MMA Training?

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by thedude1983, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. thedude1983

    thedude1983 White Belt

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    Hey all,

    I usually like to read this board for the advice and hopefully you guys can help me out.

    I've had a intrest in learning some kind of martial art just to keep in shape and just try something different. Now I stumbled upon Reinhardt Mixed Martial Arts Gym in Decatur, IL and they are affliated with Militech Fighting Systems. Now I am not looking to compete and get into UFC or something like that. I'm just looking to get into shape and learn some that is practical and that works.

    Considering my options in Central Illinois...should I go with this place or should I wait until I move out of this town (I'm a college student by the way) and go to someplace like Chicago or St. Louis and get into it? And if I do get into it what should I expect physically?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. johil d'o

    johil d'o Thought Warrior

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    Go check it out and see if you enjoy it. If not, you can always wait until you're done with college and move to a bigger town with more training options.
     
  3. thedude1983

    thedude1983 White Belt

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    I see what your saying johil d'o...any other opinons?
     
  4. Kuroi Kaze

    Kuroi Kaze Blue Belt

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    If you need some good BJJ instruction Champaign, and Peoria both have good places under Megaton/McVicker.
     
  5. dapunisher

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    There no reason not to get started now especially if your just traing to check it out and have some fun. There's no reason you couldn't train at the mma gym when your home and train somewhere else when your up at school.
     
  6. Mehl

    Mehl Back in the groove

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    Very good BJJ instructor. Never heard of the place in Decatur, which doesn't mean much. If you can get to Champaign, I would definately try McVicker.
     
  7. thedude1983

    thedude1983 White Belt

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    Yeah from what the guys told me there they opened up last year and they seem to train mostly for competing from what I could tell. They told me one of the guys there teaches BJJ and another is a boxing coach (can't remember the names of those guys) .

    Another question...would it be wise to train in MMA (since I want a taste of everything) or should I just go with submission wrestling and take Thai Boxing or Boxing seperately?

    Thanks again for all of your feedback
     
  8. Corey123

    Corey123 Guest

    If you have a chance to train, then you should definitely go. See if you like it, and if you don't, a first class is usually free.
     
  9. Corey123

    Corey123 Guest

    You could take some Thai Boxing and sub wrestling seperately at first and see which one you like more. Then later you could try out MMA when you're more used to the fighting scenario.
     

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