What You Need to Know Before Talking to Any MMA Instructor
Whether you have just become interested in training in
Mixed Martial Arts or you are a seasoned fighter, the instructor you
choose to train with will have a huge influence on you, what you are able to learn and the effectiveness of
your techniques. There are a few important things you need to know and think about before you make a decision
about your instructor.
First and foremost, you need to take a hard look at yourself. Do
some soul searching and be honest with yourself. Why do you want to train in MMA? What do you want to
achieve? Do you just want the workout or are you looking to compete? Are you trying to get in shape or learn
to defend yourself in a street fight? What is your personal philosophy, not just about training or fighting,
but about life in general? You will not find an mma instructor in Chicago or a gym that will
fit you, your style, philosophy and goals unless you know what they are to begin with. It is important that
you understand yourself so that you are able to choose to train in an atmosphere that supports and encourages
the things that are important to you. Simply picking an instructor or a gym because they are really popular
or because the instructor has a great fight record is not a good idea.
Once you know yourself, search for an instructor that has a
personal philosophy that matches your own as closely as possible. Do your research. Use the internet, and
talk to people who have had experience with that instructor. Check out the instructor’s record. Remember,
everything you read on the internet is not necessarily true. Learn the instructor’s background. What martial
arts styles has he trained in and for how long?
Be careful, there are a lot of MMA trainers-for-hire out there
that have limited knowledge in a variety of styles or who have trained in some styles for very short periods
of time just so they can list it in their advertising. A good mma
instructor should have a varied background and be able to teach strong fundamentals.
Finally, go talk to the mixed
martial arts instructor in Chicago and watch a few classes. Ask for a free mma trial class. Watch how
the mixed martial arts instructor works with his students. Does the mma teacher clearly explain technique? Or
does he rush from one point to the next. Is he patient and attentive with the students? Or is he busy talking
about himself. A good instructor should be open, straightforward and honest about himself, his gym and his
training. He should be able to clearly explain techniques and should make sure you understand before moving
on. An ounce of humility goes a long way in making a good teacher. Be cautious of guys who are full of
themselves or clearly think they are better then anyone around.
The best fighters know that there is always someone better or
faster then you. Most braggarts fall faster they anyone else. Fighters with real success and skill let their
records do the talking for them. And if you want to compete, be leery of any instructor that tells you that
you won’t get hit in the face if you follow his techniques. Everyone, no matter how good they are, gets hit
in the face.
In short, look for an mma coach
and gyms who has the skills, knowledge, attitude and record you want for yourself. Don’t sign up
with anyone until you understand yourself and what you are really looking for from your training. Make sure
the instructor you choose will be able to get you where you want to go through his experience, training
style, teaching techniques and personal philosophy. Don’t rely on what you see in print. Find out as much as
you can then go see for yourself. Watch out for training studios that offer MMA training in Chicago only as a fitness class, unless that is what you are
after. Mixed Martial Arts training in Chicago is more then just a means of self-defense or a type
of sports competition. If can be incredibly rewarding and a lot of fun if you find the right people to learn
from and train in the right atmosphere. Great for adults and kids!
Author: Fred Nicklaus is a highly sought out Fitness Trainer in La Crosse WI
If your ever near La Crosse Wisconsin, stop by for a workout at
his fitness bootcamp class.
Core Exercise La Crosse
907 28th St S, La Crosse, WI 54601
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