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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 07-31-2009, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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Hi there. I have come seeking advice for my future. I am fourteen, almost fifteen, years of age and I am highly interested in cage fighting. I have grown up taking casual boxing classes twice a week for two years but I have yet lost interest in the boxing career I originally wished to pursue.

I have always had a strong base body structure and I am high-wasted, meaning that I can stand my ground. I have solid shoulders and I used to be slightly overweight which is why I started boxing in the first place, to lose weight. I have cut down from 155 pounds to 125, which is a big change. Apart from my lack of daily intake due to temporary health issues, I feel as strong as ever.

I always felt that boxing did not bring out the best of me as I have always felt that takedowns where one of my strong points. Where do I go from here? Where should I start? Now, take note that I live in New Zealand and the variaty of gyms are very little here. Not to mention that high school wrestling does not exist here. I'm desperate to learn and compete.
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 10:27 AM
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Well from what you're saying it seems you like grappling/ catch wrestling/ BJJ and such. i recommend you go to any of the gyms there and see if grappling, catch wrestling, BJJ, judo, or sambo is a one of the more popular styles there. I would also recommend that you pick a gym that has at least some muay thai / kick boxing. since cage fighting does use alot of strikes.

I myself am very similar to you. i used to be obese (over 30% body fat) and slightly overweight (i had no muscle basically just fat, so i didnt look too huge). and i dropped from 168 to 125 while getting 3 inches taller. all thanks to extreme high school wrestling team practices we had every day. i now jumped up in weight because ive been working out and so on. i myselfam considering BJJ, grappling, and muay thai. they are all pretty effective
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