How To Evaluate Top MMA Schools

You were born and grew up in Temecula, about halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles, a nice enough city but too small for your tastes. Finishing high school You just couldn’t wait to get out, so when you were accepted at the University of San Diego, you were excited.

Last year of high school, you and a couple of buddies did some casual mixed martial arts training at a small gym near your school but it wasn’t very good, not that any of you were really all that dedicated. Now you’re looking forward to investigating some of the top MMA schools San Diego has to offer. Your older brother moved to San Diego a few years ago and said he could hook you up with some great San Diego boxing classes, but you have your eye on a career, even just an amateur career, in mixed martial arts.

## Top MMA schools ought to offer instruction for all levels of skill

You want to find a gym that can take you all the way. You want to be able to find trainers and instructors with whom you can develop good working relationships. You want to start with a gym that offers top notch beginner instruction but which can be your gym throughout your career.

## Learn multiple disciplines independently

Top mixed martial arts schools should offer discrete instruction in Boxing, Wrestling, Jiu Jitsu, and Muay Thai Kickboxing. A student who shows particular promise or aptitude in one of these disciplines should know that he is not going to be limited by a trainer who is a generalist and is going to be able to make the most of his abilities.

## Learn MMA as an integrated discipline

Most importantly a good MMA gym ought to have instructors who can illustrate how all the pieces fit together. Knowing multiple disciplines is certainly valuable but understanding how to integrate them effectively, for an MMA fighter, is priceless.

## The top MMA schools are also fight gyms

You will find that the top MMA schools are also fight gyms. You would expect as much too. A great gym will produce amateur and professional fighters who will need a place to train even if they are beyond needing further instruction. The benefit of learning at a fight gym is that you are exposed to talented individuals who are living the dream.

If you live in San Diego and you want to find a great gym simply Google “San Diego MMA” and start evaluating the sites that come up. It won’t be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff and find a school that will truly be able to launch you on your MMA career.

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