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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-02-2010, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Hi there, I'm new to the MMA scene, I remember hearing about it a few years ago and how people LOVED it in my high school. Now I'm leaning towards going into the scene. My original goal was to learn some MA, but after looking at a few places in my area, they offer A LOT of MMA and I think I want to try it and see how it goes. My current goal is to train for maybe a few years (2-3) and try out some amateur fighting. I'm currently 21, weight about 270lbs, 6'1", and have big broad shoulders. My question is is it a good idea to learn some form of Martial Arts before I start to train for MMA? Or just jump straight into MMA training while learning Martial arts. (I plan on learning Jeet Kune Do, Krav Maga, Aikedo, and JJ or BJJ). Or should I just hit the gym for a few months and get back into shape before learning anything? Good or bad feedback would be awesome. Thanks for taking the time to read this.

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Okay about the whole hit the gym before training thing. Don't do that, the purpose of training is to get in shape, trust me cardio kickboxing and muay thai and even BJJ will make you work your ass off.

As for the MMA question, the MMA classes usually are to well round a fighter but are not extensive in any field, it touches on all aspects of MMA like BJJ, MT, and wrestling.

If you have the time I suggest you take seperate Muay Thai and BJJ classes and then take the MMA class to learn your wrestling and how to string them all together.

Goodluck and if you have anyother question feel free to ask

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Okay about the whole hit the gym before training thing. Don't do that, the purpose of training is to get in shape, trust me cardio kickboxing and muay thai and even BJJ will make you work your ass off.

As for the MMA question, the MMA classes usually are to well round a fighter but are not extensive in any field, it touches on all aspects of MMA like BJJ, MT, and wrestling.

If you have the time I suggest you take seperate Muay Thai and BJJ classes and then take the MMA class to learn your wrestling and how to string them all together.

Goodluck and if you have anyother question feel free to ask
Thanks man, yeah I plan on going here http://www.ockickboxing.com They seem to be legit but i Just want to make sure it's one of the best schools in my area. If you know of any other schools that are better I'd love to know where they are. OC Kickboxing Offers, Kickboxing, Muay Tai, BJJ, MMA and others.

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Thanks man, yeah I plan on going here http://www.ockickboxing.com They seem to be legit but i Just want to make sure it's one of the best schools in my area. If you know of any other schools that are better I'd love to know where they are. OC Kickboxing Offers, Kickboxing, Muay Tai, BJJ, MMA and others.

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That school looks very legit to me. But also be aware that some big schools have a high number of students which imposes the student:teacher ratio problem. You know?

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6f1, 270... sumo wrestling

i know ppl gonna laugh but its a cardio workout and the most underrated TDD out there.
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That school looks very legit to me. But also be aware that some big schools have a high number of students which imposes the student:teacher ratio problem. You know?
Yeah, I just hope somebody knows of other schools that offer MMA where the classes are maybe, 10-15 people at max. I plan on stopping by later this week with my mother. (She's very worried about me getting hurt and still is unsure what MMA is about.)
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6f1, 270... sumo wrestling

i know ppl gonna laugh but its a cardio workout and the most underrated TDD out there.
I'm not fat, I'm just built big naturally. (I'm persian, and persians get HUGEEE lol). Still funny comment, I don't think there are any schools like that in my area. Still if anyone knows of any MMA schools that are awesome I'd love to know. I'm willing to travel to L.A. and San Diego a few times a week if necessary.
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Yeah, I just hope somebody knows of other schools that offer MMA where the classes are maybe, 10-15 people at max. I plan on stopping by later this week with my mother. (She's very worried about me getting hurt and still is unsure what MMA is about.)
I can assure you that she will be impressed. If its what the gym makes it out to be then they will convince your mom. Sparring with head and leg gear and a great environment.

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I can assure you that she will be impressed. If its what the gym makes it out to be then they will convince your mom. Sparring with head and leg gear and a great environment.
Sweet. Yeah I just watched the Penn vs. Sanchez fight the other night on cable and thought...Well I could do that, it doesn't seem that hard..like every sport there is thinking involved and I'm a real good critical thinker when put on the spot. So like I said I'll just do a few amateur matches and see how it goes. If I do really well I'll progress but if I burn out I'll still train just not go further. :P
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Oh and if you can get here..

http://www.legendsmma.com/

then GET THERE. Eddie Bravo is one of the world most known BJJ teachers.

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