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mogwai
7/20/2005 6:24pm,
I looked at the txmma.com website and found a few links to san antonio martial arts schools and wondering if someone has a recommendations?

I'm completely new to Martial Arts, but have interest primarily in building some self-confidence, improving my fighting skills and becoming fit again. I'm a newbie looking for a good place to start so any recommendations are welcome.

Thanks.

mogwai

FingerorMoon?
7/20/2005 7:12pm,
Isn't Frank Shamrock's new school in San Antonio ?

Lane
7/21/2005 12:15am,
They have an SBG as best I recall.

Do not take taijutsu from the Bujinkan guys in SA.

Peter H.
7/21/2005 10:14am,
Been a few years since I lived there, but:

Do not go to PKI or Any School on Marbach Road.

There used to be a BJJ school off of Babcock and Eckhert. There was also a Kenpo school near there with a real ass of an instructor, avoid that one.

If you can get on base, check the Warhawk gym on Lackland AFB. That was the no frills, mans gym. An old hanger with free weights and a duffle bag filled with sand and towels for a punching bag. Guys used to wreslte and practice there all the time, usually nothing formal, but good to learn somethings.

1bad65
7/21/2005 10:34am,
Check out Rey Gil. He's at 119 E. Rhapsody. He's got a karate(I know) and a BJJ program. He's either a blue or purple and is a Carlos Machado affiliate. He's fought a few times in MMA amature shows too.

Samfoo
7/21/2005 2:10pm,
Your band sucks.

mogwai
7/21/2005 2:39pm,
Your band sucks.
:iamwithst

Not sure the president of the Erasure fan club should be posting here.

What is a BJJ school and also what is a SBG?

Thanks for the suggestion Peter. I can't get on base though...civilian here.

1bad65 - i'll check out Rey Gil. What is a Carlos Machado affiliate?

Again - thanks for the pointers fellas.

mog

CMack11
7/21/2005 2:47pm,
You said you were looking at the Texas MMA site, right?

Are you a fan of MMA? The UFC?

1bad65
7/21/2005 4:45pm,
He trains under Carlos Machado. Also Carlos or some of his high ranking students give seminars at Rey's gym. I think if you compete at a Machado tourny affiliates get a discount, not sure though, ask Rey on that.

mogwai
7/22/2005 9:47am,
You said you were looking at the Texas MMA site, right?

Are you a fan of MMA? The UFC?

Not really - just happen to come across the link. Just looking to try to figure out where to start with Martial Arts...

mogwai

CMack11
7/22/2005 10:07am,
interest primarily in building some self-confidence, improving my fighting skills and becoming fit again

Here are some basics that will help your search.

#Try a BUNCH of different places before you pick a school.
#Ask if they spar. If they do, ask if you can observe the sparring. Since you are interested in improving your fighting skills, make sure that they have at least a fair amount of free sparring with contact. Some places restrict sparring @ the beginner levels, so you might have to try and check out the higher-level students sparring.
#Try to avoid signing a long contract initially. You typically won't get a great feel for a school until you've been there several months.
#Just because the school is really nice doesn't mean they are excellent teachers. Just because the school is a dump doesn't mean the teaching sucks.
#Watch out for hidden fees--like excess charges for belt tests, mandatory equipment, etc.

onetimebullet
11/09/2005 3:59pm,
http://www.stoneridgekajukenbo.com/system.htm
kajukenbo

www.samauythai.com
mauy thai and other training

www.tabmoc.com
sbgi affiliated training group
standup, clinch and ground work

texas powerhouse
410 Austin Highway
San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 822-3785
Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Submission Wrestling, and Mixed Martial Arts training


switchboard search for martial arts in san antonio
http://www.switchboard.com/Martial_Arts_&_Self_Defense_Instruction/San_Antonio/TX/242-/yellowpages.htm

DuckofDeath
11/11/2005 2:48pm,
What is a BJJ school and also what is a SBG?

What is a Carlos Machado affiliate?

mog

In case you still don't know, BJJ is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and SBG is Straight Blast Gym. Carlos Machado is a top BJJ instructor whose students run affiliate schools under him.

Speaking of BJJ, here's something I came across on another forum that you might want to check out:

http://www.mma.tv/tuf/index.cfm?ac=ListMessages&PID=1&TID=694886&FID=11&pc=7

Method2Madness
11/11/2005 3:01pm,
Pedro Alberto Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
3203 Nacogdoches
San Antonio, TX, 78230
Phone: 210-946-5425

thats from mma.tv's school search section under texas

www.mma.tv/schools/

http://www.texaspowerhouse.com/
here's another school in san antonio

daigoro
11/11/2005 3:06pm,
Here's the links to my school in San Antonio

http://home.earthlink.net/~sinlapa-muay/
http://www.realityself-defense.com/

Muay Thai, Submission Wrestling, Kung Fu, TKD (just started classes at our school in Sept.)
I like this place alot, been going here since Jan 2004. Ku Phet is a vey nice guy, almost to the detriment of his business. He teaches Muay Thai and has a Kung Fu. If you are interested in fighting MT competitively definitely talk to him. As for submission wrestling/MMA Mike Rangel has a small team of MMA fighters who also practice here. Andrew Chapelle who fought Aaron Riley in Hook n Shoot trains with him.

There is also a Self Defense class taught by Ivan Santana and a Kung Fu class (not sure what style) taught by another guy whose name escapes me.


I have also heard good stuff about Texas Powerhouse also, but its abit to far from where i live.

btw Im also on txmma forum as daigoro

jas_sa
12/07/2005 2:13am,
There was also a Kenpo school near there with a real ass of an instructor, avoid that one.


Yes, Curtis Abernathy's American Kenpo sakenpo.com (http://www.sakenpo.com/). I tried a few trial classes there, and was not impressed. The students there were pretty sloppy, some of the brown belts didn't seem much more comfortable than I did, and even being out of training, I didn't break a sweat. The instructor there did have a bit of an attitude, but the last and loudest alarm bell was the 6-month contract. I'm not crying McDojo, but personally I would not recommend it.