if wrestling is so dominant...

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  1. Bearknuckle

    Bearknuckle Brown Belt

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    then why are most mma gyms kickboxing/muay thai gyms?

    Is it the appeal? Would people less likely sign up if it the name of the gym or dojo is wrestling based? Or is kickboxing/muay thai the main art used and wrestlers are just great athletes with a skill set that is extremely valuable in mma?
     
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  2. GrewUpSlapBoxin

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    Yeah it's like that how they have that American Kickboxing Academy gym where nobody knows how to wrestle...
     
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    Maybe because they started out training pro muay thai/kickboxing fighters, then started training MMA fighters.
     
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  5. Bearknuckle

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    you proved my point, why is it called american kickboxing academy.

    And why do tons of mma gyms have the kickboxing/muay thai name instead of wrestling in its name?
     
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    Kickboxing is fun and will get regular people in there to learn it. My old gym was called"first coast submission arts" and we barely paid the bills. We changed the name "first coast kickboxing club" and a bunch of new people showed up to learn how to punch and kick.
     
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    Probably because wrestling is primarily taught in schools and not in private gyms?
     
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    Compare it to leg day at the gym.
     
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    Because wrestling is a lot more grueling than BJJ or kickboxing and regular joe's don't want none of that.
     
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    So nobody wants to do it even though its important?

    Or that most guys rather have a built upperbody(striking), than having small upperbody and beast legs.
     
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    conorgoat KOfinger is my little bitch

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  12. Bearknuckle

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    I wrestled throughout high school, it is grueling, but kickboxing/muay thai is way harder in terms of physical pain.
    Wrestling takes a lot of endurance and heart. KB MT is way more punishing physically.
     
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    Bc you can learn wrestling in high school and college and then start training how to kick and punch. They also do train wrestling too it's just not advertised as much. The appeal of knocking someone out is greater than holding them down.
     
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    For marketing/advertising kickboxing sounds a lot cooler than wrestleing
     
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    Also, it's a lot easier for a gym to deal with beginners with kickboxing. They can just have them hit a bag or pads until they get in shape and learn the basics. If you through a beginner into wrestling session, it would be really easy for them to get hurt
     
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    How many wrestling gyms, where average adult joes could just sign up and start wrestling, were there PREVIOUS to the big MMA explosion? Right. Now compare that to the number of kickboxing gyms.
     
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    Primarily, the lack of public appeal to wrestling has to do with funding. Decent oils and lubricants cost money. Having wrestled, I know first hand the horrors of chaffing. Proper oils and lubricants can alleviate this but the bottom line gets in the way. Any true master of great Roman wrestling will offer his fellow combatant oil before combat.
     
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    I really hate that retard.

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  19. NicholasJBasile

    NicholasJBasile Hoping to fight some day...

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    I've noticed this too -- I believe it's the appeal. People HATE training wrestling, probably because it's the most tiring part of training (in my opinion). Getting training partners who want to drill double legs and trips and do some takedown rounds for an hour is much more difficult than finding someone to spar or roll with in my experience.

    People sadly seem to find wrestling boring. This is all based on my experience, so maybe it's not entirely true.
     
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    Exactly. My mom goes to a "kickboxing" class (not really kickboxing), more appealing to average people
     

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