Originally Posted by Scromaster
This is a hard question to answer. Yes you can learn by watching how people punch, kick, and do other techniques, but having a good teacher is essential. What i have had to do in the past was i would go in to train one day every three or four weeks for a few hours, and i would write everything down and practice those techniques for hours everyday. My technique wasn't perfect but i was always ready to learn something new every time i went.
Weight training is far overrated, i am assuming you don't have a normal gym too. There are tons of workouts which use only your bodies weight which are great. Also try a couple of the video workouts. i have done both px90 and insanity and ill tell you i still use them both, they both are great workouts if you push yourself.
Try and find someone local with a simular interest and work with them on it too, maybe they will even let you work in with a high school wrestling team. There are normally plenty of options out there but you might have to make some comprimizes
Thank you for the response. I do watch alot of fights, MMA and boxing. And I'm trying to pick up things from that. I now find myself saying " oh man he should have gone for this submission there, or that kick or punch there". So I feel my mindset is falling into place in that aspect. But of course I've not been in a real match, so I'm sure its much different! lol
We do actually have a gym. nothing great. Just a large basketball court with treadmills and other cardio machines, and weight machines with a smaller free weight section. But thats about it. The machines basically line the border of the ball court. Its funny that you mention p90x because that is what im doing and i love it. I got about 2 weeks in before i started losing massive ammounts of sleep due to my daughter developing colic. But that has passed so im getting back into the swing of it. I have a heavy bag, gloves, wraps and looking at a speed bag soon. But again this all goes back to my question of technique. I suppose i could just practice with my own research to build basic technique and strength and, if i ever get the chance to take some tips from someone else, further develop my technique then.
Good idea on the friend thing. I had an old co-worker that would box with me a few years back. He is the one who actually got me into actually wanting to pursue. But he doesn't do it anymore, and we didn't do it much. Maybe i can motive him to
Again thanks for the tips and support. if anyone else has anymore suggestions, please add. I appreciate it!