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Finding a Place to Train

Hey I’m new to jujitsu and MMA but I really want to get into something like grappling. The problem is, I want to find a good place close to where I live, and I just happen to live in a small town.

Can you guys list some things I should look for when I visit the places close to me? All I know is I did karate for a couple years and it was too family oriented, and we weren’t allowed to hit each other in the face, and the class was a joke after I started wrestling.

I need a place where I can take lessons, but also train on my own so I can get my money’s worth too

www.grapplearts.com has a good search engine of schools.

i also heard marcelo garcia now teaches in florida.