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Super Duper
7/18/2011 10:19pm,
Hello, I'm a newbie, and I'm pleased to meet you.
My only experience with martial arts are kiddie Tae Kwon Do and Gumdo (forms only T_T).
Now, I'm in high school, and I'm looking forward to join the high school wrestling team.
However, I also want to get into Jeet Kune Do (the functional one), Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Filipino Martial Arts (the functional, alive ones), but these arts tend to be expensive, and my mother says, "Why bother going to the trial lesson when it's going to be too expensive (she has that assumption when the training fee isn't given away at the phone or online)."
So, do you guys know of any good, affordable (less than $200/month for 4 days/week) places to learn from in the metro Atlanta region of Georgia? If so, let me know.

Sarwan
7/19/2011 2:35am,
Hi there . . . :)
I am also new here, did you learn Tae Kwon Do somewhere or just have the video training ?

hungryjoe
7/19/2011 4:51am,
Super Duper,

Welcome to BS.

Since bjj prices are beyond your means at this time, may I suggest you consider judo?

Prices are typically much less and it'll help take your wrestling to a new level.

Georgia judo dojo links-

http://www.georgiajudo.com/judo-clubs

Super Duper
7/19/2011 1:08pm,
I learned Tae Kwon Do from McDojos as a kid and only learned forms and point sparring.

Super Duper
7/19/2011 1:11pm,
Thank you. I was thinking about Judo. Also, If you know of any posters from my area, can you direct them to this thread?

Super Duper,

Welcome to BS.

Since bjj prices are beyond your means at this time, may I suggest you consider judo?

Prices are typically much less and it'll help take your wrestling to a new level.

Georgia judo dojo links-

http://www.georgiajudo.com/judo-clubs

Gidi
7/19/2011 4:43pm,
You might also consider Boxing.
From what I read here, a boxing membership is usually quite cheap and it's both an excellent MA and a hell of a workout.

One more point, I don't think your Mom is right here.
Go and try every free lesson you can, some place's price might surprise you, others might offer you a good deal, if they like you and think you're gonna actually be worth the work.
And if they don't, you haven't lost anything other than some time, which you haven't actually lost, cause time spent learning is never a waste.
Besides, it'll give you more info for comparison with other gyms, so you can make a more intelligent decision when you finally make one.

Last point, you're on a very good start with the HS wrestling program, stick with that.

Super Duper
7/19/2011 9:46pm,
Yes, I was considering boxing.
Gidi, I agree with you on trying every free lesson I can, but my mother says that she can't afford to waste gasoline on aimlessly driving to gyms/schools that are at least 25 minutes away from my house. But, I will definitely stick to wrestling.
By the way, I know this is taboo for you guys, but I was considering Burton Richardson's distance learning program for JKD and Kali.
This is the link: http://jkdunlimited.com/
This program is heavily sparring-based rather than being good at compliant drills, and the video testing is a video of isolated sparring rounds. I was thinking of buying the necessary equipment like headgear with a cage, groin protector (Can someone give a sizing chart for those?), MMA gloves, shin-guards (Can someone give me a sizing chart for them?), focus mitts (Are Thai pads better?), mouth-guard, kicking shield, padded sticks, rattan sticks, aluminum knife trainers, and a mat (Can I just substitute it with grass?) and get a couple of friends to train with me everyday, at least an hour a day. Can you read his stuff and watch his videos? I would like to know of your opinions.

Super Duper
7/22/2011 8:53pm,
Anyone gonna answer?

The Juggernoob
7/22/2011 9:53pm,
Anyone gonna answer?

No, because your idea is stupid.

Super Duper
7/22/2011 10:11pm,
Can you please explain?

The Juggernoob
7/22/2011 10:14pm,
If money is an issue why are you willing to shell out a vast amount of cash to buy kit so you and your friends can watch some videos and play fight in your garage?

Super Duper
7/22/2011 10:20pm,
Okay, so I'll just save up money for proper instruction. Thank you.

The Juggernoob
7/22/2011 10:24pm,
If you want me to elaborate any further, you got my hopes up with the wrestling and BJJ, but then decided that watching some videos with your buddys constitutes training when to be honest it just doesnt. You need someone better than you to physically show you techniques.

When I get shown anything new in Jiu-Jitsu, Judo or Wrestling, my first question is "Can you do it to me?" I need to know how a technique feels when done right.

What you are doing , and I dont mean to be too offensive, is totally pointless. Im not gonna lie, it'll be fun as hell, and you might even learn some good brawling, but technical fighting and technique?

Super Duper
7/22/2011 10:29pm,
Okay, thank you for the wake-up call. :)
I'll just stick to wrestling, weight lifting, studying hard for a full scholarship, getting a job, and saving money.

The Juggernoob
7/22/2011 10:33pm,
**** no. Stick with Wrestling, get good at it, keep up the weights, lift heavy but keep fit. Study hard , get a job, fund more training, become a beast!

Super Duper
7/22/2011 10:35pm,
YEAH!!!