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Old 01-02-2007, 03:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What Should I Begin With?

Alright, I'm interested in beginning MMA, but I don't know where to begin.

I'm 16, about 6'2, 170. I've got a 6'6" arm span though. I've got a bit of a belly, however. I have around 15% body fat I think.

I'm naturally athletic in terms of being quick and having good reflexes, although my endurance could be improve upon.

I bench around 185-190ish, squat mid 200's, so I'm not overly strong, but I'm not a total ***** either.

I was wondering what fighting styles I should look into? I used to wrestle, but I was thinking something more involved with striking. Suggestions?
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Old 01-02-2007, 04:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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im about the same as you i chose to do muay thai because i grew up doing it and bjj because i really enjoy it both of these are tweaked so that they can apply to mma.if you want to get your endurance and strenght up go to RossTraining - Bridging The Gap Between Ordinary and Extraordinary
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Old 01-02-2007, 02:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if you're looking for striking then I'd say any of the following: Western Kickboxing, Savate, Kyokushin Karate or Muay Thai.
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Old 01-02-2007, 03:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Muai Thai and/or kickboxing. Try to find an MMA gym that offers a range of disciplines, so you can develop some grappling skills as well (your wrestling background will definitely help here).
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