126 lb body weight, 300lb bench press, cross country runner..what technique to learn? - Page 3 - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
Standup Technique MMA Standup fighting techniques.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-18-2009, 09:08 PM
MMA Fanatic
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 10
Originally Posted by -Jesus- View Post
Simple answer.

Wrestling and Muay Thai.

Wrestling (Clearly, you have enormous strength for your size, etc, etc. Good ground and pound)

Muay Thai, Your run, Good strength in your legs, you'll have a great grip due to wrestling and the strength will make it all the better.

Best combination, in my opinion.

As long as you can hold your own on the ground (e.g. not let some BJJ guy overpower your joints and rip your arms off[/hyberbole]) then you'll be great with those two.

Muay Thai and Freestyle wrestling are my main styles, and its so easy to change through stances/mindsets. My personal rules are as follows:

If they're far, only do short kicks and do high kicks as least as possible(I learnt it from reading Bruce Lee's views on realistic fighting, for conservation and low risk moves).

If they're medium, chok/sok/kao (punch/elbow/knee). The blatant, but you'll be surprised how many dumb street fighters don't know what a knee is. Especially in New Zealand.

If they're close and clinch fails then double leg takedown, head and arm, side takedown, then GnP! GnP! GnP!

However I haven't had any official fights inside a ring/octagon because I'm too young. They work when some dickhead is trying to pick a fight with you at a party or something.

Edit: And what the hell 50kgs and you can bench 130kg +?

My anus you can. I'm 5"10 90kgs and I struggle with 100kgs.

Last edited by Mustard Cuttah; 08-18-2009 at 09:12 PM. Reason: missed a comment.
Mustard Cuttah is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #22 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-19-2009, 02:11 PM
MMA Fanatic
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 35
Only 2, then Muay Thai and BJJ.
With Muay Thai you become versed at using your whole body for striking. I'd take BJJ first over Wrestling because wrestling is a controlling art. BJJ you don't have to be on top to submit someone.

3? Boxing, Muay Thai, BJJ
Boxing offers a vastly superior techniques and skill in the hand department.

4? Boxing, Muay Thai, BJJ, Wrestling
All the essentials.

He's lying I'm guessing from the way hes been posting.
NyPhenom718 is offline  
post #23 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-19-2009, 02:29 PM
Light Heavyweight
name goes here's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: London England
Posts: 3,300
Originally Posted by 00Smash00 View Post
I've developed myself into a 126lb body weight, 290 lb bench pressing decent cross country runner/sprinter. I got a little bit of a grappling and wrestling background from high school.

I'm thinking about getting into mma. Which standup art is right for me?
If you really want to get into mma you'll have to make your own opinions and theories. Asking others won't help you for shit. You'll have to do your best to learn what you decide is the best - and as much of everything you can.

Also your stats are make believe

name goes here is offline  
post #24 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-19-2009, 07:05 PM
Light Heavyweight
VolcomX311's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: L.A.
Posts: 3,491
I can't get over the facts of this thread title. I don't think you're coming all the way down to your chest. No partial ROM bench press numbers allowed.

Nonetheless, I like the wrestling/Muay Thai primary and BJJ secondary.
VolcomX311 is offline  
post #25 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-22-2009, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
MMA Fanatic
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 21
thanks for the responses guys

name goes here - you're probably right. I'll just keep learning and keep my eyes open
00Smash00 is offline  
post #26 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-01-2009, 07:22 PM
MMA Fanatic
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 7
My opinion in this, even though I probably don't have as much experience as most people on this site do, would be trying Muay Thai and BJJ. I train in both of these disciplines, and they seem to be a good match together. If you are as physically fit as you say, Greico Roman wouldn't be too bad with that kinds of strength either.

Best advice to me, get out and try them. That's the only way you will find what you are comfortable with.
jfatula is offline  
post #27 of 27 (permalink) Old 09-09-2009, 04:25 PM
Fieos's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 1,730
Biggest question is what is available to you in your area?
1.) Muay Thai/BJJ
2.) Kickboxing/Wrestling/Judo
3.) Boxing

This is pretty much the standard response to anyone looking to get into MMA. People here seem to be overly concerned about the metrics you posted. I'm never going to meet you and I'm not going to fight you so I don't care if they are factual or not; I'm just here to give you some MMA advice.

I would say that for MMA you will lift differently and you need to move away from any fixed weight or machine type of lifts. I also find circuit training much better for MMA than traditional strength/sculpting training.

Good luck!


Also, Kung fu can be a viable form of stand up if tailored to MMA (see Sanshou) but Muay Thai and Kickboxing require the least adaptation of 8+ point striking systems to be viable in MMA.
Fieos is offline  

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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