Posted On:10/21/2007 8:15am
Im moving to guildford as my missus has a new job and im looking for strength and con coaching work in the area, obviously i want to find a new grappling school + training partners in the area, ive been in touch with andy roberts (roger gracie brown belt) but he holds one class a week in woking.
Also found these guys http://www.taijutsukai.co.uk/ have a school in guildford, from what ive seen they do alot of competition which is great. Anyone know of anywhere else i should look?
Posted On:10/21/2007 9:05am
Style: San Da, Judo, BJJ
I work in guildford :D
Epsom - sleeping storm. They got BJJ and Judo, for Judo they got Ray Stevens :has been an Olympic Silver medalist 1992, Commonwealth Champion 1986/1990, three times British Champion and a European Silver medalist. For BJJ they got Ricardo Da Silva, whose apperantly done well in comps and mma stuff. Couldnt find much more info on him though.
And if you for the train as much as you want for £50 (could be 55) you could pick up Muay Thai and/or boxing for no extra. I plan to start there as soon as I sort out my funds.
Theres a jijutsu school in guildford but after talking to them I remain unconvinced. Very. There is also a kickboxing club floating about and a few months ago one of there members told me they were looking to sort out some BJJ, dont know if thats started though.
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Posted On:10/21/2007 9:06am
If your really hardcore they got some pilates as well.
Posted On:10/21/2007 11:25am
Sleeping storm look really good, very slick set up it seems, if they have a decent free weights gym all the better.
Posted On:10/22/2007 9:17am
There only limited free weights at Sleeping Storm (unless things have changed since August). As well as Andy Roberts class in Woking I think there's a sub grappling class in Camberley. Might be worth a look over at SFUK to see what there is.
Posted On:10/25/2007 8:57am
I train at Sleeping Storm sometimes over the Summer. Ricardo is an awesome grappler and a really good instructor. The general skill-level there is very high with several blue belts and accomplished white belts as well. I haven't trained in the Judo class there but I hear it's good. Not many weights though unfortunately.
Dedicated to legs and the disrespecting thereof.
Posted On:10/25/2007 10:35am
Ill check out sleeping storm next week, i live around the corner from spectrum center so weights isnt a problem. Just hope i can find some quality Heavies to roll with. on my journey ive found guildford is also home to typical mcdojo's too. Im evening debating traveling to london on occasion to train at Roger Gracie academy
Posted On:10/25/2007 6:45pm
Style: wing chun/ BJJ
I don't know about the Roger Gracie academy but on most nights there are some pretty heavy white and blue belts of good skill level (to me) at the Carlson Gracie Academy which I go to. I'd check it out once, especially as the have classes in BJJ every evening apart from fridays. It's usually taught by Brown Belts, though a Brazillian Black Belt does teach a couple of times a week.
Posted On:10/25/2007 7:10pm
Awesome well tell me how it goes amakuma, like I said Im very interested in starting there so any info is a plus.
Posted On:10/26/2007 3:18am
A lot of UK BJJ/MMA/sub-grappling schools are listed here;
Check it out to see which are near Guildford (most of those mentioned in this thread are listed).
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