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Fucking awful session tonight. I’m always happy when I get there twice in a week but tonight was really poor. I just seemed slow, tired, weak, and I was really soundly beaten in the rolls by lads who I’m normally very competitive with.

Got to meet and learn some bits off Frankiko Lima who’s over here at the moment, he gets his 5th stripe on his black belt in a couple of months. He’s a monster.

I picked up a quality technique for gi and no-gi when I was doing my usual post-class Youtube nerding session...

 
Jul 29, 2012
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Fucking awful session tonight. I’m always happy when I get there twice in a week but tonight was really poor. I just seemed slow, tired, weak, and I was really soundly beaten in the rolls by lads who I’m normally very competitive with.

Got to meet and learn some bits off Frankiko Lima who’s over here at the moment, he gets his 5th stripe on his black belt in a couple of months. He’s a monster.

I picked up a quality technique for gi and no-gi when I was doing my usual post-class Youtube nerding session...

Been eating any different? Sometimes I just have days like that. Even just lifting or running, I just won't have it.
 
May 25, 2013
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Stepped back on the mats last night. Did the warm ups and the techniques, say and watched a round or two of rolling and had to turn down a half dozen dudes wanting to roll. Ended up with one of the other senior blue belts, just moving through some positions, basically treating him like a grappling dummy. He was totally cool with it. Then one of the senior white belts did the same. Fantastic having some of the older guys there to help with the transition back into training.
 
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Been eating any different? Sometimes I just have days like that. Even just lifting or running, I just won't have it.

Na, just a long, shitty week at work I think. I had to climb a turbine 3 times yesterday, and it’s a 55 metre ladder, I think I was just fucked.

It’s annoying though, until yesterday I’d always felt quite confident against this lad. He’s fitter and quicker than me but I normally do well against him. He was smug as fuck.
 
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Na, just a long, shitty week at work I think. I had to climb a turbine 3 times yesterday, and it’s a 55 metre ladder, I think I was just fucked.

It’s annoying though, until yesterday I’d always felt quite confident against this lad. He’s fitter and quicker than me but I normally do well against him. He was smug as fuck.
Yea, that sucks. When being an adults fucks with training it is a bit of a frustration. Cut his throat, dude.
 
May 10, 2013
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Im moving to a new neighborhood in nyc and I'm looking to join a BJJ gym. Any tips on what i should look for in a gym? Ive never done BJJ, but had a yellow belt in judo as a kid. Nevertheless I'm pretty much a grappling newbie besides some trips and headlocks that kinda stuck with me.
 
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Im moving to a new neighborhood in nyc and I'm looking to join a BJJ gym. Any tips on what i should look for in a gym? Ive never done BJJ, but had a yellow belt in judo as a kid. Nevertheless I'm pretty much a grappling newbie besides some trips and headlocks that kinda stuck with me.

If you’re anywhere near Renzo’s or Marcelo Garcia’s gyms, then go for those two. Otherwise, post the options up and someone on here will be able to help.
 
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If you’re anywhere near Renzo’s or Marcelo Garcia’s gyms, then go for those two. Otherwise, post the options up and someone on here will be able to help.
https://goo.gl/maps/CTDo8YbCK282

In terms of location, this spot will be 5-10 minutes from my new place. Renzo and Marcelo Garcia's are in midtown, probably an additional 20-25 minute subway ride. I already looked at Renzo's gym and I could probably make the 7 or 8 pm white belt classes. I'm coming from the Bronx in terms of my job, so anything uptown would be easier but I'm willing to travel a bit as it'll get me out of my neighborhood. Is it worth it?
 
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https://goo.gl/maps/CTDo8YbCK282

In terms of location, this spot will be 5-10 minutes from my new place. Renzo and Marcelo Garcia's are in midtown, probably an additional 20-25 minute subway ride. I already looked at Renzo's gym and I could probably make the 7 or 8 pm white belt classes. I'm coming from the Bronx in terms of my job, so anything uptown would be easier but I'm willing to travel a bit as it'll get me out of my neighborhood. Is it worth it?

I genuinely think Renzo’s gym is the best BJJ place in the world at the mo. John Danaher’s pretty much the best coach around. Marcelo’s is up there, too.

It’s 100% worth a 35 minute journey, there’s people that travel from Europe and Oz to train there for a week.
 
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I genuinely think Renzo’s gym is the best BJJ place in the world at the mo. John Danaher’s pretty much the best coach around. Marcelo’s is up there, too.

It’s 100% worth a 35 minute journey, there’s people that travel from Europe and Oz to train there for a week.
Will I notice it as a beginner? I will literally be a white belt haha. But yea, it's the first place I looked at when looking at gyms, just wasn't sure. I'll try out a free trial beginner class on a Saturday and see how it is.

Also in terms of gear, they'll basically tell me what to get?
 
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Will I notice it as a beginner? I will literally be a white belt haha. But yea, it's the first place I looked at when looking at gyms, just wasn't sure. I'll try out a free trial beginner class on a Saturday and see how it is.

Also in terms of gear, they'll basically tell me what to get?

I’m a white belt as well mate, and it took me so long to start because I was fussy about instructors. If there was only one gym within 100 miles then I’d go to it no matter how bad it was, but if there was a random gym ten mins away and the best one in the world was half an hour away I don’t even think it’s worth thinking about.

Just my opinion, mate. Let a few of the others chip in, maybe I’m wrong.
 
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They’ll tell you what to buy. You need a gi, a rashguard, and a bottle of water. Maybe some finger tape after a while, that’s pretty much it.
 
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https://goo.gl/maps/CTDo8YbCK282

In terms of location, this spot will be 5-10 minutes from my new place. Renzo and Marcelo Garcia's are in midtown, probably an additional 20-25 minute subway ride. I already looked at Renzo's gym and I could probably make the 7 or 8 pm white belt classes. I'm coming from the Bronx in terms of my job, so anything uptown would be easier but I'm willing to travel a bit as it'll get me out of my neighborhood. Is it worth it?
If it's at all practical, go to Marcelo's or Renzo's.

I don't know what your finances or travel times are like, but there's maybe a dozen guys in the whole world on their level, and if you have to opportunity to train there, do it. Between those two I'd personally chose Marcelo's. just because I like him and his style more, but Renzo/Danaher literally has the best guys on the world training on those mats daily.


In terms of gear, you'll need a gi, start with a white one, but ask at whichever gym you rock up at. They might have a preferred brand, or even include one with your membership. You'll need a rashie and some grappling shorts if you want to do no-gi, again just ask at the academy. Mouthguard probably. Knee pads/sleeves, spats, groin guard are all optional.