Why? Because you are bombarded with misleading information on which martial arts school is best.
From super low prices and high pressure sales – to unqualified instructors and near worthless teaching methods – how do you ever find a qualified, competent, professional school?
You’ll start by reading this consumer guide. In this fact filled booklet you’ll discover how to avoid 4 Martial Arts rip offs, 8 mistakes to avoid when choosing a martial arts school and the importance of value and price.
RIP-OFF #1: UNBELIEVABLY LOW PRICE. To some degree, all of us are attracted by low price because we want to work within a budget. But some martial arts schools use price as the bait for their lack of credentials and teaching experience.
RIP-OFF #2: UNSUPPORTED CLAIMS. “THIS MARTIAL ARTS TRAINING METHOD IS BEST”. When they don’t have the experience to back up there claim. How can you teach MMA if you have never fought or coached anyone at the highest level. They are not going to be able to take little Johnny to the next level without having taken someone or been there themselves.
RIP-OFF #3: OUTDATED BELIEFS. Since the UFC has come along, it is proven that some martial arts styles just do not work in fighting situations. Obviously each school will be biased towards their own methods. And each method does have advantages. So I suggest you look at what methods are being used in the UFC by trained professionals.
RIP-OFF #4: UNPROFESSIONAL FACILITIES. If you show up and the place isn’t clean, then the training are is not safe. You also need to look and make sure they offer the training equipment that you will need to get the most out of your training. Examples: Thai pads, weights, jump ropes, quality mat surface, cage or ring and punching bags. How can you improve by punching the air?
Six costly misconceptions about Martial Arts Schools
MISCONCEPTION #1: You need to be in shape to start training. This is not true if the school has a beginner program. A beginner program is designed to get you in shape and teach you the techniques you will need to get you to the next level of your training.
MISCONCEPTION #2: You need to want to be a professional fighter to start training. This is not true, most of my students are average people just looking to get in shape and learn a new skill.
MISCONCEPTION #3. One method of training is as good as the other. Don’t look for a method based on theory. You want to look for a martial art that has been proven to work. This is how the UFC started, they pitted all of the martial arts against each other and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu came out as the clear winner. In stand up martial arts, you can not deny how effective Muay Thai is.
MISCONCEPTION #4. Having the right training equipment is all a school need to train students. A school needs qualified instructors that have the skills to train a student in the correct way, as well as a curriculum that caters to all skill levels.
MISCONCEPTION #5: The school that offers the lowest price is the school that you should join. You need to evaluate price versus the value that you will receive. Make sure you check out the facility, instructor credentials and class schedule.
MISCONCEPTION #6: Any honest martial arts school should be able to give you the exact price over the phone. A good Martial Arts school should have options based on what the are looking for. This would make it very hard to give you a price over the phone without first doing a consultation to see how they can help you out. students
Which Martial Art is Best For You
At the end of the day, all that matters is that you find the martial art that is best for you. Make sure you look for a martial art that interests you and you think would be fun. But you want to make sure that its also the most effective martial art.
The Most Effective Stand Up Martial Art is Muay Thai.
The Most Effective Ground Martial Art is Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
The Most Well Rounded Martial Art is Mixed Martial Arts.
7 mistakes to avoid when choosing a martial arts school
Mistake #1: Choosing a martial arts school based on equipment alone. No question your martial arts school needs first rate equipment, but it also needs highly qualified instruction. Many schools have great equipment but they don’t have the expertise of a highly qualified instructor. Make sure to ask for their Black Belt certificate and who gave them their Black Belt rank.
Mistake #2: Choosing a martial arts school based on low price. Lowest price without good instruction is a recipe for disaster. Qualified instruction isn’t usually the cheapest option.
Mistake #3: Choosing a school based on a single telephone call. Instead you want to tour the facility and see all that they have to offer.
Mistake #4: Choosing a school without a Money Back Offer. In my view every school should be fully accountable for their instruction and if you don’t feel that you improved you shouldn’t have to pay for it. Not all schools offer a guarantee. Make sure to ask the school if they offer a money back guarantee.
Mistake #5: Choosing a school without getting testimonials from their students. Any school can say how great they are, but it matters most what their students think about them and the results that they get from training their.
Mistake #6: Choosing a Martial Arts school that doesn’t have a certified Black Belt Instructor. With the popularity of martial arts and mma, you have schools popping up everywhere with unqualified instructors. This is one of the worst ways to get started in martial arts. Make sure the school is run by a certified Black Belt.
Mistake #7: Choosing a Martial Arts School that doesn’t use the most up to date cleaning methods. Most schools don’t even know how to properly clean their mats and training equipment. Make sure they are at least using the top of the line anti-bacterial and anti-fungal methods. Most schools are too cheap to buy the really good cleaning products.
The importance of value and price
(Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.)
When you select a martial arts school, you will choose from a wide variety of options.
If you join the cheapest martial arts school their is no question that you will get “some” training. But will you get the expert training that you deserve with a lot of class times to choose from?
On the other hand - If you want to learned from a qualified instructor who will guide you to your Black Belt and give you years of qualified instruction – Then you need to make sure you are joining the best martial arts school. This means that you have to commit to training 2-3 times per week in skilled and qualified program.
Why you want a clean, safe school.
Most martial arts schools are just disgusting! At Travis Lutter Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu we have our schools cleaned by qualified cleaning company to provide you the safest and cleanest training environment. We use state of the are cleaners to keep the mats clean and free from disgusting germs. We pride ourselves on having a martial arts school that doesn’t smell and look like a mess.
100% no-risk guarantee
We want you to be super-pleased — in fact, absolutely delighted with every class that you attend and with what you are learning. So your membership comes with our iron-clad, risk-free guarantee. What does this mean? Simply this: If you are not happy with the level of instruction of classes we will work to fix your situation. And if you still aren’t pleased, you pay nothing. Not one cent. Most martial arts schools do not guarantee their programs — but we feel nothing is more important than your complete and total satisfaction. We stand behind our martial arts school and our programs 100%. If you ever have any questions or concerns about our school or programs, please call us right away.
The mindset you have while training Jiu-Jitsu is crucial to success in the sport. I personally think that you should train to develop the game that works to your strengths. I believe a complete understanding of basics is very essential to success in your training. Once you understand the basics and begin to develop your Jiu-Jitsu game I think you should concentrate on one technique in particular. By concentrating on one technique for a month or so you will develop that part more completely. We have all heard the saying don’t fear the man that did 10,000 different kicks fear the man that did one kick 10,000 times. I think you should spend hours and hours, even a whole month simply drilling that particular technique. If you are the best in the world at one technique, then you do not need 50 different techniques to submit your opponent, just that one. Concentrating on one particular thing gives you the opportunity to master that position or submission. It doesn’t matter if it is Jiu-Jitsu or MMA, arm bar or double leg, the hours you put into each technique are what make your game plan strong and transform you into a tough competitor.
The next thing that I feel is important to advancing your training is to write everything down when you are done with class. If you just sit on the edge of the mat with a notebook and write everything down that you just learned. Writing the mistakes you had while grappling, the instruction from class, anything that you experienced on the mat that worked or did not. Not only can you refer back to the journal for questions you have, but writing it down helps you to remember the information and recall it easier in the future. You can more easily be conscience of problems and strengths in your Jiu-Jitsu or MMA game by doing this. There by improving at a faster pace then you previously anticipated.
I have designed a beginner program so that when you start training at my gym we will work with whatever ﬁtness level that you are currently at. You just need to come in the shape that you are in currently. If you wait come in and another year goes by or maybe not a year but a month. The best thing to do is not wait till you are in shape you just need to literary let’s start now. I will help you to get in shape in my beginner class. That way you can start training immediately.
This is a huge beneﬁt for you, you’re not wasting time, you get in shape while learning a new skill. You might as well get in shape as you are learning the skills that you wish to gain from your new sport you have chosen whether it is BJJMMA or Muay Thai. As you get in better shape, and your skills are gonna to be improving that way everything is gonna come together naturally. So deﬁnitely do not wait to start training I really can’t emphise that enough.
Start today not next week, run don’t walk to your phone and call right now to set up your intro class. You need to start training immediately, you need a sense of urgency! You are never going to accomplish your goals unless you start training now. The time isn’t next year, the time isn’t 10 years from now people, don’t wait until you have time, make time now. Life never gets an easier if it is important to you start now.
If you have the desire to learn martial arts whether it’s MMA, Jiu Jiutsu, Muay Thai whatever that martial arts is you need to jump in it now.
You don’t want to wait until you are 80 years old and say to yourself I wish I would have done whatever is it that you wish you would have done. Take the time now to develop who you want to become!!
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No! Absolutely not. When you come into my school, you do not need to be shape in amazing shape, it’s helpful but not required.
I have designed a beginner program so that when you start training at my gym we will work with whatever ﬁtness level that you are currently at. You just need to come in the shape that you are in currently. If you wait come in and another year goes by or maybe not a year but a month. The best thing to do is not wait till you are in shape you just need to literary let’s start now. I will help you to get in shape in my beginner class. That way you can start training immediately. This is a huge beneﬁt for you, you’re not wasting time, you get in shape while learning a new skill. You might as well get in shape as you are learning the skills that you wish to gain from your new sport you have chosen wether it is BJJ MMA or Muay Thai. As you get in better shape, and your skills are gonna to be improving that way everything is gonna come together naturally. So deﬁnitely do not wait to start training I really can’t emphise that enough. Start today not next week, run don’t walk to your phone and call right now to set up your intro class. You need to start training immediately, you need a sense of urgency! You are never going to accomplish your goals unless you start training now. The time isn’t next year, the time isn’t 10 years from now people, don’t wait until you have time, make time now. Life never gets an easier if it is important to you start now. If you have the desire to learn martial arts whether it’s MMA, Jiu Jiutsu, Muay Thai whatever that martial arts is you need to jump in it now. You don’t want to wait until you are 80 years old and say to yourself I wish I would have done whatever is it that you wish you would have done. Take the time now to develop who you want to become!!