MMA I would like to start training for MMA in Texas

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  1. Abomb

    Abomb New Member

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    Hey guys, I live in the suburban area outside of Houston, Texas and was interested in pursuing MMA training.


    Could anyone in this area recommend the training facility(s) and trainer(s) I should be looking in to?

    Thank you!
     
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    smell my finger strive nonetheless towards beauty and truth,

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    I am a complete newb to fighting. My ego shouldnt be an issue. I want to learn and improve. What certifications should be I looking for?
     
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    oh hey its you.
     
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    sup xin
     
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    Pick a style and stick to it for a while. In my opinion, you need a solid based in some martial art to start mixing the martial arts. Too many schools promise to teach MMA like it is a style.

    Figure out whether you want striking or grappling, and then find a good school that really pushes you.
     
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    Id want to work on striking then add in grappling.
     
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    There are a ton of places in houston......google is your friend......
     
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    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    woohoo, an MFS certified gym with head coach Sam Hogar :hsugh:
     
  11. Abomb

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    Would it be a smart move to train muy thai at revolution dojo or is there a better place I should be going to? I realize google is my friend, but I do not know what I should be looking for. Hence, the reason I came to the cage to ask you guys for your knowledge :).
     
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    Fidn what works for you. Unless you are planning on making a career out of it you should worry about:

    cost
    location
    schedules
    coaches
    feel

    can you afford it, or is it a far greater deal than the other options?
    Is it close enough to you that you arent pissing away time and money to get there?
    Make sure that the schedule matches your available time. If the only MT classes are conflicting with work, no point in looking any further.
    Coaches, how reputable are they, who have they trained, who do they train now, what are their credentials, how many quality coaches, how many have actually fought, how many have actualy trained in thailand, etc....
    How does the gym feel? Too much like a 24 hr fitness? Too much like a frat party (tribal tattoos and bad attitudes)? Too much of a fight camp, not enough serious people trianing? etc....

    go to all the gyms you are considering and then make your decision, its liek buying a car, unless you have test driven all the options you wont knwo what to get.
     
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    illmatix Diamond Studded Member OT Supporter

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    www.elite-martial-arts.com

    Probably the best school in Houston right now. The main gym is at Beltway 8 and Westheimer, while they have two other smaller gyms on the northwest side by Louetta, close to Champions, etc.

    The gym by old Louetta road trains almost exclusively stand-up. The head coach at the Louette and Kuykendahl gym has a purple belt as the head instructor. The main gym at Westheimer has at least 3 BJJ black belts there at any time.
     
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    Elite looks like a great school with many different disciplines.....I wish I still lived in Houston.....
     
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    i think im going with elite. it'll be a 20-30 minute drive but i think it'll be worth it.
     
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    I went to the elite martial arts gym tonite and checked it out... lets just say I am hooked :bowdown: Going to take muy thai and beginners bjj
     

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