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Old 08-05-2010, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Basically i started learning mma 3 months ago and got laid off because my dad couldnt pay for it any more. Now there's this new place which has the mma classes but it is Vale Tudo which i have researched was No Holds Barred and the trainer said its perfect for mmma. i want to eventually go Amateur > Pro > UFC Or TUF, The Ultimate Fighter. I know that its going to take me years of training to get to the level of these UFC fighters but i have this hunger of training and a lot of motivation. The only problem is that i haven't fought in ages and i can only start in September because i am trying to lose weight of me. I do think i am a natural fighter ive only had 1 amateur fight which ended in tko even though i had 3 months training, plus my trainer says im talented. And no i dont have a big head. Also im 15 years old and still in school

The question actually is that is Vale Tudo good for my mma training?

Oh and can you wear contact lenses in UFC because unfortunately i wear Glasses LOl xD

What is a natural fighter? Is he intelligent or just built like those NBA players.

*** Oh and dont tell me to join my wresting team because i live in United Kingdom and in our schools we dont do Wrestling ***
*** Also sorry if this is posted in the wrong part of the forum ***

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Lots of Brazillians started out in Vale Tudo. Hell Wanderlei Siva started out in Vale Tudo. I am sure what they are teaching is more MMA based than pure Brazillian Vale Tudo though.
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Old 08-05-2010, 05:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Having been to my local MMA gym several times, i'd advise learning individual disciplines first for a short while, ie. Boxing /muay Thai, Ju Jitsu and wrestling if you can find a wrestling school near you. The MMA gym i attended wasnt very adept at coaching technique, which is possibly the most important aspect. If its anything like my gym, its full of thugs who think learning "cagefighting" is the best thing since asbo's.

I joined a local Muay Thai gym ran by one of the top Muay Thai coaches in the UK (he's some sort of oriental, he used to coach the japanese army)

Pedro Rizzo was a Vale Tudo fighter, and as Toxic says, alot of Brazilians have their roots in Vale Tudo. Go and watch a few sessions before you decide, and have a chat with the coach.

Make sure your cardio is decent too, as it will help no end in nailing the techniques a damn sight quicker.
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Having been to my local MMA gym several times, i'd advise learning individual disciplines first for a short while, ie. Boxing /muay Thai, Ju Jitsu and wrestling if you can find a wrestling school near you. The MMA gym i attended wasnt very adept at coaching technique, which is possibly the most important aspect. If its anything like my gym, its full of thugs who think learning "cagefighting" is the best thing since asbo's.

I joined a local Muay Thai gym ran by one of the top Muay Thai coaches in the UK (he's some sort of oriental, he used to coach the japanese army)

Pedro Rizzo was a Vale Tudo fighter, and as Toxic says, alot of Brazilians have their roots in Vale Tudo. Go and watch a few sessions before you decide, and have a chat with the coach.

Make sure your cardio is decent too, as it will help no end in nailing the techniques a damn sight quicker.
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I;d still advise trying to locate a wrestling coach with some decent credentials. Failing that, it might be worth taking up rugby for a short time, that certainly wont harm your TD and TD defence, as long as you can adapt it to MMA, which isnt too difficult. Compare it to the NFL players wanting to join the UFC.
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I think it should take way longer than 6 months to get purple belt, if your ranking is the same, but I think Purple usually comes before brown? Which is pretty soon. I have a friend who is a black belt and it took him 9 years to get it, which is average for roundabout here.
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Kickboxing has ranks? I have never heard of a ranking system for kick boxing anywhere ever. I think the gym you went to was screwing you out of money for "belt testing".
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Kickboxing has ranks? I have never heard of a ranking system for kick boxing anywhere ever. I think the gym you went to was screwing you out of money for "belt testing".
Well, my old Muay Thai trainer used to grade the students and hand out coloured "prijats" or armbands. He was from some oriental country, and i'm aware they dont follow that protocol there, but i guess its something that he felt westeners need to motivate them? I dunno.
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