The popularity of Mixed Martial Arts is in an all-time high and now, in the ultimate fighting championship you have a women’s division. This is inspiring a lot of women to compete and get started in the mixed martial arts. Just recently, the ultimate fighter 18th casting call had 300 fighters attend the open trial, 50 of them were women. The ultimate fighter 18th season will be compose of men’s team and a women’s team combining for 6 period contracts with the ultimate fighting championship which will begin taping in May. The women will be out to compete in the level that they never been able to compete before and get acceptance that they deserve. So now, with the growth of women’s MMA how do you find the right school to learn mixed martial arts if you’re a woman? The first thing you want to do is make sure you find a qualified school in your area, do research online, check Google and search for women’s mixed martial arts in your town.
Find a qualified school, what I mean with qualified school is, make sure they have minimum level of black belt instructor that can help you. Don’t go to a Brown or a Purple belt, don’t waste your time. Get a black belt instructor and make sure they are IBJJF certified. Also make sure that they have a qualified and certified Muay Thai instructor and also that the instructor has actually fought in MMA or coached MMA at the highest level. A lot of schools open up with guys who have never fought or understand it and they are just coaching based on theory. When you find the school you like, go and check out the school. Check out the environment, see other people, watch the training, how the students are treated and talk to some other women. You want to find a school that has women already involved in the classes whether they are just in the Jiu Jitsu class or they are in the Muay Thai class or they are in the MMA class. You want to make sure they have a consultation where you can go and explain what your goals are, what you want to do with Mixed Martial Arts and how they can help you. Make sure that the school can design a custom program for you to help you reach your goals.
The are many benefits of mixed martial arts especially for women, you’re going to get in shape, you’re going to boost your confidence, you’re going to boost yourself esteem and you’re going to be able to defend yourself. No Martial Art can teach a woman to defend themselves as well as mixed martial arts, you’ll learn how to defend yourself standing, grappling, on the ground, wrestling and pretty much everywhere. So make sure you get started training in mixed martial arts and make sure you watch the ultimate fighter 18 to watch Women’s MMA explode.