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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-01-2007, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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Help....

I live in upstate NY and have zero money (LOL)
I'm 21 and in pretty decent shape and have a desire to train MMA but there are no true MMA places around here that I know of... Does anyone have any ideas of how to go about getting started training? Are their people who take in aspiring kid who wish to begin a life in MMA?


Some feedback would be great, Thanks.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-01-2007, 03:42 PM
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not sure exactly where you live, but there is a good mma school in lockport NY called the "western new york mixed martial arts academy".

but really no matter where you go, its gonna cost you. so get a job

good luck with the mma man.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-01-2007, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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never heard of lockport ill look it up and see where it from where i live...

im doin the school thing now.. I have a part time job but that goes all into food books etc.
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yeah well good luck man. hopefully its close enough. but if not, just finish up the school thing and then get into mma. whatever works for you. again, good luck bro.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 06:29 PM
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Well, I think Rich Franklin began his MMA training at age 21, by watching submission videos. Get a few friends, a couple good videos, and practice with them until you get some money and a car, so you can drive to a MMA school.

Spare some money for mats, bags (kicking/punching), and gloves. Maybe some weights, if you want. Good luck.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-02-2007, 06:41 PM
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One way that you could start right now is to download the instructional videos from this site and practice with some of your friends. This is not an ideal situation because it is very difficult to learn all the nuances of martial arts without a competent instructor but at least you will get familiar with some of the training procedures and can get into great shape at the same time. Then when you get some coin you'll already have a head start and you'll be able to go full bore at it.
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Pack up and go to Iowa. Patt's gym is like 60 dollars a month and you can find a place fairly cheap down here.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-04-2007, 08:24 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah, I should save up first. I was thinking about going to work there in Iowa. Thats a damn good gym to train in. I'll take your advice tho and get instructional videos.


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