So you’ve finally decided to up the ante at training. You’re ready to take your Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or MMA to the next level because you’re a martial artist and it’s what martial artists do — they want to be better than they were yesterday.
You’ve packed your bags and you’re ready to go on your first martial arts vacation: a week long, immersive experience – basically every martial artist’s dream. You’re probably wondering, how do you prepare for such an experience? What should you bring? What will you do? Don’t worry; we’ve got you covered. Today, Evolve Vacation shares 11 Things To Know Before Going On Your Training Vacation:
1) You’re going to Singapore
When you sign up for Evolve Vacation, you’ll be training in the sunny island of Singapore, all the way in Southeast Asia. For those of you who don’t know, Singapore is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world with its state-of-the-art architecture nestled in urban gardens found throughout the city. It’s also home to awesome beaches, theme parks and shopping malls – there’s something for everybody.
All three locations of Evolve MMA are centrally located, with a wide range of accommodations, food establishments and other places of interest right at their doorstep.
2) It’s sunny all year round
Don’t worry about bringing bulky cold weather gear because Singapore is sunny all year round. It’s the perfect weather for training – you can easily go for runs without worrying about the cold and it’s bright enough to encourage you to train. If you find it too hot, don’t worry – Evolve MMA is completely air-conditioned!
Don’t forget to bring your swimwear and take advantage of the clear blue skies and white sand beaches!
3) You’ll be training in the best martial arts gym in the world
Evolve Mixed Martial Arts is Asia’s top martial arts organization. It aims to deliver the best martial arts instruction available anywhere on the planet. Evolve MMA’s award-winning instructor team includes World Champions in Muay Thai, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts, Boxing, Wrestling, No-Gi Grappling, and more. It is consistently ranked as the #1 martial arts organization in Asia by CNN, Yahoo! Sports, FOX Sports, ESPN StarSports, Tokyo Times, MMA Mania, The Fight Nation, Asian MMA, Combat Asia, MiddleEasy, and many other leading authorities.
With its World Champion instructors, modern state-of-the-art facilities, full range of martial arts disciplines and the biggest class schedules in Asia, Evolve MMA is definitely one of the best martial arts gyms in the world.
4) You’ll be training with World Champions
You’ll be training alongside the Evolve Fight Team, the most decorated professional fight team in Asia. Be one of the few people in the world to touch gloves with UFC Lightweight World Champion Rafael Dos Anjos, ONE Lightweight World Champion Shinya Aoki, ONE Welterweight World Champion Ben Askren, multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Orono Wor Petchpun, multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Nong-O Gaiyanghadao, multiple-time Muay Thai World Champion Petchboonchu FA Group and many others. Many of the instructors at Evolve MMA are active members of the Evolve Fight Team and still compete regularly at the world’s premier martial arts events such as UFC, ONE Championship, DREAM, Lumpinee Stadium, Mundials BJJ World Championship, etc.
5) You can learn whatever you want
At Evolve MMA, there is a class for everybody — for beginners, current martial arts students and even for professional fighters. It doesn’t matter if you train Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai, Boxing, Wrestling or MMA, we’ve got you covered. It’s up to you to decide how far you want to take your training. You can even complement your training with a strength and conditioning class or even yoga – the possibilities are endless.
6) Your accommodation
Evolve MMA has teamed up with a wide range of accommodation partners. Don’t worry; we’ve gone through the trouble of picking the ones closest to our main branch.
Because you’ve signed up with Evolve Vacation, you can avail yourself of the benefits of the Evolve Privileges Program. You’ll get great deals and discounts on restaurants, sporting goods, and many other great products!
7) You don’t need to worry about your training gear
Worried about your baggage allowance? Thinking about bringing that bulky BJJ gi or those shin guards you just bought?
Whether you’re training MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu or Muay Thai, you can rent your training gear right before training. If you’d like to purchase your own training gear, you can check out Evolve Fight Gear, Evolve MMA’s very own online store. You also have the option of purchasing a training starter pack before you arrive, containing all the essential gear you’ll need for training.
8) Think about your goals
Before you arrive, think about your intentions for training. Are you preparing for a competition or a fight? Are you stuck in a plateau? Are you tired of sparring with the same people? Are there specific techniques you want to learn from Evolve MMA’s World Champions? Map out your goals beforehand so you can maximize your martial arts vacation. Think about whether you would need private lessons or if you just want to immerse yourself in your favorite martial art. Once you’ve decided, it will be easier to plan your training schedule!
9) Fix your training schedule
Once you’ve decided on your goals, you can fix your training schedule accordingly. You can train as much as you want to (you’ll need to take breaks in between of course) and fit in a strength and conditioning class after. You could even cross-train by trying other martial arts. Remember, even if you want to train as much as you can, you need time to recover too! Take a day off every now and then and enjoy all that Singapore has to offer!
10) You’ll meet awesome people
At Evolve MMA, you’ll meet the most awesome people in training. They’re all there for the same reasons you are – to train and get better at martial arts! You can cheer each other on when you’re on the brink of giving up and pat each other on the back after a good sparring session. This shared mindset will create unforgettable friendships and unbreakable bonds even after you leave Evolve MMA. After all, there’s nothing more memorable than working your butts off and accomplishing your goals together.
11) There’s lots to do!
Although Singapore is considered to be “The World’s Finest City”, you can be assured that there’s a lot to do in Singapore. Are you the adventurous type? You can test your fear of heights on the G-Max reverse bungy or swim with the sharks at Underwater World, Sentosa. Are you a foodie? You can check out some of the famous hawker centers on the island such as Lau Pa Sat and Maxwell Food Center (also walking distance from Evolve MMA) and get a taste of authentic Singaporean food.
And if you’re there in time, why not watch an MMA fight – live? ONE Championship, Asia’s largest sports league, features events twice a year in Singapore. You’ll get to see the world’s finest martial artists battle it out for honor and glory in the cage – definitely an experience you wouldn’t want to miss!
Interested in discovering more of what Singapore has to offer? Check out 10 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Singapore This Year.
Whatever your reason may be for setting off on a training vacation, we can absolutely guarantee that you’ll have a blast. So pack your bags and get ready to unleash the warrior within! Should you have any questions, we’ll be there to guide you every step of the way. We’re here to make sure you’re having the time of your life!
So tell us, are you ready to have the best training vacation ever?