Thread: Hwang's Offering "Fitness MMA "
1/07/2007 10:54pm, #11
Core Louisville has a class like that. It's just called "bag class" and it's taught by their Muay Thai coach."No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
1/07/2007 11:01pm, #12Originally Posted by Robot Jesus
Several gyms already do that.
1/07/2007 11:29pm, #13
1/07/2007 11:29pm, #14
I don't see any problem at all whatsoever with this cardio MMA class as presented, or with the concept in general. In fact, part of the reason I was able to kickbox better than other beginners when I started serious training was my cardio kickboxing classes taught by actual competitive kickboxers. Who cares where you learned to wrap your hands, throw a jab, or shuffle? It's all the same moves.
Likewise, if you learn how to uppah, sprawl, etc., from a fitness MMA class, that could allow some people who want to further develop interest to have some sort of base to go upon.
1/07/2007 11:33pm, #15
1/07/2007 11:33pm, #16Originally Posted by Judah Maccabee
otherwise it verges on bullshido, since it should just be cardio-something-else.
"now everyone jump on their grappling dummies! punch to face from mount! side control, knee to head! knee on belly, punch to face!"
... sounds kinda fun actually.
1/08/2007 1:05pm, #17
Originally Posted by Gabster the Bad Elf
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1/10/2007 7:26pm, #18Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey
on a vaguely related note... I work with a guy who's a fencing instructor. He renamed his club (used to be the whatever fencing club, now it's the School of Defence) and now he doesn't teach normal fencing... he now teaches FULL-CONTACT fencing... his club now has a waiting list and he's essentially still teaching the same stuff.
1/10/2007 8:37pm, #19Originally Posted by sochin101
To put things in context .
- I forgot what dan ... think third or fourth in TKD .
- is a white belt in BJJ ( as far as I know I haven't talked to him face to face in a few months he could have magicaly grown a blue or purple or something )
- did some full contact karate and TKD circuts
- has a pretty decent stand up
- has some judo background
- certified to teach Hapkido
- very athletic
- will throw hands outside of the McDojang as long as the students have a back up teacher in case he is injured .
As far as a TKD or Hapkido Instructor goes ... thats a good resume .
Cardio Boxing ( now TURBO KICKS ! ) :
He never called it kickboxing , never showed them pad drills ( well they used pads but he wasn't using them to show proper fighting technique ) , didn't have anyone doing MT conditioning . Never claimed it showed you how to kick ass . I didn't have a problem with it , still don't even under it's new stupid name .
Lets look at that add again now .
What I am asking is it ok to teach "training techniques" of an art you are not qualified to teach ? Even under the heading of "Fitness Programs"
As a TKD place who's only compition in town is a BJJ , JKD gym who actually trains people for MMA ... I just fail to see how this is way to build interest in the sport .
1/11/2007 5:35am, #20Originally Posted by BackFistMonkey
I can see the advantage of adding some stuff to cardio kickboxing; scrambling drills from grappling arts would certainly improve fitness, along with flexibility and conditioning drills.
I can't see how any technical aspect of BJJ or judo (I'd count breakfalls as conditioning) that would translate as fitness, so his level of proficiency/qualification in those arts might not actually cause him any concern.