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user0001
3/28/2008 1:30am,
hey all,
First post, lets see if i click submit, undecided about not having the 8 foot tall aboriginee guy, wearing the cats he killed for dinner, greet me in an eye pleasing 500 point font everytime i read a post. I know he's always there for me in case i go into a bad thread to cheer me on to the next one.

anyways, can anyone recommend a dojo in the Arlington (near Ballston Commons) area of North VA? feel free to recommend out of that area, but i want to travel less then 2 hours round trip, so that means in the 5-10 mile range from exit 71 on I66.

Not really concerned about the art, i dont care what its called as long as they teach a well rounded set of maneuvers (punch/kick/lock/throw, standing/ground fighting).

i looked at websites for place around here, but everyone has an instructor that is gods' gift to mankind according to the website. a little of a turn off. either that or you wonder why they even have a website, i actually dont want to go there because of the website.

just starting out, i did a year of an MA i dont want to name back in college but i dont remember anything.

TKDBot
3/28/2008 1:31am,
So user0001, 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).

scorchedearth
3/28/2008 2:53pm,
There are several good MMA schools in the area.

Lloyd Irvin runs a school in Clarendon (Wilson and Washington Blvd approx). I've been told he is a reputable instructor.

I train at Capital Jiu Jitsu in Alexandria. Look in the dojo reviews for my opinion of the place.

Leo Dalla is also apparently a good instructor with academies in the area.

Good luck in your search. :)

user0001
3/28/2008 6:14pm,
excellent thanks for the info

dinnerpig
3/28/2008 6:26pm,
I used to train under Jeremy at CJJ in Alexandria before he even had a place to teach! Anyway..Capital Jiu Jitsu is a great place www.gracieva.com (http://www.gracieva.com). Last time i trained there (5 years ago) Jeremy (head instructor) and Mike Enright were the main instructors (it's Jeremy's school). They just opened up a place somewhere in Loudon County. Another place you might want to check out is Jeff Ruth's Lloyd Irvin school www.novamma.com (http://www.novamma.com) . Great school geared towards competition and great instructors. I trained there briefly in Muay Thai and have seen their people at various grappling competitions. I wouldnt reccommend my place because it is a drive and a half. I live in NoVa and drive all the way to Gaithersburg, MD to train 6 days a week. That's dedication, holmes. I have two instructors I cant seem to live without...but if you arent a psycho retard like myself (which i am sure you are not) those two are solid options for you.