There are so many factors to consider when choosing an MMA studio. Studios, like apples, come in such great variety. The idea of finding the right one can be overwhelming. You can search the net or peruse the local phone book and find an overabundance of studios, each promising great teaching and fantastic results. However, like shoes, studios aren’t a one size fits all.
One of the main factors to consider in choosing a studio is being clear about what you expect out of the practice. What are you looking for? Greater skill, formal instruction, body change and increased strength can all be benefits of an MMA regimen, but what is your priority. Once you’ve been able to prioritize, it will narrow your search. Be mindful or success gimmicks and unrealistic promises. There are ‘no short cuts or back doors’ that can substitute for true commitment to the art and to the training involved in MMA.
Another factor to consider is your lifestyle. For many, the studio is not just their place of practice it is their ‘home away from home’. It can be there place of sanctuary and their place of spiritual focus. In searching for a studio, it is imperative that it feels like a place you could be for a long time. Commitment to the practice is requisite. If the studio is a place that you don’t connect with, don’t stay. Additionally, distance and hours of service play great roles in how the gyms location fits in with your lifestyle. If it takes too long to get there or isn’t open when you are available to participate, the studio isn’t for you.
Also of great significance in choosing a location are the instructors. Are they highly qualified? How many years of experience do they have as both instructors and as participants in their sport? Is there a true sense of respect amongst all those in attendance? Is the business legitimate? How are the facilities kept? Are rules and regulations clearly explained and defined for all participants? Are the fees comparable with other studios in the area? Do they offer group and individual instruction? Is the student to instructor ratio appropriate?
These are just a few of the questions to consider.
Choosing an MMA studio can be challenging. Not unlike choosing a car, be certain that you take the time to do the research. Take a few of the free trial classes offered at any of the studios you are considering before committing. Because this is a long-term commitment on your and the studios parts, you want to make sure that it is an excellent fit for you, one you can remain with for the long haul.
Unlimited MMA located in Milpitas, 5 minutes away from San Jose, CA, is offering free trial classes for anybody who is interested in MMA, BJJ or Kickboxing.
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