First of all, sorry if my English is not the best, is my 2nd language. I hope you guys can read me and give me some opinions, I'm open to suggestions . I'm 19 years old, my dream is become a professional MMA fighter (a good one) I'm training in a kick boxing gym, I don't have a problem with that, I feel it's good to start with that background. I have 6 months, in November I won a national Sanda Tournament here in Mexico, I consider myself "good", they don't believe that is my first time training combat stuff. I feel it's been easy to adapt cause I've been playing soccer since I was 6 and I've been following MMA since I was 10 . The problem is that most of the stuff I know, is because of the research I've been doing, constantly learning and practicing by myself, sometimes drilling with my best friend, but I'm a little bit worried, cause I'm not sure about how far will I develop my skill and technique in the team I am now. As a team, we have good results, but I have to admit that I don't think we're facing the best competition. My professor has literally hold pads for me one time and it was like "throw ten left hooks, now the jab blabla" I'm a little bit disappointed, cause he just put us to do some combos between the students, and then the sparring, but I haven't learned any counter , he show us a little bit of technique, he would tell us when we are doing something wrong BUT he has never been the kind of teacher I've seen not just in movies, but in real life. It's hard, because Im not the youngest guy, I can't afford to pay a big gym and most of the other gyms here in Mexico city, are not that far between each other in terms of how good they are... Please, I need some opinions, I will be very grateful for that.