2/15/2008 4:42pm, #511Originally Posted by Teh El Macho
2/15/2008 5:29pm, #512
Possibly even require a return trip every six months to check on the teachers skill level to see if it has improved.
2/15/2008 5:49pm, #513
Originally Posted by oldman34
- Join Date
- Jul 2007
2/15/2008 6:38pm, #514
Or for the same 8 large, you could get a lot of privates from a top level coach and step your game up the old fashioned way.
On the down side you'd miss out on all the exciting merchandising oppertunities.
2/15/2008 6:45pm, #515
Originally Posted by PirateJonKnowing is not enough, you must apply...
- Join Date
- Jan 2006
- Long Island, NY
- Kaju, BJJ, Judo, Kempo
...Willing is not enough you must do ~Bruce Lee
2/15/2008 6:48pm, #516
Guy Who Pays the Bills and Gets the Death ThreatsOriginally Posted by Ming Loyalist
- Join Date
- Jun 1998
- Cow Town
- MMA (Retired)
if this program was run as a means to:
1. Refine or "clean up" the participant's core techniques/fundamentals to ATT standards.
2. Provide guidance on an ATT approved structured program should be run.
3. Evaluate the participants' ability to provide instruction in these things over the course of the 3 day seminar.
...then I honestly don't see a problem with it. Now if you're going into this with no idea how to throw a jab or how to escape the mount (for example), then I would hope you wouldn't be allowed to participate.
2/15/2008 6:53pm, #517
Originally Posted by PirateJon
- Join Date
- Oct 2007
- Former FSD
If someone takes this level one course and advertises that they teach MMA, that may not be entirely false. However, Joe Average may be under the mistaken impression that he will be able to become an MMA fighter.
What I am suggesting, and I don't think I am alone in all this, is that there be some sort of transparency with respect to what is being taught at these schools after their instructors go and get certified. Even something as basic as saying you can learn basic MMA fundamentals or something like that would probably be sufficient.
2/15/2008 7:38pm, #518
I'll admit I haven't read every single post on this thread so apologies if this has already been posted but...
A quick skim of some of the websites of schools offering this program shows that when you click on the MMA program several of them just show this blurb (emphasis theirs):
Dynamic Duo Martial Arts Academy is proud to offer American Top Team Certified Mixed Martial Arts Program MMA. This program is offered for children and adults. We are the only school in New Jersey certified by Ricardo Liborio to teach this program. This program will consist of Striking, Clinching, Takedowns & Grappling. Whether you are a novice or a black belt, this is a great program for you. Find out more about American Top Team.
The American Top Team is one of the largest and most active Mixed Martial Arts (“MMA”) teams in the world. The team has over 1,000 members, more than thirty of whom compete professionally in MMA, boxing, grappling, and muay thai events all over the world such as The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Pride, K-1, BoDog, IFL as well as other combat leagues.
ATT features expert instruction in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, MMA (Mixed Martial Arts), boxing, wrestling, muay thai, judo, and kids mma to produce well rounded competitors competent in all disciplines of Mixed Martial Arts.
American Top Team has rapidly developed a reputation of success and has consistently produced many champions on an individual and team basis. This success is the direct result of the dedication, hard work, and discipline of our students and competitors combined with the highest level of instruction.
"There are probably four or five great teams that are capable of putting out world champions," declares thirty-five-year-old UFC president White, "and American Top Team is one of them." Quote from UFC President Dana White Miami New Times article.
In fact I'd go so far as to say that it would be an unusually canny and well informed consumer who would read it any other way.
2/15/2008 8:28pm, #519
It does to me too.
2/15/2008 8:41pm, #520
To me it's almost the equivalent of going to a weekend first aid course with one of the top ER specialists in the world and then sticking his medical degree up on my wall.