Posted On:6/25/2008 2:40pm
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I have no reason to doubt that within 5-10 years, martial arts programs will be commonplace in high schools across the nation, complementing traditional high school sports programs such as football, lacrosse, soccer, etc.
The purpose of this MMA program is NOT to create the next [insert major MMA organization name here] champion. But rather, to simply introduce students to the martial arts, perhaps sparking in them an interest to train in martial arts outside of school, and to also give those students who do train in martial arts a channel, a means through which they can continue to do so in high school. In essence, this program is about offering the students at my high school a unique opportunity to explore the martial arts. Again, while the purpose of this program is not to create the next [insert major MMA organization name here] champion, who knows, perhaps it just may.
At present, the Winchester MMA program is in need of an instructor knowledgeable in the ground game for next fall (e.g. BJJ, Judo, Sambo, submission grappling, etc.). No one in the program has any formal grappling/ground fighting experience. We learn what we can through second-hand informal teaching.
If you know of anyone who may be interested in either hosting a seminar, or teaching part-time, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Winchester, MA 01890). Furthermore, if there are any questions, comments, or concerns regarding this video or the Winchester MMA program, please feel free to contact me at the above listed email address. Thanks!
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Posted On:6/25/2008 2:43pm
Hey, nice post
welcome to the site!
I have a question though: are you a student or an intructor?
I also think that your program might be the only MMA program in the entie nation, but I'm not sure about that.
in any case, welcome to the board.
Portrait of a BJJer as a Young Man
Posted On:6/25/2008 2:45pm
Are you the organizer or owner of Winchester MMA?
Posted On:6/25/2008 2:56pm
I second the statement that you guys are probably the only High School MMA program in the country. A few points of advice.
1. Stay away from the guard slams. It's an easy way to get injured and thus the club receiving a lot of flak. There's a reason why it's not kosher in most grappling circles.
2. You might want to lay off lower body, spine, and neck locks.
3. Get reputable adult instructors ASAP.
Are you guys already an approved club at your High School or are you guys just hoping to do it next year? I know it's hard enough to get a Judo club at High Schools let alone an MMA club.
Posted On:6/25/2008 2:57pm
I saw the video and there are some stand up moves that are good, while others are faulty.
tall asian guy in blue longsleeve is a hell of a good kicker-but he keeps his hands down.
also, what was that move that neutralized the wrestling shoot in 0:52?
Posted On:6/25/2008 3:14pm
Style: Bits and pieces
Who's teaching this class?
Posted On:6/25/2008 3:19pm
it's not a class, it's an after school club like the TKD program we had at my highschool.
Posted On:6/25/2008 4:07pm
Well who is teaching or supervising this group so they don't kill themselves?
Posted On:6/25/2008 4:43pm
I am the program director and assist the instructors when needed.
There are some goods points in this thread. Guard slams, spinal locks, and leglocks (excluding the Achilles compression lock) are not allowed (I have warned program participants regarding guard slams).
I have had five reputable adult instructors, three of whom are regular weekly instructors, come in and teach. Yes, this is a school sanctioned program with three faculty advisers, and yes this program will continue in the fall (Winchester MMA is a two season sport, fall and spring).
The Winchester MMA program meets four times per week for two hours after school for practice. A different instructor teaches each practice and a faculty adviser is also present for every practice. This past spring season, I had two world class instructors, one amateur fighter, and four student instructors.
I hope to expand the program next year to include an accomplished submission specialist/ground fighter/grappler.
Posted On:6/25/2008 4:45pm
Style: Panda Punch
Awesome. Except for all the people jumping guard for no apparent reason. Other than that, awesome. Doesn't look as unorganized as I'd except of a group with no instructors.
Edit: Nevermind, guess you do have instructors. Good stuff anyway, I hope this type of thing becomes more common.
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