How to start?
Last edited by Jim_Williams; 04-12-2009 at 05:28 PM.
Im not just asking fighters, any advice from anyone would be great, especially about that link I sent.
That would be a very good start Jim. Ideally you want to get the feel for it and see if the sport is for you. A favourable route would be to learn a specific style of fighting like boxing, Jiu Jitsu or kick boxing and then train in other areas. Most fighters have a preferred style be it ground game or stand up.
I think most fighters will advise that training specifically in one art is the best way to becoming a complete' (well rounded) fighter, rather then learning it all under one roof from one instructor.
Go along and explain to the coaches what your thoughts are, hopefully they will be receptive and give some advice. Try and train your fitness out of the gym also, so look at running, swimming and perhaps some weights. Bare in mind diet plays a huge part as your weight will be crucial further down the line when you start fighting.
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Would suggest you find yourself a good MMA gym and start learning the game.
You need to develop good stand up, wrestling and Jiu Jitsu to be well rounded. I personally think it's better to be good at at everything rather than great at just one thing.
I would train for at least 6 months to develop a base game and then think about an Am fight. See how you get on from there and move up to semi-pro and eventually pro.
Don't be in a rush, you are 15 so have pleanty of time to develop your skills.
But the most important thing is to find a good MMA club to train at
Its hard to tell if the place is any good just by the description. I am from close to this area and never heard of the place but it is new. You probbably need to get down there and have a look around the place and talk to the instructors to gague their attitude to make your own judgement. What does sound promising is the fact that training is 7 days a week.
Most MMA fighters start by training in an individual art or discipline although nowadays mma has evolved in to its own induvidual art/sport. I have noticed from the site that their doesn't seem any specific mma classes. I am not to far from your area if you PM me I can give you more info about mma specific training in the local area.
if the qualifications of the instructors are legit, then there are gonna be some good coaches, however when i looked at the Q&S and they started talking about belts and syllabus it got me a bit unsure
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i wouldn't bother mate, they mention "the grappling arts" and the instructors do not appear to possess even a blue belt in bjj.
find a club near you that teaches bjj/muay thai and preferably has competing fighters in mma (that aren't crap)
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Last edited by Jim_Williams; 22-08-2009 at 02:56 AM.