Where should I train in Las Vegas?

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' started by Ghost Frog, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. Ghost Frog

    Ghost Frog New Member

    I'm on holiday in Las Vegas in a couple of weeks' time.

    I was planning on doing a couple of BJJ sessions while I'm there. Where's good to train?
  2. RandomTriangle

    RandomTriangle Valued Member

  3. Atharel

    Atharel Errant

    Agreed! Train with Marc Laimon???

    ... Take me with you!! :)
  4. Gufbal1981

    Gufbal1981 waiting to train...

    Go with Laimon or there's a Machado school too.
  5. slideyfoot

    slideyfoot Co-Founder of Artemis BJJ

    Definitely Cobra Kai.

    That's pretty damn convincing.
  6. Agutrot-

    Agutrot- Jack of all Trades

    Xyience has a great gym out there too.
  7. Ghost Frog

    Ghost Frog New Member

  8. Ghost Frog

    Ghost Frog New Member

    Trained with Ricardo Cavalcanti. Had a one hour private with him. He's an awesome teacher, probably the best lesson I've ever had. I'd definitely recommend training with him if you get the chance.

    And my other half met Forrest Griffin!!
  9. KenpoDavid

    KenpoDavid Working Title

    Cobra Kai???

    Really? Cobra Kai??? Really?!? ROFL

    I'm sure he's great from the prasie you all are ginving him, but...

    Cobra Kai LOLOLOLOL
  10. Atharel

    Atharel Errant

    Um. Yeah. I think you're missing the point. :p

    GhostFrog: I don't know much about Cavalcanti, what'd he cover with you? *curious*
  11. Ghost Frog

    Ghost Frog New Member

    Just basics, to be honest, but that's exactly what I want. I've had enough of spider guard sweeps and jumping guard passes.

    He got me to show passing guard, side control, gaining and maintaining mount, subs from mount, passing half guard, open guard, sweeps from guard, sweeps from half guard, taking back, chokes from back. Then he pointed out some key points to improve each area, picked out obvious mistakes and showed me alternative set ups to some of the subs that were better for me.

    All in all, I was pleased with how he adapted what he taught to suit my body type (read: short legs) and picked out weak points and made me think about how to work on them.

    I really gained a LOT of useful material to build on. Its probably also the stage I'm at right now where I know all the basics but I need to tighten up and consolidate my game.
  12. Atharel

    Atharel Errant

    Sounds great! I'm getting at the stage where I'm no longer as technique-hungry myself, though I question whether I really know the basics! :D
  13. Ghost Frog

    Ghost Frog New Member

    Well they say you can never stop learning the basics!

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