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  1. Teh El Macho is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by h_sh_m
    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.
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    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.
    Dude, that was exactly what my first BJJ instructor (Pablo Popovitch) told me. That suggestion is right on the money.
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
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    Posted On:
    2/26/2008 12:39pm

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    "However Matt Thornton recommends that you avoid taking Jits w/ Hits type offerings until you have a solid ground game to build on."

    My instructor will still train you and corner for you but doesn't like people fighting under the school name until they've reached a blue belt level of competency.
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    Jits w/hits? Is that like, Ju Jitsu with striking involved as well? I am still nub with all the abbreviations and whatnots. And I couldn't figure out what it meant in the search function.
  4. Teh El Macho is offline
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    When people refer to 'jits with hits', it usually means MMA training.
    Read this for flexibility and injury prevention, this, this and this for supplementation, this on grip conditioning, and this on staph. New: On strenght standards, relationships and structural balance. Shoulder problems? Read this.

    My crapuous vlog and my blog of training, stuff and crap. NEW: Me, Mrs. Macho and our newborn baby.

    New To Weight Training? Get the StrongLifts 5x5 program and Rippetoe's "Starting Strength, 2nd Ed". Wanna build muscle/gain weight? Check this article. My review on Tactical Nutrition here.

    t-nation - Dissecting the deadlift. Anatomy and Muscle Balancing Videos.

    The street argument is retarded. BJJ is so much overkill for the street that its ridiculous. Unless you're the idiot that picks a fight with the high school wrestling team, barring knife or gun play, the opponent shouldn't make it past double leg + ground and pound - Osiris
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    2/26/2008 6:03pm

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    If you're in Tigard area, I'd recommend Oregon Martial Arts instead. Mainly because it's close.

    SBG has an affiliate in Beaverton called Impact. I've dropped in there a couple of times, they're pretty cool.
    "Those who can make you believe absurdities, can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire.
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    2/26/2008 6:27pm


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    I'm at the Portland SBG about 4 days a week. Pretty much all the classes will exhaust a new guy, that's unavoidable but almost all of them would be a great start.

    For a completely new guy I'd recommend Thursday nights from 6-9. Matt teaches a 1 hour intro to MMA which tends to focus on adapting basic Jiu-jitsu to counter ground & pound or to support it. Then the rest of the night Matt teaches a jiu-jitsu class.

    I'd also recommend the same time slot on Tuesday nights. The gym's other black belt teaches a 90 minute Jiu-jitsu class starting at 6pm & after that there's a 1 hour boxing class.

    Really though, all the classes are good class & all the coaches are good coaches. You really can't go wrong. Just figure out what excites you (grappling, striking, MMA) & then start with the classes that emphasize that.
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    Thanks! Those times on Tuesday and Thursday will probably work out really well! Thanks for the info!
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    You folks still out there at SBG? I'm planning on coming in this week, though I'm also checking out Portland Thai Boxing... I can only train every other week, and I'm totally new.
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