Thread: Want to start BJJ.
5/10/2007 1:03am, #1
- Join Date
- Aug 2004
Want to start BJJ.
Hey, first post.
I'm currently in the Jinenkan organization training in "ninjutsu" [as much as we hate that word, it's easiest for others to identify with]. I'm ex BJK because they don't train alive and they just make up excuses as to why they don't need to, and I got sick of it. The JNK has sparring, resisting uke's, full force striking, lots of working out and drilling the fundamentals which I really enjoy doing.
I've also been encouraged to cross train. Manaka-sensei, kancho of the organization, always told us to cross train as much as possible because when it comes down to a real fight "there won't be a teacher standing over your shoulder and you should have as many weapons in your arsenal as possible".
I was just wondering if anyone knew of any good BJJ schools in Rhode Island. I found http://www.timburrill.com/ and emailed him asking for some info, but was just wondering if anyone from RI had any insider info they'd be willing to share.
Thanks in advance.
5/10/2007 1:15am, #2
- Join Date
- Feb 2006
Top notch Carlos Machado black belt. Any Carlos Machado BB will be highly technical. Tim competes too. I'd go for it.
5/10/2007 1:49am, #3Originally Posted by chingythingyShut the hell up and train.
6/16/2007 9:09am, #4
I'm a little late to this thread. I've rolled at Tim's for almost a year. He's s super nice guy and extremely proficient at BJJ. Local UFC guys come to class to work on their BJJ. He's one of the best in the region, not just RI. The classes vary in size, but he's got about 60-70 students overall. We have class every day except Sunday, with Two classes on Tuesday and Thursday (afternoon and night). Saturday is open mat, and a lot of guys do MMA and no-gi. Tuesday afternoon and Friday night are also no-gi classes. The students have a real family dynamic, and you don't have to worry about egos. Everyone is willing to help new students.
edit- his rates are about the average for MMA/BJJ clubs in the area, but he's super flexible with payment options.
edit- I just realized how bullshido "local MMA guys" sounds. Jorge Rivera has started training at our gym to work on his ground game. Tim's brown belts also teach at Sityodtong, Borrelli's MMA and Battleground Training Center.
Last edited by fidgit; 6/18/2007 9:11am at . Reason: clarification
6/25/2007 4:38pm, #5Originally Posted by fidgit
Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't Tim also have beginner classes at 8:00 to 9:00 PM on Tuesday and Thursday? For the time being, that's perfect for my work schedule.
6/25/2007 9:57pm, #6
Yup, we have beginner classes Tuesday and Thursday, after regular classes. Usually Tim's brown belts teach those classes, 8-9 (sometimes they'll go later if everyone is into it). Mat is in all the time. A lot of the Santos guys go to Tim's and vice versa. Unfortunately, I'll be out for a bout 8 weeks while I go to Ft. Leonard Wood for some Army stuff.
6/25/2007 10:01pm, #7
If it isn't too late, Tim's great. That is where I started my jits
6/25/2007 11:12pm, #8Originally Posted by fidgit"No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
6/25/2007 11:13pm, #9Originally Posted by fidgit
1) For the next couple of months, 8-9 on Tuesday and Thursday is all I've got time-wise.
2) I need a bit more of a beginner focus, and it seems that most of the guys at Santos are pretty advanced, even the white belts.
Reality is I'd like the option to train at both places at some point...I really miss training at Santos.
6/26/2007 9:21am, #10
onikage, sorry for hijacking your thread!
To contribute, Tim is VERY well reputed and one of his brown belts just won the expert division at NAGA.
Unfortunately North Providence is going to be a bit of a hike for you, but I think it'll be worth it. I myself will be joining in September.