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bigredwhodat2011-08-16 06:33:33 +0000 #1
Hey guys. First time poster(I'm not a troll....I promise).

Anyway, I live in Houston and I'm trying to start getting into some Brazilian jiu-jitsu classes and there are two schools on the same exact street that both seem like really good options.

One is a Gracie Barra academy and the head trainer is Ulpiano Malachias who I met tonight.

The other is a Rilion Gracie academy.

I checked them both out today, and I think they both have distinct advantages and disadvantages.

The Gracie Barra school is....a Gracie Barra school. They have schools all over the country I would be able to train at any of them for free while I'm traveling. It is also cheaper in the long run

The Rilion Gracie academy's advantages are that I'd be directly learning from an actual GRACIE. Also the facility is a little bit nicer, although that doesn't really count for much IMO.

Anyway, I was just wondering what you guys thought
Ash2011-08-16 06:42:32 +0000 #2
Either would be fine.

People always fret about schools, especially beginners. The truth is, you have no experience, and it doesn't really matter who is training you when you start. You're gonna suck at BJJ for at least awhile, and you're going to be training with the guys at the bottom of the class rather than the top. You could train under a white belt at this point and you'd still get better than you are, think of it that way. If you were a brown belt with a dozen years of experience, then I would say maybe being critical of the school would be in line, but at this point it doesn't matter very much. You'll get better and learn alot at either one of those schools.
BruceLee2011-08-16 07:09:30 +0000 #3
What Bout Draculinos main Gracie barra school. Why don't you go there

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