I asked for recommendations for BJJ places in Vegas a few days ago, and I got some great recommendations!
We (my bro and I) ended up first going into Gracie Humaita due to the convenience of their day class timing (10am-noon) and got rejected by the head instructor because my gi was black. Wait, he did tell me I could buy one of his $140 white gis on top of a $30 mat fee to train for 2 hours. I couldn’t do it… (Yes, I wanted to negatively review him everywhere, but I don’t want to permanently hurt their business, no matter how lame my experience may have been.)
So we did some quick googling and found Drysdale BJJ was close by with a good class time. So we went, and…
I rolled against a brown belt that crushed me. Turns out he won brown belt worlds a few months ago with 5 armbar finishes in a row, all under 2 mins each. Granted I just finished rolling with a monster 260lb brown right before, but dude arm barred me 7 times in a 7 minute match. I definitely ate some humble pie!
Watch out for Renato Canuto. He is a beast and only 20yrs old. I can’t wait to go back and try again 🙂