MMA Cross Training Center of Raleigh
There is a new "MMA" school that is getting ready to open not far from me that seems a little strange and has raised some questions due to some of the claims of the instructor. Additionally, after reviewing the website, it appears that this is an MMA gym that is started and run by people who apparently have never fought in an mma competition (or any competition for that matter...as far as I could find).
Here is the site: http://www.mmactc.com/index.htm
A few things that seemed weird to me:
1. They claim to teach at least a dozen different martial arts, but only have 2 instructors.
2. The head instructor claims many black belts, but never mentions who awarded them..
3. They teach a "street mma" class.
4. They teach a "cage fighting class"...that meets 3 times a week for 1 hour. That's 3 hours a week to train for cagefighting.
5. They have a "sport mma" class.
6. They have a "bjj/akido fighting" class.
Anyway...it all just seems strange. Does anyone have any experience w/ this guy?
thank you for posting the additional info.
He says he's got 14 years of bjj experience...
14 years of BJJ? Is that consistent training, several times a week under a legitimate instructor? Or is that "Took a seminar with Royce back in '94, then did some seminars with the Machados over the years?"
Am I wrong to think that under most conditions 14 years of bjj and a black belt would result in at least some Google hit for competing in a tournament? Or any mention of him training bjj for that matter?
Questions about their qualifications aside, I just checked out their pictures and the place looks fucking nice. It's spacious, seems really well equipped and they've got a ring and a cage. So they're certainly not half arseing it in that respect.
Has anyone contacted them (politely)?
It does look very nice, as a striking gym.
Originally Posted by Lu Tze
Did I miss mat space, I didn't see any in their slide show.
No I didn't see any mats either, I just assumed it was half finished.
Check out photo #53. They aren't really hitting those bags. Who would put a bag next to a pole? Check out #62. That's crazy.
They have got to be set up for some type of class.
Anyway...it doesn't look like a facility where you train for an mma fight. Just my opinion. Looks more set up for some cardio-like classes.
Oh...this just in...check out what is right next door and is owned by the same dude.