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plz help, I want to join the UFC in my twenties and I am starting training now, anything will help.
 

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U should look around your town and find a local gym and get on a lifting program It wouldnt hurt either to take some jj classes or whatever you need work in. Its good these days to be well rounded in every area. Do you have a wrestling background? You should also start running and working on your stamina.
 

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Hmm..really depends how old you are. If you are really serious about it....join a MMA gym and learn as much as you can from BJJ, Muay Thai, Boxing etc.. A.S.A.P. Hope you're not 16 or 17 becuase if your goal is to join UFC by 20...dream on, not saying your dream will be crushed but...first, you got to fight in small shows and have a decent record. You have to have a lot of experience then you send your tape showcasing all your skills to the UFC and they review, and if they think your worth it, you have your Debut. Remember you got to make sure that this is what you want. If you are serious about it, this will be your life.
 

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Hmm..really depends how old you are. If you are really serious about it....join a MMA gym and learn as much as you can from BJJ, Muay Thai, Boxing etc.. A.S.A.P. Hope you're not 16 or 17 becuase if your goal is to join UFC by 20...dream on, not saying your dream will be crushed but...first, you got to fight in small shows and have a decent record. You have to have a lot of experience then you send your tape showcasing all your skills to the UFC and they review, and if they think your worth it, you have your Debut. Remember you got to make sure that this is what you want. If you are serious about it, this will be your life.
True! Between lifting training and cardio... the ONLY other thing I do is study and go to class. I am in premed/emt school so life is pretty ritual(! love these forums ;D)
 

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well i am only 14 (15 in a couple months) so i got time, i just dont know where to start really, i have no money so i cant go to a gym or anything.
 

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jcmeagher said:
well i am only 14 (15 in a couple months) so i got time, i just dont know where to start really, i have no money so i cant go to a gym or anything.
Will your parents support you? have you even asked them if you can join a MA gym?? If not..then I suggest you watch some instructional videos that are on my request thread, and learn some techniques from there. Learn as much as you can from any resource. Once you feel that you've had enough gather couple of your friends and just hold some MMA classes....try learning takedowns, submissions, and just build some crappy ass pads..or something. I seriously don't think you can be successful without joining a gym man....since you'll develop bad habits with the advice i just gave you but since you said you got no $...it's worth a shot.
 

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I seriously don't think you can be successful without joining a gym man.....
but your sig said champions arent made in gyms...joking...but really you do need to find a good gym if you dont want to develop bad habits(i watched some videos then joined a gym and it took my trainer a long time to break me out of my habits)
 

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Work at being in shape and please! PLEASE! Work at being a good role model for MMA. There is tooo many kids who think after 2 weeks of bjj that they are the sh!t. Please just Respect!!!
 

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but your sig said champions arent made in gyms...joking...but really you do need to find a good gym if you dont want to develop bad habits(i watched some videos then joined a gym and it took my trainer a long time to break me out of my habits)
lol i know you put joking afterwards but, what the quote is trying to state is that, even if you're in a good gym, say Chute Box or Militech..Without the desire to fight, without the vision to foresee yourself as a champion and without the heart to face any opponent they put infront of you....you're just wasting your time. Just wanted to say that because it made me feel good :laugh: :cheeky4:
 

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Work at being in shape and please! PLEASE! Work at being a good role model for MMA. There is tooo many kids who think after 2 weeks of bjj that they are the sh!t. Please just Respect!!!
Hey those kids after 2 weeks that think they are the sh!t are ok cause the actual good fighters feel god when they beat on them and put them in there place
 

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Will your parents support you? have you even asked them if you can join a MA gym?? If not..then I suggest you watch some instructional videos that are on my request thread, and learn some techniques from there. Learn as much as you can from any resource. Once you feel that you've had enough gather couple of your friends and just hold some MMA classes....try learning takedowns, submissions, and just build some crappy ass pads..or something. I seriously don't think you can be successful without joining a gym man....since you'll develop bad habits with the advice i just gave you but since you said you got no $...it's worth a shot.

My parents back me 100%. And I already do Taekwondo, but my parents can bareley pay for it. I really want to get into bbj but there is only one good school near frankfort. But i am hoping to get a job in a couple months so i might have some extra cash. Emphasis on might.
 

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take bjj over taekwondo and im sure u can find a cheap boxing/kickboxing gym just for starters maybe get into school wrestling or something.im lucky i train with my dad and his mate who is a pretty bjj fighter while me and my dad have done nearly every ma ever made (plus he used to train thai boxers)
 

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jcmeagher said:
plz help, I want to join the UFC in my twenties and I am starting training now, anything will help.
Can you train wrestling through your school? That would be a good start too. And it would be free.
 

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My parents back me 100%. And I already do Taekwondo, but my parents can bareley pay for it. I really want to get into bbj but there is only one good school near frankfort. But i am hoping to get a job in a couple months so i might have some extra cash. Emphasis on might.
I know what you mean by cost. There's only one gym locally where I live that trains thai boxing, bjj and sub-wrestling. And, like you, I am short on money to pay for regular classes so I had to find an alternative. So I tried an old school boxing gym that charges $60 a year (full use of equipment AND a trainer!) versus $150 for 3 months of training at the other gym.

So take the advice of some of the guys here and perhaps look for a boxing gym to train at as well as your high school wrestling program.If they have one. Both are excellent starts on the road to your development as a fighter.

You might want to try myfightspace.com to hook up with training partners in your area. That's how I found my grappling partner. :D
 

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Okay, listen man. I don't want to sound mean or anything, but you need cash to get the results you want. At the very least, buy training videos, some weights and a heavy bag or two. I mean, I don't think training videos would make you UFC-capable, but at least it's a start.
You need money for supplements, equipment, etc. You just need it. Get a good job and see how things go...otherwise stick with Taekwon-do, so at least you could do SOMETHING.

Sorry, man, I don't mean to sound messed up or anything. I'm new too, and I see dreams, too. But I don't want to raise your hopes for no reason - sometimes reality sucks, you know?
But good luck man, I hope to see you competing in the UFC one day.
 

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jcmeagher said:
plz help, I want to join the UFC in my twenties and I am starting training now, anything will help.
Do 50 puces in a complete combo not stopping in between a each do it as fast as you can. right when your done i mean you have to do all this stuff fast pace, do 20 pushups the 20, 20 sid ups then repeat. I also take a pillow put it on the ground and practice my elbowing on it. Get a heavy bag, practice leg kicks. What ever your weak in get better at and what ever your good at get better at.
 

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Wow that is exactly the advice ive been looking for, the pillow on the ground thing is genius...but now I usually replace the situps with crunches and I do 30 at a time. But thanks man...All of you
(oh and what are puces???)
 

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Wow that is exactly the advice ive been looking for, the pillow on the ground thing is genius...but now I usually replace the situps with crunches and I do 30 at a time. But thanks man...All of you
(oh and what are puces???)
Hahaha thanks for saying by idea was genius. I meant puches sorry to mix you up. If you do crunches I usually do more crunches than sid-ups. Before I goto bed I usually do 500-400 crunches. May be hard the first time but your body wil get used to it and youll be able to tell. I also spar with friends/cousin. If you have a older brother thats heavier than you try to wrestle with him and start on the bottom trying to make your way up and roll him over. I do all this stuff and I DOMONATE!! LOL. my current official score is 20-0 and 20 tkos. So trust me and put all your strength in while your doing the elbowing to the pillow and if you need any help with tips I give, just P.M. me:D
 
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