Some justifications of why we chose
Monday-and-Wednesday at 8AM ~ 10AM.
You have better suggestions?
Then please email onto us your suggestions.
Here are limitations (so you know
why we came up with 8AM ~ 10AM to
accommodate MOST people):
* Times must AVOID as posted on
* Graduate Students take night
classes (5PM ~ 10PM).
* New rule for ODU Gym Spring, 2006:
After 10PM, they will implement
stricter rules. Kick people out.
That's why we quickly changed the
original intention of 10PM.
* Most people working part-time
in Retail locations close at 9PM.
But they usually work starting
after 12-noon or so.
* Most Academic classes are during
day-time, until evening for
(conflicts exist 11AM ~ 6PM).
* Things start to pick-up steam at
ODU HPE Gym around 11AM or so.
* ODU HPE Gym opens door at 7AM.
* There is ALMOST NOTHING going-on
at ODU HPE Gym between window
time-period: 7AM ~ 11AM.
So the goal is:
How to accommodate MOST people.
but NOT try to accommodate everyone.
(It is IMPOSSIBLE to serve everyone,
since we have limited resources/options).
Using those restrictions listed above,
please provide onto me suggestions
on better Days, and Times.
Another option I was thinking would be
another section at different posted time
of 8AM ~ 10AM.
Example: have something on 2PM ~ 5PM.
BUT I won't be able to attend that section.
SOMEONE must be dedicated, willing to fully
staff, and organize that time-section.
We are also awaiting response from
MMA of NSU to provide onto us their
schedule, so the two schools can stagger
the days of Training/Conditioning on
weekdays. So members from MMA of ODU
and MMA of NSU can inter-change amongst
each other, when time conflicts arises.
As for Sparring session, common time is
on Saturday (alternate locations between
ODU, and NSU on a weekly basis).
Since ODU HPE Gym only opens from
12PM ~ 5PM during Saturday/Sunday.
So choosing time-period of 1PM ~ 3PM
seems to be the most logical.
We strongly discourage practice on
Sunday, because many people will spend
time with their families, and period
for going to church, and such.
I strongly suggest Friday to be OFF,
because ODU GYM closes very early,
and lots of people leave town starting
on Thursday evening.
So we are only left with (as suggestions):
a) Monday ~ Thursday for
b) Saturday for
Joint Kumite/Sparring Session.
This short justification/argument was
compiled from the several emails which
I have received from various people.
So far, I have received inquiries and
had correspondences with 32 people
(as of Sunday, January 8, 2006).
IF we can get at least 5 dedicated
people to start training, and develop
the formulation/incorporation of MMA
of ODU, that will be good-enough for now.
We can just start small, then grow from there.
Because we need to have the foundations
laid-out first; rather than worry
about details, nor the politics.