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post #21 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-22-2008, 07:26 PM
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Sweet man and congrats on keeping it up.

I was wondering how it was going. Best of luck.

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post #22 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-22-2008, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks man. I've been really motivated to continue working towards my goal of training well to fight well one day. I've got a lot of people who are encouraging me to continue training to fight one day. I've got a lot of work to do and I am going to take my time to get as good as I need to be able to compete and actually win a fight.
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Sounds like a great plan and keep up the positive attitude. Also good luck with the BJJ classes you'll learn a lot.

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post #24 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-22-2008, 07:41 PM
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So I've been working our for a little over a month now and just started Gracie BJJ yesterday. Things are looking good. Just wanted to update people in case they were following my progress.


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Cool man, good luck and train hard. What school you at?




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post #25 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-27-2008, 08:21 PM
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What an encouraging thread. Seriously. I just came across this forum whilst searching for MMA forums, and went straight to the training and nutrition section. I saw this thread... and couldn't pass it up.

I'm in a very similar boat. I'm 6'0", 225lbs, and... well... a month shy of 22. All the same, in spite of the fact that people are shocked to hear my weight (I have a rather dense frame, so the weight doesn't make me look like a human-shaped jello dish), I've got some fat to burn. I've never been good at exercise for its own sake, so I started considering martial arts.

Which led me to signing up for a summer BJJ class offered by the local community college while I wait for University to pick back up. At first, I wasn't thoroughly excited about the class (or BJJ), but now... I'm hooked.

I don't plan on going UFC, but I'm glad to hear that it's possible for a guy like me to get into shape and get to a point where competing is possible on more amateur circuits. That's cool stuff.

Anyway, I just wanted to post a "me too" comment. I'm glad I'm not the only one wanting to get into the sport this late in life (wow... 21/22 is now late in life?).

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post #26 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-28-2008, 12:37 AM
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I was just turning twenty-one and over 300lbs when I started cycling hard core. Before that I was just riding to get around and avoid the pump. I was above 300lbs when I started riding. At twenty-two rode my first century and started swimming and running distance.

I am doing a triathlon in August (My first) but, I got invited to begin training with a pro/am team for the next riding season.

I know this is not MMA but I hope it would be encouraging.

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post #27 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-28-2008, 02:01 AM
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nah dude its not to late.
If you can leatn fast and train hard you can still be sucessfull.
There are alot of professional fighters who didnt start anything till they were older. Such as nate quarry. He never even played a sport untill he finished high school because he was a strict jahovas wittness.
you will just be at a bit of a disadvantage and have alot to catch up on. You can do anything really if you work hard enough
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nah dude its not to late.
If you can leatn fast and train hard you can still be sucessfull.
There are alot of professional fighters who didnt start anything till they were older. Such as nate quarry. He never even played a sport untill he finished high school because he was a strict jahovas wittness.
you will just be at a bit of a disadvantage and have alot to catch up on. You can do anything really if you work hard enough
This is my one saving grace. See, I naturally learn things very quickly... at least on the concept stage. When I devote myself to something, it's amazing how efficient I am with it.

This, of course, has never been applied to a sport (only to school and to work)... so we'll see if my body can keep up with the rest of me.

Here's to hoping it can!

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post #29 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-28-2008, 04:32 AM
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Its not so much about age but having a natural talent for mma. Randy Couture was 34 before he stepped in the cage so that gives you 12 years to get some decent training. I know Randy was a very good wrestler but he was/is by no mean the best wrestler in the ufc or even his weight division.

I think if you give it your all you have just aas good a chance of making some waves in mma as someone who has trained for years.
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post #30 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-13-2008, 11:21 PM
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hey i think that at age 43 if you are in shape and want to kick ass you can beat any age up at 43 on the streets. As a skin like myself ive seen tons of skins in there late 30s and early 40s kick ass!
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