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Old 10-07-2012, 04:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Training MMA once a week.. Worth it?

Hello guys, my MMA class is starting this week. Thing is, this class is only once a week (1h30). So I was wondering if it really worth it since this sport is so complex. They say we focus on Boxing, Muy Thai, Judo and BJJ, but I just don't see this happening if we only have 1h30 every week. I am afraid that I won't really learn anything since we only have that much time...

That being said, I also train BJJ 1-2 times a week (classes) and open mats at least once a week. I hit the gym about 2 or 3 times a week so I'm not that much out of shape.

I was wondering if it really worth it? And what are my options? For the moment, I can't really go in a real MMA gym due to financial issues, but I was thinking about also learning on my own and with a friend with youtube and other instructional videos to get better in a shorter ammount of time.

What do you guys think?
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Old 10-11-2012, 09:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It depends on what your goal is. If you want to be a fighter . . . then no . . . you will need to train a LOT more than once per week. If you are doing it just to learn and have fun with it, then once per week along with "self training" is just fine.

MMA is fun. But . . . it is a ton of work if you plan to be good at it. You can't just pick it up overnight. It takes years to even get decent in all areas. If financial means is a roadblock, start with videos and such. Just learn AND PRACTICE the basics over and over. This will give you "the bug" to get better. Then . . . take it from there.

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It will help you get into shape a bit and you will learn things here and there but you won't have much time to really work on things the way you would need to going once per week. So as the above poster said, it is based purely on what you want to get out of it.
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:24 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thank you guys. I am not doing this to be a professional fighter, but I am still looking to be really good at it. Personally, my main goal with martial arts is to get my jiu jitsu black belt, but I also wanted to study MMA for a couple of years so I can do great in any self defence situation. I was thinking of joining this class for the semester, and register at a real MMA gym (Tristar in Montreal) when I am able to (might be 6 months, might be a year or two).
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Thank you guys. I am not doing this to be a professional fighter, but I am still looking to be really good at it. Personally, my main goal with martial arts is to get my jiu jitsu black belt, but I also wanted to study MMA for a couple of years so I can do great in any self defence situation. I was thinking of joining this class for the semester, and register at a real MMA gym (Tristar in Montreal) when I am able to (might be 6 months, might be a year or two).
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Thank you guys. I am not doing this to be a professional fighter, but I am still looking to be really good at it. Personally, my main goal with martial arts is to get my jiu jitsu black belt, but I also wanted to study MMA for a couple of years so I can do great in any self defence situation. I was thinking of joining this class for the semester, and register at a real MMA gym (Tristar in Montreal) when I am able to (might be 6 months, might be a year or two).
If you're a beginner I wouldn't recommend tristar. I spent the entire summer there. The pro practices are amazing but you won't be able to attend those. I was less than impressed with the public classes there is also gi bjj only twice a week. If you can get into the pro practices then I would highly recommend it but just know you'll be thrown the wolves immediately and it won't be easy.

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Old 12-15-2012, 01:22 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It really does depend on what you want to get out of it. If you are already spending time down at the gym on other days then once a week isn't so bad.

My advice to you would be to try once a week with the view to see if you can turn it into twice a week. If you feel like you're getting a lot out of it, more so than doing something else, then I am sure you'll find a way to make it work.

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Hello guys, my MMA class is starting this week. Thing is, this class is only once a week (1h30). So I was wondering if it really worth it since this sport is so complex. They say we focus on Boxing, Muy Thai, Judo and BJJ, but I just don't see this happening if we only have 1h30 every week. I am afraid that I won't really learn anything since we only have that much time...

That being said, I also train BJJ 1-2 times a week (classes) and open mats at least once a week. I hit the gym about 2 or 3 times a week so I'm not that much out of shape.

I was wondering if it really worth it? And what are my options? For the moment, I can't really go in a real MMA gym due to financial issues, but I was thinking about also learning on my own and with a friend with youtube and other instructional videos to get better in a shorter ammount of time.

What do you guys think?
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