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Old 04-06-2016, 01:29 PM
 
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If you were to go to a school or gym where mma is taught how are they teaching it? I mean,how is it organized as far as the skills being taught? Like do most instructors start people off with grappling and if so which grappling system? Do they then move on to striking skills from various styles? Or does the approach to teaching mma vary from one school/gym to another?

I'm referring to places that teach mma to the general public for self defense and not just those training professional fighters.
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Old 04-06-2016, 02:41 PM
 
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It's really different at every gym.
Depends on the instructors base, skills.
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Old 04-06-2016, 09:53 PM
 
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I was just wondering. Because it seems like if you look at some of the styles that have become popular within mma such as Bjj,wrestling,boxing and Muay Thai. Those styles need you to devote a good amount of time to each to become good at them. So I was curious about how gyms were mixing them in such a way that students can become skilled at the different styles being used for mma.
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Old 04-07-2016, 12:54 PM
 
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guys from our gym tend to have a bjj base but our gym just merged with one of the top muay thai coaches in the world.

the gyms that produce great pro mma guys dont really have a base in any one style but the fighters dont tend to have day jobs and train seemingly all day. our gym's classes start at 5 am and go on and off until 9:30-10 pm, or until the last man leaves.
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Old 04-08-2016, 06:49 AM
 
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The (few) gyms I'm familiar with effectively alternate days of specialization on the top styles (bjj, muay thai, etc.), and don't start to "blend" them until the very advanced levels. It might look like:

Monday: BJJ
Tuesday: Muay Thai
Wednesday: Advanced/mixed
Thursday: BJJ
Friday: Muay Thai
Saturday: Wrestling
Sunday: Advanced/mixed

as an example.
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:56 AM
 
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our gym has classes running at the same time, and you are free to do which ever you prefer (not at the same time obviously). IE striking classes and grappling classes run simultaneously. different striking or grappling classes are offered depending on the day/time. wrestling and judo both offered, again depending on the day/time
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Old 05-12-2016, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I've always wondered how the guys who compete do it. Not in the sense of how they train but in the sense of fitting it into their life. Most of us have something to do full-time or a combination that makes our lives full time: family, work, school, etc. I see guys that are training all day and I wonder "how do you pay your bills?" I don't know, maybe some of those guys still live with their parents. LOL.

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guys from our gym tend to have a bjj base but our gym just merged with one of the top muay thai coaches in the world.
Mark Beecher?
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Old 05-14-2016, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Denver
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I've always wondered how the guys who compete do it. Not in the sense of how they train but in the sense of fitting it into their life. Most of us have something to do full-time or a combination that makes our lives full time: family, work, school, etc. I see guys that are training all day and I wonder "how do you pay your bills?" I don't know, maybe some of those guys still live with their parents. LOL.

Mark Beecher?
The young pros I knew from my Sambo class were actually living with their instructor, basically it was a MMA incubator. It worked out because they got to practice all day and there was always somebody to roll with the amateur students (like me).
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Old 05-15-2016, 12:51 PM
 
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I've always wondered how the guys who compete do it. Not in the sense of how they train but in the sense of fitting it into their life. Most of us have something to do full-time or a combination that makes our lives full time: family, work, school, etc. I see guys that are training all day and I wonder "how do you pay your bills?" I don't know, maybe some of those guys still live with their parents. LOL.
In many cases, they do. I played minor league baseball for a time, on a salary that most can't live on (at the time, it was $800/month). I simply couldn't afford to play any longer than I did, and easily over half of our team did indeed live with their parents.
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Old 05-15-2016, 08:15 PM
 
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I've always wondered how the guys who compete do it. Not in the sense of how they train but in the sense of fitting it into their life. Most of us have something to do full-time or a combination that makes our lives full time: family, work, school, etc. I see guys that are training all day and I wonder "how do you pay your bills?" I don't know, maybe some of those guys still live with their parents. LOL.



Mark Beecher?
Yup Beecher is now the stand up coach at our gym
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