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8/3/11 8:08 PM
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Does anyone know anything about Guerra's Mixed Martial Arts Academy in Holland Michigan? My brother (who has no BJJ background) wants to sign his 6 year old son up for BJJ classes and asked me if it is a legitimate school. They advertise "Ju Jitsu" classes in addition to MMA. What would be the best option in the Holland area for kid's BJJ?
8/3/11 8:14 PM
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Is that mexican top team? Phone Post
8/3/11 9:35 PM
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Yeah they advertise as Mexican Top Team I believe.
8/3/11 9:37 PM
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Iknow a kid that trains there. He has asked me to come but that is all i know. He says its a legit gym Phone Post
8/4/11 8:36 AM
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I can to you who is legit though. New Breed Jujitsu in Holland, Mi.

http://www.newbreedjiujitsu.com/holland/
8/13/11 5:44 PM
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 That is "barnone" Guerra's gym. Old school UG'ers will know who he is. A guy I used to coach is out there with him. Not sure of the skill level of their BJJ, but the MMA training is good to go. I believe Guerra is primarily a striker, but i'm sure he's got the grappling side covered as well.
8/13/11 9:16 PM
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Oh man... That is an UG name from the past! Lol. Wow Phone Post
8/15/11 10:20 PM
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Im may go check this place out. Phone Post
8/18/11 10:29 PM
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8/19/11 11:06 PM
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Thanks guys. My brother and his 6 year old son both took a free class at New Breed in Holland this past week and he said they had a blast. Said the kid's class was run really well. Sounds like they may sign up there.
8/20/11 10:32 AM
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Glad they enjoyed it. I have met Kevin thru Ron Blake and they are affiliated with Clark Gracie Chicago.
8/22/11 9:06 PM
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Angelo Popofski - Oh man... That is an UG name from the past! Lol. Wow Phone Post
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8/24/11 12:14 AM
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Thanks! Training hard. Terry and kotc really liked our first match and planned the rematch the night of our first bout. Hunt is a nice guy and I like him a lot. I just want to put on a good show. Phone Post
9/10/11 4:29 PM
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It was a good fight but I still don't like it when two of my old school pals fight!
9/12/11 10:14 PM
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Met the Professor tonight. Awesome man with a history of martial arts. Super nice and awesome gym Phone Post
10/20/11 5:29 PM
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Sounds like Michigan MMA is growing.
10/23/11 8:19 PM
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I like Adam..Not interested in or concerned with his past, only with how he helps Michigan MMA grow...And they are!
11/1/11 11:50 PM
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I trained with them a bit when they lived in Alvin, TX. I had no idea they were all the way up there now. The grappling wasn't really the main focus, and was more catch style (neck cranks and what not) on a Japanese jiu jitsu base iirc. I believe Adam is a Japanese JJ BB but they have their own style. You can see on the website it is called ju jitsu de Guerra. Not BJJ. But they are not claiming BJJ so that is all good.
www.guerrasmixedmartialarts.com

Depends what you are after really. Phone Post
11/4/11 6:48 PM
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TalkShowOnMute - I trained with them a bit when they lived in Alvin, TX. I had no idea they were all the way up there now. The grappling wasn't really the main focus, and was more catch style (neck cranks and what not) on a Japanese jiu jitsu base iirc. I believe Adam is a Japanese JJ BB but they have their own style. You can see on the website it is called ju jitsu de Guerra. Not BJJ. But they are not claiming BJJ so that is all good.
www.guerrasmixedmartialarts.com

Depends what you are after really. Phone Post
When did you train with them? I used to train with them around 05-06. Phone Post
11/4/11 6:56 PM
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From what I remember of the training there the jj was pretty legit, they were doing all no gi at the time so it was better for mma. the striking he said was what he was best at, and I know there were some legit strikers there. The only thing that could have been better imo was the wrestling. Phone Post
11/5/11 12:27 AM
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TalkShowOnMute - I trained with them a bit when they lived in Alvin, TX. I had no idea they were all the way up there now. The grappling wasn't really the main focus, and was more catch style (neck cranks and what not) on a Japanese jiu jitsu base iirc. I believe Adam is a Japanese JJ BB but they have their own style. You can see on the website it is called ju jitsu de Guerra. Not BJJ. But they are not claiming BJJ so that is all good.<br>www.guerrasmixedmartialarts.com<br><br>Depends what you are after really. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>
When did you train with them? I used to train with them around 05-06. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


It might have been somewhere around that same time..some guys that trained there at the time were named Chuck, Steve, Felix...and a few others but my memory isn't great for names. There was a kickboxer that came in name Jose Luis or something like that maybe a week or two after I left as well.

There were only about 4 or 5 guys. small group. And grappling was not the focus for sure at that time. Most of the guys were strikers and their ground game was pretty limited.

I Definitely remember the little bit of grappling being more catch style...not alot of guard work..etc...neck cranks and facelocks and just some mean stuff. But not BJJ (All gyms do not have to be BJJ either, other grappling styles are great, I just mention it because the first post talked about BJJ.)

Alot of bagwork, alot of boxing rounds. It was hot as fuck and we sweated out asses off alot basically.

I left and went to study under Leonardo Xavier, and then a year or two later moved to Draculino's and have been there since 2008. Pretty much straight BJJ for me for the last 4 years or so. You still training in the area?

11/5/11 2:18 PM
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TalkShowOnMute - I trained with them a bit when they lived in Alvin, TX. I had no idea they were all the way up there now. The grappling wasn't really the main focus, and was more catch style (neck cranks and what not) on a Japanese jiu jitsu base iirc. I believe Adam is a Japanese JJ BB but they have their own style. You can see on the website it is called ju jitsu de Guerra. Not BJJ. But they are not claiming BJJ so that is all good.<br>www.guerrasmixedmartialarts.com<br><br>Depends what you are after really. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>
When did you train with them? I used to train with them around 05-06. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


It might have been somewhere around that same time..some guys that trained there at the time were named Chuck, Steve, Felix...and a few others but my memory isn't great for names. There was a kickboxer that came in name Jose Luis or something like that maybe a week or two after I left as well.

There were only about 4 or 5 guys. small group. And grappling was not the focus for sure at that time. Most of the guys were strikers and their ground game was pretty limited.

I Definitely remember the little bit of grappling being more catch style...not alot of guard work..etc...neck cranks and facelocks and just some mean stuff. But not BJJ (All gyms do not have to be BJJ either, other grappling styles are great, I just mention it because the first post talked about BJJ.)

Alot of bagwork, alot of boxing rounds. It was hot as fuck and we sweated out asses off alot basically.

I left and went to study under Leonardo Xavier, and then a year or two later moved to Draculino's and have been there since 2008. Pretty much straight BJJ for me for the last 4 years or so. You still training in the area?

I remember felix, he left right after I got there. Jose was Fucking nasty though, sick strikes but he fought dirty. I remember he grabbed me by my hair to get a triangle when we were rolling once. Never liked the guy after that.

I actually just moved up to the Huntsville area, I couldn't find any gyms around here so I joined the judo team at Sam Houston, and iv been focusing on that lately. Phone Post
11/5/11 2:24 PM
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I had almost forgot how hot it used to get in there, it was just a decked out pre-fab building with some fans in it lol Phone Post
11/5/11 9:04 PM
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TalkShowOnMute - I trained with them a bit when they lived in Alvin, TX. I had no idea they were all the way up there now. The grappling wasn't really the main focus, and was more catch style (neck cranks and what not) on a Japanese jiu jitsu base iirc. I believe Adam is a Japanese JJ BB but they have their own style. You can see on the website it is called ju jitsu de Guerra. Not BJJ. But they are not claiming BJJ so that is all good.<br>www.guerrasmixedmartialarts.com<br><br>Depends what you are after really. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>
When did you train with them? I used to train with them around 05-06. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>


It might have been somewhere around that same time..some guys that trained there at the time were named Chuck, Steve, Felix...and a few others but my memory isn't great for names. There was a kickboxer that came in name Jose Luis or something like that maybe a week or two after I left as well.

There were only about 4 or 5 guys. small group. And grappling was not the focus for sure at that time. Most of the guys were strikers and their ground game was pretty limited.

I Definitely remember the little bit of grappling being more catch style...not alot of guard work..etc...neck cranks and facelocks and just some mean stuff. But not BJJ (All gyms do not have to be BJJ either, other grappling styles are great, I just mention it because the first post talked about BJJ.)

Alot of bagwork, alot of boxing rounds. It was hot as fuck and we sweated out asses off alot basically.

I left and went to study under Leonardo Xavier, and then a year or two later moved to Draculino's and have been there since 2008. Pretty much straight BJJ for me for the last 4 years or so. You still training in the area?

I remember felix, he left right after I got there. Jose was Fucking nasty though, sick strikes but he fought dirty. I remember he grabbed me by my hair to get a triangle when we were rolling once. Never liked the guy after that. <br><br>I actually just moved up to the Huntsville area, I couldn't find any gyms around here so I joined the judo team at Sam Houston, and iv been focusing on that lately. <img src="/images/phone/droid.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>



Yeah I came in a time or two after I switched schools, but some of the guys weren't there anymore and I heard it was partly because of Jose, among other things. Apparently he would throw elbows and stuff like that during regular grappling and they allowed him to do that type of stuff. I never got to roll with him, unfortunately. :)

Felix was a good guy, I'm surprised he stuck around for any length of time after some of the stuff that went down. He was a decent boxer, and pretty much instructed me most of the time I was there.
11/5/11 10:22 PM
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I probably got there after everyone left. Most of the time we only had 3-4 people in class. But yeah, I don't think anyone in the us has to worry about jose any more, he got deported to Mexico like a year ago. Phone Post

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