[QUOTE=TreyDoja;6587753]Dynamic MMA. Cambie and 42nd across from Oakridge Mall. Skytrain accessible.
If your looking for kickboxing, i'd stay away from Dynamic, they have a great BJJ program with legit liniage, but their "muay thai" is actually sport karate with some boxing, it's quite embarrising and Adam Ryan should be disgusted with him self for advertising it, he's just trying to sell his gym but saying he does something popular in hopes to fool people. With that being said, like i posted above, his BJJ is certified.
Originally Posted by ur-lil-sw33tie
i was looking into joining franco's too, but im not sure how the prices are since he's so popular! i live near there, so i also drive by, maybe ill drop in to see.
[QUOTE=trancehead;6586757]I heard Franco's licks balls. Something along the lines of hes only there to make money
Originally Posted by VancityPimp
I heard Franco blows goats, he barely teaches and if he does it would be for advanced fighters. He lets his underlings teach the lower classes and his ego is bigger than his gym.
Well the part that he bearly teaches is true, he does do a lot with his more experenced guys, however even they get neglected. He gets his top man, Jeff Thornhill, a kickboxer to teach his muay thai classes for the most part, along with his top students. The place is quite small. There was a artical written by one of my best friends, it's a bit old...but it is still very relevent becasue not much has changed. As for Chris's kickboxing instruction, it's top notch. He is an good stand up coach and take everything i say with a grain of salt, but he is the straight goods. It's world class, now with that being said....getting to a class being tought by him on a regular basis is a hard thing to do and impossable to time. http://www.bullshido.net/forums/showthread.php?t=60539
"ajarn song" tells people he is a thai master, but he's actually from laos. When you come in, he will sell you his vhs/dvds then tell you to come in during class hours and practice what you have watched on a heavy bag/thai pads...it's unbelievable.
There is a new gym called Iron City Muay Thai in a facility called sports centeral in richmond right by ikea and they also have 10th planet jiu jitsu in the same facilty. It's quite nice and the instruction is fantastic. But thats in richmond, it's close to the bridge, but if your not driving...it can be a hard with night transit being slow. However it's a new training facilty, new 24 foot ring, new mats and it's CLEAN, which can't be said about a lot of the other gyms, espc the ones named above
ps sorry for the sp and grammer, very busy right now