Hmmmm.... not sure myself. It is nicely presented, but I couldnt find reference to any competition success regarding its members. If a school focuses on what are commonly competetive arts, and are good at coaching them, then they usualy encourage students to enter competitions, and are proud to display their successes. Have they no winning fighters in their stable? If not, why?
Vale Tudo means 'anything goes' and refers to the style of a competition, not a specific martial art. Saying you can learn Vale Tudo, is like a school saying 'come and learn UFC'. what style of grappling do they teach? Its very vague.
If a school has no contracts, but encourages you to pay up front for long periods of training (6-12 months), then that is a contract. You will not get a refund if you stop going 2 months in to your year.
Contracts do not always equate with evil, if its a nice facility, then they have overheads to cover like any business- but be mindful of any long term commitment you make.
they advertise 'authentic' muay thai, yet do not have specific info on their instructors, nor where they themselves trained. Again, an authentic heritage is something to be proud of, and inspire confidence in students- why not use it if you have it?
taison was very helpful when i was investigating a local MT school, and i am sure he will be so here.
check out this site www.singto.co.uk
I am not saying its the benchmark for all western MT, but look at the depth of info they are happy to share, and the level they have taken some of their students to. Taison said it was well worth checking out, and he was right. Be interesting to see what he makes of this place.