Florida is well known for its sandy beaches, sunny weather, and plenty of physical activities and attractions to keep you busy. It isnt suprising to find out that florida is also one of the top 10 states alongside california to offer a wide variety of highly recommended schools.
Statistics show that states like florida have a higher rate of athletic individuals, and offer a higher rate of programs that cater to people who enjoy being physically active year round. Florida has a larger variety of martial arts school than most states. Many of florida’s martial arts school come highly recommended.
The American Top Team, a martial arts school focused on MMA style fighting techniques, is one of these highly recommended school in Coconut Creek, Florida. UFC commentator Joe Rogan even made a statment saying “In my opinion American Top Team is the best mma camp in the country”. A.T.T. also houses many professional fighters, Teaches multiple fighting styles, and is one of the largest gyms in the country housing 20,000 square feet of disciplined mayhem.
Another well know martial arts school is the karate gainesville Florida Sports Martial Arts Academy. Marc Canonizado, who is friends with Jackie Chan, is the head instructor of this prestegious school. The school focuses on a wide range of age groups and body types. Little Dragons is for young children and teaches Tae Kwon Do Karate that helps develope coordination, balance, and prolonged attention span. All of the schools core training is centered around Tae Kwon Do Karate but is not limited specifically to that one particular style.
It seems that florida martial arts is not only targeting people who enjoy physical fitness. Could Karate schools offering techniques and training for people of all ages and body types be one of the key factors into why florida has so many martial arts schools that are successful and well known?
Whatever the case may be it seems that now more than ever Karate schools are reaching out to a broader range of people. It appears that florida has taken the lead in doing so and hopefully martial arts schools from other states will follow florida’s lead.
I’m leaving for the Marine Corps in July with an infantry contract and I’m really into lifting weights and working out hard on the daily. I score high 1st Class PFTs now but I want to know that as an Infantryman, would you have a lot of time to workout on your own time?
I know all military bases have nice gyms and everything, but I know life in the Infantry is pretty busy at times. So how will this effect my workouts?
I know obviously if your deployed you may not workout as often, but I’ve seen some gyms they got over in A-Stan…
What about in garrison as an Infantryman? Will I be able to workout often on my own time?
Pretty much what I’m asking is if Infantrymen have a lot of free time, and if they do; can they spend a good majority of it working out getting bigger, faster & stronger???
***Also, if you could answer this one;
What types of workouts do INFANTRY units do for PT?
Do they mostly do like long formation runs, or do they use weights like cross fit?
Also, do they do things like buddy drags, firemen carries, and sprints or is it more endurance type training?
Once you’re in the fleet (FMF) you will train a great deal, but you will also have a fair amount of time off, too. Then too, there will also be the occasional 96s, government holidays, and the Marine Corps Birthday Ball…so time off will be plentiful. When you go on floats, there’s nothing to do at sea except stand guard duty and work out, so don’t worry. You will remain in shape and get stronger. I don’t know about grunts in garrison, too much. I haven’t really seen that happening. As for running formations, we used to have a battalion run every Friday…that was a pain in the a s s because you wind up running only as fast as your slowest runner in a battalion sized block of people. That amounts to being ridiculously slow when you just want to get this over with (then, it’s always swinging back to pick up the run drops…) But any other day, when you’re just running with your unit, you’ll make progress and gains because you’ll be up to speed with guys you work with everyday. You will get enough practical experience doing operational things, that it will become second-nature to you in short order. Semper Fi.