I have been wanting to start learning brazilian jiu jitsu for quite some time now. I have a wrestling background also. I was looking for some gyms in the nassau county area and i cldnt find any until i found Matt Serra's one which is 5 miles away. I was just curious on how much the average bjj gym is monthly? Does anyone know how much Matt's is?
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01-01-2007, 12:36 PM #1
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01-01-2007, 12:46 PM #3
I believe Matt Serra charges $140 a month for 2 lessons per week and $180 per month for unlimited classes. For that price, I'd recommend you go to Thai Sport. They're a full MMA school with a cage (I think they actually have two full cages), a ring or two, jiu jitsu mats, weights and instructors for every aspect of fighting (wrestling, kickboxing, jiu jitsu). I think they're $176 per month.
There's the Extreme gym which is a Gracie Barra school. I think they charge a ****load too. BJJ is disgustingly overpriced just about everywhere on the island. Expect to pay at least $140 or $150 a month. You should check out Judo Sports Inc. in Massapequa. Check out their Combat Judo program. It's two days a week, half stand up, half ground fighting, one of the guys trains under Matt Serra and they only charge about $75 a month for two classes per week.
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Storms of War, I live on LI in Deer Park. I used to train in Staten Island at Zenbu Ryu Jujutsu (http://www.zenbujujutsu.com/home.html). I want to find a great gym to train at closer to me. Is this Judo Sports - Combat Judo class a legit class that will challenge me with skills and cardio or is it geared more for a beginner?http://www.lirugby.com
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01-03-2007, 11:41 AM #5
Do you guys think it is worth it for the jiu jitsu?
I've always been interested in martial arts but never had the chance to do it. I do have a high school wrestling background though. I'm thinking about taking boxing at the gym i go to but i always favored grappling because of my short reach and the fact that i'm 5'6.
How much do you guys normally pay for whatever martial arts you guys take?
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01-03-2007, 04:41 PM #7
Look for Mark Staniszewski. He's number two in the gi division, not sure about the no gi division though. He's extremely good though. I'm a white belt, there's another white belt, there's a yellow belt and then there's a female green belt. They aren't going to have you mop the floor with people and not help you to progress farther. The black belts would definitely help you. I'm terrible as I've only done 3 classes or so (I had to take the last month off) but they're great. They usually stay after too, so it's closer to 2 1/2 hours than 2 hours. Stop in and check out a trial class. Worst that happens is you don't like it.There's no "E" in "Camaro", you illiterate dipsh*t
01-03-2007, 04:59 PM #8
hmm i was looking more into a martial art with primarily groundwork. Im not sure how much groundwork judo has.
do u know of any gyms which teach jujustu/jiu jitsu in the area? (the japan version)
Would you happen to have the link to Thai Sport?
Also do you have any idea on how much Extreme Gym is?
I know lots of questions.. but ill be most appreciative of ur help
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01-03-2007, 09:40 PM #9
That's the Extreme gym or whatever the hell it's called
That's Thaisport. Apparantly they're a Miletich school. I didn't know that.
The combat judo class teaches a lot of ground fighting, but you can check out Shoot fighting too if you want-
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Just a heads up, but any BJJ place on the island is going to rape you financially. It's disgusting to see how much these people can charge.There's no "E" in "Camaro", you illiterate dipsh*t
01-06-2007, 09:20 PM #10
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serra's gym is 180 a month, its a few blocks from me, pretty smal place, but luke and drago train there aswell (TUF alumni). from what ive heard, matt has been training for his fight so he hasnt been there, but his brother, nick serra is a top jiu-jitsu fighter aswell and hes a good instructor...prices r ridcilious tho, try queensHere to help!
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01-09-2007, 03:26 PM #12
Hmm so judo does have alot of groundwork? Compared to other grappling arts, how do you guys compare judos effectiveness with the others?
I'm an ex highschool wrestler so grappling sort of appeals to me more. Besides, im not very well built for a striking art. I'm 5'5-5'6 so that leaves me with a short reach.
01-09-2007, 03:29 PM #13
how is anybody like students, people working minimum wage jobs, oven 12 dollars an hour jobs...how are they supposed to afford to go to serra's gym? i think georges st.pierres's gym in montreal (tristar) altough is not the one training ppl there, is only 40 bucks a month.
also what yall think of new york real estate prices..is it a crime? or is it fair??
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Im about to see how much this gym by me is. It's sponsered by Mitech Fighing Systems. Full Contact MMA. It's the only one around where I live that would people would respect. Im hoping it's no where as expensive as that one. because 180 a month is just not gonna happen."Either Stand Behind Our Troops or Be Prepared to Stand Infront of Them!!!"
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