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    Colorado Springs Schools?

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a good school in Colorado Springs?

    Thanks,
    Ted

    #2
    What are you looking for?

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      #3
      I live in Colorado Springs, what are you looking for?

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        #4
        At this point I'm just looking for a good school (i.e., one that teaches realistic self defense)

        I've found a guy who teaches Machado BJJ at a local college and that's great, but only meets 2x a week so that's all I can go. I'm looking for a place to train more and maybe do some standup as well.

        I found a place that does Savate/Boxing/Muay Thai, it looked really promising until I found out the price... sigh...

        I'll be down here for a year. When I get back home I'll get back into BJJ/Muay Thai. I'd like something that will go along with that. I've also trained for a few years in HapKiDo, but I've moved away from that toward more MMA type training.

        I don't want to offend anyone, but one of the biggest turn offs for me is to see a fat instructor and fat students. If the insructor isn't in shape then I just can't believe in the school.

        I hope this paints a better picture of what I'm looking for.

        Thanks for any help!!!!

        Ted

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          #5
          Check this place out: http://www.defenseinstitute.com/seminars.htm

          Not my school but I'm considering checking it out.

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            #6
            I have reservations about this school.

            They use way too many acronyms and brag about teaching the military and law enforcement. These are usually big red flags to me.

            I spent many years in schools that boasted "training law enforcment." Then, I stepped inside a BJJ school and reality set in. Since then I've had the priviledge of training a little in Muay Thai as well and that pretty much killed off any remaining respect I had for many of the schools I've attended.

            I have an open mind, so I will check this school out...

            Ted
            Fort Carson Law Enforcement

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              #7
              If you are interested in American Kenpo check out http://kenpo.8m.com/

              I will look for the next open sparring date here in the Springs and you are welcome to check it out or join.

              Message me if you have any other questions.

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                #8
                I'd check it out, but the schedule won't work for me. Many classes start at 5:30pm and that's way too early for me. Nnot enough time to get out of work and over there.

                Thanks anyway!

                Ted

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                  #9
                  If I lived in Colorado Springs, Bob Vanatta would be on my short-list.

                  http://www.silat-bledek.com

                  He's Victor de Thouars (who moved to SoCal a coupla years ago) top guy.

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                    #10
                    I went to http://www.defenseinstitute.com

                    I signed up tonight. It looks pretty damn good. The instructor is top notch. No bullshido here.

                    Ted

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                      #11
                      There grappling sucks, I've seen a few of there guys fight in kotc, from what I know they have ok standup, but crappy groundwork.

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                        #12
                        Tell us how it goes Ted and I hope its what you were looking for.

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