Most people at our gym have no desire to fight or compete. They want to get fit, learn self defense, they like the atmosphere & think treadmills and weights are boring. These people are the lifeblood of SCMMA.
We also get people who show up and tell us right away that they want to fight. These people usually like the IDEA of fighting but don't have what it takes to put in the work that fighting takes. We also get fighters from other places message us a few weeks before events and ask if we can train them. No. It's too late.
If YOU want to fight, here are the rules, which apply to all fighters, no matter how experienced they are.
There is no set timeline for "how long until I can fight". Each fighter's timeline is different depending on their previous athletic and combat sport experience, fitness level, ability to learn new techniques and time spent training
Fighters do not book their own fights. If there is an event you would like to compete on, discuss it with me to see if we can make it work. If a promoter contacts you directly, refer them to me.
You will not be booked to fight if you are not training regularly. You cannot book a fight and then start training. When promoters approach me about an event I approach people who are already in the gym training. "Fight Camp" is for developing game plan, implementing strategies, drilling and sparring specific situations and implementing a periodized program for peaking and tapering at the right time.
Fighters train in regular classes, with non competitive gym members. Coaches will not dedicate time to private or small group training sessions for athletes who are not putting in fundamental work. Training in fundamental classes is mandatory to keep a baseline level of fitness, build and reinforce fundamental skills, identifyi and worki with other members who may have aspirations to fight and to developi gym camaraderie and support for competitive fighters from gym members. You are not too good to work on basics.
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