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shinbushi
10/27/2006 5:27pm,
Mcdojo producers NAPMA (http://www.napma.com/) have come out with a new add on program

NAPMA President Rob Colasanti is pleased to announce that the first installment of NAPMA's new Edge Mixed Martial Arts Program appears in the November package. The program is free to all NAPMA members and will include a series of 12 NAPMA Innovations DVD segments and matching Black Belt Teaching Mini-Reports from Terry Riggs, NAPMA member and MMA school owner. Mark Graden, NAPMA's director of martial arts curriculum, originated the concept for the Edge MMA program, and is spearheading the project to bring the curriculum to the NAPMA membership.

Colasanti emphasized that the Edge MMA Program is an "added-value" member benefit; it does not replace any content in the Professional Package. NAPMA members receive it exclusively at no additional charge just as members were given EZ-Defense, Cardio-Karate, Little Ninjas and other programs in the past.

"I want to remind all NAPMA members that NAPMA is not a franchise system or licensing company, but an information provider. You can use the Edge MMA Program in whatever form fits your school's current curriculum," added Colasanti. "If you don't like it, then don't use it. It costs you nothing.

"NAPMA has been successful and so has many of its members because we always strive to provide curriculum materials that are very flexible and can be integrated into a broad range of arts, styles and schools. The Edge MMA Program can enhance your regular classes as well as your upgrade programs, such as Black Belt Club, Master's Club and beyond. The MMA program can also be a standalone profit generator.
More info (http://www.napma.com/page.cfm/2,0,0,0,0,165115,0,0.html)
Yor knew it was coming.

Captain Spaulding
10/27/2006 6:20pm,
How long before the ATA jumps all over this?

"We have an XMA program. It's full of fun martial arts-based acrobatics that you can use to impress girls and skinny myspace teenagers. And if you don't like that, we have an MMA program to teach you to fight like in the UFC. Chicks dig scars."

HonkyTonkMan
10/27/2006 6:51pm,
ATA probably wont. They think MMA is beneath them.

I could be wrong because two TKD schools in my area have added MMA to their curriculum.
BTW...their MMA teachers? Have NO ground training, TKD training only.

Deadbolt
10/27/2006 7:37pm,
Here in lays the real problem with Martial Arts today

N oxiously
A dvertised (&)
P asturised
M artial
A rts

When i rang up to ask about NAPMA all the guy could tell me was he ownes 11 houses all thanks to martial arts and he also said and i quote " You've only got them for 2 years get as much money as you can out of them"

Fucker !

Lower than a snakes belly

shinbushi
10/27/2006 8:11pm,
ATA probably wont. They think MMA is beneath them.


From my earlier quote:


"If you don't like it, then don't use it. It costs you nothing.

"NAPMA has been successful and so has many of its members because we always strive to provide curriculum materials that are very flexible and can be integrated into a broad range of arts, styles and schools. The Edge MMA Program can enhance your regular classes as well as your upgrade programs, such as Black Belt Club, Master's Club and beyond. The MMA program can also be a standalone profit generator.

Meaning you may not like it but it will rake you in $$$

Ke?poFist
10/27/2006 10:10pm,
ATA probably wont. They think MMA is beneath them.

I could be wrong because two TKD schools in my area have added MMA to their curriculum.
BTW...their MMA teachers? Have NO ground training, TKD training only.

I have a friend who took TKD. Last time we fought was a few years ago when it was strictly brown belt Kempo vs orange belt TKD. Now his school has added an MMA program and brought in I think a BJJ purple to help run it. The TKD has become a bit sidelined and is more geared for the kiddies, while they appeal to the adults with the MMA.

Last I spoke to him he wants to come down to one of my throwdowns with a few of his guys and see what's up now 4 years later }:-)

HonkyTonkMan
10/28/2006 7:13am,
I have a friend who took TKD. Last time we fought was a few years ago when it was strictly brown belt Kempo vs orange belt TKD. Now his school has added an MMA program and brought in I think a BJJ purple to help run it. The TKD has become a bit sidelined and is more geared for the kiddies, while they appeal to the adults with the MMA.

Last I spoke to him he wants to come down to one of my throwdowns with a few of his guys and see what's up now 4 years later }:-)

I think its great that they actually brought in someone with some ground skills. My point was that around here the TKD schools that teach MMA only have TKD guys teaching it. They arent MMA teachers..they are TKD teachers.

Of ocurse you may have already gotten this point and I am being an ass.

Nosurrender
10/28/2006 10:19am,
You have to learn at least two martial arts first before you start mixing. MMA is a useless combination of letters and there should be a new word for the idea it is meant to express.

Nosurrender
10/28/2006 10:23am,
I could be wrong because two TKD schools in my area have added MMA to their curriculum.
BTW...their MMA teachers? Have NO ground training, TKD training only.

They probably just want to teach how to use Tae Kwon Do techniques against other styles which is not a bad thing at all, in fact it is better than learning to fight against only kicks and punches. But still not MMA.

kiaiki
10/28/2006 10:28am,
Why do you need a BJJ guy to reinforce TKD? Surely any mix will do for the loose box of tricks called MMA:

Or do these MMA guys now only allow certain MA or techs in the mix?

It's a funny world. Maybe it's time to invent a new string of letters:

MAHATMA: 'Martial Art Hating All Traditional Martial Arts'

OR

MAMA: Martial Arts Meaninglessly Aggregated or Money Acquisition Martial Arts.

I'm going off to take another of my pills - the Doc said I mustn't go on the internet without Lithium, but I couldn't find her so I gues I'll take the usual Mixed Medication for Anger. ;)

Nosurrender
10/28/2006 10:32am,
You may be wrong here. TKD has had grappling in it all along. It was hidden in the Kata.

It's hidden even better in competition then.

Shouldn't the rest of this thread go to the "your style sucks" forum? Looks like it's devolving. Someone save it.

huge
11/06/2006 6:58pm,
Why do you need a BJJ guy to reinforce TKD? Surely any mix will do for the loose box of tricks called MMA:

Or do these MMA guys now only allow certain MA or techs in the mix?



Who said they did? There was a post earlier about bringing in a BJJ purple to help with the ground game. I don't recall reading any posts that said anything like:

"Thank god they brought in a BJJer. Anything else in MMA is teh useless!"

People were happy that they brought in someone who was reasonably qualified to teach grappling.

Work on your reading comprehension, so others don't have to hold your hand on the internet.

Blue Negation
11/06/2006 10:06pm,
BJJ is also the most complimentary of typical MMA arts to TKD because they deal with entirely different combat phases.

hoodedmonk
11/07/2006 1:19am,
I have trained with a purple belt in bjj it was the first time I have ever been worked by a man 15 lbs lighter then me. he traines under pedro sauer. alot of respect for those guys!(I come from a wrestling background with some submission training just for the record)

HonkyTonkMan
11/07/2006 6:36am,
They probably just want to teach how to use Tae Kwon Do techniques against other styles which is not a bad thing at all, in fact it is better than learning to fight against only kicks and punches. But still not MMA.



Ummmm ..no...they are wanting more money from people. If someone doesnt want to take TKD they will jump on the hot thing which is MMA.

TKD School + MMA Class with NO Qualified Instructors = Money Making Gimmick.

HonkyTonkMan
11/07/2006 6:38am,
BJJ is also the most complimentary of typical MMA arts to TKD because they deal with entirely different combat phases.

My thoughts exactly.