MMA What to look for in a good school?

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  1. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    I have this question and I'm sure the info would be useful to others as well seeing how quickly this sport is growing.


    What should you look for in a good school to train in? You can't really just go watch your trainer fight anytime you'd like to see if he knows what he is doing, so what should you really look for?
     
  2. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    what does your school specialize in? are you looking to be an MMA fighter, a BJJ guy, a boxer? what?
     
  3. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    Bjj, Mt
     
  4. d0nk3ypunch

    d0nk3ypunch New Member

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    make sure he isn't full of himself. instructors like that will always limit you.
     
  5. Bausk

    Bausk New Member

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    Good equipment at the school is always a plus. Nice mats, maybe a ring, heavy bags, thai pads, etc
     
  6. VulgarTheClown

    VulgarTheClown A child and a gun.....go together like apple pie a

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    Firstly a good fighter doeasn't mean they will be a good trainer at all.

    watch the class, talk to the other students and check out more than 1 place.

    look for instruction style, thet are typically not gonna differ a TON from school to school but you will see subtle differences, pick one you like best.

    then look at the students etc how are they doin, do they compete in local tournies? how do they do?

    etc...
     
  7. Bausk

    Bausk New Member

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    Yeah but "good" equipment is a plus. A difference between buying your own thai pads or not having any to train with, and the school having a few decent sets for students to use. Or decent wrestling mats to grapple on, maybe over block or grid mats.

    Just things to look at when comparing schools. My gym has good equipment while staying at a good price for my wife and I. They don't have a ring, but have equipment for students to use for kickboxing, as well as a nice mat room for grappling.
     
  8. Optimus prime

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    Look if the the trainer was/is a good fighter and if he has trained good people.

    I joined my kickboxs gym because my trainer has trained with pro kickboxers and he has still contact with that pro kickbox gym.
     
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    make sure it doesn't say taekwondo on the window?
     
  10. fighter4life

    fighter4life New Member

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    Avoid entering into a 12 month contract with the school. Those are the cash grab places.
     
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    I am going to enter a 12 month contract, but ive checked out the school and its fine. A ring, a cage, and mats. a shitty weights section, but they have around 5 heavy bags. The MT trainer is nice, its www.thaisportusa.com
     
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    Looks like a nice place. How much are you paying?
     

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