Anyone who trains, has trained, or just knows about SBGi Classes?
I ask because I am looking at their weekly schedules, and I am wonder what classes are there for the beginners like me. I ask mainly so I can try to plan a schedule with that included so that things may run a bit smoother when I go to start training.
I know I can email them, and I have, but the reply is pretty slow(took a week last time) and I understand, they are very busy people.
So I figured I would ask anyone here who does/has train(ed) there.
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I will be going to SBGi in Portland.
I was of the impression SBGi was held in quite high regard on this site, especially considering they originated and popularised 'aliveness' as a term. I think you probably couldn't do much better if you tried, bro!
You're gonna drive from rockaway beach to portland to train?
CharlesTC, did you check their website for a class schedule?
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Used to train in New York with them, and intend on going back some time. They're great.
If you send a link to the school/schedule you're talking about people can advise you more specifically. Also mention what you're interested in primarily (learning a specific style: MMA, BJJ, etc. or general self-defense, or whatever).
At the place I was at, their schedule was divided into MT based Kickboxing classes, BJJ Classes and MMA Classes (subdivided into Takedown&Clinch classes and Jits w/ Hits classes).
As a beginner you'll probably wanna focus on getting in Kickboxing & BJJ practice. Takedown and Clinch work is fine too. However Matt Thornton recommends that you avoid taking Jits w/ Hits type offerings until you have a solid ground game to build on.
Oh also, very important. Unless you are a very athletic or experienced person, ramp up to a full training load. Seriously, go there an absolute *maximum* of 3 times a week to begin with. Otherwise you will definetly have to take time off for an injury.
Last edited by h_sh_m; 2/26/2008 11:20am at .
No, I am moving to Portland in a few months.
Originally Posted by Riblet
And to h_sh_m thanks, that was what I was looking for.
I have pretty much read the SBGi Site from top to bottom, inside and out. I am pretty stoked about training there!
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