Time to switch gyms?

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  1. vincent80

    vincent80 Blue Belt

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    Ok so I'm feeling like I might have outgrown my gym. Here are some reasons I say this:

    More and more ppl training there just for recreation so not training to fight.

    I want to go pro but the only trainer that's fought pro now no longer teaches there.

    I feel like the trainers that stepped in have no idea how to train me.

    I don't know why but I have a hard time mustering up motivation and respect for a trainer with a mediocre ammy career.

    I think my gym has fallen into financial woes and now is borderline mcdojo.

    I return to training in Oct-Nov and I feel like I should really change gyms and not waste more time there. I'm I being unreasonable? Has anyone else had to go through or has been in a situation like this?
     
  2. NuTzOnSwOll

    NuTzOnSwOll Purple Belt

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    hey what can i say.....you've said everything to NOT stay. How can u train somewhere where u dont respect the trainer.

    Say bye .
     
  3. Steakeater**

    Steakeater** Banned Banned

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    Trainers dont have to be good fighters, but if you cant respect him, I wouldn train with him
     
  4. NuTzOnSwOll

    NuTzOnSwOll Purple Belt

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    true but i get what hes saying. The worlds full of idiots with 1-6 records trying to 'coach'.
     
  5. Janilane

    Janilane Guest

    Yep, I have planned to change gym next year, but due to lack of motivation during my last training with this current school, I've decided I'm going to check out a new school tomorrow and start training there next week. My current school has a great teacher, but their system lacks the thing that motivates me most - sparring. I stayed there out of gratitude and friendship but it's time to move on...
     
  6. Mr Fingers

    Mr Fingers Orange Belt

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    I’m facing the same situation myself. The gym I’m at offers Muay Thai and boxing. Their boxing classes are really good, but my new work schedule only allows me to catch one or two boxing classes a week. I figured I would just do some cross training in Muay Thai, so I went to check out a class.

    The “Muay Thai” class consisted of 50 minutes of exercises (burpees, sit-ups, pushups, and other core strengthening) and 10 minutes of punch and kick combinations. I don’t even understand why people waste their time at classes like this. If I wanted to do a fitness boot camp I would join 24 hr fitness, not attend a Muay Thai class.

    I’m feeling really checked on weather I should find a new gym to train at. I really like their boxing program, but I’m not sure if training one to two days a week is going to keep me satisfied. My other problem is that there are not any other good boxing gyms around, so if I switched gyms I would have to switch styles.
     
  7. mcdonkey

    mcdonkey Orange Belt

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    What gym is it?

    I understand what you mean though. If you don't feel like your learning anything it's time to move on.
     
  8. Connoisseur

    Connoisseur Purple Belt

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    Leave! Sounds terrible, if you have any better options around you, make the switch. If you had a good synergy with the coach that left, think about going to the gym he's at now (if that's reasonable).

    It's your money, so if you're not getting the quality instruction you're paying for, then GTFO of there
     
  9. thirteen

    thirteen Brown Belt

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    Then get your ass into a fighters gym.

    Might be and idea to check out local events and see what
    clubs have fighters entered in the event.
     
  10. leftovercrack

    leftovercrack Yellow Belt

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    why is there no sparring? is it just a fitness class or something?
     
  11. Ivica Truscek

    Ivica Truscek Orange Belt Professional Fighter

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    +1 for post

    +1 for sig
     
  12. shera

    shera Brown Belt

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    Are you talking about 5 Points? Eddie Martinez, who recently turned pro, no longer coaches there and there's been a huge influx of noobz, and when I saw Sergio replace Eddie as coach for the clinch sessions, I cringed. That guy is horrible. I decided to forego the Thursday class for Wednesday when Steve is coaching. The only other "real" muay thai place is Sitan but the commute makes it a no-go.
     
  13. Jay Pee

    Jay Pee White Belt

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    What other gyms are there in your surrounding area?
     
  14. vincent80

    vincent80 Blue Belt

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    I'd hate to air the gym out but for the sake of other ppl looking to train in my area I guess it's a responsibility ... I live in Utah and it's "Muay Thai" gym the only just MT gym in Utah so anyone that's interested in what the exact gym is it wouldn't be hard to figure out. The other options I have are:

    index

    And Jeremy Horns gym. The issues that have me second guessing those gyms are: For Bernales it's the head trainer has no ring experience that I know of. But I hear that he's a very technical teacher. And his best student has like a 1-3 ammy mma record. And Horns gym I heard the striking sucks and I want to striking to be my strong point because I already have a Muay Thai background.

    My ideal situation would-be going to a gym that had a excellent striking coach, a bb teaching bjj and they were pushing out successful pro fighters.

    I don't know what to do.
     
  15. sfortune85

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    Yeah the commute sucks. I drive like 20-30 minutes to get there, but sooooooo worth it :D
     

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