Thread: Suggestions for BJJ in Seattle
8/30/2010 10:28pm, #1
Suggestions for BJJ in Seattle
I'm a 4 year practitioner in JJJ (I know, I know) and I'm thinking of either adding or switching to BJJ. For people in the area, I actually live in Kenmore, so I'd like to keep it kind of north Seattle-ish. I've looked online, and there's certainly options around here.
I'm hoping that someone can sell me on the place to be for BJJ. Price is an object, but mostly I'd like to go in and get and get my ass handed to me by a BJJ white belt when I'm a brown belt in JJJ (best way to learn.) If anyone goes to a BJJ school around here and wants to give me the rundown, please do.
8/31/2010 2:40am, #2
8/31/2010 11:24am, #3
8/31/2010 1:19pm, #4
- Join Date
- Aug 2008
- Lynnwood, WA
8/31/2010 1:21pm, #5
8/31/2010 4:20pm, #6
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
- Seattle (Ballard), WA
Yah, some of the guys (Matt Jones) trains down at Gracie Barra, and speaks highly of it. I know that they've got some daytime classes last I checked. They're a little farther south as well http://www.bjjseattle.com/location.php
A lot of the guys at Seattle Jujutsu/SAMBO do daytime workouts too, but it's not a regularly scheduled thing, and generally non-members don't just drop in for these sessions.
I know Aaron has met Brian Johnson from http://www.nwjja.com/ and said he's a good guy. I've never met him personally, but he looks to be a really good competitor.
Marcelo Alonso's place would be another option, but I don't know much about that club. http://mabjj.com/index.php?option=co...d=50&Itemid=56
Good luck finding something that works for you.
Last edited by Ryno; 8/31/2010 4:23pm at .
8/31/2010 8:08pm, #7
- Join Date
- Feb 2008
- Seattle, WA
You have tons of quality BJJ options in Seattle. I train at Marcelo's. There's the aforementioned Gracie Barra as well as one in Ballard. There's also a Pedro Sauer school a friend of mine trains with his wife at that he's happy at that's closer to Kenmore than all of the aforementioned options, but my google-fu is failing me. I can ask him if you want.
9/01/2010 1:45am, #8
Wow, thanks a lot everyone! Very helpful. Distancewise, these are mostly pretty good, except for the further south Barra one. I'll probably just look honestly at the schedules. Frankly, the couple times I've been to Seattle Jujutsu have been amazing, but my schedule doesn't link up enough. Hopefully that will change someday.
9/01/2010 1:47am, #9
9/02/2010 1:24pm, #10