Hey guys on the forum, been reading a few hours and thought I might as well join up as the advice given to others is incredibly informative and helpful.
Now, a little bit about me. I'm Ross, 18 years old from Brighton, England. (Hometown of John Hathaway) And I've been interested in MMA for a while now. I did about 6 months of kickboxing when I was 9 years old, but since I moved I never did it again. So I stopped, but always had that urge to start again to build confidence, since I'm the skinny guy.
Now, I'm thinking about learning some more martial arts, but this is where I need advice.
About a year and a half ago, I tore my ACL, whilst BMXing. And I had a hamstring graft in order to repair it a few months after tearing it. Rehab was great, I still do exercises every day on the knee in order to keep the muscle strength at its best. I still BMX today and without any problems. I've been rehabing since december now, and decided to get some advice on how long I should leave it before I begin MMA lessons, or even start.
I understand there's lots of pressure on the knees in certain martial arts such as Judo, however. Since I BMX, and regularly mountain bike a good 15 miles a week in one go, I feel a little bit more work on the muscle around the knee should give me more than enough stability.
What's your opinion, anything would be appreciated and any experience even more so