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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 11:00 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings from a future Marine

My name is Mike, and I hail from San Jose, California. I'm 17, and currently enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. I'm shipping out to boot camp in June (A little more than 3 months), and am hoping to become a commissioned officer by going to OCS/Platoon Leaders Class during the Summer while in college.

My interest in MMA comes from wanting to pursue a high level of proficiency in MCMAP (Marine Corps Martial Arts Program), as well as being a fan of watching MMA fights in general. My friends and I have a somewhat sophisticated garage (yes, oxymoronic isn't it.) set up for boxing and grappling. Although I have no real experience, most of the other guys I work with are wrestlers who place high in CIFCCS who are also MMA aficionados.

I also work out (PT) every week at my recruiting station to prepare for boot camp, and do get instruction in MCMAP by my recruiter, a Staff Sergeant who is a black belt instructor in MCMAP.

I'm here to keep myself updated on current competitions, as well as to augment my own abilities as a fighter, and to both receive and give advice on physical training.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 11:12 PM
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Glad to have you hear Mike, Good luck with the Marines. I look forward to your posts.

If you have any questions feel free to ask the mods or anyone you see fit for that matter and there are many of those people on this forum.

Enjoy yourself!

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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-18-2008, 11:37 PM
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Good to have you hear. I look forward to your posts and as said above, ask a mod if you have any questions.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 12:18 AM
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Great to have you here Mike! If you need anything, just hit up the staff.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-19-2008, 12:22 AM
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good to have ya here... now we do have a new guy fee you have to buy me and the boys a case of beer each... and for the love of god make it canadian beer lol have a good stay and have fun *salutes*
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Hey Mike, we're glad to have you here bud. Best of luck with the Marines. Just hit up a Staff Member if you have any questions.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-07-2008, 02:50 PM
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I just got out in November. Dont worry about me
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