These days there are lot’s of martial art gyms to train at, and the amount to chose from are constantly increasing. It can be a difficult and confusing task to pick one thats right for you, especially when you have no idea what to look for. It’s important to know a few things before you commit to a membership contract at an MMA gym.
1. Know what martial art you want to study.
It’s very important to know which martial art you want to practice. It’s also important to understand that “UFC” isn’t a martial art and that MMA is a mix of many. Mixed Martial Arts can include every martial art, but is typically a combination of boxing, muay thai, and jiu jitsu.
2. Find out what each Gym offers.
If you want to start boxing, it should be common sense that the gym you train at should offer boxing. If you want to train MMA, you should look for the key martial arts you want to learn as well as the MMA classes. The MMA classes will teach you how to combine them.
3. Do the classes fit in your budget?
When training in any form of martial art you’re going to have to purchase some of your own gear on top of paying for your classes. It’s important to keep this in mind especially when a lot of gyms have contracts. Shop around for the gym that will best fit your budget- you don’t have to break the bank to train.
4. Take Advantage of free trials.
Most gyms should offer a free trial of some sort to new members. Once you have narrowed your choices down to a few gyms, take advantage of their free trial passes before committing to a specific gym. This will allow you to experience each gym’s individual training regimen and style. You will also get to meet all of the instructors and decide which ones you like best.
If you keep these four things in mind during your search you will be able to make an educated decision when choosing the right gym for you.