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  1. newbie36 White Belt

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    How's it going. Im a fireman living in the Rancho Cucamonga Ca area and have been interested in "learning" how to fight mma style. I am in good shape and think I could definitely benefit physically and mentally from learning the different mma styles (muay thai, grappling etc.) Shit I can't even remember the last time I fought and probably don't even know how to properly fight.

    I have a few questions.

    1. Is there a reputable school in my area that will accept a student like myself with NO fighting experience?

    2. Is there long waiting lists for this school?

    3. What is the general cost for training?


    Thank you
     
  2. TapSD Killer Bee....1%

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  3. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    Newbie,

    Welcome. Most schools will accept new students regardless of experience level. Some training camps will be invite only. For schools near you, check out the school directory at the top of the page and see if anything comes up in your area. I know theres a few places in Ontario, which is close to you. Tough to give you a "general" cost of training, as it varies quite a bit based on location, quality of instruction, etc. Theres a thread around here recently called "How much does your gym cost" and you could search for that and see what a baseline could be.
     
  4. newbie36 White Belt

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    Im not sure where the "school directory is" on the site. Sorry
     
  5. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    http://www.sherdog.net/forums/f11/school-directory-183311/

    Also, a quick google search will work wonders, as I believe these are all in your area:

    Dobler's Muay Thai Kickboxing
    9057 Arrow Route
    Rancho Cucamonga, California, 91730
    United States

    Banke BAAD BOY
    Boxing at the Y.M.C.A
    215 West "C" St.
    Ontario
    CA
    91762
    909-986-5847
    909-319-0261

    Battle Ground
    Boxing Club
    (For Women)
    5550 Jurupa Ave.
    Ontario
    CA
    91761
    951-202-5643

    Ontario PAL Boxing
    221 W. California St.
    Ontario
    CA
    91762
    909-395-2874

    California Kickboxing
    and Fitness Club
    26 East Colorado Blvd.
    Lower level
    Pasadena
    CA
    91105
    626-585-8663

    Classic Kickboxing
    91 East Union St
    Pasadena
    CA
    91103
    626-796-6387

    Pasadena
    Boxing Gym
    363 E. Villa St.
    Pasadena
    CA
    91101
    626-744-6531

    Sityodtong LA
    3636 E. Colorado Blvd
    Pasadena
    CA
    91107
    626-577-7800

    Elite
    Boxing Academy
    185 W Arrow Hwy
    Pomona
    CA
    91767
    909-596-6921

    San Bernardino
    More Than Conquerors
    Boxing Club
    839 N. Mt. Vernon Ave
    San Bernardino
    CA
    92411
    909-240-5452
    909-883-4560

    The New Jurupa
    5626 Mission Blvd.
    Rubidoux
    CA
    -
    951-823-3456
    951-202-7988
     
  6. newbie36 White Belt

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    What about The Sharktank in Rancho Cucamonga?
     
  7. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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  8. newbie36 White Belt

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    Got ahead of myself. Thanks for your help.
    Do you have any feedback on The Sharktank in Rancho Cucamonga?
     
  9. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    I dont, but their contact info is in that last link I posted. Just give 'em a call and ask questions, its the best way. Most places will let you train at least once to see if you like it. Narrow down the list on the phone, and then check out as many as possible. Training aint cheap so you might as well make sure youre at a place that suits you.
     
  10. newbie36 White Belt

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    Great thanks for the advice!

    I was wondering.....if I were to visit one of these places, are they going to throw me right into a cage with a fighter and beat the sh*t out of me to see if I like it?:icon_surp

    I don't know what to expect, any ideas?
     
  11. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    No dude, dont worry about it. You wont be fighting the first day. At least for stand-up, most places will have you transition from classes or just being coached on the basics, then on to partner drills, then to situational sparring, all before finally moving on to full sparring. Thats a process that could be at least weeks, and possibly months in the works.
     
  12. Rush_18 Blue Belt

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    lol wouldnt that be one hell of a first day
     
  13. newbie36 White Belt

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    Yeah, that ain't no joke. I ran into a kid one day. We started talking about MMA blah blah. His buddy went to a place to join the gym and train. They put him in a cage with a well rounded amateur. This guy beat the f*ck out of this poor guy. All because they "gym" wanted to see what he had.

    I'm not sure if it's true, but I can generally tell when people are lying. I don't think this kid was lying.

    This is why I asked
     
  14. Ahimsa Green Belt

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    Definitely check out Millenia Jiu Jitsu in Rancho Cucamonga. Great gym with experienced instructors such as William Sriyapai and Javier Vasquez. I've been to their gym to spar and their facility is top notch; they have a weight training area, heavy bag area, a store, ring, and cage.

    Here is their website:

    Millennia Jiu-Jitsu - Home
     
  15. AdamL Green Belt

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    Sounds like the kid probably went in there with a massive chip on his shoulder and probably made some really stupid remarks to piss someone off, and they gave him a trial by fire.
     
  16. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    Agreed.
     
  17. newbie36 White Belt

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    Thanks to everyone. I have contacted Millenia by email. Now I hae to figure out how I am going to swing the 150.00 a month. Pricey.

    Coincidentally, Do I have to purchase all my gear or do they provide stuff?

    Thanks again
     
  18. SoCalScott Brown Belt

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    Millennia is BY FAR
     
  19. maveric988 White Belt

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    the don't gonna kick You'r but until You dont gona lern something so...
    no wories :)
     
  20. mschatz Hamma: I has it

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    Beg pardon?
     

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