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A common question we receive is how much will it cost, and is that cost worth it? In our opinion, the answer is 100% YES!

When you join a W2W series, you're getting 100+ professional, structured training sessions over a 20 week period, with some of the best MMA coaches in the business.

You also receive all your protective gear including full W2W branded 16oz and 8oz gloves, 2 pieces of custom uniform (eg. rash guard/ crop top and tights / shorts), W2W branded shin guards and hand wraps, a nutritional e-book and ongoing support through a private forum. The program ends with the ultimate bucket list experience, the W2W Finale, which is also included in the cost of the program.

The overall program cost depends on which country you're located in. Click here for the full W2W pricing and payment plan options.

We also offer military and students discounts. Please email accounts@wimp2warrior.com  for further details.

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We have had many people who decided to complete W2W even though doing so was stretching the absolute limits of what was financial possible for them.  Ultimately those people decided they couldn’t put a price on their health and their mental and physical well being.  A really helpful exercise many of them went through was to ask themselves some of the following questions;

  • How much do I spend each week on coffee, sandwiches, takeaway/takeout meals?

  • How much am I spending each week on alcohol?

  • Do I have a gym membership I’m not presently using?

  • How much money would I pay right now to be in the best mental and physical shape of my life?

All these questions help clarify for so many of our Warriors how much money they will save by adopting a new lifestyle and thus so many have told us at the end of the 5 months they actually had more money than before they paid for W2W.

When you consider the value of the equipment, the fight uniform and the nutrition resources and you divide the remaining cost of the program by 100 sessions, then the per session cost is actually equivalent to that of a boot camp or some other campaign based program.  Considering  you’re being trained by high level coaches and learning the skills you’ll need to fight in just 5 months then the value is pretty amazing! 

We have kept W2W fees as low as practicable whilst not cutting corners on the level of service you will receive from us and your coaches throughout the full duration of the program, whilst still providing competition rated equipment, fight uniform and high quality nutritional guidance and resources.  

Lastly, what we know without any doubt is that thousands of Warriors throughout the world have said that completing W2W is one of the best things they have ever done.  So if you’re sincere about investing in yourself and creating the  healthy habits, mental strength, self confidence and a lean body that represents the very best version of you then we have a flexible payment plan to help you achieve all of this over 5 months! 

All fitness levels are welcome, and no prior MMA experience is needed to begin the W2W 20 week training program. It is designed for men and women from all walks of life who want to get fit, learn new skills and step outside their comfort zone for a life-changing experience.

Everyone has a different reason for signing up for W2W. It's this reason, or your 'why', that keeps you motivated to show up day after day, til you reach the end of this life-changing challenge and step inside the octagon. 

To compete in the W2W Finale event you must be 18 years old, but there is no upper age limit. Our oldest competitor to date is 62 years old! All competitors are required to pass a medical examination before stepping inside the octagon.

Our goal is to have 50/50 participation of males and females in all our series around the globe. On average around 40% of competitors worldwide are female, with some series having well over 50% female participation. 

Many women take on W2W not just for the physical challenge, but to be a great role model to their family, to face their fears and to feel empowered. 

Watch this short message to women from W2W Coaches Travis and Kisa Davison from SBG Montana. 

 

 

This is a contact combat sport, so bumps and bruises will happen. However, this program has been designed with Competitor safety at the forefront. It’s created to strengthen your body and whilst there are lots of basic technical movements to learn, you will slowly progress to higher stages of training as you get stronger in order to minimise any injuries. We run a very strict ruleset that is passed down internationally. Our Competitors compete in 8oz gloves which are bigger and more padded than what you see on TV. Our referees are heavily briefed to ensure all of our Competitors and kept very safe during Finale and of course under professional guidance and support from your experienced Coaches.

Fear of failure, fear of embarrassment, sometimes even fear of success, these are common and normal emotions. Every gym that hosts a W2W series is thoroughly checked and prepared to ensure they offer a supportive and welcoming environment. This is central to our ethos. When you join Wimp 2 Warrior, you join a family that is here to help, support and guide you along the way. Once you take on this challenge, you'll always be part of the  #W2Wfamily

The Tryouts are nothing more than a good workout and a chance for you to see if the W2W program is right for you. It also gives your future Coaches the  opportunity meet those that have applied and put a face to the name to ensure they have a great bunch of humans to take on the journey.

All they are looking for on the day is that you have a good attitude and are coachable. Provided you take that important first step and go along to tryouts, there’s every chance you will be selected to participate in the program! It is NOT a fitness test. 

Should I be nervous about attending a tryout session?

Not at all! You've already done the hardest part by submitting your application to us and booking in for your free tryout session. We understand it can be nerve-wracking and slightly intimidating, especially if you've never stepped foot in a Martial Arts Gym before.

We assure you, once you get to the gym, and see yourself surrounded with ordinary people just like you, looking for that extra something from a training program, you'll be just fine.

You'll be welcomed with open arms by the Coaching staff and most of all you'll have a fun workout and will no doubt make some new friends too!

What to bring and wear

Wear comfy training gear (eg. shorts or tights, t-shirt etc). You won't need shoes on the mats, but it's handy to have some you can slide on easily in case you need to leave the mats. Bring a water bottle, towel and your Warrior attitude, and we'll take care of the rest!

Training times that are set are compulsory for 20 week training program.  This is to ensure that all Competitors train progressively through the techniques and conditioning elements of the program at the same time and pace.  The W2W Program has been built and refined since 2012 to build incrementally session upon session so that the foundations are created to accelerate your learning.  Further this is to ensure that ALL our competitors have built the requisite skill base to compete safely and competently in an amateur MMA bout at finale.  

Lastly, in order that your match up be as fair as possible, our coaches need to observe you training, rolling and sparring with others in the program in order to pick the best and most competitive match ups. W2W is a very special journey and one of the best parts is the lifelong friendships that are built along the way, hence the reason you’re only able to compete if you can train at the specified times.

From time to time during the course of a 5 month W2W training program it is inevitable that work demands will mean that some sessions will be missed. The most important thing to ensure during these occasions is that you communicate openly and transparently with your coaches so that they may set you some “ homework” in terms of making up for the odd session that you may miss.  It’s inescapable however that each competitor must be personally accountable for their own attendance and commitment to training.  

Completing this journey is hard. That’s the point.  It’s hard because you’re doing something extraordinary to prepare for something truly extraordinary, your first MMA bout!  So the only way you will reap the full benefits of the program and reach your full potential is by staying accountable and maximising your attendance.  In our experience many work colleagues and bosses will be very supportive of you taking such a bold challenge and will be there on finale night to cheer you on in your fight!  So communicate openly and clearly with coaches and employers alike and it will all work out well!

 

The training program runs for 20 consecutive weeks, and are usually early morning training sessions between one hour and 90 minutes Monday through to Friday.

We encourage all Competitors to attend as many of the scheduled sessions as possible, not only for your own good of developing that Warrior mindset but by being accountable you are there to support your fellow teammates on the mats each day. You become a training partner and a student and by doing so you become the very best version of YOU. Inevitably there will be a need to miss a training session due to sickness or perhaps you have a pre-booked holiday or work commitment. This is generally fine as long as your Coaches are aware of any time away. Be upfront about your reasons for non-attendance and the Coaches will be flexible and happily work out alternate arrangements for you.

In these cases we always advise you to go along anyway.  Even if you’re unable to actively participate, the primary purpose of tryouts (aside from the free workout!) is to get to know your Coaches, check out the facility and meet some amazing people keen to embark on the same journey as you!  Depending of the nature of your injury or how far you are into recovery, you have the opportunity to speak personally with the highly trained Coaches running the W2W Program to determine your ability to commence training. We’ve had countless people make modifications to the work they can do during the 5 months and still make it all the way through to fight at finale.

The key is to meet your coaches and commence dialogue regarding any physical impediments you believe you may have as our coaches  have the knowledge to adapt your training in order to avoid further damage or aid your recovery.  Of course it is always our explicit recommendation that you speak with your doctor regarding all matters that relate to your health.

There are 84,600 seconds in a day, it's what you do with them that counts. People often think they don't have time or are put off by the early starts. We’ve seen time and again in our testimonials that one of the biggest benefits is transforming to become a "morning person”. Add to this supporting factors like improved diet and motivated coaches, trust us when we say you’ll feel more energised and with more time than before!

We welcome a range of potential competitors, from absolute beginners through to BJJ blue belts or even higher in other forms of martial arts. On this basis we encourage everyone to attend tryouts and to meet and speak with the coaches. Every person who attends a tryout will be considered as a potential Competitor.

The only instance where someone is immediately ineligible is where they have previously competed in a sanctioned MMA bout as this is deemed too significant an advantage against others who’ve never competed before. So whilst you may be skilled to some extent in Muay Thai, BJJ, wrestling or boxing, we are very confident that the syllabus this program offers in MMA will provide enough variation and diversity such that our coaches will always be able to create the most fair and even match ups. 

Naturally some Competitors will pick up some techniques more quickly than others, hence is the beauty of Mixed Martial Arts.  Rest assured however  should you make it all the way to fight at Finale, you will only ever be matched up against someone of comparable skill, fitness and experience to yourself.  The fairest possible matchmaking is at the very heart of the integrity of our program and our company.

Rest assured you won't be thrown into the series Finale without the appropriate training. Our program is carefully built to ensure your fitness, skills and mental strength are all grown properly before any live drills are introduced. Sparring and grappling commences at a light intensity and builds naturally over the duration of the program. So while you’ll at times feel nervous and tested, the contact is also something you’ll feel ready and eager to do. 

This is a contact combat sport, bumps and bruises will happen. This program has been designed with Competitor safety at the forefront. It’s created to strengthen your body and whilst there are lots of basic technical movements to learn, you will slowly progress to higher stages of training as you get stronger in order to minimise any injuries.

The Finale is a professionally sanctioned amateur mixed martial arts event, celebrating the completion of 20 weeks training. Competitors step inside the octagon and compete in their first MMA bout, in front of a huge crowd of family, friends and colleagues. This is a massive highlight and bucket list experience for everyone at the conclusion of their W2W journey!

All competitors are required to get medical clearance and authority to compete by their location sanctioning body, which is at their own expense. Competitors will be guided through this process by their coaches well in advance of the event date. 

 

The whole point of W2W is to provide a platform where men and women get the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone and do something so beyond what you thought previously possible. The Finale at the end is ultimately the graduation, it’s the point of true empowerment and a chance to really prove to yourself that with the right determination and motivation you really can do anything. With Competitor safety at the forefront of all of our programs if the coaches feel a Competitor is not ready either physically or mentally, they will not be put forward to compete in the finale. If you do not feel comfortable with the thought of taking part in the finale you will not be asked to do so. It’s 100% up to you.

No, W2W is not a TV Series. We have been featured across the world on FOX Sports, and different W2W series across the world occasionally release video footage of the competitors progress throughout the series.
Wimp 2 Warrior works with all the relevant regulatory bodies to ensure the delivery of safe amateur MMA. We do not conduct drug testing however anyone who is intoxicated or under the influence of any legal or illegal substance would not be permitted to train that day. Should it become a recurring issue, it would then jeopardise the participants eligibility to continue training in the program. Further, should the coaches suspect the use of performance enhancing drugs by any Competitor then we would reserve the right to conduct additional investigations. 
 
As this is an amateur program that is primarily about building fitness and foundation skills in MMA we have never needed to drug test. Of course all participants in the program need to adhere to the relevant policies of the gym in which they train as it relates to the safety of everyone in the program. 
 
In regards to the Finale, all Competitors are subject to the standard rules and requirements of the relevant Athletic Commission or regulatory body. 
 
We are absolutely focused on participant safety at all times and this has been the cornerstone of our business since 2012. 

Our full refund and cancellation policy can be found in the W2W Terms and Conditions. 

If you are a current competitor and would like to apply for a refund, please email accounts@wimp2warrior.com

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