Opening a MMA Training center

Discussion in 'Gear & Equipment Discussion' started by VooDoo Master, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. VooDoo Master

    VooDoo Master White Belt

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    I am looking at opening a MMA Training center and am wondering where the best place to find a ring, cage, heavy bags, mats, etc. Does anyone have some referrals for some good companies to buy this stuff from that is a good price and quality equipment?

    I am also curious as to where should I look to find some instructors to teach classes. What are they usually paid?

    Finally, what is a reasonable monthly fee you would pay for a unlimited use monthly membership at 10,000 sq. ft. top notch facility?

    Any other comments or feedback on opening a training center would be greatly aprpeciated!

    I have been training for about 6 months and am in no way a fighter, just a huge fan and businessman that see's a opportunity to be apart of a sport I love and want to open a top notch facility for fighters and us common folk to train and get a hell of a workout.
     
  2. Sports Select

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    Where are you based? It might help relevant suggestions.
     
  3. VooDoo Master

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    Based out of Northern California, Fairfeild/Vacaville area.
     
  4. mjfgf

    mjfgf Yellow Belt

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    Combat sports does a great job helping people set up gyms. They even give pretty good discounts when you are buying a lot of stuff (this is in addition to your wholesale pricing). They build great cages and rings too. They can get you set up with everything that you need.

    www.combatsports.com
     
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  7. EdRoCk13

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    Combatsports.com/ringside.com (same company) for the ring/cage for sure. Also the heavy bags, I would say. I trained at a boxing gym that had mostly ringside bags and like 2 title bages as replacement bags for some of the older ringsides (they got a better deal) and the title bags started wearing a *lot* quicker than the ringsides. Might have been a fluke or a bad batch, but still. They also had a title thai bag that lasted a long time, so who knows?

    There is another company (http://www.woldorf.com) that sells gloves, shin guards, headgear, etc. for cheaper that is actually semi-decent stuff. You might want to stock different types of this equipment for sale at your "pro shop"...2 of the schools I have gone to (one boxing, one MMA) have sold this stuff as their stock gear, although most guys usually end up buying/bringing their own gear. It's good enough where you aren't going to break your hands while using the gloves, but won't break the bank...(I opted for a few different pairs of Ringside sparring gloves, personally). The schools I went to got a pretty decent wholesale discount from the company.
     
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    Throwdown! Talk to Throwdown, trust me you will not regret it.
     
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    ringsandcages.com
     

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