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best schools in the Bay Area?

Postby egamo » Sun Feb 26, 2006 9:01 pm

I am moving up there and I would like some input on the [u][b]best[/b][/u] MMA schools in the Bay. Any advice would be appreciated. I have only taken a year of MMA and that was a few years ago, and I would really like to get back into it for heath reasons. I am interested in JKD, Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Silat, wrestling, and the Filipino Arts, including knife and stick fighting. I hope someone can point me in the right direction in the Bay Area. Thanks.
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Postby Gurre » Mon Feb 27, 2006 6:05 am

try googeling mate... might help you
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Postby slavegan » Mon Feb 27, 2006 3:39 pm

all i know off bay area is that they have some
great metal bands there \oo/ .
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Postby Gurre » Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:31 am

LOL!
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Postby egamo » Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:44 am

this site is a waste of my time...
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Postby slavegan » Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:06 pm

what do expect? want us to search the whole web for a school in some place i have never been.


......LOL
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Postby Gurre » Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:30 am

well dude I did tell you to google. Did you do that? And what did you expect, we are a small forum. We only have about 500 registered users.
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Postby 9headdragon » Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:37 pm

yea, I live in berkeley. there is ebm kungfu which is very good: www.kungfu.net teaches muaythai/sanshou. There is also Ralph gracie jiujitsu that is very closeby.
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Postby Gurre » Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:55 am

yeah I bet the Gracies take a big deal of cheese to teach you BJJ
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Postby 9headdragon » Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:33 pm

ralph goes there once in a while, but I have never had the fortune to see him.
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Postby newape » Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:55 am

it sounds to me like you may need a good traditional background. Instead of dabbling in many try mastering one. I would reccomend Doc Fai Wong's traditional kung fu school. Once you know your body and how to move in a connected way then branch out to the specialized disciplines.
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Postby Gurre » Wed Apr 12, 2006 1:49 am

I disagree there, you could start in any give martial art. Starting shooto will prevent some things that Kung Fu ppl do that isn't good in MMA etc.
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Postby newape » Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:41 am

traditional arts are mostly concept based. Much of it is up to the practitioner to apply the concepts to fighting. Kung fu is one of the few arts that is battlefield tested. Does thtat mean you rip out your opponents throat, obvioulsly not but the way kung fu people move is ideal. It was also designed to be small guy vs big guy so they hit with the whole body as a western boxer would. I don't reccomend soley training one art for mma but I believe the trad arts give you a good sense of self. sun tzu said something about knowing yourself.... yes?
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Postby Gurre » Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:27 pm

I agree to that, Sun Tzu was a wise man. Ofcourse knowing yourself and having good motor skills is key in all martial arts.
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Postby 9headdragon » Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:20 am

psych. traditional kungfu's philosophies don't work anymore. They apply to back then when you fought to the death on leitais or in the streets, not to mention you get jumped everyday by nutgrabbing ninjas. Now, however, suntsu's deception don't work very well inside a ring. So, neither does traditional kungfu, which are not very scientific in fighting. Or at least there are much easier and energy saving ways to win a fight. Some principles work though, and for that you should read some material on jeetkunedo (bruce lee's invention).
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