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    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

    #2
    Isn't Frank Shamrock's new school in San Antonio ?
    The Wastrel - So attractive he HAS to be a woman.
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      #3
      They have an SBG as best I recall.

      Do not take taijutsu from the Bujinkan guys in SA.
      --
      L.

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        #4
        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.
        "Quiet fool before I am kicking the butt!"
        -My three year old trash talking to me

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        -The Honky Tonk Man

        "If you can't be a shining example, at least be a dire warning."
        -My Father to me one day

        "No surprise. Until Aikido sheds its street-brawling, thuggish image, it'll never be mainstream."
        -Don Gwinn

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          #5
          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.
          "Through the centuries, the Jews have endured terrible persecution, and you know that. We've all read it, studied it. They've gone through a lot. And those seeking their destruction, we will seek their destruction." -President Donald Trump, spewing his Nazi, racist, anti-Semitism.

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            #6
            Your band sucks.
            Originally posted by Osiris
            Imagine if track was run like the martial arts community. While the winning teams would just sprint down the field, smoking the competition, you'd have a bunch of losers running around explaining how they can skip down the track just as fast. Never mind that it doesn't fucking work. Oh no, they're too fast for track. They run on the STREET.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Samfoo
              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

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                #8
                You said you were looking at the Texas MMA site, right?

                Are you a fan of MMA? The UFC?

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                  #9
                  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.
                  "Through the centuries, the Jews have endured terrible persecution, and you know that. We've all read it, studied it. They've gone through a lot. And those seeking their destruction, we will seek their destruction." -President Donald Trump, spewing his Nazi, racist, anti-Semitism.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by CMack11
                    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

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                      #11
                      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.
                      Last edited by CMack11; 7/22/2005 9:14am, .

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                        #12
                        bah

                        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_A...ellowpages.htm

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by mogwai

                          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=L...86&FID=11&pc=7

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                            #14
                            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
                            Last edited by Method2Madness; 11/11/2005 2:11pm, .

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                              #15
                              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

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