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GeneralMcNugget
2/08/2009 2:17pm,
For anyone who's familiar with DC, is there any school/gym near Foggy Bottom that teaches at least Judo and BJJ? I mean I was looking for an MMA school that teaches those and Mauy Thai, but the only places I can find are in Arlington. I go to George Washington University, so I cant really go too much farther from there, but I really want to continue with these arts... I was thinking about making a club and hiring an instructor for it from a nearby school, and I already started the process and everything, but I'm unsure how well that would work...

Tomas Drgon
2/08/2009 8:09pm,
For anyone who's familiar with DC, is there any school/gym near Foggy Bottom that teaches at least Judo and BJJ? I mean I was looking for an MMA school that teaches those and Mauy Thai, but the only places I can find are in Arlington. I go to George Washington University, so I cant really go too much farther from there, but I really want to continue with these arts... I was thinking about making a club and hiring an instructor for it from a nearby school, and I already started the process and everything, but I'm unsure how well that would work...

Washington Judo Club has a gym on Georgetown campus.
No BJJ, but a VERY good club.

Email Tad Nalls [email protected]

Tomas

GeneralMcNugget
2/08/2009 11:34pm,
Ah... so is this club a part of Georgetown? Or its just a general club that holds its practices on the Georgetown campus? I mean I guess this is good and all seeing that I've only done MT and BJJ, and I've really been wanting to get some Judo in. But in all honesty, I really wanted to get something started here for the convenience of myself, in addition to others that want to do this... But I'll definitely check with them.

Ungjaevel
2/09/2009 1:12am,
Capital Jiu Jitsu is on the yellow or blue line. You can get off at either King Street or Eisenhower Ave and then you'll have about a 5 minute walk. I trained there a little while back and the place is excellent.

www.gracieva.com (http://www.gracieva.com)

Edit: they also have a location near Dulles which you are free to train at as well.

dinnerpig
2/09/2009 10:34am,
There is a Yamasaki school in DC
http://bjjdc.com/
good thing about Yamasaki is that you are free to train at any of their schools. I believe they have 2 in MD and at least 4 in VA.

Location

Okinawa Aikikai 2639 Connecticut Ave, NW, Suite C-104 Washington, D.C. 20008
Schedule

Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 8pm Saturdays @ 12pm

Khun Kao
2/09/2009 6:22pm,
I think Lloyd Irvin has an affiliate program in Chinatown. Washington Judo Club is very highly rated, catering to all levels of training. Yamasaki's affiliate is near Dupont Circle, I think. There are also a number of programs just outside the city limits (Metro accessible), such as Lloyd Irvin's main school in Camp Springs, MD.... Jeff Ruth's NoVA MMA in Arlington... 50/Fifty BJJ in Arlington, VA.... Capital Jiu Jitsu in Alexandria, VA.... Yamasaki's in Rockville, MD.... Maguilla's BJJ and Capital Punishment MMA in Silver Spring, MD..... Sport Judo in Alexandria, VA....

Khun Kao
2/09/2009 6:26pm,
the 2 Arlington gyms are only a few miles from Georgetown. If you're at GW University, it's like 1 mile to the Key Bridge (if that) then approx. 2 miles to NoVA MMA in Arlington (novamma.com), which is where I coach Muay Thai. Our team regularly runs from the gym to the Exorcist Stairs (by the Key Bridge) and do interval exercises there on the weekends. It's totally within reach!

Khun Kao
2/09/2009 6:38pm,
Just measured it on USTAF Running Routes website.... It's 2.75 miles from GWU to NoVA MMA (TLI). That's going through Georgetown to the Key Bridge, crossing over into Rosslyn, then going up Wilson Blvd to the gym.

GeneralMcNugget
2/09/2009 8:44pm,
Actually, I went to Lloyd Irvin's Crazy 88 in Elkridge before coming here, and when I asked them about any nearby Schools, they told me to go to you guys (NoVA MMA). The problem was that I was unsure of the difficulty it would be to get there, and that I forgot the name so I couldn't look it up... But that sounds awesome, doesn't sound too hard to get to either... Is there a quick way on Metro? Like can I stop into Rosslyn and walk from there, or would that take too long?

plasma
2/09/2009 8:55pm,
Are you looking to compete in MMA or just looking for a place to train?

plasma
2/09/2009 9:03pm,
If you are looking for a place to train there is a new club on campus called GW Close Combat. Its still being registered (paperwork should be finalized this week).

Here is the Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=44049419999

GW Close Combat is a no-gi club primarily for self-defense rather then competition. However, it does teach jujutsu, primary no-gi throws, fair amount of ground work as well as knife work and defense.

GeneralMcNugget
2/09/2009 9:20pm,
I actually really want to compete in mma, but I don't know how well that will work out seeing that I cant put in everyday to train due to school... and I don't want to just try competing in mma without putting in my best efforts, regardless of if its amateur or not... but hopefully that works out. General training is great too, I suppose, but again, I don't know how well that will work with what I want to do.

But as for this club, I did not know it was being formed... but hopefully mine won't affect the formation or function of this club, and vise versa....

plasma
2/09/2009 9:35pm,
Send me you email if you like to be on the GW Close Combat list. We already have a certified instructor, 9 members, and 99% of the paperwork and the required meetings attended. Once we having a permanent place to train squared away we will submit the budget (probably this week). Then we just need to be approved by the Univ.

If you need another student to sign up for your club (unless you have the 5 member minimum already) let me know.

Khun Kao
2/09/2009 10:43pm,
Actually, I went to Lloyd Irvin's Crazy 88 in Elkridge before coming here, and when I asked them about any nearby Schools, they told me to go to you guys (NoVA MMA). The problem was that I was unsure of the difficulty it would be to get there, and that I forgot the name so I couldn't look it up... But that sounds awesome, doesn't sound too hard to get to either... Is there a quick way on Metro? Like can I stop into Rosslyn and walk from there, or would that take too long?

If you take the Orange Line from Foggy Bottom, you would take it to the Courthouse Metro, which is like 2 or 3 blocks from the gym

Tomas Drgon
2/09/2009 11:36pm,
Ah... so is this club a part of Georgetown? Or its just a general club that holds its practices on the Georgetown campus? I mean I guess this is good and all seeing that I've only done MT and BJJ, and I've really been wanting to get some Judo in. But in all honesty, I really wanted to get something started here for the convenience of myself, in addition to others that want to do this... But I'll definitely check with them.

Their dojo is on campus...Yates Field House.
And it will cost you nothing (few years back it was some $30/semester).

Best

Tomas

dinnerpig
2/10/2009 11:33am,
Another option is www.jeffgordonmma.com (http://www.jeffgordonmma.com) in Gaithersburg, MD
they offer boxing, muay thai, wrestling, judo, mma, bjj, krav maga and crossfit classes. school has both a boxing ring and a cage.
i take the boxing, muay thai, wrestling and krav classes at this school so i can vouch for it.