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12/16/08 1:47 PM
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armbarz
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Going to be moving to Columbia starting in Feb 09.

Need to train! What are the options for serious BJJ, Boxing, Wrestling/Judo?

I can drive a bit if I must..must train though

Thanks
12/16/08 3:48 PM
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i just moved from there and it depends on where you are going to be living at, what you are looking for and your experience level. columbia is pretty spread out.

ft. jackson, forest acres, ne area: gracie barra (www.graciebarracolumbia.com) they have been open about a year or so now. never trained there but their guys do well in tournaments.

irmo, lexington, downtown: columbia self defense
(www.columbiaselfdefensebjj.com) i trained here for 3 years. basic gjj, fundamentals, self defense. jack is a great instructor/guy, can't say enough good things about him.

lexington, west columbia: cmatc
(www.cma-sc.com) no gi, mma. mark is a good guy, he posts here sometimes and hosts a tournament once or twice a year.

and there are a couple of mcdojo's around which i won't go into detail about.
12/17/08 5:46 PM
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 Mark Mills has a good school, and there is a black belt around there somewhere
12/17/08 8:33 PM
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Thanks for the replies, I'm hoping to work a lot of standup sparring and maintain a high level of bjj.

Don't know where I'll be living yet so any location is good to hear about
12/21/08 3:22 PM
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My name is James Linic i teach BJJ/Submission Grappling at Mark Mills place in Lexington on Monday nights from 730-10pm. Mark has a great group of guys there lots of hard training and they have lots of stand up classes also. There is also a large group of guys that fight MMA out of that gym.
12/22/08 12:17 AM
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graciebarracolumbia.com has brazilian black belt instructor and also has stand up now. 803-419-8855 come by for a free class.
12/22/08 7:21 PM
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Sounds good, I'll just have to check everyone out and see what the best match for myself is.

So far the main two options seem to be Mark Mills and Gracie Barra.

Anywhere else hidden away?
12/22/08 8:04 PM
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columbia self defense (brown belt), cmatc (brown belt), gracie barra (black belt) are the only LEGIT places to train in columbia. there is also a boxing school in irmo/chapin called white rock boxing that i forgot about also. stay away from lmac dojo, and premier martial arts. they are mcdojos. one got his purple belt from the back of a comic book and the other teaches from dvd's.
1/6/09 11:04 AM
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"one got his purple belt from the back of a comic book"

LOL! I can't stop laughing because I know who you are talking about.
1/7/09 11:32 AM
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Sup guys i just moved to Columbia, SC. Im looking for guys to train with also if anyone is interested in improving thier stand up or overall MMA game send me a message, I teach boxing and kickboxing..
1/7/09 1:49 PM
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I heard there is a really tough guy named Alvin Decker in Columbia.
1/7/09 8:58 PM
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^tough is an understatement, the guy is a fucking beast! lol
1/8/09 12:36 AM
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VEXED call RYAN AT GRACIEBARRACOLUMBIA HE IS MY SON AND PRETTY MUCH RUNS THE PLACE WE HAVE A BLACK BELT JIU JITSU TEACHER AND MY SON WANTS SOME STANDUP TELL HIM I TOLD YOU TO CALL AND YOU CAN GET SOME FREE LESSONS AND CHECK US OUT. THANKS
1/8/09 12:36 AM
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803-419-8855 WEBSITE GRACIEBARRACOLUMBIA.COM SORRY
1/8/09 7:44 AM
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 anyone training this weekend there?
1/9/09 6:54 PM
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Vexed, I'm looking to work boxing sure. What's your training setup in Columbia?
1/11/09 1:41 PM
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Arm barz,

I just got here. I don't have a set up yet.


Jas jiu jitsu,

I will be contacting your son shortly...

Here's a small BIO for anyone interested:




Unbreakable380@gmail.com
-Vince Salvador
1/12/09 1:49 AM
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vince we may can work out a deal at my gym come check it out . JASON LARUSSA 706-373-7447
1/13/09 1:40 AM
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1/17/09 11:43 PM
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1/23/09 9:32 AM
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 who teaches muay thai at gracie barra?
1/27/09 5:13 PM
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Jason,

Sorry i haven't gotten back to you. I have been really busy, I will be calling you. If you can please foward me an email address as well i could keep in contact with you through there..

Unbreakable380@gmail.com


Thanks,

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1/27/09 5:19 PM
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1/28/09 10:04 PM
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2/7/09 1:13 PM
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why u comin to cola armbarz?

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