Flash Back: BJJ Instructor Interview: Alan “Gumby” Marques

Interview from 2014 originally appearing on http://groundworkbjj.com/articles-and-books/the-academy/bjj-instructor-interview-alan-gumby-marques/   General Instruction People sometimes find this question tricky…What are “the basics”? I don’t think of this as a tricky question. A basic is something that requires little to no knowledge beforehand. Something is advanced because it has a prerequisite of knowledge of a basic. What constitutes a

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San Jose Flood Victims Relief Benefit Event Saturday, March 11

All Proceeds going to https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/sjflood   In February 2017, during one of the wettest winters in decades, several San Jose neighborhoods experienced severe flooding that has forced thousands of residents and businesses to evacuate their homes and caused significant damage to public and private property throughout the city. The most severe flooding has taken place

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Sean W.

There is something here for everyone! The competition class is filled with practitioners of all levels. I really like the beginners class too, because Gumby does a great job with the curriculum and explaining the techniques.

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Blake K.

Great people! Hospitable. The competition class was great and the practitioners were very technical. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to train here. I definitely will come back when I’m back in Cali.

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Andy N.

You honestly cannot find a better gym in the Bay Area. Besides having one of the nicest looking academies in the world, the level of instruction from Gumby and team and the amazingly nice people that train here make this my favorite place in San Jose. The only caveat I can mention is that during

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Luke S.

My favorite spot in San Jose to train at. Great vibe and quality instruction.

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