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Hi guys, help me make a list of the mma gyms here in Singapore.

http://www.jagsport.com/
http://www.bjjsin.com/
http://www.alivesg.com/

Who else?

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cristiano on July 27, 2008 02:21

www.jagsport.com

It is very nice place to train , I just arrived in Singapore and joined to team.

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boptanks on July 27, 2008 18:39

i heard they sambo..do they teach combat sambo??

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kiddo on July 31, 2008 15:11

Yes they do Biggrin

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boptanks on July 31, 2008 22:59

cristiano u've got a private message!!!

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lucif32 on September 23, 2008 02:05

http://www.fightg.com

mmasg are you gonna put this up?

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evolve-mma on November 03, 2008 16:53

Greetings Everyone! This is Chatri with Evolve Mixed Martial Arts, a new MMA gym in Singapore. We look forward to working together with everyone in the MMA community to help promote the sport in Singapore.

Here is our website for more details: http://www.evolve-mma.com

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mmasg on November 05, 2008 17:51

cheers evo

Is alivesg still alive or not? haven't trained in a while, lost contact with the peeps.

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kickboxer on November 05, 2008 18:17

Heard from a buddy of mine that Evolve gym fees very expensive

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evolve-mma on November 15, 2008 05:33

hi kickboxer - thank you for your comment. as they say, there is no free lunch in life! if you want muay thai world champions to teach you, then it will not be the cheapest rate in singapore. yoddecha sityodong and nuengpichit sityodtong just arrived in singapore yesterday. for who all of our instructors are, i would say our prices are reasonable.

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evolve-mma on November 15, 2008 05:33

hi kickboxer - thank you for your comment. as they say, there is no free lunch in life! if you want muay thai world champions to teach you, then it will not be the cheapest rate in singapore. yoddecha sityodong and nuengpichit sityodtong just arrived in singapore yesterday. for who they are, i would say our prices are reasonable.

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tapoutboi on November 19, 2008 23:01

hey is evolvemma open already? the website said late nov or somethin do you know the date?

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tapoutboi on November 19, 2008 23:02

hey is evolvemma open already?

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rix on November 30, 2008 21:51

kickboxer wrote:
Heard from a buddy of mine that Evolve gym fees very expensive

Well, it's value for money. :)Where else in Singapore can you get 18 world class instructors?

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evolve-mma on December 02, 2008 14:08

yes, evolve has been open for over a week. thank you for your support, rix. i agree with your comment. our instructor team has over 300 years of experience, the most in asia by a very large margin. many of our instructors are current or former world champions in muay thai, bjj, and boxing. we are an official renzo gracie school for bjj and an official sityodtong gym for muay thai. just as with any product or service in life, you get what you pay for. if you want to train with the best, it will not be the cheapest.

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rix on December 02, 2008 17:30

Just to make things clear, i am not promoting Evolve bcos i got paid to. I am stating the facts as someone who trained there. Smile I had 3 training sessions thus far with Evolve and the instructors are world class.. me being someone with no coordination don't even know how to throw a punch or kick but the instructors are there telling me patiently to use my hips and go with the flow.

No doubt the fee is high, but it's definitely worth it IMHO.

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JoshMetal on December 03, 2008 23:52

Hey rix, can u be a saint and pm me Evolve's gym fees?

Thanks in advance.

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rix on December 04, 2008 00:06

Josh, why not you go down to Evolve instead? Smile Don't think it'll be right for me to tell you as i am not working for Evolve... haha.. I am training there.. but seriously you should go down, it is definitely worth the trip and the money. If i am not wrong, they have a 30 min trial if you are interested.

For more information you can contact Chatri (evolve-mma)

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JoshMetal on December 04, 2008 00:30

i would rather not find out the obscene gym fees from the horse's mouth himself. LOL.

Good luck with training!

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boptanks on December 08, 2008 19:15

i went there and checked the price.the price is pretty suprising.

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erron on December 16, 2008 10:16

is fightg any good?

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fight123 on December 17, 2008 17:55

hey im new here.. have no martial arts experience as of yet. i am thinking of joining the EVOLVE.
may i know how much is the fees?

and what course should i start with?
street self defence?

or other martial arts like muay thai and wrestling?

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shogun on December 22, 2008 06:20

does in the gym sells any shirts from Punishment or Tapout?
or anywhere in singapore other than Ebay.
anyone can help? thanks~ Smile

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JoshMetal on January 07, 2009 22:34

just found out bout the Evolve fees from a local forum - $250-$300 per mth.

..wow. just wow

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evolve-mma on January 08, 2009 18:44

hi joshmetal

thank you for your posts on evolve. our prices start at $189 per month and up for unlimited classes 7 days a week. membership fees vary, depending on the type of program and duration of membership. if you have any questions, please feel free to drop by the gym. i would be more than happy to help you. thanks once again!

cheers
chatri

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The European on February 04, 2009 00:13

Hello!

My name is Matthias Sieber. I'm teaching martial arts since three years now.

I'm the head instructor at "Sportschule Hamburg" and made it one of the most successful groups in No-Gi Grappling in Germany within one year. We had two fighters participating in this years ADCC European Trials on January 3rd in Stockholm as well.
I fought MMA and I'm preparing for my purple belt in 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu under Eddie Bravo.
I've got also my Instructor license in Kickboxing, Muay Thai and Krav Maga.

I would like to live and work for some time in asia and wonder if a gym in Singapore is interested in working together with me.

Of course there's a lot fight footage. I can also send you a DVD if you're interested.

I hope to get a positive reply.

With kind regards,

Matthias Sieber

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endo on February 17, 2009 21:50

I just went down to Evolve to find out more about the course they offer eg.fightshape/fitness training. Could not find the entrance to the gym till a cleaner showed me the way. I walked in and there was no one at the main counter (nevermind that), 2 guys were sitting at another desk few meters away. One was a Thai and he should be the instructor. I walked up and spoke to the other guy doing something on his laptop and this is how the conversation goes;

Me: Hi, I would like to find out more about your courses.
Evolve: Ok, which course? (he was playing dota on his laptop, he just side glance at me for 1 sec and went back to his game while answering)
Me: Oh the fitness course.
Evolve: Ok what do you want to know bout it? (still playing his damm game)
Me: I want to know what is the course like and the price and what do we do actually?
Evolve: Oh did you visited our website yet? (hands and eyes still on his lappy)
Me: Yes thats why i am here to find out more.(getting disgusted)
Evolve: yeah we have all the info there. (still on his lappy)
Me: ..... (i was like wtf!!! for 5 secs) ermm, i would like to know what is it about this fitness course.
Evolve: Ok why don't you come for the trial, its at 6pm (it was 5.30pm at the moment and for the first time he looked at me with his hands off the laptop for 5 secs and went back to his game)
Me: ok, i would be there but just to observe as i did not bring anything along.
Evolve: ok (i hope he got raped in dota)

I then left the place and returned at 6.15pm. The place was so empty. I do not think there was any trial going on. I stood outside at observe for a while and i then left. It was a total disappointment.

I admit i am new to this field. I only seen it in shows and the net. Wanting to look for a gym to train for fitness, have fun and get to know a few friends but i guess its definitely not this place. I seldom post on the net unless its something really good or something real bad. Let you have the guess.

Anyone have good recommendations?

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kiddo on February 18, 2009 00:22

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evolve-mma on February 18, 2009 00:30

Hi Endo (Xavier Tan)

This is Chatri, Evolve owner and one of its instructors. First of all, please accept my sincere apologies for everything. I am deeply disappointed at what happened to you and I completely agree with you. As a token of our sincerity to make things right, I humbly offer you 1 month of free membership at Evolve. We have a few hundred happy members and I am sure that you will see that it is a great place if you give us another chance. If it is not too much to ask, please come down and ask for me (Chatri) and I will be sure that you are well taken care of. Xavier, I am deeply sorry for your experience and I have reprimanded the person who was not helpful to you. Evolve is one of the top MMA gyms in Asia and we are serious in our commitment to our members.

I do hope that you give us another chance. Thank you once again for your honest feedback. I really appreciate it. At a minimum, it will make us work harder to make Evolve a better place. Thank you once again.

Cheers
Chatri

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boptanks on February 18, 2009 08:10

hi.im in interested training at evolve mma.but im only interested in bjj.just wondering do i need to pay for a package consist of all the courses or can i just pay for bjj?btw im a student.

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kickboxer on February 18, 2009 15:51

Try Budo,the instructor are great.I just met Sul this morning at king george's carpark packing something in his car.

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ahbiah on February 19, 2009 00:00

i will be checking out evolve mma , its my first time taking up MMA as previously i took up Muay thai for around 6 months and dropped it , gym prob. I wonder if MMA is considered safe? cause from what i know is , its very easily to get hurt in MMA as compared to Muay Thai ?

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evolve-mma on February 19, 2009 02:01

I agree with Kickboxer. Xavier, if you do not end up coming to Evolve, then here are my suggestions. Budo is great. Sul, Kon, and Cristiano are excellent instructors for BJJ and you will learn a lot with them. Another top notch school is BXG Fitness for Muay Thai - Joe and Joy are awesome teachers and great people. Fightworks Asia and Fightg are also good from my understanding. Best of luck with your training!

Cheers
Chatri

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endo on February 19, 2009 17:07

Hi Chatri, no worries. I understand and I will not condemn Evolve just because of one person. I will definitely be checking it out again in the near future. Anyway thanks for your offer and also for your recommendations! Thank you!

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mmasg on February 21, 2009 03:18

Thank you for the review endo and props to Chatri for cleaning this up. Was wondering if it's the same person who got a week off for paying "too much" attention to his clients Wink nevermind...

Dota, huh? That's a first... Usually it's a bored salesperson playing minesweeper or cards on Win' 95... new times, huh?... Smile

EDIT: oh, it's not the same dude :o again, nevermind

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FastFurious on February 25, 2009 01:25

hi everyone! ive'd been an MMA practitioner for 6years now, I fought underground for a couple o' years and fought as an amateur but didn't get the break to reach professional because my coaches couldn't take me to that level, if you are a serious fighter and wanna devote your lifestyle for the sport i could definitely say that Evolve has what it takes to take you as far as you could go, maybe even fight in the UFC. I came to the grand opening of Evolve and i was very impressed, the facilities are topnotch (I have trained in so many gyms before and Evolve is beyond compare)not to mention the instructors--real world champions (Renzo---one of the first to fight no-holds-barred in the cage)----BUT---- I was also surprised with the fees and it was a bit disappointing for me, for an average fighter this is not affordable and paying this much doesn't ensure you to be a champion someday. there is more to MMA than brilliant jiu-jitsu or superb muay thai techniques of course there is also good wrestling/judo, take downs and take down defense, ground and pound, escapes etc etc. but the "ONE THING" that any gym in the world could not provide /teach is "HEART", even if you are trained by Randy couture or GSP himself if you do not have the heart or the drive to being a good fighter then all your money goes to waste -my point is in Evolve you get to be starstrucked with the champions u train with but it doesnt give you the guarantee of a belt in your waist specially if you are aspiring to be a "real fighter". I like Evolve but dont take this the wrong way, i think the place is awesome and all but its jus another California fitness--a place of good business and profit, a fitness gym with an MMA cage nothing more(for now).
i have not trained for 6months coz i jus moved here in Singapore, can anyone suggest a good MMA gym to train? maybe an affordable one jus to get back on track and take off the ring rust, if someday there would be MMA tournaments here and the Singapore government allows cagefighting here in Singapore then definitely Evolve will be one of the best gyms to train in.

i hope i did not offend anybody, with all due respect this is jus my point of view. Smile

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mmasg on February 25, 2009 17:56

Hi and welcome! Well, I suggest you check them out 1 by 1 bro, my honey could be your poison and vice-versa Smile

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gabe on February 27, 2009 18:18

Theres going to be an amateur mma tournament on 20th and 21st of March @ Fightworks Asia. check out www.fightworksasia.com.sg for more details.

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FastFurious on February 27, 2009 20:52

This is like signing up for a fight in three weeks notice...
but i would love to fight and am hungry for this Smile

can anyone sponsor the MMA registration fee for me? and if it's not too much to ask, is there a coach out there who could train me and give me some tips or fight footage of probable opponents and let me train in his gym for 3weeks prior to this event? i would be glad to represent your gym for this event if you can help me out, i already have previous fight experiences but has not trained for 6months.. but given my experience i know i can pull through.

please help me out im working from scratch.

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gabe on February 27, 2009 23:29

Zeal wouldnt mind sponsoring fighters for the registration as we have done before previously.

First send us and email with your fight experience,fight record, relevant martial arts background and any fight footage etc and we will see if we can help you out in any ways.

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FastFurious on February 28, 2009 01:41

hi Gabe! thanks for your interest, most of my fights are "underground" --meaning illegal. i have 2 fights amateur, i have some photos but no fight footage because due to the fact that i fought in underground matches video taping the fight is not allowed although i think i can provide a video clip taken from a cellphone, but cannot promise -i'll see what i can do. you gotta understand man that i came to Singapore without any fight gear much more a video footage. another thing is can you refer me to a gym where i could train for 3weeks prior to the event preferably free or inexpensive? i jus need to get my rhythm again. tomorrow i'll contact the organizers of the event and see if i could qualify if all goes well i will let you know. many thanks! let's make it happen.

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FastFurious on February 28, 2009 16:23

hi everyone! i have spoken with the organizers of the Fight Works Asia grappling and MMA tournament 2009, and i was surprised to learn that there is no prize money for the fighters who will participate in this event. i mean i was like "WHAT?!" they want fighters to beat each other up for "FREE"??!! i may not be the authority in MMA but if my memory serves me correct may it be an "amateur" or "professional" fight, fighters must get paid. fighting in MMA is very dangerous, you could walk out of the cage with serious injuries or even disable you for life, you never know what could happen inside the cage whether the referee is present,freak accidents could happen that's why in "REAL" MMA Tournaments it is a golden rule that "THE FIGHTER'S SAFETY COMES FIRST"

Now i understand that this particular Martial art organization (FIGHT WORKS ASIA, yeah i dare mention your name!)is selling tickets at prices s$10 and s$12 and is collecting a registration fee of s$30 for submission grappling and s$50 for amateur MMA now my question is where does that all go? and they missed thinking of those who will really keeps the event alive and possible. i think this is a bunch of bull___t! they wanna profit from fighters who jus wanna showcase their talents, they're taking advantage of amateur fighters and this is not acceptable. Unless this event is an exhibition match where everything is scripted like prowrestling then they could get fighters to perform for free but still even prowrestlers get paid! i am very infuriated and disgusted about this... this type of event and organization gives MMA a bad name. So if im gonna be fighting in this event i may as well go back to fighting underground fights or streetfights at least i get paid. now mt message to those fighters who will participate in this event, i know you are determined and enthusiastic about this and i know how hard you train for this but if you do not know how to take care of yourself in this sport and let organizers take advantage of you then you do not have a future for this sport. Most of us here are fighters and MMA enthusiasts/fans/practitioners coz we love this sport, we are trying to promote this sport in Singapore please do not let some organizations take advantage of us.

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gabe on March 01, 2009 01:06

Hmm...this is weird since when did fighters ever get paid for fighting @ amateur level?!? Not in Singapore.

From my understanding participants get some medal/trophy and every participant walks away with a t-shirt. At least thats where the bulk of entry fees go. The whole list of other stuff include sports tape, procuring of equipment for the tournament(Yes FYI these cost ALOT of money), water supplies, doctor, medical team etc.

Safety issue, The rules of the tournament (no head kicks), mandatory shinpads on top of the usual gloves and cup covers this better than most Amateur tournaments. Any lesser and it would just have been another "All styles martial arts" KICKBOXING tournament. We dont want that do we? Anyway, what does safety got to do with prize money? Insurance is your safest bet, NOT prize money(which realistically speaking, cant amount to much for amateur fighters who have not proven their worth anyway)

Money issue, fighters cant be paid in this legal tournament even @ amateur level because UNLIKE underground fights, there is no big profits from Illegal betting where the organizers can simply take out a little percentage of their fat pockets to pay the fighters.

As for spectatorship its up to the organizers discretion who are using their venue to generate income,remember rent is not free unlike some underground fights in some countries where they can just throw mats in the middle of the streets and get going. They are afterall a Commercial Entity and not a Welfare Society or Sports Association! Heck, I even know of a national sports association that is charging fighters going for the national team selections!

Lastly from what I recall, Fightworks Asia has been one of the few organizations in Singapore who has actually paid local fighters who fight. But of course needless to say, it was prize money for Professional level fighting. The only time some organization paid amateurs, it was becasue they had a big sponsorship backing from a big time shopping mall while this event is really just a small tournament located in the gym.

There has really been no other MMA organization here who has truly promoted the growth of MMA here by giving fighters a chance to showcase their skills in MMA. Hopefully this tournament will serve as a stepping stone for aspiring fighters. If theres any organisation thats willing to pay fighters, please by all means organise the next one! I personally know that FWA would pay the fighters if it was a viable option. They definitely are not out to treat fighters like free prostitutes that you make it sound to be.

My 2cents worth.

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FastFurious on March 01, 2009 14:26

maybe you are right, it is only in Singapore that amateur fighters do not recieve any pay from an event, i am not after the prize money, all i am saying is that a trophy, a t-shirt or a certificate cannot mend a probable lifetime injury, now dont tell me that it might not happen coz such things happen even in the UFC although the percentage is slim it still does happen, put yourself in a fighter's position man, when all you ever wanted is recognition of your hard work in training, is it ok with you to get punched in the face or get kicked,choked or armbarred then walk away with a plastic trophy? not to mention the embarrassment and pain of losing in front of a lot of people (if you do lose) and if you do win don't you feel bad about the other fighter getting beat up and walking away with nothing?, who in the world would like to get inside a cage beat his opponent up or be beaten and walk away with a tshirt and a simple "thank you" would do? have you even fought a real fight before? i reckon you have not coz you do not know how it feels like to risk everything you have trained for and beat the hell out of each other then walk out with a black eye or busted nose or broken bones. with all due respect man, but a metal plastic trophy cannot assure any fighter their future, serious injury is a "big" probability that nobody in this sport should overlook.

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Macaco on March 01, 2009 14:35

hi all! newbie here! i didnt know there's a fight club in Singapore, i am also an MMA Fighter my roots are in grappling BJJ and wrestling. i am improving my striking can you suggest a good boxing gym? i hope we could all be good friends. Smile

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Macaco on March 01, 2009 15:04

to Fast& Furious,

I know how u feel fighting is a different thing it is hard to devote your time to training. in training alone you spend a lot of time and money specially if you do not have a reputable sponsor who will back you all the way and will not cheat you. I am from the U.S. and have fought in underground matches too before i moved up to amateur and pro. i also have encountered events like you have talked about and it is bad for the sport. We are just expats here and it is really surprising to know that amateur fighters here do not recieve any money in signing up for a match but what can we do? I think Mixed Martial Arts is just blooming here in SG and most do not know the real dynamics of MMA that fighters get paid win or lose. My advice to you is let it be and do not join this kinds of event there will be other events that will come your way. I totally agree with you that safety of the fighters is rule number one and serious injuries maybe sustained in the process and can end a career and that a cash prize gives motivation to a fighter. I know you are experienced and smart enough to detect if an event is legit or not. One sign that it is not legit is if they offer fighters a waiver to be signed stating that if there are any serious injuries sustained the organizing body will not be held liable. now is there a contract or waiver issued by the organization like what i have mentioned? if so then as a fighter to another fighter i plead you not to sign up. no point arguing about this with other members because not all of us here are fighters some are just promoters or sponsors and they will never understand what goes through your mind. It is true nobody would like to get punched in the mouth for free. This is not like showbiz wherein cameras could flash on your face while showing what you do best ---of course that we could do for free Smile but our business is Fighting and it's a world full of hurt and you definitely deserve some hard earned cash from that. ciao!

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Hammer on March 01, 2009 15:31

Mr.Macaco there's a good boxing gym called Combat Academy heres the link: http://www.combatacademy.com.sg/

whoah! Fight for free? here in S'pore? it's more like GET YOUR AS_ WHOOOOOPED FOR FREE HAHAHA! unbelievable! ther is nothing free in this world gentlemen and sure dont want my bloody face handed down to me with a stupid smile on it!
PEACE OUT!

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Macaco on March 01, 2009 15:37

thankz Hammer i will check it out Smile

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mmasg on March 01, 2009 15:46

Combat academy doesn't exist anymore, it's called Fight Works Asia Smile

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sweetscience on March 01, 2009 18:01

this goes out to fastfurious.if you were not interested in the money,then why u bitchin and moanin so much? injuries are part and parcel of fight sports and some people just do it cause they wanna fight. People stay in the amateurs to win medals and bring glory to their country. Professionals fight for pride and money.And seriously dude i have never heard of amateurs getting paid to fight. If that was so then my national organization screwed me over! What the hell is wrong with you? You seem like a damn free loader. Honestly if you were that good you would be a sponsored fighter right now. I have been fighting 13 years, had 47 amateur fights and 12 professinal fights. No underground fights unless you count bar brawls. I lost some fights and won most of them and there was no feeling like getting into the ring. I broke my nose 3 times and those times were when i fought professional. im sure the organization conducting the competition are taking necessary precautions for the fighters. And its fair that in return the guys competing are getting t-shirts and if they win they get trophies. For people its a sense of accomplishment and that is good enough. You got to have balls to fight in a ring or a cage. And from my knowledge there is no such thing as amateur or professional underground fights. So please spare me the bullshit!!! A street fight is a street fight....

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gabe on March 01, 2009 21:57

FastFurious wrote:
maybe you are right, it is only in Singapore that amateur fighters do not recieve any pay from an event, i am not after the prize money, all i am saying is that a trophy, a t-shirt or a certificate cannot mend a probable lifetime injury, now dont tell me that it might not happen coz such things happen even in the UFC although the percentage is slim it still does happen, put yourself in a fighter's position man, when all you ever wanted is recognition of your hard work in training, is it ok with you to get punched in the face or get kicked,choked or armbarred then walk away with a plastic trophy? not to mention the embarrassment and pain of losing in front of a lot of people (if you do lose) and if you do win don't you feel bad about the other fighter getting beat up and walking away with nothing?, who in the world would like to get inside a cage beat his opponent up or be beaten and walk away with a tshirt and a simple "thank you" would do? have you even fought a real fight before? i reckon you have not coz you do not know how it feels like to risk everything you have trained for and beat the hell out of each other then walk out with a black eye or busted nose or broken bones. with all due respect man, but a metal plastic trophy cannot assure any fighter their future, serious injury is a "big" probability that nobody in this sport should overlook.

I have fought a couple amateur fights, never got paid. Maybe I was being shortchanged? Who cares. I know i did not deserve to be paid at that point of time. Couple of years down the road maybe? My point is, a couple hundred dollars or even a thousand(lets say there was prize money) WILL NOT be enough to cover a lifetime liability in the event that you get seriously injured or even if you get hospitalized just a couple days.

Point taken?

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