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Old 02-19-2011, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How far would a boxing background have me ahead?

Hey everyone, I'm currently training in boxing, but I was planning on switching over to MMA in a year or two, and I was wondering how far would a boxing background would get me as being a novice in MMA? Should I swtich over now to a mma gym or would boxing be valuable in the long run?
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Id do both, but with a name steriod steve i dont think you would get too far.
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i started with boxing since a young age and recently picked up Muay Thai. It seems to have me a step ahead of all the other new students as im used to footwork, timing and defensive postures already.


Didnt help me a lick for kicks or knees.
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It will help, you will never get "to good" at striking.
I think that lots of guys would benifit greatly from spending more time with a good boxing trainer, imo.
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Old 02-19-2011, 11:01 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I actually think I could catch on to grappling pretty fast. I'm a strong dude for my size, and I could get one of my friend's cousins on the ground a few times, and he's an all-state wrestler.

Yeah, there aren't too many choices around here. I would do both, but I don't have that kind of money right now, but when I start getting more money, I'd probably do both.

Yeah, I think the boxing would help me out a lot with my footwork, which I think would be my weakest link. I'm only 21, so I think I have enough time left to do both and see what happens.
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I have been boxing at an amateur level since i was 14 (I'm 23 now) and started training at an MMA gym about 18 months ago.

In my opinion my background in boxing has helped me far far more than it has hindered me.

There are a few issues with footwork and bad habits that i have carried over from boxing and i still occasionally revert back to some of them in training and promptly get put on my back but on the whole boxing will stand you in good stead.

GSP and JDS have shown recently that you can control a fight with jabs and crosses without chucking in loads of leg kicks/high kicks etc.
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