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Omegaj9
6/20/2007 6:08pm,
Is there anyone out there taking up either BJJ or Muay Thai in Minnesota and if so where do you train? I'm looking for a place that does both under one roof preferable but seperate would be ok also. I currently train at a place that I think is decent(MMA joint) but it was my first ever MA school and I really don't have anything to judge it against. So pls post links if possible and a small tidbit on your thoughts of said school, THX. Yeah I know there are dojo reviews on this site but none listed in my area as of yet.

OmegaBot
6/20/2007 6:09pm,
So Omegaj9, you decided to go ahead and register huh? Cool. Don't forget to review your dojo (http://www.bullshido.net/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=83).

jdscrappy
6/20/2007 8:41pm,
Minnesota is a big state; where are you looking to train?

Omegaj9
6/20/2007 10:07pm,
Good point, slightly over looked that =) I'm in the twin cities metro area. So somewhere around Minneapolis or St.Paul or surrounding suburbs.

jdscrappy
6/21/2007 3:08pm,
Minnesota Martial Arts Academp - www.mmaacombatzone.com and
Warriors Cove - www.warriorscove.com are two. I know guys who train at each, and they speak highly of them.

Omegaj9
6/21/2007 3:59pm,
I currently train at the cove. What have you heard about them? Do you know anyone that has trained at both and if so which did they prefer?

Omegaj9
6/21/2007 4:02pm,
I'm planning on taking a free session of Muay Thai at MMAA but they only allow one free class so I wont be able to get a hands on feel for there BJJ. Are you from MN also, if so where do you train at?

jdscrappy
6/21/2007 4:27pm,
I go to law school in St. Paul, but live in Wisconsin. I train in Hudson at Midwest Center for Movement under a couple Pedro Sauer blue belts who train with Greg Nelson of MMAA; Greg was in a month or so ago to do a seminar, and let me tell you, he is the real deal.
I go to school with a guy who goes to Warrior, a wing chun guy, and he loves it.

Omegaj9
6/21/2007 4:53pm,
Wing Chun guy psshh, what's he know LOL j/k. Seriously what's the guys name? I'm thinking of going over to MMAA and doing BJJ and Muay Thai. Only thing that has kinda turned me off on those guys is the HUGE amount of students in the gym at one time. Not all of them are doing the same classes but just so many damn people around. I like the smaller personal classes at cove BUT I pretty much get the same reaction to MMAA as you have given "It's the real deal". I work with a guy that takes Muay Thai there and he has nothing but good stuff to say about it and he has taken a few different martial arts and says MMAA is by far the best place he has ever trained. So pretty much where I am right now is should I go head and suck up my shyness and go train with the 50 or so peeps or stick to my small classes of 15 or so.

Hands
6/21/2007 6:44pm,
Minnesota Martial Arts Academp - www.mmaacombatzone.com (http://www.mmaacombatzone.com) and
Warriors Cove - www.warriorscove.com (http://www.warriorscove.com) are two. I know guys who train at each, and they speak highly of them.
Both are good schools. I train at www.avatar-maa.com (http://www.avatar-maa.com) myself. If I didn't train there I would train at MMAA.

jdscrappy
6/21/2007 9:33pm,
On the surface, large classes may seem to be a bad thing to some; however, like attracts like. In other words, people who have the same training philosophies in a class naturally gravitate toward each other. If you train as a hobby and exercise, you'll end up rolling/sparring with others with the same goals; if you train to fight competitively, same thing. The nice thing about a large class, though is that if your goals change, you have a large pool of partners to train with.

Omegaj9
6/21/2007 9:53pm,
Both are good schools. I train at www.avatar-maa.com (http://www.avatar-maa.com) myself. If I didn't train there I would train at MMAA.
They have mongolian wresting aye, that must be interesting. I would like to see that in action.

Hands
6/21/2007 9:58pm,
They have mongolian wresting aye, that must be interesting. I would like to see that in action.
I like it. All the throws and groundwork are no-gi, mostly out of the clinch but there is some good variety. I don't really care for grappling that relys too much on a gi but thats just my preference. The style has some good elbows too.

Torakaka
6/21/2007 10:05pm,
Not sure how close this is to Minneapolis, but I know some really good fighters that train out of this place http://www.mmaacombatzone.com/

I've fought on 3 seperate cards with fighters from this gym before and they are all very very technically skilled and in great fighting shape.

Torakaka
6/21/2007 10:06pm,
I'm planning on taking a free session of Muay Thai at MMAA but they only allow one free class so I wont be able to get a hands on feel for there BJJ. Are you from MN also, if so where do you train at?

I don't know anything about their MMA/BJJ programs, but I highly recommend them for muay thai.

Omegaj9
6/23/2007 12:16am,
Thx for all the responses guys. Good job on your fights at that tourney you were in KidSpatula. I know this is off subject but how long have you been doing Muay Thai?