Any tips for me?

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Trey Regular 49 posts
yep, i just started trainin is ju jitsu from this site, still looking for a dojo..

anyway, does any1 have any tips for me? i also have a question.

Do you think training in offence and just basic defence( blocks, etc.) is a good style for sparring?
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sl Resident 855 posts
get down a gym there is no substitute for time on the mats...
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Robsco 1319 posts
Like sl says, just wonder in a few places and try the classes, don't sign up for the first club ya walk into, try and get a bit of experience of all the possibilities first.
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sl Resident 855 posts
Most definitely have a good lookaround all the gyms / dojos in the area it took me a good few months to find somewhere.
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Trey Regular 49 posts
ok, thanks alot.... i'm sure there are some places around talahassee
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alski Regular 73 posts
where the hell is talahassee?:-O
Robsco 1319 posts
Was just thinking the same, I've heard of it atleast.
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alski Regular 73 posts
i havnt ive living in the valley's too long!:-))
Trey Regular 49 posts
talahassee is the capital of florida.... I live in USA
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Robsco 1319 posts
Well I don't know the capital of Florida so ya might be telling the truth i guess.
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Trey Regular 49 posts
why would i lie? i live 32 miles from Talahasee... they have EVERYTHING there.....
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alski Regular 73 posts
EVERYTHING?
Trey Regular 49 posts
just about everything every other american town has;-)
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Bren Addict 123 posts
I imagine you've had a good look around on the net already but if martial arts sites and search engines don't come up with much you could always try town and/or city council websites (or US equivalents) which very often have a page for local sports clubs and contacts including martial arts.
With a bit of luck you'll find a dojo teaching a style you like and (more importantly) with people you can get along well with and feel comfortable training with.

eg. Would you prefer 2 hours of fighting and self-defence techniques or 2 hours of "how to focus your CHI energy (b*ll**ks)"
Robsco 1319 posts
Good point Bren, council websites are pretty good for listing all sorts in your area.
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Trey Regular 49 posts
i dont even know if we HAVE those at all... i'll look into it now...
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Trey Regular 49 posts
I have another question too, whats lessons going to cost me? i dont have a job and i dont hink my dad will pay much...
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Robsco 1319 posts
probably £5 at most per class, but a lot of 'decent' places will charge per month, at around £30-£40/month for unlimited classes, obviously you'd have to convert that into USD.

If they're offering 50p per class in a church hall, then be a 'little' wary, they're prob really good at what they do, but obviously not that good at running a professional club if they're still in a church hall.

You get what ya pay for, so don't just automatically go for the cheapest option.

Just my observations anyway.
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Trey Regular 49 posts
lemme see... that's british money right? that's worth about 20-25% more than a US dollar.... but my friends are payng $400 a month for ATA lessons X_X
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Robsco 1319 posts
And what exactly is ATA?
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