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  • #16
    Damn

    Originally posted by Scott Bolinger
    The down side is not having enough sparring partners.
    Sounds like I need to head up to NE to train with you in the near future. Just need some time and resources.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by ddrive
      Sounds like I need to head up to NE to train with you in the near future. Just need some time and resources.

      That would be allright

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      • #18
        Sounds Good

        Sweet. I should have an opening by this summer to train with you. I'll keep you posted.

        Originally posted by Scott Bolinger
        That would be allright

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        • #19
          I also teach at home part time, it is better for me now as I have a full time job also. But, eventually upon retirement I will open a school and spend the rest of my days teaching. I like the fact that I have complete control over who I take and tell to leave, but is kinda sucks training outdoors all the time.

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          • #20
            I have a well equipped garage. I have loads of weights, a half cage spotter system with a pulley attachment, 2 different striking dummies and numerous punch bags. In a nutshell I can train at the drop of a hat any time I wish, which is a great advantage.

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            • #21
              thats cool
              the way I got my set up is
              I got one room set up for sparring and working the coach mitts
              one room has a full weight set
              then the garage has the baggs, Heavy bag, speed bag, focus ball and a double end bag and we run circuits there
              And then my place is big enough that I also rent out rooms for the serious fighters or for people that just want to come down for a week end training session.

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              • #22
                I am putting together a garage school with some outdoor equipment to round it out.

                The biggest problem I encounter is people looking to "train" with you for free or just looking for a fight club experience. Maybe having a store front attracts people who are more interested in paying for training...

                I am also trying to put together a training group for an art that I am trying to pick up certification in... It's FREE for people to join the group with only 2 stipulations... they gotta join the Association for $75/year and then work to get to some in person training via bringing in the sponsor or some other options... It's allot of drilling and work... I guess people just like thinking about doing stuff like this and then flake out when they see what it takes to get any good.

                end of rant...

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                • #23
                  what kind of competition will you be looking for?

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                  • #24
                    Sorry.. duplicate post.. i cut it sort.
                    Last edited by FightingEdge; 04-23-2007, 07:18 PM. Reason: duplicate

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Scott Bolinger View Post
                      what kind of competition will you be looking for?
                      Competition? I am pretty much not interested in sport martial arts... personally, but I a could put together a training program that would prepare someone to work within the confines of a competitive environment.

                      People fight how they train... if you drill for actual combat... it won't work out to well for you in the ring/cage/mat (not the legal ones anyway). Especially if you have to make a conscious effort to adjust your tools. But, if you make sure to specifically train for a period of time before competing you can train yourself not to take advantage of those good habits developed for combat Not to say that competition lacks elements of combative training... Heck even TKD has excellent characteristics to be admired.

                      I am particularly not interested in training for competition because I have physical limitations and competitive rules pretty much take away the tools (techniques, etc...) I utilize to overcome them. I was a big fan of the first few UFC's before they got so burdened with times and weight classes and stuff... but make no mistake... that isn't combat either... but who really wants to hurt people that are not really your enemies? So given that fact, competition has its applications in developing some pretty important attributes in the confines of its isolation of them.

                      I am not sure who coined this term... Matt Thornton?... but I believe "Combat Athletics" is the best way to describe today's hard core MMA.

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