Whether you’re a newbie or returning to martial arts or even a dedicated martial artist looking for a new school, it can be a little arduous choosing a location.
Choosing a combat sports gym or martial arts school shouldn’t be stressful. This should be an exciting time as you have chosen to challenge yourself to learn something new and exciting and to get in great shape in the process.
Often people overthink the choice or get hung up on the wrong things when researching places to train. Don’t let yourself get overwhelmed. You should definitely use caution and be sure you feel you’re setting yourself up to receive the best possible instruction and training.
Don’t chase big names or clout in the business, it can hamper your ability to get started and can sometimes blind you from finding a quality gym to meet your martial arts and fitness needs. This is especially true for those who wish to train and learn just for their own passion and interest. Also, to get in great shape while learning martial arts. Not all teams, gyms, and coaches are built the same. It’s important to find the culture that best fits your goals.
First decide exactly which martial art or combat sport you are interested in. For example here are the instructional classes we have currently at Rad Muay Thai.
Most schools will have a primary focus, for example our school’s primary focus is Muay Thai. However, we have kickboxing, BJJ and strength training.
Martial Arts schools will usually offer a free pass to try one of their classes. If you are nervous about jumping into a class right off the bat, visit the studio and observe the class you are interested in. Martial Arts studios will usually have an area where you can watch the class. That way you can get an idea of how classes are structured and an idea on what to expect if you decide to try a class.
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I am Rad Durousseau, the owner and head instructor of Rad Muay Thai Fitness Center in Aurora Colorado. I love to share whatever I can to help whomever I can to grow through training in what I call Martial Athletics. I use functional strength training and conditioning to strengthen my martial arts and I use martial arts to compliment my S&C training in an effort to create a complete Martial Athlete and next level human being.