RBSD/combatives school in Seattle/Olympia/Belleveue/Tacoma area
I am moving to Olympia Washington and looking for high quality training with and without weapons of all sorts in the area. If anybody knows of any good schools in the area I would highly appreciate their rcommendations and reviews.
I regularly teach PDR seminars in the Tacoma area. If you are not familiar with the system you can get more info at www.tonyblauer.com or contact me at [email protected]
Good luck, and wealcome to the area.
It's quite a ways from Olympia, but here's my Seattle area list:
Charlie's Combat Club - Everett (mma)
AMC Pankration - Kirkland (mma)
Seattle Kyokushin - Capital Hill
LESKAS Seattle - Crown Hill (Filipino martial arts)
Okinawa Shorin Ryu Matsumura Kenpo - Crown Hill (traditional karate)
Seattle Ju-Jutsu/Seatown Sombo - University District (Judo/Ju-Jutsu/Sombo)
MKG - Greenwood/Phinney (JKD/kickboxing/BJJ)
Ivan Salaverry MMA – Seattle north downtown (MMA, boxing, kickboxing)
Gracie Barra - Georgetown (BJJ)
Northwest Jiu Jitsu Academy - Aurora/95th (BJJ)
Marcelo Alonso BJJ – North Seattle (Carlson Gracie BJJ)
My eastside list:
Westcoast Fitness (says Renton, but really Bellevue, where I train/work) MMA
Ring Sport United (Bellevue) MMA
Foster BJJ (Kent, also where I train) MMA
For BJJ in Olympia, BJJ Olympia is your best bet.
Those are the three I'm familiar with, although I don't think there is any point to this thread since KillerChris will probably never return after his 'Iz heytz da ghey!' thread.
Last edited by Kentucky Fried Chokin; 12/03/2008 3:39pm at .
Well I have returned right now and thanks for the info, I am currently in Montreal training at senshido and appreciate the info. I heard MKG is pretty good; have you had any experience there? Well its nice to see that not everyone on this forum are idiotic keyboard warriors.
Originally Posted by Kentucky Fried Chokin
You'll have to ask Ryno about MKG as I have no expirence with them.
MKG is run by Andy Wilson. He's a good guy and very knowledgeable martial artist. He runs a diverse JKD kind of program. If you'd like to try lots of different stuff, it could be a good place to go. The studio is very nice.
Being a FMA guy, I wouldn't say that this is their focus. So if you're looking for stick and knife stuff, I might look elsewhere. But for general kickboxing/fitness/mixed arts style training, it could be a good place to train. It is a bit pricey however, at $120 to $170/month.
Last edited by Ryno; 12/04/2008 5:42pm at .
BTW, I don't know how familiar you are with geography, but Olympia is a pretty long distance away from Seattle to be driving back and forth for training.
That's why I think Olympia BJJ is your best bet.
Yeah, been there seen that, but I'm not sure exactly where I will be renting a place. I heard that Andy and Taky Kimura have a good JKD school but I am not yet sure if I want to train in a concepts or original JKD school. I definitely don't want to exclusively train armed or unarmed, ground or standup, so I may end up attending multiple schools eventually, or one school that has a large variety of different classes. Then of course I can get privates when I have the money for it.
Originally Posted by edtang