Training when you do not have an instructor or school. - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
Training & Nutrition Training and Nutrition are essential in becoming a top notch mixed martial artist. Discuss with other fighters how to get and stay in top shape!

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
MMA Fanatic
rommyaali's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 17
Training when you do not have an instructor or school.

Basically , what the title says.

I know some people consider this impossible but, i'm not with a school ATM so i was just wondering.
rommyaali is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-02-2011, 09:35 PM
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 336
training for what?? legit fights?
SonOfZion is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2011, 11:53 AM
MMA Fanatic
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: colorado!!!
Posts: 8
Just hit some p90x at home...or just do some regular exercises like crunches, pushups, pullups...etc...and hit your local rec center to lift some weights and use their machines...idk where you live but out here it's only like $5 to use the gym all day
acrocha33 is offline  
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-04-2011, 08:23 PM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 106
It is possible to train at home. Just know that you'll be learning at a much slower rate than a formal student would be learning at, and in the long term, you'll not be able to reach the same standard as them. And it's very possible you could end up with flaws in your fundamentals.

Your best bet for training without formal teaching is to watch as many instructional videos as possible. Buy some bare basics (grappling gloves, boxing gloves, heavy bag, focus mitts/thai pads), used if you're light on cash. Get an interested friend to explore grappling with, and to hit focus mitts/thai pads with. Make a training log here (and/or on other places on the internet) and post some video of your training to it, and hope that some people will give you some constructive criticism. And then get into a gym/school as soon as you can.

If you're looking for help with strength training, that's definitely something that can be learned without mentoring, although it helps. Just do your research, experiment, and be safe.
North is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-05-2011, 07:55 AM
Light Heavyweight
Voiceless's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Neo-Babylon
Posts: 3,486
You can do strength and condition training on your own. It would be better to do it with a trainer, but at a non competing level it doesn't matter that much if that kind of training is not 100% efficient.

Concerning technical martial arts training I would rather strongly disadvice to train on your own if you don't already have a very firm basis and routine due to formal training. Without proper knowlegde you won't perceive the little (or big) flaws you're adopting while training without a trainer. DVD instructions can't give you any feedback when you're doing something wrong (which you will do very likely) and they cannot cover every subtle detail in their explanations. And there is a saying that you need 1000 repetions to learn a technique, but 10000 repetions to correct a technique you learned wrong. And there is something true about it. I've seen too many people who couldn't get rid of bad habbits in their technique even after years of training. That's because your mind will always stick to what it already knows, in particular under pressure (which is when your fighting).

So if you want to properly learn to fight I strongly advice to look for formal instruction.
Voiceless is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome