Thread: Training in Philadelphia?
12/04/2007 11:46am, #11Originally Posted by Gumby
Thanks. I'm always trying to stay aware of where good places are to train if I travel.
12/04/2007 3:35pm, #12
All the noted schools in Philly are very good; which one you choose to train at on a permanent basis would depend on your specific goals. When someone is talking about training just one or two sessions while they're on vacation, however, the school that has eleven black belt instructors and an ADCC vet is the one where you're most likely to get value in the small amount of time you'll be there. My answer was in the context of Anthony's specific question and was not meant as a slight at other schools in the area or blanket assessment of Balance in any other context; sorry if I offended.Undisputed KING OF ASSHOLES.
12/04/2007 8:02pm, #13
Guys, I didn't even get a chance to train!
Thanksgiving killed me, and then Saturday was my High School Reunion.
Sorry to get this all riled up. :(Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
12/04/2007 8:35pm, #14
I don't think anyone is riled up.
12/04/2007 10:58pm, #15
**** YOU I WILL KILL YOUUndisputed KING OF ASSHOLES.
12/04/2007 11:58pm, #16Originally Posted by UpaLumpaOriginally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
12/05/2007 12:03am, #17
Seen Maxersize at a few competitions, and I liked what I saw from them overall.
12/05/2007 12:55pm, #18
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YOU FUCKING **** DONT **** WITH THE FUCKER
Seriously though, Balance has good instructors in the Migliarese brothers, both BB's under Relson. The others have their own schools though and are more or less affiliates. Rick M has the no gi game down to teach that aspect of the game and John Hassett is quite good as well (although they primarily teach out of their own schools as well).
That being said, I think the primary schools in Philly (Balance, Maxercise, and BJJ United) are some of the top schools in the country, let alone the area, so you're not going to make a wrong choice over which one you'd attend. Balance has way more upper ranks than do the other schools, but thats primarily because they all started together (and most stayed together). Theres more to judging a school besides that. Beyond having credible instructors, ask whether they have credible students, seeing as students reflect an instructors teaching ability. As was said though, you're not going to make a wrong choice.
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12/05/2007 1:33pm, #19
Hassett is up towards AC, right?
12/05/2007 1:39pm, #20
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