- May 10, 2013
Yea just looked, its about $250-300 per month for unlimited classes. I just found a new train that would take me there in 15 minutes, so I think I'm gonna do it. I'd rather drop $300 on training at an amazing place than time spent going out on drinks and destroying my body anyway so this will be good motivation to go out less and workout more. I'll probably start off 2-3 times a week and ease myself into going 4+ days a week.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.
Also if I'm not gonna do compete professionally is there a difference betwen no gi vs gi training? I guess no gi is more practical for real world confrontations?