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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 08:26 AM Thread Starter
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My First MMA session at my new gym. :)

Hello, ive been floatig around this forum for a few weeks and ive got a a bit of advice about nutrition and conditioning...

I recently went to my 1st MMA class and I just thought that i would post my experience so if new people like me want to know they can have a read and make there own decisions and add comments if they want...

I had a two hour session at Snake Pit MMA in Westbury, England. 6-8Pm (20 per year membership - 3 per matt session).

Started of with some warm up routines, running, press ups and sit ups and some stretching. I was introduced to the instructor who showed me the basics to start, with me having no prior experience.


How to fall properly and guard yourself.
Basic rolls and guards from the ground positions.
Throws and holds which can be applied from the ground position.
And some pad work practicing jabs and hooks, applying hip movements to add power into your punches.

After that we rgouped together and had a grappling session on the matts, i was opposite a lad from birmingham who had been there a few months and he was teaching me moves while applying them in the grapple that we were doing.. I learned such a lot in one lesson and Im looking forward to going back for future classes. Every tuesday to start and then thursday evening and saturday morning once ive cracked the basics.

I feel a bit sore after some conditioning routines with a medicine ball and a partner applying bearable kicks and jabs to your body for intervals.

I found that grappling was were i gassed the most and obviosly need to work on my cardio and plyometrics from now on because explosivness wont come with no energy and air...

But i will be working on this from now on. Ive aquired a large tractor tyre from my local farmer and Im puttin together a plan to work from when im not having training days.

Just thought that this may become useful to somebody who is wanting to get into MMA but is as anxious as I was before i went.

Just give it a go and see what you feel like after the first session. I enjoyed it more than any other sport i have been involved in and I am going to make it a regular thing and hopefully progress as much as I can.

Thanks for reading such a long thread :-)
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-02-2009, 11:57 AM
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This is awesome. Stoked for you, brother. Stay on it, and keep us updated!
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