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angusyoung1189 09-09-2006 12:09 AM

im looking to get into mma but i don't know where to start. ive got a little bit of highschool experience in wrestling. i live in new lenox illinois if anyone knows of a place near me that teaches anything i would appreciate the help. thanks

Python 09-09-2006 12:11 AM

Me to, i am in similar predicament, i live in Virginia anyone with info for this area drop a line PLEASE!


IronMan 09-09-2006 01:37 AM

Look for a local martial arts school and start training. I suggest one of the following arts:
Muay Thai
Chute Boxing

These are a good place to start if you can't find an MMA academy. I don't know about locally.

Avid 09-09-2006 03:15 AM

Yo man, where in Virginia are you? I'm stationed in VA. There's a few good places around here, depending on what your trying to take. In Virginia Beach there's the Academy of Martial Arts, they teach Muay Thai, BJJ and a few other things. There's another place in Virginia Beach, Eastern Academy of Martial Arts that offers BJJ, Jeet Kune Do, CSW and Muay Thai. There's a hell of alot of places in Virginia that have TKD, but that's not my thing. Let me know if you need more info. :thumbsup:

mrchrisieclass 09-18-2006 09:31 AM

Just do what i'm doing, train in several martial arts which in itself is leading to MMA

Choke_Wire 09-18-2006 06:09 PM

all these guys have good advice but i would suggest working on cardio if u cant find a gym right away. cardio is easy because u can do it at any gym or just out side

Spartan42 09-26-2006 11:05 AM

I just got started myself, I found that through my college there is a BJJ club affiliated with Renzo Gracie so I jumped all over it. I have also found many other places near where I live when school is not in session. I would just suggest doing a basic online search for either BJJ, Muay Thai, or Chute. Im partial to BJJ and I think it is a good place to start because it takes so much repitiion and drilling of techniques.

brvheart 09-26-2006 11:14 AM

I would off this...

Find a great place to work out and build skills, then enter amature shows and make sure that someone is filming, most big shows require a tape of your fights, that part will be very important. Also if you can make friends with others in the same field, that will help as well.

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