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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    what if you have no where good to train?

    What advice do you all have for someone that has no options as far as a good school to train at? Are there other alternatives out there for someone that wants to get good training but either lives too far from any good schools or simply cannot afford it?

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    Then you're out of luck buddy.

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    Work out . Lots of cardio and strength training .















    cheap/free boxing clubs are not un heard of and will rarely lead you astray with some proper research .
    Quote Originally Posted by ghost55 View Post
    Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
    “I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.”
    BILL HICKS,
    1961-1994

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    If their is absolutely nothing near you, I suggest moving to somewhere that does OR buy some instructional DVDs and get one of your buddies to train with.

    Not saying the latter is a great alternative, but check out the reviews section on what instructional DVDs got good reviews, though I strongly recommend moving if you want proper instruction.

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    1a) Find a gym
    1b) Work out
    2) Save up
    3) Move

    1 is optional, but any excuses for 2 or 3 just mean you care about something else more than you care about training.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Get a heavy bag. Buy the Bas Rutten CDs. Watch a **** load of kickboxing instructionals on you tube, then start training the system on the bag. Occasionally video yourself and put it on you tube or here for people to correct your technique. It is not the best way, but it is better than nothing.
    Combatives training log.

    Gezere: paraphrase from Bas Rutten, Never escalate the level of violence in fight you are losing. :D

    Drum thread

    Pavel Tsatsouline: kettlebell workouts give you “cardio without the dishonour of aerobics”.

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    where do you live? maybe somebody on here can help you out.
    "Its not important to be strong, its just important not to be weak."

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    I see that you like BJJ. Why not look around your area for some Judo in the meantime? I know BJJ is usually pretty expensive, so I can see why you'd be frustrated about this.

    A lot of Judo clubs are run out of rec. centers and the like. I live in a large city that has a pretty high cost of living, and I was able to find a Judo Club for a steal compared to BJJ. $35-$60 for Judo vs. $120+ for BJJ around here. And with Judo, you'll be able to still work your ground game in most clubs... Not quite as much as in BJJ, but it's something to keep you training while you save up or look for a job.

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    Honestly the best thing you can do without access to proper instruction right now is train, being in-shape will payoff as soon as you start training.

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Take ballet, and yoga. Run, do pushups, chin ups, and abs until you die.
    Hell, it might even be worth calling the local high school's wrestling coach to see if you can work out with the team.
    If you are surrounded by a bunch of Mcdojo's but no real gym, just visit classes. Meet people, sometimes there are judo or KK black/brown belts lurking there who could be perfect training partners.
    Otherwise, good luck.
    I'm kinda in the same boat, as I might be moving to VT real soon, and I think there's like one boxing gym a half hour drive away, with mma and judo being an hour.


    Oh, and by the way, ballet is so cool because it gets you really really strong, and you learn how to absorb new, strange, unnatural movements very fast.

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