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What's this have to do with ATT?
Is MMA no longer the saviour of martial arts? Who's gonna step up?
So it's been a couple of months. Anyone have any updates as to how this program is going?
My school is now a ATT certified school and has been teaching the classes since the new year began.
Originally Posted by MaverickZ
How's it been working for you?
Originally Posted by E-Van
Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
How is it? What have you learned so far?
Originally Posted by E-Van
There was also a question of what is an "affiliate" and what isn't earlier.
Originally Posted by Wolf
But your school is an official affiliate, right? What does that get you?
On the schedule I clicked on the ATT MMA link and got to some paragraphs that had this on them: "UMA is an official affiliate of American Top Team and teaches it's Level 1 program towards certification."
How does that work?
Last edited by MaverickZ; 4/16/2008 2:07pm at .
Well let me start by saying that there are alot of things that were great about this school before we had MMA classes. When I was looking for a place to train there was only one mma school in the area, and I didnt care for it to much. This school has always had full contact sparring. When I say full contact sparring.. I mean just that. Think kyokushin WITH punches to the face. I have never seen a tma that placed more emphasis on what works. The people here bang, and we have lost buisness because of this. Most mothers take one look at our adult sparring class (yes we have full contact sparring classes 4 days a week GASP!) and they send there son jhonny to the TKD school up the block.
Originally Posted by Pandinha
That being said, this seemed a natuaral buisness decision for us. I dont think any of us hold any illusions over the training our instructors received at ATT. For gods sake, no one is going to train a cage fighter with three weeks of instruction.
I did think it was a little funny when I saw everyone start the new classes with all of there prety and new ATT t-shirts, but whatever. MMA is a fashion now, dont think its not for one second.
Overall, the classes are alot of conditioning, wich is always great, and alot of good basics. And by basics I dont mean.. "this is how you sprawl' like I thought it would be. More like.. 'This is how you sprawl, and while you do that... use your three basic hand locks, and this is how you fight for underhooks while sprawling,... and now heres how you turn that sprawl defense into a reversal offense..'
Larry St Clair and one of his Shooto students went to this thing not too long ago, and Larry got invited to go back and train with Din Thomas afterwards. There's supposed to be a ATT curriculum class opening up this month, rather than him inserting it into the existing Vale Tudo class(which I haven't been to in forever)
That would be here?
Originally Posted by selfcritical
Can I ask:
what benefit do you think, apart from usage of the ATT name and logo, would a school with an existing MMA program attain from this program?
If they have a wonderfull MMA program already? Nothing.
Originally Posted by aardvarks
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