I am in a very similar boat. I am 25, getting married, I've got a 4-year old and full-time job. I have a karate background, which I quit at 18 with a brown belt. I just started MMA training, but my gym is 30 minutes away. I plan on my first fight in June, which will be the next local event. I try to make it at least 3 if not 4 times per week. I do cardio during my work week as often as possible, but it's hard when you've got a lot of obligations and responsibility. So, through my own experience the past few months, I have gotten very comfortable with my ability, even though I was totally getting schooled for the first couple months. I'd say just stick with it, and stay dedicated. If you want to fight competitively, DO NOT give up, because as we both know, we probably wont have much of a chance if we wait any longer! My thought is, even though I don't have a ton of support (family and girlfriend don't like the idea) I am going to regret not doing this because it's been my dream since I was like 16. I lose sleep just thinking about fighting. So, even if I fight a few times and say I'm done with it, at least I did it. My thought is I'll be doing it as long as my body will hold out, but we'll see about that. I hope you stick with it, because I think MMA is one of those things that is so fulfilling and exciting that you will hate yourself if you don't follow through. Thats how I feel anyway.
So to finally answer your question, I would suggest you try to make it to MMA class more often than 1x per week. I feel like if I don't make it at least 3x per week, I am backpedaling. I get caught in the same crap, and forget escapes, or forget possible subs I could be catching, and it's frustrating. If I make it 3 to 4 days in a row, I feel better with every consecutive day. My cardio sucked ass by the way, when I began. Now I'm able to run four miles comfortably at a solid pace, and I can actually make it through a whole class without being so gassed I'm about to pass out. I still get gassed, but not as bad. So don't freakin hesitate bro, if you can make it to more classes, GO! and your cardio will come with time. Good luck buddy.
Originally Posted by lilwizard
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