Check out what real students have to say about the MMA program, Jamal Smith, and
David, a father of 3 and local chiropractor was one of the first students to begin
training with Victory MMA. This is what he has to say about the class:
"I've been training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for about 8 months
now and I am having the time of my life. My goal in starting this class was
to become more fit, increase self-confidence, and learn more about a skill which
has been very intriguing to me for a few years now but never really had the guts
to try. I am almost 37 years old and never thought I would be able to keep
up with the younger guys but I have lost 28 pounds and feel better than I ever have.
The instructors are great, the students are like family, and the facility is top
notch. I highly recommend this class no matter what age or athletic ability you
may have. "
at the same academy that houses the Victory MMA program.
He has also trained in traditional martial arts, brazilian jiu jitsu, and runs one
of the largest programs in the country. Read what he thinks of the MMA program:
"I've been involved in the martial arts in one form or another for a long time.
I still teach today, and once upon a time Jamal, the head instructor for Victory
Top Team, was a student of mine. Now , though I still teach I also train with him,
and love it. I have to admit I was a little bit worried about the types of personalities
that a mixed martial arts group might attract. It's just great to workout with these
guys. There is a real team feeling, and everyone is interested in helping each other
get better. I can't say enough good things about this program. You need to come
try it out."
Kyle "Juggernaut" Considine is an officer in the US Army. He trained with Victory
Top Team while in Iraq and went on to compete and win the heavyweight division of
the submission grappling tournament held there.
"Jamal is a great teacher and an amazing athlete. From the first day I walked in
to Victory Gym in Iraq, I was inspired by his passion for Mixed Martial Arts and
Jiu Jitsu. He was always there to challenge me mentally and physically, and he pushed
me to expand my knowledge of the sport. His mentorship and support helped me to
win the MND-B Combatives Tournament in Iraq, despite the fact that I was the smallest
guy in the heavyweight bracket. I intend to continue competing in MMA and sport
Jiu-jitsu upon my redeployment in May of 2009. Had it not been for Jamal's leadership
and organization of the Jiu-jitsu program in Iraq, I would not have had the opportunity
to improve my skills and rekindle my interest in competing. I am forever grateful
for the mentorship and teaching he has provided me and look forward to training
with him again when I get back to the states..... thanks Jamal."
I highly recommend training with Jamal Smith. I had the opportunity to learn from
and train with Jamal for several months during a recent deployment to Iraq. He is
equally comfortable teaching the basics to new students or improving a more experienced
student's game. He is committed to helping others reach their goals. At the very
least, you'll be in better physical shape than when you started. Jamal is an avid
student of the sport and always seeking to improve himself and pass on to others
what he knows. You owe it to yourself to check out Victory MMA.
"Hands down, VTT was the best training experience I ever had. After having been to
different camps, the relaxed, no pressure environment of training with the VTT was
fun and made me want to keep coming back. Not like forcing yourself to go back to
the gym just because you know you have to. It was truly the perfect way to maintain
a high level of fitness without feeling like it's a chore. Ever been to a MMA school
that made you feel uncomfortable or unwelcome? Had that one or two guys whose ego's
took away the fun. Never a problem when I trained with Jamal. When you run a good
school, I guess you just natually phase those people out. Plus, my wife was never
happier with my body!"
Luis Garcia, student
"Training with Jamal and VTT was a great learning experince. It was safe,fun and
energetic, but the lessons were serious and pushed pass your limits. After every
workout you felt improvement in your skills."
Julius Ocampo, student
"I trained with Jamal Smith for 10 months in Iraq and his teaching techniques
are tremendous. He changed me from a just another guy who wrestled in high school
into a guy who can grapple and submit guys that outweigh me by 50 pounds. He will
motivate you and guide you to realize your full potential. I look forward to heading
back to the States and training with him again."
Cristian Robbins, student
"I had the pleasue of training with Jamal for 10 months at VBC, Baghdad. We had some intense workout sessions and with his training I was able to add some excellent submission skills into my wrestling game. My grappling abilities greatly improved over the months with Jamal. The time spent in the gym with him has made me a more confident fighter."
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real results from training Mixed Martial Arts with Victory MMA in Colorado Springs.
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