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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-19-2009, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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MMA advice for a beginner

Hello, i am new here(first post)

i am 240-245 pounds... not sure BF percent... the online one says 18.5 but i think more like 20-21 i am getting it checked on tuesday...goal is 205 at 8-9 percent

anyways, i started lifting again, i did amateur power lifting years ago and just got back into it recently

i just joined an MMA gym and i would like to lean out at around 200-205 and compete in light heavy weight

when i was younger i was a state level wrestler and placed 1st and 2nd in a few state and county tournaments.(about the only thing that may be of some use to me)

other than that i am pretty much a beginner in everything and would like some advice on what to practice etc...

i would like some advice on what classes to take and what to do on off days from classes

they offer BJJ, Kickboxing, MMA, and Boxing i was considering doing one kick boxing one bjj and one boxing class each week for now or 2 BJJ and one kickboxing or boxing

and what should i do on my off days, at least one of the days i will be working with a professional strength coach if he accepts me into his program

thank you!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 09-23-2009, 12:30 PM
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you gota have some good knowllege on all styles of fighting, cause even if you do not specialize in some of them , you will need to know what to expect from an opponent who does specialize in that style.
Its good that you have a wrestling base, but i advise that you try and perfect that and make it your primary style as it is a very good one to have, as long as your wrestling is good u dont have to worry too much about ur BJJ but you should go a few times to learn how to avoid getting caught out.

i advise you learn boxing aswell, i would say kickboxing but if ur a weight lifter u may not be very flexible so its best to concentrate on ur punches more
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