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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-29-2009, 10:43 PM
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You need to meet some of your local fighters and get adgice from them. What happened to me when I joined my first club was I went to the place to sign up but it was never open for some reason, I thought it was shut down. One day when I was at the hill doing sprints (while it was plus 30 lol) there was this other dude there and we started talking about doing sprints up a hill. I mentioned I wanted good cardio for training and he asked where I trained out of. He was a local fighter and invited me to his class the next day. Turns out I was just going there at the wrong time in the evening lol. But point is, you never know who you are going to run into if your expectations are obtainable.

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Yea I hooked up with my instructor searching for a school a friend at work tole me about.. there was a mess up on google and I called the wrong school.. Worked out great for me.. I ended up with one of the best instructors in Middle TN. And I run into people all the time who train at different places.. just need to keep your eyes open, ears listen and mouth shut except to ask questions.

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You need to meet some of your local fighters and get adgice from them. What happened to me when I joined my first club was I went to the place to sign up but it was never open for some reason, I thought it was shut down. One day when I was at the hill doing sprints (while it was plus 30 lol) there was this other dude there and we started talking about doing sprints up a hill. I mentioned I wanted good cardio for training and he asked where I trained out of. He was a local fighter and invited me to his class the next day. Turns out I was just going there at the wrong time in the evening lol. But point is, you never know who you are going to run into if your expectations are obtainable.

Good luck man. You can do it.
Yeah its a big community here in north Seattle, Wa of atheletes, I can tell if they are trained fighters by their knuckles and how they walk lol. There's a Brazilian Jujitsu gym here, Aikido gym, and a Tai Chi/Kungfu gym. What I want is to do boxing first, just because of the amazing workout.
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I think any MMA fighter or BJJ practitioner here though, would tell you to start with BJJ first if you possibly can, then work boxing.

When I first started watching MMA about 4 1/2 years ago, I was taking TKD and boxing at the time and mostly watched the fighter's footwork.

Now that I grapple I have a better understanding of the whole picture, but I still wish I had started with BJJ; it's not offered in my area, unfortunately.


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I think any MMA fighter or BJJ practitioner here though, would tell you to start with BJJ first if you possibly can, then work boxing.

When I first started watching MMA about 4 1/2 years ago, I was taking TKD and boxing at the time and mostly watched the fighter's footwork.

Now that I grapple I have a better understanding of the whole picture, but I still wish I had started with BJJ; it's not offered in my area, unfortunately.
Well you being a trained fighter tells me your right. Ill try the BJJ first. Work on an area im more unfamiliar with. Number 1 thing I need to do is quit smoking cigrattes lol. I used to swim alot, used to hold my breath for 2mins, untill i started smoking.
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Well you being a trained fighter tells me your right. Ill try the BJJ first. Work on an area im more unfamiliar with. Number 1 thing I need to do is quit smoking cigrattes lol. I used to swim alot, used to hold my breath for 2mins, untill i started smoking.
1. Stop smoking immediately if not sooner.

2. I am not a trained fighter, these are just hobbies that I love. I hope you make and use opportunities for yourself to take it to the next level.


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