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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-07-2009, 03:05 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all, basically I'm wondering where I need to start to get into mma. I have a basic understanding about fighting through the marine corps. My ground could use work and I have been working out for a long time so I know about cobditioning, but um always lpking for new tips. Just not sure if I should find an mma school or go with individual disciplines. Also how to get a fight lined up.

I live in overland park kansas if that helps.

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I think that you should definitely find a gym to train at before thinking about getting into fighting. You said you need to work on your ground game so I would start by finding a local gym to train in BJJ or wrestling. Most places also offer an MMA class in which you can train at. Some also offer various striking classes such as boxing, Kickboxing, Muy Thai, and more. I definitely wouldn't just jump right in with fighting before getting formal MMA training.


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I think that you should definitely find a gym to train at before thinking about getting into fighting. You said you need to work on your ground game so I would start by finding a local gym to train in BJJ or wrestling. Most places also offer an MMA class in which you can train at. Some also offer various striking classes such as boxing, Kickboxing, Muy Thai, and more. I definitely wouldn't just jump right in with fighting before getting formal MMA training.
Good post.
First step i would do if i was you is find out what your strengths and weaknesses are.
But like HOGH said find a gym to train at and the only way from there is up bro.

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I totally agree

I would not get into the ring without training, i'm not even thinking about a fight until a year from now. I wasn't sure if i should go with an mma school or try to get into a single discipline school first. Like go with BJJ first, then get into Muy thai, then so on and so on. i plan on sitting down and sketching out my weaknesses and strengths are and then looking at how to improve them. I do know one thing though, BJJ has to be a must and i have to get my strength and conditioning way way up.
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I would not get into the ring without training, i'm not even thinking about a fight until a year from now. I wasn't sure if i should go with an mma school or try to get into a single discipline school first. Like go with BJJ first, then get into Muy thai, then so on and so on. i plan on sitting down and sketching out my weaknesses and strengths are and then looking at how to improve them. I do know one thing though, BJJ has to be a must and i have to get my strength and conditioning way way up.
Most gym's will offer multiple classes that you can take at once. For example, I was doing BJJ and then MMA class right after that. You can do that however many times a week you choose, or as many times according to how often those classes are.

Since you are looking to fight in a year, you really don't have time to just focus on one thing at a time. You will need to learn a grappling technique as well as a striking technique.


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good advice

I'm thinking BJJ and muy thai as the two I want to work on. With mma schools though do they help get me fights or do I do it myself?
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They will be able to find you fights. You just have to make sure and let them know that you are interested in fighting. Some people are there to stay in shape, because they enjoy it, or for self-defense. So it is up to you to let them know that you want to be an actual fighter.


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good info

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I am also new to MMA but I've already been training for a year now. I would agree with all the other opinions with a few "minor" additions. First, definitely find an MMA gym that offers bjj as well as wrestling, boxing, and/or kickboxing/muay thai. I personally train bjj and muay thai but I started out with boxing. Make sure you shop around though not all MMA gyms are equal. Also, think about what type of fighter you WANT to be, cause after your first fight you will discover what type of fighter you NEED to be. For example, I had my first fight which was a Muay Thai and Bando tournament last month. I had been working on setting up kicks off of my punches and vice versa. But once I got tired, I resorted to pure boxing, it worked, but it wasn't the game plan. BJJ is a must in my opinion and wrestling because in MMA you WILL end up on the ground. If you want to be a striker you need submission and takedown defense, a ground fighter MUST be able to set up his takedowns, there are so many facets that I have yet to discover. But I love it and I say anyone with an interest in fighting should do it at least once in their lifetime so, good luck!

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