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ATOs or Cobrinha?

I started with thinking I'll train at ATOs but now I'm thinking about training with Cobrinha. I know both are good but if anyone has trained with both of them and can give some insight on the differences of both gyms? 


  • jthomas1600jthomas1600 Posts: 555
    I don't know how big Cobrinha's organization is. One thing about ATOS is they have affilliates all over, so if you travel much you might find other schools to train at. I have trained at one ATOS affiliate and was more than satisfied with my experience. I haven't talked to anyone that trained at an ATOS gym and was unhappy with their training. 
  • jackjitsujackjitsu Posts: 19,353
    Cobrinha is Alliance, a much bigger organization. So even more affiliates all over the country.

    I would choose based on which local school I liked best though. Far more important, unless you are planning on being a full time jiu jitsu professional.

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  • BJJMark95BJJMark95 Posts: 2,027
    edited March 21
    It would depend on where I was at or traveling to... I have trained with both Galvao and Cobrinha (both come from the same lineage of the old TT days). 

    While Galvao does have more of my "style" of game - Cobrinha taught me more. I have trained with Cobrinha a handful of times over the years - 3-4 privates with him even - and each time I came back with about 8-10 pages of notes. 

    I even have a hand written note from him (not many know this) that he picked up my training log and wrote in it while I wasn't looking and a I found later. 

    The guy is just top notch on all facets and is my number 2 favorite BJJ guy of all time (My first being his original mentor Terere)

    That being said - ATOS HQ is arguably the top competitive training school in the world. So many killers under one roof at all times - its true when they say iron sharpens iron - and that place is an armory. 

    If we are talking local schools and not the HQs... well then I would say go try both and see which one has an instructor and class structure that fits you. 
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