Posted On:3/20/2011 12:00pm
Style: Muay thai/jiu jitsu
please help, im having trouble choosing a gym to train at so i just want to know which is better
Posted On:3/20/2011 2:11pm
Without clicking the links because I'm lazy, why not check them both out and see which one you like the most.
Posted On:3/20/2011 2:15pm
Style: Ex-Tiger KF, ex-SanDa
Welcome to bullshido
They both look pretty good. When I get back from playing tonight, I'm going to look into them, in depth. From a quick look, they both seem to have competent instructors, a decent class schedule, and a fight team.
Which one is closer to you?
Posted On:3/21/2011 11:01am
Style: JKD, Jiu Jitsu
SNEMMA is where I'd personally go based solely on the instructor's credentials :
Jeet Kune Do Instructor Under Sifu Richard Bustillo
Muay Thai Senior Instructor Under Kru Phil Nurse
10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Purple Belt Under Master Eddie Bravo
That's pretty damn good. Looks like head instructor competes (or used to) in grappling though.
NEMMA looks like a fighters gym. Guys have good records, and what appears to be good equipment.
(Edit - both schools are competitive. I still like SNEMMA)
"Never trust a quote you read on the internet" - Abraham Lincoln
Posted On:3/21/2011 12:16pm
As far as credentials go, its a wash given the credentials carried at SNEMMA and the experience at NEMMA. But you should find out how many classes the instructors you want to learn from actually teach.
The downside about trying a gym out is that generally there is a fairly high amount of pressure to join once you do head in. Its just the nature of the business. If that doesn't bother you, check out both and go with what feels better to you, and works within your budget, schedule and location
I'm assuming you're a newcomer to MMA, and maybe martial arts in general, so you might not have a clear idea what you want to focus on(grappling vs. striking) but if you do you may want to make a decision based on that. The most important thing is to be in a place that you have fun at and be comfortable.
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