Ricky McCoy is owner and head coach of MMA Institute. He was the first professional MMA fighter in Virginia, who turned into the top MMA trainer in Virginia, and became a nationally sought after MMA fighting coach.
Rick has over 30 years of experience in martial arts, a second degree black belt in brazilian jiu-jitsu, first degree black belt in judo, fifth degree black belt in sambo, third degree black belt in American open style karate, and full kru in muay thai.
In this episode, Rick shares his experience becoming a MMA fighter when the sport was in its infancy, his journey owning hair salons and becoming a beautician to open his gym and fund his passions, the mindset needed to switch from an MMA fighter to a coach, what’s a fight IQ, what does a coachable fighter and athlete look like, how competing in any sport help with your current sport and becoming mindful of the process, and more.
P.S. Check out episode #77 – Simon Scott: Burnt & Poisoned to hear Rick’s experience with kambo.
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