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Old 01-14-2010, 01:15 PM   #1
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would you all think learning MMA is beneficial for military purposes?

as the title states...I took a free class yesterday and actually enjoyed it, but the classes are 100.00 for a month...seems kinda salty being that i'm on a budget..but I was just recently accepted into the SERE program for the USAF and I want to have a leg if I can..

I figured I might be learning some combatives while out...but what do you all think? beneficial or nah?
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:34 PM   #2
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Re: would you all think learning MMA is beneficial for military purposes?

I'd ask someone in the SERE program. If you're on base I'd imagine that there's got to be people who practice some form of MMA already in a club type atmosphere.

BTW, $100 depending on the quality of instruction and number of classes available could be a pretty good deal.
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:54 PM   #3
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Re: would you all think learning MMA is beneficial for military purposes?

I am with Matt on the price factor, 100 bucks a month is a sweet deal. But before you move forward on that make sure you understand and have in writing what the 100 covers. As far as MMA being beneficial for the military and anything else, hell yes. Dont look at it as you becoming a fighter, just a better way to round out your skills IMO....good luck to you

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Old 01-14-2010, 07:32 PM   #4
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Re: would you all think learning MMA is beneficial for military purposes?

Learning Jeet Kune Do or Krav Maga or other martial arts geared more towards self-defense/street fighting would be more useful in my opinion.
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:55 PM   #5
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Re: would you all think learning MMA is beneficial for military purposes?

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as the title states...I took a free class yesterday and actually enjoyed it, but the classes are 100.00 for a month...seems kinda salty being that i'm on a budget..but I was just recently accepted into the SERE program for the USAF and I want to have a leg if I can..

I figured I might be learning some combatives while out...but what do you all think? beneficial or nah?
Beneficial as in it (MMA) will assist you with SERE? Or, just make you an all around better person becuase you can defend yourself? Also, what are they teaching you? Is it a combo of Bjj, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling and Judo?
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:08 AM   #6
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Re: would you all think learning MMA is beneficial for military purposes?

learning how to defend oneself has never been detrimental.
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Old 01-15-2010, 09:58 AM   #7
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Re: would you all think learning MMA is beneficial for military purposes?

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Beneficial as in it (MMA) will assist you with SERE? Or, just make you an all around better person becuase you can defend yourself? Also, what are they teaching you? Is it a combo of Bjj, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling and Judo?

I wouldn't think it would help me out w/Sere (as far as I know)...just be a better person overall..i'm not a slouch, but i'm not that guy that looks for brawls either lol..I just would like to know more...I guess i'm answering my own question after seeing what you all have to say lol..

they teach kickboxing, boxing, muay thai, bjj, and wrestling. They have different teachers on different days.
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Old 01-15-2010, 10:01 AM   #8
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Re: would you all think learning MMA is beneficial for military purposes?

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learning how to defend oneself has never been detrimental.
well, maybe...

Pretty bad beat down, so not exactly wfs

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Re: would you all think learning MMA is beneficial for military purposes?

Sean, getting snuck by a headbut and then kicked in the face does not give any reaction for self defense. You're screwed from the word go.
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You're screwed from the word go.
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