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Old 01-10-2012, 02:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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where do i go from here?

I've been interested in martial arts training and competition for years. I am having trouble training do to availability, I know very basic boxing, muay Thai, and bjj. I am currently focusing on physical fitness, and i shadow box everywhere I go. I know I'm nowhere near where I should be to compete, I just feel as though I don't have much choice, but to just sign up for an amateur event, something to get out there and move forward. Does anyone have some advice for me please!? I hate this, there is one gym close by, but they only have classes during my work hours, and I'm to broke to afford the $130 monthly fee... It's a very good school who have trained king of the cage champions, pride, and ufc fighters.
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I've been interested in martial arts training and competition for years. I am having trouble training do to availability, I know very basic boxing, muay Thai, and bjj. I am currently focusing on physical fitness, and i shadow box everywhere I go. I know I'm nowhere near where I should be to compete, I just feel as though I don't have much choice, but to just sign up for an amateur event, something to get out there and move forward. Does anyone have some advice for me please!? I hate this, there is one gym close by, but they only have classes during my work hours, and I'm to broke to afford the $130 monthly fee... It's a very good school who have trained king of the cage champions, pride, and ufc fighters.
Where do you live? I can help with your search.

One think i can say is dont limit yourself to mma gyms. To get started your training doesn't have to be at a gym any martial art will do for starting mma. I am sure ther is a karate or TKD or some type of dojo around.

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i live in wixom mi... i agree with you completely! i have been to quite a few mma gyms in the past and for the most part i wasnt happy there. it was mostly sparring with little technique. i found this to be a huge problem with my training, as much as i love sparring, alot of people, especially beginners, dont know the real purpose of it. fundamentals like footwork, breathing, a decent stance, etc... are thrown out the window. i trained muay thai at a place when i was still in high school and loved it. i pick up what i can from anyone i meet, but i want something i can commit to. i train hard, and practice everything i learn on my own constantly.
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i live in wixom mi... i agree with you completely! i have been to quite a few mma gyms in the past and for the most part i wasnt happy there. it was mostly sparring with little technique. i found this to be a huge problem with my training, as much as i love sparring, alot of people, especially beginners, dont know the real purpose of it. fundamentals like footwork, breathing, a decent stance, etc... are thrown out the window. i trained muay thai at a place when i was still in high school and loved it. i pick up what i can from anyone i meet, but i want something i can commit to. i train hard, and practice everything i learn on my own constantly.
I have found a few places the aren't MMA gyms but they ar martial arts to get you started.

Krav Maga
48909 W Rd
Wixom‎ MI‎ 48393
United States

Simply Isshinryu Karate & Fitness
47705 West Rd, Suite B-104
Wixom‎ MI‎ 48393
United States

Master Penfil's Martial Arts Academy
28221 Beck Rd #8
Wixom‎ MI‎ 48393
United States

Elite Martial Arts LLC
1258 S Commerce Rd
Walled Lake‎ MI‎ 48390
United States

Dan Vigil's Academy of Taekwondo
235 E Main St
Northville‎ MI‎ 48167
United States

World Class Institute of Martial Arts
31839 8 Mile Road
Livonia‎ MI‎ 48152-4216
United States
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Finding the right pace takes time and can be frustraiting I know it took me years to find out the place that was right for me. The best thing to do is find a style you like and look Into it. Also look up reviews on the gyms/dojos and ask around about the instructor then talk to them yourself. and almost all places offer a free trial class.

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thanks for the help, still have the problem with working afternoons haha... but i think i figured out what to do... theres a school nearby, warrior way, they have a one hour class from noon-1 that i can go to mon-fri... and saturday morning classes from about 9-1 its not as much time as id like to spend in a class, but it just means ill have to put that much more work in on my own. learn one thing a day and work repetitions
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How far are you from here: http://www.warriorway.com/ ?

That is where you should train.

Also, watching boxing, muay thai and bjj on TV does not give you "basic knowledge."
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