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    Maybe it's just not offered for women (at least here in the deep south) but I've been having a hard time to find a gym that will seriously let me train for MMA competition. So far the only training I have been getting (on top of previous military training) has been from my boyfriend who regularly competes. In the past, I have loved wrestling and the like from the adrenaline rush I get, along with the exercise.

    Can anyone offer advice?
    Anything that you haven't fought for isn't going to be appreciated. It takes blood, sweat, and a large amount of tears before you appreciate what you have.

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    Where in the South are you? Several female professional mixed martial artists train in Florida. Your bf's gym won't let you train there?

    How serious are you? Is this a way to stay fit, or a career path, or what? If you really want to be a serious fighter, go to local events, even amateur fight nights, and talk to the promoters, cornermen, whoever. If you show enthusiasm, you'll find someone who's happy to train you. I believe you have a military background, too? That should get you some extra points.

    An alternative is to train disciplines individually: take kickboxing classes, and/or jiu-jitsu, judo, whatever, find a wrestling coach, or train at your old school, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WildCard View Post
    Maybe it's just not offered for women (at least here in the deep south) but I've been having a hard time to find a gym that will seriously let me train for MMA competition. So far the only training I have been getting (on top of previous military training) has been from my boyfriend who regularly competes. In the past, I have loved wrestling and the like from the adrenaline rush I get, along with the exercise.

    Can anyone offer advice?
    Any jiu-jitsu class or kickboxing you go to should be both for men and women at least where I'm from women are always welcome even though there are always a lack of them.. I live in canada btw.

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    MMA training is amazing, at my gym my sensei was extremely reserved and only let me train like half the time because i was a woman, but after a while he saw that i was committed and started paying more attention to me and training me like he would a man.

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    I live in the panhandle, and I am looking into signup for training at a local MMA gym. I think some thing should be available close by?

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