The sads

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  1. Martial D

    Martial D Senior Master

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    Last night was the last night for my MMA gym. The instructor is moving away and closing the doors.

    Sucks.
     
  2. kempodisciple

    kempodisciple MT Moderator Staff Member

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    No ones up for taking over? What are your plans now?
     
  3. Martial D

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    A few of us plan to get together a few times a week to spar and do kickboxing drills. There's also a riberro bjj (rjj) gym close a few of us are signing up for.
     
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    Oh that sucks. Sorry to hear that, hopefully someone else can open it back.
     
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    _Simon_ Master Black Belt

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    Ah sorry to hear bro, sounded like you were really enjoying your training there.
     
  6. Buka

    Buka MT Moderator Staff Member

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    My heart goes out to you, bro. It is so sad when a gym closes.
     
  7. Martial D

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    It's not just the training either. It's the people.

    Anyway I just went and got a bob today to add to my home setup to console myself :p
     
  8. gpseymour

    gpseymour MT Moderator Staff Member

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    That sucks, man. I went through that when my second NGA instructor shut down the school I'd started at (he'd taken over when my first instructor moved). I got lucky, and one of the associate instructors re-opened in the same spot (actually, next door) 3 months later.
     
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    The best kind of "retail therapy", brother!
     
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    dvcochran Master Black Belt

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    I agree with @Buka, sad to see any school close. It is a shame the previous instructor didn't put a plan in place to keep it going.
     
  11. Martial D

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    It was a sort of sudden thing. He explained his reasoning, and it's all understandable. It still blows tho.

    The only other games in my area are tkd and bjj. I've never done bjj with a gi on, could be fun.
     
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  12. gpseymour

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    Yeah, I think it's tough to pass along a school unless it's planned far in advance and there's an obvious choice for successor...who also has the capital to take on the school.
     
  13. Martial D

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    Found out last night that the assistant coach will be opening up a few days this week. I guess the lease doesn't expire till the end of the month.

    At least I'll get some sparring in this week, now that the ribs are mostly healed.
     
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    Do most BJJ schools wear gi's?
     
  15. Martial D

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    Pure bjj/competitive yes. MMA based bjj not so much
     
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    Some don't though. We have a local sort of tenth planet that don't

    .Ronin Academy
     
  17. Deafdude#5

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    Wow! That stinks! At least you’ll get some time in till the end of the month.

    Does the Assistant Instructor have any plans to continue or is that it?

    Best of luck
     

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