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    MMA Fitness class?

    What is an "MMA Fitness" class?

    There is a TKD dojo in the area that recently opened up a "MMA Fitness" class. It has not yet been posted on their website:
    http://www.sttkda.com/
    I went there to check it out myself, I asked a few simple questions, apparently the instructor is Josh Arcemont, who doesn't seem to have a background in any sort of MMA based on his credentials on the website. When I asked about his credentials, the lady at the desk basically beat around the bush and asked me to leave a number, which she never used to call me back.

    So what is "MMA Fitness"? Is it a clone of one of those stupid kickboxing classes that are designed for fat chicks to lose weight?

    The main reason I haven't taken a trial class is because they charge $20 for a TRIAL class for some f*cking reason. Also, the classes are twice a week, last 45 minutes and cost around $75 a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emperor Cesar
    What is an "MMA Fitness" class?

    There is a TKD dojo in the area that recently opened up a "MMA Fitness" class. It has not yet been posted on their website:
    http://www.sttkda.com/
    I went there to check it out myself, I asked a few simple questions, apparently the instructor is Josh Arcemont, who doesn't seem to have a background in any sort of MMA based on his credentials on the website. When I asked about his credentials, the lady at the desk basically beat around the bush and asked me to leave a number, which she never used to call me back.

    So what is "MMA Fitness"? Is it a clone of one of those stupid kickboxing classes that are designed for fat chicks to lose weight?

    The main reason I haven't taken a trial class is because they charge $20 for a TRIAL class for some f*cking reason. Also, the classes are twice a week, last 45 minutes and cost around $75 a month.
    Well the head instructor is a "Grand Master Instructor" so he must know it all.

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    If I had to guess a "MMA Fitness" course would be like a kickboxing fitness course, exept you would throw in sprawls, duck walks, clinch, and grappling drills.

    My question is, how much of an MMA backround do you need to teach a fitness course? I've known people who don't know much about kickboxing, but knew enough of the basics (jab, punch, hook, kick, bob and weave, etc), knew about cardio fitness, and where good at teaching group classes to make it work. Of course they always specified this is a FITNESS class and doesn't teach you how to fight.

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    I would imagine if they advertise as a FITNESS class, with no pretensions towards combat or competition, there is no problem. Fitness classes have always mimicked other sports be it boxercise, tae bo, spinning, etc. In fact for getting people fit, I reckon it would work pretty well, ala Bas Ruttens workout tapes

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    It may be OK for fitness but it will water down MMA. No different than boxing gyms that cater to the "weight loss" audience. All the people here that always claim MMA is the only true fighting venue will be defending MMA in short order to the next "thing". Aerobic MMA is here to stay Im afraid. Bottom line, it sells and will continue to sell as MMA remains popular.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krood1
    It may be OK for fitness but it will water down MMA. No different than boxing gyms that cater to the "weight loss" audience. All the people here that always claim MMA is the only true fighting venue will be defending MMA in short order to the next "thing". Aerobic MMA is here to stay Im afraid. Bottom line, it sells and will continue to sell as MMA remains popular.

    Idont believe that boxercise has watered down boxing, that spinning has watered down competitive cycling, or that aqua aerobics has watered down olympic swimming. At the end of the day, people interested in mma will find good gyms, people interested in fitness will follow the newest fads.

    The only problem I see with this is if somebody decides to market it as mma, rather than a fitness class based on mma. then we've got bullshido

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    Very true Cletus. Good point. I meant what you said in your final sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krood1
    Very true Cletus. Good point. I meant what you said in your final sentence.

    Thanks...I think ;)

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    I teach a mma conditioning class....

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