MMA Recommendations for beginners that want to learn...

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  1. Jonari

    Jonari Well-Known Member

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    I've just graduated college and now that I have some more free time in the evenings, I would like to take up learning jiu-jitsu, MMA fighting, along with MT. Of course, I'm sure it isn't easy, but I was wondering if anybody knows of any good places in Atlanta, GA to go learn these fighting techniques?

    Any input is appreciated. :)
     
  2. AK-47

    AK-47 Banned

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    i think unti2fitness is a pretty popular gym in the atlanta area. What i would advise is look some gyms up on google and take a free class. See if you like the instruction, people etc. and then make your decision.
     
  3. SubOptimal

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    If you're not already a member of the tracker, I'd see if I could find an invite. There are tons of training videos by people who know far more about MMA than your instructor would. I think it would help a lot if you supplemented your training with instructional videos.
     
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    i can't tell if you're trolling or if you're being serious. If you're being serious then, no. He is just starting out and should concentrate just on the basics that his trainer is more than capable of transmitting to him. After a year or two of training he can take a look at some videos and see if there are any techniques he could implement into his game. If you weren't being serious this is some fucked up information to give to somebody just starting out and i don't think the cage is a place where misinformation like this should be perpetuated.
     
  5. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    Best bet is to watch 'never back down' in slow motion and mimic the movements. You'll be ready to beat some heads in a matter of no time.
     
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    Stay away from Knuckle Up. Run horribly and I hear nothing but bad things
     
  7. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    If you're actually in Atlanta, I recommend Alliance. Unit 2 is also pretty good. North of Atlanta I would recommend Triple Boxing in Woodstock or Alpha Fighting in Hiram. I would stay away from ALL of the Knuckle Up schools if I were you.

    Tiger Academy is decent too.
     
  8. Titus

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    you should listen to everything powder says, he is an absolute authority on mma and training in mma!
     
  9. Sammo

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    Enough already
     
  10. TigreTek

    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    shut the fuck up with the bad advice.
     
  11. SubOptimal

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    Let me get this straight. I recommend someone get training videos to supplement their training in a gym and that's bad advice? So the champs who make the training videos and the people who buy them are stupid? You guys are dumb as hell.
     
  12. LOLSTi

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  13. LOLSTi

    LOLSTi DTOM

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    :ugh: go die in a fire.
     
  14. TigreTek

    TigreTek omega member OT Supporter

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    :rofl:

    i'll admit i missed the supplement part.
     
  15. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Holy fuck you're serious aren't you trollie?

    You should also jack off before rolling or you'll pop a boner rubbing up with some other dude. Oh and invest in a fencing mask, don't worry about the back of the head being exposed, it's illegal to strike there anyway.
     
  16. 4bangin

    4bangin Ballet of Violence

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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    i think its a little silly to start as a beginner training eight different things.

    focus on one or two max.. and even then, make one of them your main focus. this stuff isnt easy. all i do is BJJ and ive been doing it for a while, and i still suck. i cant imagine training boxing and muay thai, and judo, and wrestling, and bjj, etc.
     
  18. HandgunFantasy

    HandgunFantasy My purity you stole.

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    yeah its better to suck slightly less at one aspect of the sport than suck at all of them.
     
  19. Redneck Shinobi

    Redneck Shinobi Well Jules, the funny thing about my back is that

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    Jack of all trades, master of none.
     
  20. Ghost of Swayze

    Ghost of Swayze Ofcourse you mad

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    Stick with the bjj at first then ween your way into MT. Your more likely to get injured just diving into heavy kicking
     
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    whatever you do, do NOT listen to this guy.
     
  23. Bausk

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    I would start learning the basics from your instructor, but if you have someone to practice with outside of class, then getting some instructionals and practicing isn't ever a bad idea. I would try to stick with one focus to start (grappling or striking... i recommend grappling).

    You guys need to lay off SubOptimal. He said to SUPPLEMENT his training at the gym. Which is a good idea.
     
  24. Jonari

    Jonari Well-Known Member

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    thanks everybody for the advice...SO...thanks for the video instructions to supplement what i learn in class....:bigthumb::bigthumb:
     
  25. Jonari

    Jonari Well-Known Member

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    btw, i currently weigh 165lbs....ill be partnering up with somebody in my weight class, correct? people that are really good at BJJ, do they ever fight above their weight class to improve their skills?
     

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