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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Trying to start up training

So I want to get into training but I have a few questions.

My friend who trains just BJJ said it's better to train in one discipline and just focus on it. Would it be better to go to a specialized school that focuses solely on one discipline? Would a specialized MMA gym be better/worse/the same in terms of teaching? I'm more interested in learning stand-up but the ground game also looks intriguing.

Does anyone have any experiences with schools in the Los Angeles area? I remember there was a Chute Boxe Academy in LA but I think it's gone missing or something. I was also considering Brazilian Top Team in Long Beach.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 01:32 PM
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Training in one and then another used to be the way to go. As more gyms have popped up with MMA specific training, I would say it is good to check them out. For example I have a coach for each aspect of training but they communicate with each other and show you how to put everything you have learned together. Not sure about LA area.
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