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    Decent place to train in Atlanta?

    I'm starting out, and have heard good things about Alliance. I live about 3 minutes from the Krog street facility, so went there to train last night.

    I had a blast, but found out that the place is shutting its doors at the end of the month to consolidate its students at the Sandy Springs location. Sandy Springs is quite out of my way, so I was hoping for a recommendation for a place that's closer.

    The only place I've managed to find is Unit2 fitness taught by Roberto Traven. They also have Muay Thai classes. Has anyone been there, or heard any opinions about it? Are there any other places to train in Atlanta?
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    Train BJJ? Train MMA? Train Muay Thai? TRain TKD?

    Since you went to Alliance I assume you want BJJ. Unfortunatley, if Sandy Springs is too far for you most BJJ place besides Unit2 are going to be too far.

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    Damn, atlanta is a big city I figured there'd be plenty of places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BudoMonkey
    Damn, atlanta is a big city I figured there'd be plenty of places.
    A lot of the locations are on the top end of the city (like Alliance and Knuckle Up) or in the suburbs like Paul Creighton.

    To the OP, I found a Judo place in Midtown and one in the Grant Park area if you're interested in Judo. I drive by the Krog location several days a week and never saw much activity there. I was worried it was going to close.

    Edit: I have not trained at either Judo location as some financial stuff stopped my search for a gym, but the resumes looked good. Olympic judoka at both schools.
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    I'm interested in BJJ, as probably indicated by my choice of Krog. I'd like to do MMA later on though, probably investing some time in Muay Thai once I'm comfortable with BJJ.
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    Any idea if Unit2 is decent or not?
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    I've heard good things about Traven as a teacher. He was the head of the alliance Krog location until he decided to do his own thing. Never personally trained with him. My friend adrienne trains at Unit 2 (kickboxing) and seems to like the place.

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    Isn't that the Alliance that Cobrinha and Jacare Cavalcanti teach at??!!

    I have seriously considered moving to learn from them.


    Cobrinha is considered by many (including myself) to be the best pound for pound BJJer currently competing, and Jacare Cavalcanti is the guy that started Alliance and has made more world renown Champions than God.

    So you have one of the all time best Instructor/Coaches, AND a current World Champion with multiple consecutive wins in not only the worlds, but every major tournament... in fact he seems to win everything he enters in his weight class with ease these days. His only recent loses were close matches against much bigger fighters in absaolute divisions.
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    Fair enough. It's an annoying drive, but I think I'll try it out.
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