Coach Muhsin Returns From Guest Trainer Spot At Fairtex Training Camp

Coach Muhsin Corbbrey returns from Thailand today after spending the last month working with Fairtex Training Center‘s MMA fight team.  Coach Muhsin taught Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and the MMA Competition Team classes, working with MMA and Muay Thai Champions in preparation for their upcoming fights OneFC and Abu Dhabi Warriors.

Fairtex MMA groupCoach Muhsin was joined by BJJ Superstar DJ Jackson as they worked with some of the top athletes in South East Asia.  These athletes include 2 division OneFC Muay Thai Champion and undefeated MMA fighter Stamp Fairtex, hard hitting OneFC superstar Mark Abelardo, undefeated OneFC contender Denice Zamboanga, and Abu Dhabi Warriors top contenders James Bishop and Priya Sharma.  All of these athletes have extremely bright futures ahead of them!

Muhsin also coached BJJ athletes of all levels while in Thailand.

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Muhsin Corbbrey is a pro MMA, Boxing & Muay Thai competitor with 55 professional fights.  He is a Black Belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Master Lloyd Irvin, a Judo and Japanese Jiu Jitsu Black Belt and a certified instructor(Kru) in Muay Thai under Muay Thai Legend Manu Ntoh. Muhsin has competed at the highest level of combat sports with fights in WEC, Glory Kickboxing, Elite XC, Titan FC, Kunlun Fights, Martial Combat and more.

For more information about how you can train with Coach Muhsin at his Academy in Savannah, Georgia CLICK HERE!

What Should You Look For When Trying To Choose A Martial Arts School?

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With the amazing growth of MMA it seems like Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and MMA schools are popping up on every corner. With extreme growth, very often, the product becomes watered down. So called experts, looking to make a quick buck, have attempted to capitalize on the popularity of Mixed Martial Arts. Every day it seems that another fraud is exposed for trying to con the public with a fake resume and fabricated accomplishments.

Do your homework before choosing an academy and entrusting an instructor to lead you on your martial arts journey. Here are a few things that you should look for when choosing an academy:

1. Does the head coach of the academy you are looking at “walk the walk”?

A lot of instructors out there love to talk the talk but how many actually walk the walk? How can an instructor prepare you for BJJ, MMA or Kickboxing competition if they have never been through the rigors of a training camp? If an instructor has never had to overcome the nerves and stress that every competitor deals with, how can he/she help you push through and become a winner? If a coach has no idea what it takes to be a champion, he is going to have a hard time instilling the qualities of a champion in his/her students.

2.  Does the instructor produce successful students?

Results speak for themselves. Does the instructor create champions or does he consistently make excuses for why his students don’t succeed. If an instructor consistently produces top level competitors then he is probably doing something right.

3. Does the academy have a high attrition rate?

If you walk into an academy and you only see lower rank students there may be something wrong. Conversely, if you see a mat filled with white, blue, purple, brown and black belts you can assume that the instructor has invested a lot of time in helping his students grow into successful martial artists. If the academy has a high attrition rate and very few students stick around to reach the upper ranks, that is a sure sign that something is wrong.

4. Is the instructor and his students upstanding members of the community?

Martial arts are much more than being successful in competition. It should also be the goal of an instructor to produce upstanding individuals. The qualities of a champion include discipline, a never give up attitude and a work ethic that is unrivaled but a martial artist should caring and focused while also having a strong sense of ethics. If an academy is filled with criminals and bullies you should run the other way.

5. Does the instructor train with his/her students?

If you observe a class at an academy and the coach refuses to get on the mat and train with his students, that is a huge red flag. How can an instructor motivate his students to push hard through tough training if he is always sitting on the sidelines? A coach should lead by example.

6. Has the instructor changed associations multiple times but demands loyalty from his/her students?

I’ve personally witnessed instructors that have received every belt rank, from white to black, from different instructors. Every time you look up these instructors are flying a different associations flag. It is these same instructors that demand loyalty from their students. There is something to be said about going from white belt to black belt under one instructor and focusing on a style and training philosophy until you reach a black belt level. You never truly learn a system without loyalty, dedication and focus. It’s hard to truly learn an art if you change instructors like underwear.

These simple steps can help you find a great academy and help you have an awesome martial arts journey. I hope you find an academy that helps you reach all of your martial arts goals!

Good luck!!

Coach Muhsin Corbbrey

Champions Training Center’s Josh Blyden Signs To Fight In Bellator!!!

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Champions Training Center’s Josh Blyden will be stepping up to the big leagues on March 3rd as he headlines a Bellator event at the World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Josh is by far one of the hardest workers in the gym and he is proof that hard work pays off.

When Josh walked into the doors of Champions Training Center he weighed close to 250 pounds and was simply looking for a fun way to get in shape. Josh signed up for Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai and started his martial arts journey.

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As Josh’s weight came down, his skills increased and he soon started participating in Jiu Jitsu tournaments and prepared to make his amateur MMA debut. Josh had an amazing amateur career winning titles and being voted fighter of the year in 2013. In 2014 Josh burst onto the Pro MMA scene with a 1st round TKO finish over a much more experienced opponent. After winning his first pro title, Josh is currently the #2 ranked featherweight fighter in the state of Georgia.

On March 3rd Josh plans to show that he is one of the most talented fighters in the country with a big win in one of the biggest MMA organizations in the world.

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Follow Josh on Twitter at @joshblyden, on instagram at @joshblyden_145 and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/josh.blyden.

For more information on how you can train at one of the top gyms in the nation CLICK HERE or call 913.788.1946.

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