Hey, New to the forum, but own and operate another forum(non-MMA), so I know how these work.
First off I would like to say that this seems like a great site.
I would really like to get into MMA fighting, but if that is not possible, just train in a few different martial art forms. I wrestled when I was younger, did that from age 5-11 i believe. Then got cheated out of going to state
.. so that got me out of it, but I will be joining our high school team as a sophomore this year again. I have taken Korean martial arts(taekwondo?) when i was younger, but i only made it to yellow belt with green tip, I then lost interest. So after quiting that, martial arts hasnt really crossed my mind since recently. Its not that I want to be a bad a$$, its just that I would like to develop my body so I will not be limited by obstacles that I may face in my life. Im not really looking to go pro or anything, I would rather make my life with my academics(herpetology to be exact), but if I were to make that much development in this, it could be a side deal.
I am in a weightlifting class also in my school. I lift every other day. Our teacher has our set amount of weights that we do and the amount of sets and reps we do. So that part of my powertraing is somewhat out of my hands. I would also like to lift at home, because I have a bench, bench bar, curl bar, plenty of weights, and also have a pull up bar. I honestly suck at Parallel squats! It feels like my knees are gonna give out when im going down. Im getting better at bench, dead lifts, and cleans. For those three, the weights i lift on those has been increasing very rapidly, so I am happy with that, but im not happy with the weight im lifting yet... My dad used to be a big time powerlifter, so I want to get good at lifting for him as well, because he hasnt lifted for a while, and me lifting might get him to start lifting again.
I am also on our schools Stunt Team. Which in fact is actually Yell-leading. Contrary to popular belief, we arent all gay. haha. So that would also be something I would like to get stronger for, because we have to be pretty strong to lift some of the girls up.
I am very flexible. So hopefully that will help with grappling. I know very little about the names of techniques you might use. SO I would also like to work on that aspect. And I'm pretty sure that nothing I do will get me into street fighting, so hopefully everything i do will be sanctioned.
Now that I am done talking, I would like your help.
Where should I start? Any certain thing I should focus on first?