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iceman574 06-02-2006 06:11 PM

gettin into mma
 
hey i was wondering if eny of you know how to go about gettin into mma i live in the uk and have done a little boxing thats it i would love to give mma a go as i love the sport to death can enyone piont me in the right direction is there like mma schools you can go to or do i have to like train in varios styles

Paw 06-02-2006 06:23 PM

Check your pms

fullpitch 06-02-2006 06:27 PM

I would keep my fights in the gym and have my fun that way unless I had years of experience in martial arts and grappling and was in the best condition of my life while still being in my prime. otherwise I'd stay out.

tappingUout 06-02-2006 06:29 PM

open the phone book and check out local gyms for the arts...all depends on what you want to learn...

The Don 06-02-2006 06:32 PM

also do an internet search or ask around in your local gyms

Paw 06-02-2006 06:42 PM

Which county do you live in and I will put the link to the directory to all the clubs in the area. You wont find any MMA schools here in the UK already looked.

iceman574 06-02-2006 06:53 PM

i live in leeds/uk i have been wanting to get into it for a while i guess i am wantin to learn some, boxing, wrestling, ju-jit-su- and some submission skills

IronMan 06-02-2006 07:02 PM

I don't know if there's any BJJ in the UK, but I would suggest that with some boxing. If you think you're going to just be able to dive right in you have the wrong idea.

I've been training MMA since I was 14 and even though I have a good MMA record, it's because I waited 4 years before I took my first fight. You got to think about how old you are and whether or not you're going to be able to get into this and compete with guys who have been doing this since childhood.

Good luck.

iceman574 06-02-2006 07:32 PM

well i am 20 years old i consider that to be very young i learn very fast if i can manage to find a place that will help me me a more rounded fighter i think i might have a good chance i am very athletic and very strong for my size i am 5 foot 6 and weigh 63kg and can bench just over 100kg i am very strong and and i do not have a bulky frame i rekon i would be at a advantage i would be a lightweight and i would be stronger than most my opponents i know strenth is not the most inportant attribute in mma but it helps with the right training no dout in my mind i would kick ass i know i have potentiol it just seem no one knows how to get into this shit

IronMan 06-02-2006 07:39 PM

Sure. Look around town for promoters who work with any kind of fighting. Ask them about where to look for MMA. I can't give you any help outside of that other than never turn your back on another fighter, even outside of the ring.

Usually if you find a gym, your trainer will have an idea.

By the way, 20 is old to be starting your training. Most guys start with their martial arts training in middle school or high school. Some start as you as 8.

Good luck.


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