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Best MMA training centers in USA
So now that you have decided that you are ready to give up a normal life in exchange for one of pain and sacrifice. All you need now is a place to do it, or maybe a place to have "it done to you".
There are so many places these days which advertise themselves as MMA training camps, or similar claims. Truth be told, it's marketing and business. If you knew there was a new hot product that people were out trying to find, and all you had to do was rename your current Karate school to MMA training center, well makes sense financially. Really though, most places out there claiming to be a MMA school are just fooling you, or themselves.
Here are, in no paticular order are some of the real, nitty gritty schools out there who are actively churning out real fighters. Remember these are just a few of the top ones. There are hundreds of great schools out there, they have just yet to make a nam for them selves.
When I set out to put this list together, I figured in certain factors.
1- How active the school has been, as far as having fighters compete.
2- The amount of success generated by the school and the amount of drive there is to push all of the fighters forward.
3- The legacy and the history of the school, and what they have shown to be capable of in the past.
4- Room for growth, and how many up and commers they have,
5- Accessability, many gyms have some great fighters, but that's it just one or two. Usually in a gym like that every one else comes second the member base is simply there just to keep the school alive and there is no real interest in developing new fighters.
- Greg Jacksons MMA
Greg Jackson is the premier MMA coach in the industry he currently house 3 UFC title holders and huge stable of professional fighters. Greg Jackson is widely recognized as the guru of MMA. His school is located in Albaquerque New Mexico
- Xtreme Couture - MMA
Xtreme Couture is top level gym located in Las Vegas Nevada. It houses a stable of talent. At the top of the food chain in the gym is Randy Couture, current UFC heavy Weight champion, also Tyson Griffin, Jay Herion.
- San Jose MMA - American Kickboxing Academy
American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, CA offers world-class mixed-martial arts instruction including kickboxing, jiu jitsu, muay thai. World Champion fighters and instructors. It's home to Jon Fitch and Josh Koscheck, and Mike Swick
- Team Quest Martial Arts
Team Quest has a long standing in the MMA scene churning out champoins over the years, they have two loacations in Oregon and in Southern California. Matt Lindland, Dan Henderson,Terry Sokudju, Jason Miller, and more represent Team Quest
- American Top Team
American Top Team - Premiere Florida MMA, BJJ, Academy, School Mixed Martial Arts. A newer school in the scheme of things but stemming from a prestigious pedigree from Brazil. Many fighters fight out of the school and with great success.
- Throwdown Elite Training Center San Diego - MMA . Gym . Muay Thai . Wrestling . Boxing . Crossfit .
Throwdown Elite Training Center is a new facility making a splash, led by ADCC winner and UFC vet Dean Lister. It also houses UFC new commer Shannon Gugherty and WEC fighter Gregg Mcintyre.
- AMC Kickboxing and Pankration
This is the legendary gym of Matt Hume, it's also where Barnette trains out of as well, there is a history of good fighters coming out of the gym.