I'm 13 years old...too late? - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
MMA Newbie Section Who is the MW champion of the UFC ? How many rounds are there in a non-championship fight ? What is DREAM. ? New to MMA but afraid to ask " dumb " questions? This section is just for you!!

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-03-2011, 05:47 AM Thread Starter
MMA Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
 
Smile I'm 13 years old...too late?

I am 13 years old and I want to start training MMA,Is it too late for me?

Also,will it take more than a year to get good?

Last edited by ImNoSuperman; 09-03-2011 at 05:55 AM.
ImNoSuperman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-03-2011, 08:32 AM
Super Heavyweight
 
joshua7789's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 4,322
                     
MMA is not NeverLand ranch, 13 if far from too old.
joshua7789 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-03-2011, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
MMA Fanatic
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 2
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by joshua7789 View Post
MMA is not NeverLand ranch, 13 if far from too old.
Alright thanks.
I saw 6 and 7 years olds training so I thought that was the right age to start.



P.S I lol'd.
ImNoSuperman is offline  
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-03-2011, 10:05 AM
Roll Tide Roll
 
G_Land's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: South West Alabama
Posts: 7,603
                     
Nah its never too late. I was 24 before I joined my first MMA gym. 18 when I got my first taste of Jitz and wrasslin. As far as getting good thats up to you. Yes some people are natural at it but if not you just have to work harder



Credit to M.C !!
G_Land is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-05-2011, 01:00 AM
The Forum Drunk
 
xeberus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 9,450
                     
Perfect age.

I threw my first punch in a boxing class at 12. I had no options over a decade ago it was all karate or boxing. Now you can probably get into some real mma classes and just learn everything from a young age.



If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it, he is obligated to do so. ~ Thomas Jefferson


Sig by D.P.



xeberus is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-09-2011, 08:05 PM
MMA Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 71
                     
You are far far far from too late. But expect to put in a lot more then a year to get good and dont slack off, train hard.

No Pain No Glory.
nateberry1 is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 05:17 AM
The Fun Police
 
Killz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: UK... Where the sun never shines.
Posts: 11,373
Blog Entries: 1
                     
13.. too late?

No way buddy, I would say it's the perfect age. I didnt start until I was 26.

Put in the hard work, dont worry about 'getting good', just enjoy your training...
Killz is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 05:44 AM
Flyweight
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 281
                     
Not too late. But don't think for a second it takes you a year to get "good." Martial arts are a life-long journey, a lifestyle. You will get better, but it requires determination in training, nutrition, resting, and avoiding the pitfalls of steroids, partying and (too many or wrong) women. Repeat: there's no quick fix.

If by "good" you mean going pro eventually, you have 5 or so years to train before you can really start thinking about going pro. That's plenty of time to train to become good enough.
Atras is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-10-2011, 10:20 AM
MMA Fanatic
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 71
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by Atras View Post
Not too late. But don't think for a second it takes you a year to get "good." Martial arts are a life-long journey, a lifestyle. You will get better, but it requires determination in training, nutrition, resting, and avoiding the pitfalls of steroids, partying and (too many or wrong) women. Repeat: there's no quick fix.

If by "good" you mean going pro eventually, you have 5 or so years to train before you can really start thinking about going pro. That's plenty of time to train to become good enough.
I couldn't have said it better, listen to this man!
nateberry1 is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-11-2011, 08:21 AM
BEWARE OF THE PENGUIN!
 
No_Mercy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 12,151
                     
13...you kidding...like what G said how good you want to become is up to you. Our junior instructor is 17/18 and he spars with me. Extremely talented...I'm bigger...got longer reach, but he's got wicked combos and is a future fighter should he choose to. Only thing is he doesn't really train BJJ for some reason... Anyways I've seen some pretty talented kids in the gym. As the sport grows you'll get a leg up for training that young. It aint easy I'll tell you that much. I learned that training is the equivalent of working. Once you hit the gym you'll know what I'm talking about.

First it's Muay Thai, then BJJ, wrestling, grapping, and each has their own components. On top of that you gotta weight train, core excercise, conditioning (I got good tips from G), and dieting. That's when I realized I was just training for the love of it. To become pro you gotta put in work just like everything else in life.
No_Mercy is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome