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Old 12-21-2008, 10:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I dropped my job at a restaraunt and found a new job with fedex expess so i can pay for the membership. My dad isnt supportive of it because unless im a full time student i dont have health insurance so he wont pay for it. In 3 months though my job at FedEx will give me health and dental so i only have to not get hurt for 3 months.



Thats why im not going to finish up school unless i realize i dont belong in the mma world. I just work at fedex to pay for the membership and the rest of my day is going to be spent in the gym.


btw im the youngest guy at the fedex express location i work at :P its nice to get paid 14.20 at my age.
It's nice but it's not that much.....especially depending on where you live. Now if you get to live with mommy and daddy and don't have any responsibilities outside of yoru gym fees, then you will be doing fine. I wish you the best of luck, but unless you are only working Part time, you will not have much time in a day to train.

Curious how these places work. 190 a month doesn't sound like very much. Will this give you access to the same trainers that the fighters we see on TV get, or will you be trained by the lesser known/experienced trainers? Such as other fighters that are just less skilled and have less experience than the top trainers?
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Old 12-21-2008, 10:43 AM   #12 (permalink)
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$190 for what exactly; is it full access? Are you living there?
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Old 12-21-2008, 03:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It's nice but it's not that much.....especially depending on where you live. Now if you get to live with mommy and daddy and don't have any responsibilities outside of yoru gym fees, then you will be doing fine. I wish you the best of luck, but unless you are only working Part time, you will not have much time in a day to train.

Curious how these places work. 190 a month doesn't sound like very much. Will this give you access to the same trainers that the fighters we see on TV get, or will you be trained by the lesser known/experienced trainers? Such as other fighters that are just less skilled and have less experience than the top trainers?
I dont have any other responsibilities and no im not going to be working full time. Only 17.5 hours a week so im going to try to get as much gym time as i can around my work schedule. Its actually 199 a month i just realize and here's the website so thats about as much as i know. Me and my buds are planning to go there next week to check it out and maybe sign up for a free session.

http://www.akakickbox.com/aka-fees.html

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$190 for what exactly; is it full access? Are you living there?
It is the best package i see they offer so im guessing its as full access as someone is going to get.
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Old 12-21-2008, 05:08 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I would imagine with 5 days a week of training you could be prepared more than enough in a year to have your first fight. Your wrestling background will help you a ton with the jiu jitsu part of the game. It will honestly just depend on how quickly you pick up on things. Just take it everyday at a time and learn something new everyday and you should defintely be ready to fight in at least a year, but imo less than a year, like I said.
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I would imagine with 5 days a week of training you could be prepared more than enough in a year to have your first fight. Your wrestling background will help you a ton with the jiu jitsu part of the game. It will honestly just depend on how quickly you pick up on things. Just take it everyday at a time and learn something new everyday and you should defintely be ready to fight in at least a year, but imo less than a year, like I said.
I hope your right. Im a natural at picking up things like wrestling and jiu jitsu. I can sub all my friends easily whether they got 20 pounds on me or not just by watching you tube videos of how the moves are done. I cant say im good at any other sports like baseball,basketball or football though haha my friends dominate me at those. Im taking this really serious because i wouldn't wanna do anything rather then mma but its tough because my family dosent want me getting injured so their not too supportive on the idea. I think you guys have been alot more supportive then anyone im related to haha.
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When you start don't go hard at all, the slower you go the more technique you will pick up. As your skill set gets better start to pick up the tempo.

Oh and the kimura/americana/keylock/guillotine are NOT the greatest moves in the history of the universe, but for some reason every single new person goes for them, you actually do need skill to do them correctly.
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Good luck man keep us updated and make sure you post the vids of your fights on the site. It depends on your coaches on when they want you to fight and how comfortable you are with the idea of fighting when you take your first fight and how quickly you pick things up/how hard your work. AKA is a great place to be obviously soak up what you can and hopefully fighting works out for you.
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I hope your right. Im a natural at picking up things like wrestling and jiu jitsu. I can sub all my friends easily whether they got 20 pounds on me or not just by watching you tube videos of how the moves are done. I cant say im good at any other sports like baseball,basketball or football though haha my friends dominate me at those. Im taking this really serious because i wouldn't wanna do anything rather then mma but its tough because my family dosent want me getting injured so their not too supportive on the idea. I think you guys have been alot more supportive then anyone im related to haha.
Ya, my family is the same way, and I just watch the sport and they hate it, I don't even fight. lol.

Youtube is actually a suprisingly good place to learn technique, like you said. Just ask Kamikaze.
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