Starting with MMA
So I started getting pretty serious about working out and such. I've made some great progress with weight loss and some muscle building over the past year but still have a ways to go before I'm satisfied.
Anyway, I'd like to add some beginner MMA training into the mix as well. My plan right now is to take a few months to build some more muscle and increase my overall stamina, and then begin some beginner training.
Basically I'm not looking to go pro or anything like that, I just want to add the MMA element into my life and my only goal is to be able to defend myself on the streets with it and of course the added fitness that comes with it.
I'm 21, I have very little experience with this kinda stuff in general. I did some karate and taek-won-do when I was younger, but nothing that would help me in a street fight today or anything I really remember to be honest.
There are some MMA gyms I've looked into around my area, I was wondering if you guys had any tips as to what to look for and what I can expect when starting this out.
Thanks for any help!