The following are CPAMMA's requirements for competing in each respective discipline.
Some people want to compete as soon as possible. They are looking to find the gym that will put them in the ring/cage so they can feel like a fighter and tell all their friends that they fight. Fortunately, that is not our goal. Our goal is for our students to *win* fights.
Moreover, a number of our previous students have gone on to compete as successful professionals fighting in organizations such as Strikeforce and the Ultimate Fighting Championships. We have had multiple Golden Gloves boxing champions, undefeated Muay Thai fighters, multiple Real Contact Stick Fighters and a very successful Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / Submission Wrestling team. Why? Because we teach to win.
If you want to be part of one of the best teams on the East Coast, look no further. However, don't expect to be rushed into competing. We'll make sure you're ready and we'll do our best to help you win. Here are our requirements for competition:
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu / Submission Wrestling (No-Gi):
- At least 1 semester of consistent training (2-3 times per week) - Instructor Approval
- At least 1 year of consistent boxing only training (2-3 times per week) **If student has been doing "kickboxing" it is expected to take longer until they are ready** - Instructor Approval
Kickboxing (No Elbows or Knees to the Head):
- At least 1 year of consistent training (2-3 times per week) - Blue Arm Band - Instructor Approval
Muay Thai (Elbows, Knees & Kicks to the Head): - Muay Thai & Boxing - At least 2 years of consistent training (3-5 times per week) - Level I Muay Thai Assistant Instructor - Instructor Approval
Mixed Martial Arts: - Blue Belt in BJJ or equivalent (Blue - CSW Rank) - Boxing requirements - Kickboxing requirements - Instructor Approval
Reality Based MMA (Dog Brothers Gatherings): - Heart - Mind - Balls
If you would like to be part of our competitive team please email firstname.lastname@example.org and express your goals and ambitions to us. We'll set you on the right path to being a successful competitor. But be forewarned, nothing is earned without first putting in hard work and dedication to the specific art you want to compete in. If you're looking for the fast track to looking cool, look somewhere else.