57pm


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    Can't say about the school as i haven't heard of them but to give you an example of costs, i pay 5 for a 90 or 105 minute session. How much are they asking for?

    Doesn't look like crappling tbh.

    *Edit*

    Just done a bit of digging:

    http://onthemat.com/wiki/index.php/UK_BJJ_Purple_Belts

    The main instructors were awarded their purple belts by American black belt Chris Hauter, who in turn gained his B from Rigan Machado. So seems more than legit mate.

    http://onthemat.com/wiki/index.php/Chris_Haueter

    http://onthemat.com/wiki/index.php/Rigan_Machado

    Hope this helps
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    8/02/2007 1:02pm


     Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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    $5 for a 90 minute session? Good god man, that's below minimum wage here in the states. Is it a 90 minute session of grocery bagging?
  4. tkd panda is offline

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    8/02/2007 1:07pm


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    Thanks for the input spirez I cant seem to find their training fees but they should be competitive.
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    8/02/2007 1:07pm


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    I don't really get your point Copperpot, but if you call training under Braulio Estima, easily one of the top 10 BJJ guys in the world right now, 'grocery bagging' then i'd like to know what real BJJ is.

    There are also two other world champs at the camp, Victor Estima and Octavio Souza
  6. tkd panda is offline

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    8/02/2007 1:09pm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Copperpot
    $5 for a 90 minute session? Good god man, that's below minimum wage here in the states. Is it a 90 minute session of grocery bagging?
    thats nowt I pay 4 for a 2 hour lesson at my TKD dojang
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    8/02/2007 1:16pm


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    Well, mr. Spirez, my point was that 5 pounds for a 90 minute private session seems really really cheap. The grocery bagging comment, was that they pay people who put your groceries in little plastic bags, about $5 an hour.

    It was $ joke, no need to get all butt hurt about your instructors.
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    Posted On:
    8/02/2007 1:18pm


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    Quote Originally Posted by Copperpot
    $5 for a 90 minute session? Good god man, that's below minimum wage here in the states. Is it a 90 minute session of grocery bagging?
    5, not $5. Our pounds are worth rather more than your weak currency, it would be slightly over $10.

    Edit: Also, he didn't say it was a private session.
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    8/02/2007 1:25pm


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    Are you insulting my country's currency? Because I can stand a lot of things, but a man's gotta draw a line somewhere. Are you crossing that line?
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    Thank you for derailing my thread copper
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