Posted On:9/08/2009 9:26pm
Style: BJJ, Muay Thai
I observed a class recently.
I believe the curriculum and instructor/s are quality.
Good information and mostly attentive teaching.
The class seemed intense and friendly enough.
Pretty much forced to buy equipment there.
No padded sparring at all
Very small gym.
Last edited by symphox; 9/10/2009 5:42pm at .
Posted On:9/08/2009 10:51pm
Style: BJJ & Judo
No padded sparring? Does that mean they're sparring without pads, or they are not sparring at all?
Posted On:9/09/2009 1:54pm
No sparring at all. (KM sparring is usually in full padding so students can go full speed/strength). But yea no sparring what so ever.
Posted On:9/09/2009 2:30pm
Style: Siling Labuyo Arnis
Uh, so there's no sparring, but striking instruction merits a 10??
Posted On:9/09/2009 2:44pm
how would the aliveness be 8 with no sparring at all? a striking ranking of 10, what a-level competitors does your school put out? maybe you should read the guidelines before rating your school?
Posted On:9/10/2009 6:46am
The instruction on striking was excellent. There are drills that allow you to understand these strikes and get a good amount of practice like one person coming at you, one after the other as you burst, knee and take them down but again, there is no sparring at the end of class like you would see in many martial art schools. I guess I'll drop it down. Aliveness, I guess I was being a bit lenient.
Thanks for the pointers
Posted On:9/10/2009 10:34am
You're still too lenient, the aliveness you described would correspond to a 2-3 rating, also the striking/grappling should probally not be above a 5 considering noone from your school apparentally has competitive experience.
Posted On:9/10/2009 5:41pm
True, sparring is big... ok these are final. done did it. By the way, this is not my school as I chose not to enroll. The scores now fully support that decision. =D
This place is not for me; maybe for some one else who just wants to take it easy, or who is just starting with MA though.
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