Thread: So there's no MMA in Australia.
6/27/2011 7:42am, #31
So the questoin really is are there any decent fighters MMA gyms in melbourne?
And there I think OP will struggle.
Which is why Queensland is better.
But for all the melbournians out there it really might be worthwhile compiling a list of MMA gyms in melbourne that are worth a pinch of piss.
Last edited by gregaquaman; 6/27/2011 7:53am at .
6/27/2011 9:36am, #32
Training in MMA =/= competing.
6/27/2011 9:53am, #33
6/27/2011 9:59am, #34
6/27/2011 10:37am, #35
There are a few MMA gyms but they turn out to be a bit Mcdojoish. And in all honesty training at a MMA/zen do kai gym and then going to SA to fight a match would not be a career move.
I went down there earlier this year and trained a bit and really was taken back by the lack of pace in the training. But I possibly got a less professional gym. I think in Melbourne it can be a bit of a minefield that way.
6/27/2011 10:40am, #36
6/27/2011 10:51am, #37
I imagine something like this
John donahue is a John will school and they would not let people do the MMA untill they had done the other styles which I thought was a pity. I don't kow if they still do that or if other John wills schools are now more MMA focused.
Up here You can walk into a school and say I want to fight MMA and you will be catered for.
This is why we need some melbourne Bullies to sepparate the wheat from the chaff so to speak.
6/27/2011 12:02pm, #38
6/27/2011 9:49pm, #39
Argh, fail. I thought we had some Hangar 4 guys on here?
Anyway, there's heaps in Melbourne, as above. You can usually do BJJ/MT in the same facility (usually the styles team up, cheaper rent etc). Then they offshoot into MMA, and proper MMA training, most of the time. Aim for a good BJJ school, then ask around, for specifics.
If you just want to train for a hobby, rather than a fight, make sure the distinction is set in your head and that of the school, don't say "I want to fight" then train casual. And don't say "I don't want to fight" and then train like you are going to fight with every partner you have to team up with.
These boards are rough, like drunken friend rough (with a splash of homoeroticism). You get used to the pain and stinging, as well as the hairy hugs. Well...mostly the hairy hugs.Daniel: I don't know if I know enough karate.
Miyagi: Feeling correct.
Daniel: You sure know how to make a guy feel confident.
Miyagi: You trust the quality of what you know, not quantity.
6/27/2011 10:05pm, #40
You don't HAVE to compete in BJJ tourneys before you can compete in MMA, but basically everyone does. Also, you generally need to be invited to train in the MMA class. It keeps spazzes out of the class, and injuries to a minimum.
Furthermore, you don't have to have had Muay Thai Fights either.
Yet, you must have demonstrated proficiency in both MT and BJJ in the first place. If you rock up one day, and are determined to train in MMA, (and have a history in martial arts) you will be assessed for suitability for inclusion. They don't just let any clown on the mat when you have such a limited ruleset.