MMA Training at Legends MMA...

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  1. dunkinskeleton

    dunkinskeleton New Member

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    Hey guys I was thinking to possibly start training at Legends MMA in Hollywood and wanted to see if anyone here has had any experience with them.

    To give you some background information on myself, I am a 23 year old ex-dual sport (basketball and volleyball) collegiate athlete and have just finished out my eligibility. I am finishing my masters degree and am lacking the adrenaline rush of competition and was thinking to do some MMA training.

    I am not doing this just to work out, but to possibly also fight in some events down the road. I love the intensity of the training that these fighters go through and think that I might like it.

    I feel like I have the athleticism (6'6 192, with a 40 inch vertical) and determination to go far in the sport and wanted to know what you guys think.
     
  2. ZZex

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    holy shit you are tall....
     
  3. gtpjim

    gtpjim New Member

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    will be good exercise
     
  4. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    its really expensive there. i only trained with eddie bravo a couple times
     
  5. dunkinskeleton

    dunkinskeleton New Member

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    Is there somewhere closer to me (I am out in the valley in Calabasas) that I should look into?
     
  6. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    i dont know where that is, but i wouldnt recommend training mma right off the bat. id recommend learning a base art for at least a year or two years and then branching off. learning MMA without any other kind of background is too much information. any of it's constituent arts are difficult enough

    my two cents.
     
  7. dunkinskeleton

    dunkinskeleton New Member

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    Has anyone heard anything about Elite MMA in Westlake Village?
     
  8. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    nope. you really gotta scope these places out before you make a decision.. and like i mentioned before, i would recommend getting my feet wet in some other martial art first... so my first stop would be a BJJ academy, boxing club, muay thai club, or joining in on some wrestling practices. after doing that for a year or two, I might then look for an MMA school.

    I see a lot of mma fighters here in california who basically know a tiny bit of everything, and suck at all of it.
     
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    holy shit 6'6 with a 40 vert? vid?
     
  10. gtpjim

    gtpjim New Member

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    who cares what you think :mamoru:

    wrestling > *
     
  11. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    If you look at the top fighters, they usually have something that they have trained in a long time before they started branching off of into other styles.

    Fedor - Judo/Sambo
    BJ Penn - BJJ
    Sean Sherk - Wrestling
    Randy - Wrestling

    etc. etc.

    But I think a really good example (but not a perfect example) is Rich Franklin/Anderson Silva, Rich Franklin is good in everything but Anderson Silva is superb in striking and his crisp technical straight punches took advantage of Rich's loopy non-technical punches.
     
  12. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    I have to admit, a lot of wrestlers are assholes. I've met a cool one here and there but most of em, assholes.
     
  13. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    I think being great in one art is more of an advantage than being average in 4 different arts. I think cross training is of course still good and without cross training, people would be fked in MMA, so yeah.
     
  14. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    if you look at MOST of the great mma fighters out there.. they had a background in some kind of MMA related martial art at least a year or two before they started training mma.

    I've been to some mma schools, and grappled with their guys WITH strikes being thrown, and they were all so sloppy on the ground because you cant really learn the details from training ground technique once or twice a week.

    there are exceptions, but whatever.
     
  15. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    I hated the people in wrestling but the sport itself, :bigthumb:.

    Very intense and practices were always fucking hard, great for conditioning.
     
  16. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    agreed. love wrestling. i suck at singles hardcore though. they just dont click for me for some reason
     
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    Your size Id be heading towards Muay Thai or boxing your athleticism and reach are going to be your biggest assets my advice pick up MT or boxing probably MT and find a BJJ gym.
     
  18. gtpjim

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    he tapped a guy with no jj experience? :ugh:
     
  19. Al_Kayduh

    Al_Kayduh Guest

    that's what he just said


    edit: nevermind me
     
  20. itr452

    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    no, he tapped out a punkass that thought he was a badass cuz he placed in the state. you know, just like how bj penn tapped out matt hughes, just like that. :mamoru:
     
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    i wish so much that i had wrestled in HS. seriously, its free training and a nice foundation for grappling.

    sure you have to unlearn a few things for jits, but your shots, takedowns, sprawls/defense, scrambles, are already developed.
     
  22. kilian

    kilian You've got quite a treasure there in that Horadric OT Supporter

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    I did Judo from around 10 years old to 18, and wrestled through all of highschool and I feel like its the best training I could have gotten.
    I roll with a bunch of BJJ guys (Blues and above) and I rarely get submitted because of my Judo and Wrestling.

    Just learning some Muay Thai and BJJ, but I'm starting BJJ classes as a gracie barra on wed, so we'll see how that goes. :hsd:
     
  23. Antigeek

    Antigeek Who Dat!

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    My last school tried to train a bit of everything, and as a result I'm not very good at any of it. For someone who's "grappled" for a year, I'm not very good.
     
  24. Savage5point0

    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    When I had been training BJJ for about a year, a guy came in who had done MMA for a year. We rolled with strikes and he had basically no answer for my attacks and sweeps. His grappling was so sloppy and just relied on basic strength moves. Even when I was on bottom he wasnt able to land any strikes because he couldnt hold posture or defend my attacks.

    Maybe find a place that teaches a combo of BJJ and MT.
     
  25. f-g

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    how much is that place anyway? I'm hoping to get a car semi-soon so I'm going to start looking into gyms
     

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