- Apr 5, 2021
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I would take issue with your comment about police officers and military 'not having the dedication' to train, there's a lot gets in the way of not being able to train as much as you'd like. Long shifts, deployments, injuries, not much time off, trying to have a home life while working isn't conducive to training 'in your own time'. Shift working often means your own time is at hours when martial arts classes and gyms simply aren't open. Yes, there's gyms for the use of the military on camps but military training and duties often mean that doing your own training isn't always possible.
Lack of training isn't often the problem with pro MMA fighters, lack of tactical nous and preparation can be though.
Implying these people are lazy is in itself lazy, a little understanding of these jobs help before criticising them.
I learned the bulk of my martial arts while serving active duty in the Marine Corps. I was a cop after I finished my enlistment. Training is a matter of priorities, if you want to learn you find time. Most people wont put in more than minimum effort into what they do and even those who might be willing to go above and beyond to gain a title arent necessarily willing to exhert themselves greatly over time.