MMA so how hard is it to start training?

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  1. MiseryIndex

    MiseryIndex i never know why. i only know who. Moderator

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    no hate plz :o
    just for fun not to ever compete i don't think.

    i'm 27. & other than self defense & karate when i was not even a teenager yet i have no experience.

    matt serra has a school a few mins from me i was thinking of taking some intro classes at.
    i just don't wanna be embarrassed :o
     
  2. tkluu

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    just do it, everyone looks like crap their first day
     
  3. Gogoplata

    Gogoplata Guest

    Yep, you just show up. Everyone was new once and a LARGE majority of the people at schools are new(er) so they remember. Just show up, bring some shorts and a t-shirt and get to it. You can't "workout for 3 months and get in shape" for BJJ/MMA. People who are in GREAT shape come into class their first day and are GASSED.. It's a different kind of conditioning you can only work on with mat time.

    Just go. People at MMA/BJJ schools are typically cool and welcoming. Serra is a SUPER nice guy - you'll like it.
     
  4. prophit

    prophit OT Supporter

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    I also subscribe to the "just show up" school of thought.

    First couple of weeks you'll gas hard but everyone haa gone through the same so it's nothing to be self conscious about. :dunno:
     
  5. teep

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    Serra is one of the nicest guys around. I can't imagine his school is anything, but friendly and welcoming. just show up like everyone is saying.
     
  6. CRXican

    CRXican God Loves Ugly

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    are you going to train MMA (standup and grappling) or just BJJ or something?

    You don't have to try everything at once
     
  7. Ricey McRicerton

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    Werd. Serra was one of the nicest "famous" people I ever met.

    Just go in and do it. If you don't jump in now, you're going to keep putting it off for one reason or another. If you go in and it's a bunch of jerks, you won't enjoy training there if you're new or a more seasoned guy.
     
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    Don't do it. It will ruin your life.
     
  9. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    Show up. Try class. Sign up. Done.
     
  10. Optamix

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    This.

    It annoys me to no end "Ill get in shape first and then go" which = "Ill watch the UFC and TV and talk about training at some point after Im in shape."
     
  11. peoplescar

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    I started 2 months ago :mamoru:

    felt like such a newb because i've never thrown a punch or kick EVER

    Instructor told me on Monday in the 2 months i've been doing it i'm a totally different person than when i started.

    I wrestled in middle school and HS though so i have decent technique for takedowns and ground work. i just have to get it into my head that the people i'll be competing against will be trying to hit me in the face instead of trying to pin me.


    Its going great so far though i fucking love it :bowdown:
     
  12. Killyin

    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    Go! Have fun!
     
  13. ZZex

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    You're roommates with my cousin :eek3: My cousin and I both did a private (our first BJJ class really) with my current BB instructor. My brother in law was a blue belt and thought he'd let us try it.

    Before that private class, he was a hardcore UFC fan. Knew every stat and fighter possible. To the point where he bought like 5 gis, a grappling dummy, mats, the whole nine yards. The first private I gassed like crazy. I couldn't even walk to the water fountain. I just sat down on the ground panting like I was having a heart attack. A few months later, we went to open mat. During those months, I trained actively (4 times a week) with the same instructor. 3 mins into the sparring, my cousin was so gassed he was just panting in the middle of the mats. Everyone gave him the :wtf: look cause he just started taking off his gi jacket and just sat there. He was done...

    I don't know how many classes he's gone to but no more than a month's worth. It's a shame cause he's fit, flexiable and absorbs knowledge well. Fast forward a year later, I'm a 4 stripe white and he's just been at home doing nothing BJJ related. He just watches UFC and started weight training. He says he does it to prepare himself for BJJ but that's a horrible excuse. He has all the money and time in the world. He could of easily been a blue belt by now.

    I wish he continued with me.... so we can at least spar and learn from each other. :hs:


    Cliffs: Stop with the excuses and just do it. Stick with it for a month or so. If you really don't like it, then quit. But at least try it first.
     
  14. Hillary

    Hillary fukc yaeh. ew waitled long enough. nujgses of hill

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  15. ZZex

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    Another thing is a lot of MA schools offer a free trial class or something similar. If it's free, why not :dunno:
     
  16. ZZex

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: His path to a red belt in MMA is getting there. I never understood this sport though. Just because I like football, I don't get the urge to try to go pro. Fuck that. Same with any sports. Why do these people want to do MMA? Shit's dangerous man!
     
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    Go to class wearing Tapout gear. Instant respect from everybody
     
  18. Ricey McRicerton

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    I have no interest in ever doing MMA. I don't like getting hit at all. :rofl:
     
  19. ZZex

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    One of the guys who trains at the same academy as me wears a lot of Affliction/Extreme Couture shit outside of the mat. I can't say shit cause he got his blue belt within 7 months and can whip a lot of people's ass cause he was a former wrestler. Plus he's broly as fuck :hs: Such a nice guy too. Good we haven't gotten many of the stereotypical "douches" though
     
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    so how was class tonight?
     
  21. Killyin

    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    He's probably in a lot of pain. :rofl:
     
  22. ZZex

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    He hasn't logged on to OT for about 7 hours
     
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    CRaiNK ЧЕМПИОН

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    my first class ever, I remember ONLY time in mylife I ever came 1inch to THROWING UP, I played hs football and ran. I notice skipping helps get your lungs into shape.
     
  25. MiseryIndex

    MiseryIndex i never know why. i only know who. Moderator

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    :rofl: i haven't gone yet.
    i had wrist surgery recently & still can't put any pressure on it or bend it.

    i did cardio last night though :o
     

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