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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-22-2007, 08:05 AM Thread Starter
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I'm a somewhat recent fan of MMA. For most of my martial arts career, I practiced TMA. However, that came to an end when my instructor permanently injured his knee. I could've moved on to some mcdojo, but decided against it. So, since then, I've been mixing striking arts together.

For a while, I was satisfied with that. however, as I practiced no holds barred sparring with some of my friends, who happened to be grapplers primarily or mixed martial artist... well, to be frank, I found myself on the ground alot. Thankfully, I'm rather "slippery" so it didn't go as poorly as it could've, but the experience left me yearning for more.

Through them, I naturally picked up several submission holds. Those helped me in my sparring, but even more so, left me craving a more in-depth understanding of grappling. And so, I started participating in grappling arts...

Flash forward a couple of years, to the present, and I'm training more seriously than ever. Five days a week goes to martial arts -- my largest passion -- and I've decided that I want to participate in MMA events when I'm older. Probably nothing major, but just something to test my skills

Anywho, I came across this awesome forum, and saw it as a great chance to learn from more experienced practitioners...as well as voice my own opinion. =D
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You came to the right forum Kin! Have a great time and learn as much as you can. If you have ANY questions do not hesitate to ask a mod!
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You came to the right forum Kin! Have a great time and learn as much as you can. If you have ANY questions do not hesitate to ask a mod!
Welcome Kin.

Very well put UF33.

Please forward all questions and concerns to BJJ Boy.

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Welcome.

I hope you have fun. This forum will exceed youre expectations. Do you do any martial arts or are you just a fan?
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I came across this forum and browsed it, expecting it to be moderately intersting. It already has exceeded my expectations! That's why I joined. =D

I'm both a fan and a practitioner. When I was nine, I practiced traditional Tae Kwon Do the martial art (not the olympic sport version, where they couldn't keep their hands above their belts). I found myself leaning more and more towards hand techniques, as time went on. Later on, I began practicing a nameless mix of karate, boxing, aikido, judo, and escrima which played out kind of like... kickboxing with knees, elbows, sweeps, takedowns, and the occassional (somewhat) dirty escrima tactic.

Then I found my way into aikido and ninjutsu, and some sword arts. I didn't stick to aikido long; it's not really for me. The ninjutsu was cool, but again not for me. Somewhat recently, I've begun practicing pure judo, which has helped my takedowns (the weakest part of my grappling).

Contrary to my younger years of weekend warring, I now train five days a week, and I plan to replace some of my less efficient classes with San Shou and a submission fighting club within this coming month.

Anyway, enough blabbing. The jist of it is, I'm a somewhat competent striker, and an adept grappling newbie. I'll be seventeen in a month, and I plan to participate in amateur MMA when I'm of age. And I like getting insights from other practitioners. So far, I've come across some very good ones on this site. =D
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