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hiddendragon98
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:28 pm    Post subject: Do you think i would like mma? Reply with quote

I wrestled a year in junior high and almost a year in highschool but really really disliked it so i quit. But i study isshinryu and jujitsu and plan to continue training then in another year or two maybe train in some muay thai or kickboxing until im 18.Anyway i want to try to fight in the cage when i get old enough but ive heard the way the training and fights are a lot like wrestling in any case i wouldnt want to do mma.so i want to ask do you think i would like mma? And am i wrong about it being like wrestling?
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Wastelander
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wrestling is a big part of MMA, these days, but MMA is not wrestling. I did wrestling in Junior High and absolutely hated it, but that was because of the other people on the team and the coaches, more than anything else. In my MMA fight, I actually fought a wrestler and got taken down early in the first round, but after that there really wasn't a whole lot of wrestling going on. Every fight is different, and the only way to know how you feel about it is to try it.
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sensei8
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From your post...I'd say that you'd not like MMA. And I'm with Wastelander and what he says about wrestling.

Try it!! You might or might not like it; it's up to you.



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wagnerk
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with sensei8 & Wastelander, if you're interested in it, try it and find out.

MMA isn't for everyone but if you're questioning on whether or not you would/wouldn't like it, the only way is to experience it
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bushido_man96
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The training regimen might be a lot like Wrestling's, with lots of drilling and conditioning. So if you don't like that approach to training, then you may not like MMA training. But, as the others have mentioned, you will never know until you try!
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tallgeese
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll concur with everyone else. Don't jump in talking about taking a fight. Just show up to the general class, not the fighter's time, and start training. See what happens with the day to day grind of just training at a normal person pace. this will really tell you if you like it enough to go further.
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sensei8
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tallgeese wrote:
I'll concur with everyone else. Don't jump in talking about taking a fight. Just show up to the general class, not the fighter's time, and start training. See what happens with the day to day grind of just training at a normal person pace. this will really tell you if you like it enough to go further.

Solid post!!

That's what happens in many styles of the MA, they're shocked into thinking uncomfortable thoughts. This curbs their ability to learn. One sees the fight training and thinks they're doomed, when they're not. It's the ...forest for the trees thing.



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TheGrim123321
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alot of MMA is on the ground but its everybodys game. I've seen fights that didnt touch the ground and i've seen fights that ended in 2 minutes or so from an early arm bar.
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Titanium
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd certainly have a go at MMA and see what you think.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2016 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cant believe I missed this post...

You've just as much likelyhood of liking vs not liking. MMA is just a ruleset, so you cant say wrestling is any more mma than boxing.

It would be appropriate to say that you'd have to be familiar with the ground game, or perhaps better to say it'd be in your best interest.

Heres the kicker though- it really all depends on who your opponent is. Youve got a wide range of opponents to choose from and potential to get a good fight.

Like others have said, you'll do best just going to the school and trying it out for about a month. You'll know by then.
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