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    Quote Originally Posted by Guvna View Post

    Carlsons would love to see you puke!!!

    OOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    LOL Cheers

    Yes, Carlsons is on the list of places that I'm planning to try. I've heard it can get quite packed out in the evenings though? Having looked at their site, I think their basics class would be best for me to begin with.

    Does anyone know if I can just turn up there in shorts and a t-shirt, or will I need a GI straight away?

    Also, does anyone know anything about this place? http://www.bjjschool.co.uk/

    The Battersea classes are of interest to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iconoclast View Post
    LOL Cheers

    Yes, Carlsons is on the list of places that I'm planning to try. I've heard it can get quite packed out in the evenings though? Having looked at their site, I think their basics class would be best for me to begin with.

    Does anyone know if I can just turn up there in shorts and a t-shirt, or will I need a GI straight away?

    Also, does anyone know anything about this place? http://www.bjjschool.co.uk/

    The Battersea classes are of interest to me.
    Carlson's is excellent. Busy is all relative, I always find I get plenty of attention.Also bear in mind the number of coloured belts in a class since they will be able to teach you too (the gap between belts is much bigger than in TMA's) so if you get to roll with blues purples blacks etc it's almost like a private lesson. BTW the daytime classes are tiny.

    Shorts and T shirt will be fine - usually you can borrow a gi to begin with anyway.

    Don't overthink the process of starting, just pile in. Everyone was/is extremely friendly and will help out - beginners (like me) get treated well.

    This is one guy's description of starting at Carlson's: http://www.mmaunltd.com/feature-deta...-jiu-jitsu.htm It is a little exaggerated for sure, but a good read.

    Best of Luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by SWM View Post
    so if you get to roll with blues purples blacks etc it's almost like a private lesson.
    That sounds great, although I'd wonder if in the back of the guys mind he's thinking "I don't pay all this money each month to teach, I pay to be taught"?

    Although I suppose there is something for everyone to learn when rolling with others, regardless of their level.

    Nice link that, cheers.

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