Posted On:2/24/2008 8:39am
Style: Social Anthropology
This is my first post on Bullshido and just wanting to ask for some advice. Ive never done BJJ before and know nothing about the different styles/organisations/etc... but Im really interested in trying it out. There's a class across the road from my flat called Carlson Gracie UK:
JUst wondering if anyone has heard of or trained with them and whether anyone can say if this looks like a good school or not.
Thanks for he help guys!
I'm not witty enough for this custom title.
Posted On:2/24/2008 10:49am
Style: In Hiatus
Yes, that place is good.
BTW, future posts like this one should go into the Newbie Technique section aka "Guantanamo Bay."
Posted On:2/24/2008 11:35am
Style: wing chun/ BJJ
I train at a Carlson affiliate and it's good stuff. I'd highly recommend it.
Posted On:2/24/2008 12:53pm
Style: BJJ, MMA,
Good place. Very nice/friendly people that are good for mma training.
Posted On:2/24/2008 2:51pm
Cheers people, Ill definately try the classes in Streatham next week.
All the best.
Ad Hominem rocks.
Posted On:2/24/2008 3:15pm
Style: BJJ, mma
I was thinking this was more a newbie town thread and not so much a gitmo thread.
And yes, train there. The late carlson gracie was one of the original.... creators/innovators of BJJ, so anyone getting a BB under him will be top notch.
Posted On:2/24/2008 4:34pm
Sorry for posting this on the wrong thread initially, completely new to Bullshido but will hopefully get to used in time :)
Ive already contacted the instructor and will give it a go, already looking forward to it! Just out of interest, what do you call the teacher in BJJ during the class? Is it also 'sensei' or something else?
Posted On:2/24/2008 5:51pm
It's not sensei. It might be profesor(a), or possibly mestre. both are used in BJJ, but it depends on the instructor, and where he is from really. I would just go with what everyone else in class calls him. talk little and listen much your first class. This should go without saying, but you'd be fucken amazed how many guys can't shut up in their first class.
Posted On:2/25/2008 1:46am
Style: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
On my first day at a new dojo / school, I just ask the teacher directly "how would you like me to address you?" It's a quick, easy, and polite way of learning that part of the etiquette!
i keep tryin to spar, but nothin happens!
Posted On:2/26/2008 3:26pm
Style: karate / bjj
my instructor responds to sensei, professor, andrew, and chefe.
every instructor has his own preference. in our association, sensei is definitely the "correct," and totally unnecessary most of the time, term.
Last edited by pauli; 2/26/2008 3:30pm at .
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