Academy Hunting Homework #4: Paragon Austin BJJ
At Paragon, I instantly I felt comfortable and relaxed. The atmosphere was structured and easy going. The warmups had some exercises I'd never done before, but for the most part everything was familiar. The next portion of class consisted of two technical sequences. The moves were effective and easy to duplicate. Everyone I met was welcoming, respectful and had a good vibe. The last portion of class was timed rolling rounds. I had some tough matches with a few girls and guys. It was nice to be exposed to a different style and types of movement.
Robert and Darrin make a great team. You can feel the effort that has gone into building this academy and it reflects in the determination of their students. Robert looked familiar to me, but I couldn't place where. After talking for a while ,he said that he thought he had a video of one of my matches. Our mutual friend Angie had filmed it two years ago in L.A. at the Pans.
Check them out of you're looking for a fun, supportive, fierce competition team. They have plenty of talented people, great instruction and are in a good location for south folks. This academy has a lot of good characteristics; clean facilities for both sexes, good location, parking, clean mats and a nice family style atmosphere. Try them out for one free week!