Which BJJ gyms would you train at?

Discussion in 'Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' started by Elbow, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. Elbow

    Elbow Valued Member

    Let's say money's no object, which gyms would you like to train at for a week or so each, and why? Marcelo in NY? Atos? Kron in California? Are there legendary gyms in Brazil you'd try?

    Keep it to three, if you can.
  2. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    My BJJ friends all rave about Roger Gracie in London, and Marcelo in NYC.
  3. Elbow

    Elbow Valued Member

    Roger's a doable trip for me, too. I've heard great things.

    As far as I know, Rickson still teaches at Kron's gym every now and then. That'd be unreal.
  4. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    I have been to London Shootfighters a few times and the BJJ classes looked very good.
  5. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Marcelos would be amazing. John Danahaer and Eddie Bravo would be fun too. If I was doing a tour.

    Erik Paulsons is another although technically that is submission wrestling and not bjj.
  6. Dunc

    Dunc Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    Roger Gracie Academy is awesome
  7. Knee Rider

    Knee Rider Valued Member Supporter

    Brandon mullins', Saulo's and renzo Gracie Academy.
  8. Elbow

    Elbow Valued Member

    Erik Paulson's is a great shout.
  9. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

    Erik is a bjj blackbelt and runs bjj gi classes.

    A Week isnt long enough, ive done a month training abroad and even then, I was just scratching the surface.
    so for me?
    NY for MG and Renzos, Krons, and Tristar.

    edit plus Saulo/xande's for sure, and AOJJ /mendes bro.
  10. Hannibal

    Hannibal Cry HAVOC and let slip the Dogs of War!!! Supporter

    Marcel Louzado - i have trained with him in Cali several times and his ability to instruct is next level, plus his knowledge of Judo and Wrestling is also world class making a terrifying grappling machine!

    Jack McVicker - Jack is simply incredible as a coach and competitor

    Rickson - because Rickson

    honorable mention:

    Danaher - Never ceases to amaze me with his understanding
  11. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member Supporter

    i want to visit renzo's and marcelo's in nyc, univ. of jujitsu in san diego. those are both doable.

    but really, i want to go to cicero costha's in sao paolo--not doable.
  12. Mangosteen

    Mangosteen Hold strong not

    Any BJJ gym if they had classes that wouldn't end with me going home at 11pm every night.
    post work classes would be good.
  13. Giovanni

    Giovanni Well-Known Member Supporter


    i was in san diego over xmas break and trained at the university of jj once--sadly, only once as kids' and parents' holiday plans prevented more.

    great facility. the teaching was superlative. stand-up and ground covered, and the sparring against the students was intense.

    highly recommended if you are in san diego. sadly, i did not get to meet saulo or xande.
  14. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    I went to Renzo Gracie in NYC, tried to meet up with Mattt but I think we just missed each other. Didn't get to roll as I think I rocked up at the wrong time. I was also asked what Prof. I was under etc, and I answered honestly.

    My current MMA coach is a Brown Belt under Roger Gracie. I'm donning the Gi for the first time this year, so will see.

    My list would be
    10th Planet
    Gracie Academy - RdJ

    There are others but can't think of them right now.
  15. Korpy

    Korpy Whatever Works

    Danaher's at Renzo Gracie NYC.
  16. adam-s-bjj

    adam-s-bjj New Member

    Marcelo's in NYC, Atos in San Diego, De La Riva's in Brazil

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