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How much do you pay for martial arts training?

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  1. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    So i'm thinking about taking some fighting classes. just to get into better shape and work on hand to hand. i found a place that offeres jeet kun do/muay thai/kali. it's about $150/mo for all of them and you can take them any time you are available. what do you guys think? I really like all 3 of them and i want to focus on the muay thai. but i think the kali would be fun to learn weaponry.
     
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    i was thinking 3-4 times a week. i really want to learn the muay thai. but it would be nice to have the option of going to the other classes. they are each an hour long. and if i went 2 hours a day, 3 times a week. that would be a good workout. i could do 2 classes for $120. and 1 class is $75.
     
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    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    My friends who do MMA pay $100 a month for unlimited time in the gym. Each night of the week focuses on a different aspect (Muay Thai, Boxing, Ground, Conditioning, etc.). They also don't have to pay in months that they have a fight. I would work out there but my mother threatened to stop paying for college if I take anymore formal training in MMA, even just to stay in shape.
     
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    was same for me
    10 bucks a class/day or 100 bucks a month
     
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    Best way to learn to fight is experience. Go to a bar and pretend to be wasted drunk, then find a guy who looks tough and insult his girlfriend/mother or spill a drink on him, whatever it takes to get him to swing at you.
    There you go, an intense workout AND the benefit of learning how to fight through real life experience, all for free :thumbsup:
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    or you get shot
     
  8. get_nick

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    i know how to scrap. i'm not worried about that. i'm going for the physical conditioning aspect also. i would like to get a little more physical with my workouts.

    plus i'm not too fond of having a beer bottle broken on my dome.
     
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    I rented Karate Kid for $3.
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    I absorb the knowledge of my opponents after I've killed them by eating their soul...
     
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    Mom ? Dammit mom ! I told you I wanted my privacy online !

    Damn why do you always have to join my forums
     
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    JKD was NOT a style. My dad, as you know Blanco, studied under Dan Inosanto. I asked my dad if he was gonna teach my little sister JKD, he got so annoyed that I thought it was a style lol then he proceeded to explain it to me while yelling lol


    YouTube - Bruce Lee Concept Lesson (Jeet Kune Do) Part 1

    Back to the topic. Nick, if you aren't that interested in a certain art itself and want a good workout, why not try boxing? You'll get great cardio and you'll learn a decent art.
     
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    There are three new MMA schools that just opened in my area. One is some guy whos a blackbelt in muay thai and BJJ, another is LA boxing which offers a chuck liddel fight school and Pat Miletich just opened a academy by me.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    MMA schools are great for learning how to do some ground and pound as with submissions and some boxing stuff. However they lack dept and cover very little in the sense of self defense. unless your idea of self defense is an all out fight. Too bad in a self defense situation, the last thing you want to do is take a guy to the ground and submit him. This leave you open for a "buddy" to kick you from behind or hit you with a chair or..... You have to remember, just because you can get someone in an arm bar doesn't always make for a great ending. You still have to get up and walk away with out the guy coming back at you. or the buddy factor of getting hit while down. I've trained to counter the attack and do a take down so I'm in a position to easily run away. One good move is called Knee on belly or knee on chest. This lets you maintain control of the guy while being in a position to either sink into a full all out submission causing the guy to pass out or easily get up and run since you're never fully down. 1 knee is across their chest/belly and the other leg is standing up.

    With that being said, ask around to see if (insert school here) does things like katas or forms and if they break them down to individual moves.
    lots of schools wont do this and that means you'll learn how to spell a big word but will never understand what it means.

    I would find a legit martial arts school that does a lot of katas and the application for the katas. I can watch movies like karate kid and pick out different moves hes/shes doing in the background and easily put the application to them. It's like learning how to spell once you have all the letters and understand how they work you can do wonderful things with them.

    Anyways what I pay...

    $25.00 for my yearly membership dues.

    Most schools around here are 80-200 a month. They range from 5 days a week to 2 days a week. from 5-10 hours a week to 1.5 hours a week.

    Last school I looked into (for shits and giggles) was $180.00 a month and had TWO 45 minute classes a week.

    I laughed.
     
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    i dont' think i emphasized this enough. i really really really want to do muay thai. i would like to learn some weaponry though that is tought in the kali. just kind of curious how much everyone pays and what they take.
     
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    Eventually I want to take some MMA, those guys are in phenomenal shape. While I'm not the second coming of Royce Gracie I could always use a good workout
     
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    I've spent some time with weapons and it really never stuck for me. While I like playing with my nunchucks I find it kind of boring to learn something I'll NEVER use.

    as far as self defense goes there's only two weapons you really need to know how to use. Your hands, and a gun.

    I'd rather get pulled over with a gun in the back of my car then my nunchucks.
    I'll only put nunchucks in my car if they're in my gym bag with my karate uniform.
    Even then I don't like to have them.

    I wouldn't mind learning how to use a sword for chits and giggles but I keep reminding myself about how I'll never in my life use one.
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    where's the Ka-Blewy video?
     
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