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smilee22 10-03-2006 12:24 PM

hello, newbie here
 
hi,
i am 17 currently studying at college with alot of spair time. i am looking to become a fighter (amature or maybe even a pro) in a tornemnt based sport MAU the english equiverlent of UFC. since these are very simaler and i am just starting out, i would like to learn the very basics.

1)which combined martial arts to use, and how many.
2)how long it would take to master the martial arts.
3)When i would be ready to enter my first real MAU fight.

thank you for your time lee

ps sorry if i posted in wrong thread i did not see another revalvent heading

TLB 10-03-2006 12:38 PM

If you can find a place that teaches Jui Jitsu, Wrestling and kickboxing you will be in good shape. As far as the how long it will take and when you are ready to fight you and your trainers will have to determine that. Hitting some weights and doing some cardio would also be a good idea.

smilee22 10-03-2006 01:22 PM

thanks

Onganju 10-03-2006 03:12 PM

Lot's of cardio... Start running, swimming, and lifting in a fashion where you're doing it constantly and you feel like you're going to pass out afterwards. Guess what? After you wake up from passing out, get ready to do it again!

Now on what styles to train in... Can you let me know what's in your area? That might give me a better viewpoint to suggest something.

And as was posted above. If you're serious about fighting, if your trainers are worth their years in experience they will know when you are ready. I'm just going to forewarn you that if you're doing this as a part-time thing (and not a lot of people can start training in MMA full-time), it may take longer than you initially hope.

Good luck.

TLB 10-03-2006 03:23 PM

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Originally Posted by smilee22
thanks

No problem, if you have any other questions about weight lifting or cardio just ask and I will do my best to answer. I hope onganju was kidding, you donít want to over do it when lifting weights you want to push yourself but you could seriously injure yourself if you over due it like that.

Onganju 10-03-2006 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by TLB
No problem, if you have any other questions about weight lifting or cardio just ask and I will do my best to answer. I hope onganju was kidding, you donít want to over do it when lifting weights you want to push yourself but you could seriously injure yourself if you over due it like that.

I didn't mean that literally. But, he is going to have to push himself. I honestly believe that is the first step to truly making the mental transformation into a better fighter. If you can't push yourself through a little hard running or lifting, how can you expect to push yourself through another trained fighter in front of you who doesn't want to lose either?

IronMan 10-03-2006 07:17 PM

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Originally Posted by smilee22
1)which combined martial arts to use, and how many.

I suggest taking a grappling style, either BJJ or Judo, and a striking style, boxing is probably best. This will give you a good idea of where you're skills are and what you will need to improve in order to be a better fighter.

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2)how long it would take to master the martial arts.
Most MMA fighters aren't masters of anything, except for some of the BJJ guys. Become well versed in different styles and focus on becoming a mixed martial artist.

It will probably be about 3-4 years before you're ready to start really fighting


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3)When i would be ready to enter my first real MAU fight.
It takes about a year of amateur fighting before you'll have the experience needed to quit the day job. If you're really a prodigy then maybe 6 months of amateur fighting. That really depends on you.

TLB 10-04-2006 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Onganju
I didn't mean that literally. But, he is going to have to push himself. I honestly believe that is the first step to truly making the mental transformation into a better fighter. If you can't push yourself through a little hard running or lifting, how can you expect to push yourself through another trained fighter in front of you who doesn't want to lose either?

Obviously I don’t think you wanted him to pass out. I was just saying he really shouldn’t push himself too hard, I work out every day and I always push myself but you have to know your limits or you can seriously injure yourself, that is basically what I was trying to get across.

smilee22 10-04-2006 10:58 AM

thanks every one.

i will get training on cardio and weights straight away. as for the martial arts i will follow them up at my local centers.


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