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Old 09-30-2008, 12:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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?
etc. etc.

Thank You.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:07 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum Tyler.

I'm gonna move this to the training and technique section because it doesn't belong in general MMA.

Feel free to make a new thread introducing yourself in the introductions section too.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum Tyler.

I'm gonna move this to the training and technique section because it doesn't belong in general MMA.

Feel free to make a new thread introducing yourself in the introductions section too.
Thank you for the correction. Wasnt 100% sure where to put it, so i put it in a pretty noticeable spot for a mod to catch it.
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Here's a link to the introductions section if you want to make a seperate thread to introduce yourself.

http://www.mmaforum.com/introductions-greets/
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I'm in a similar situation to you, wanting to get into MMA with just wrestling and a little bit of 'Karate'....Anyways what everyone has been telling me, is to go take a class and see if I like it first which I am scheduled to do next weekend.

Not sure how much this helped, but I wish you luck at your quest.
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hey dude I just started as well. I've been focusing mainly on BJJ lately because there is so much to learn about it. I also do boxing and muay thai and some wrestling. Your best bet is to find a school that provides all aspects of MMA if thats what you want to get into. If you decide to take BJJ the first couple of months are going to be hard because like you said you don't know anything and your going to be getting submitted alot, get through those months and you'll be good

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Hey dude I just started as well. I've been focusing mainly on BJJ lately because there is so much to learn about it. I also do boxing and muay thai and some wrestling. Your best bet is to find a school that provides all aspects of MMA if thats what you want to get into. If you decide to take BJJ the first couple of months are going to be hard because like you said you don't know anything and your going to be getting submitted alot, get through those months and you'll be good

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Thank you. I will definitely tough it out if i take bjj
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For one you wont lose interest in mma, because you will actually be competing with people like in submission grappling class everyday and you will really be able to judge your progress and if you like it you will keep wanting to get better because there are limitless things for you to learn. I understand how you were not interested in more traditional martial arts as I tried some when I was younger and QUICKLY lost interest.
wrestling is good I started wrestling my sophomore year and it sounds like you have a bit of a background so that will help. Find a gym, take muay thai and submission grappling or bjj and when you and your coaches feel you are ready get an amateur fight. Good luck man and welcome to the forum.

I know a dude who cheers(for Oklahoma State) and hes not gay, and he is ridiculously explosive so that should help you. Having that lower body explosiveness I mean.
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For one you wont lose interest in mma, because you will actually be competing with people like in submission grappling class everyday and you will really be able to judge your progress and if you like it you will keep wanting to get better because there are limitless things for you to learn. I understand how you were not interested in more traditional martial arts as I tried some when I was younger and QUICKLY lost interest.
wrestling is good I started wrestling my sophomore year and it sounds like you have a bit of a background so that will help. Find a gym, take muay thai and submission grappling or bjj and when you and your coaches feel you are ready get an amateur fight. Good luck man and welcome to the forum.


Thank you... That was a lot of what i was looking for.
Kind of stuck in a money situation... not old enough to get a job yet.... and my dads only working 3 days a week because of the Boeing Wichita Strike.... SO I wont ask for any money from him... I would rather earn it myself.....

I am gonna look up some local classes, if i can find any... and then just try to see the cost and work from there,...
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