MMA in California

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Maniac
1/29/07 4:37:56PM
My brother wants to look into getting a fight, but we're not sure how to go about it. He has quite a bit of wrestling experience and a 1st degree black belt in tae kwon do (probably doesnt mean much to most people in mma but figured i'd throw it out there) He's 19, how do we go about getting him a fight, preferably in California.
Hwarang
1/29/07 4:57:05PM
Talk to some gyms and get him into ameture fighting first
Maniac
1/29/07 5:12:46PM
was thinking that but what type of gyms i think is what i'm asking, i'm pretty much retarded as far as the subject goes, like if i were to open up the phone book and try to find a gym that would get him amature fights, what would i look for?
nate22
1/29/07 5:26:24PM
An MMA fight? Is he versed in submissions have prior BJJ knowledge? Does he want to fight straight away or look for a gym to train at? If so how many times a week would he want to train and what is his budget?

Find out what his weaknesses are and get him to train specifically in those disciplines, it may be difficult to find an actual MMA gym, but a Muay Thai, Boxing or BJJ/Judo or some sort of combination would be beneficial. All depandant on budget really.
Maniac
1/29/07 5:33:20PM
Yes an MMA fight and hes looking to fight straight away to get a feel for if it's something he wants to continue, and there is a gym nearby that trains in BJJ, kickboxing and boxing, but it's a bit pricey so he wants to know what he's getting into first.

He has no BJJ training so far, but I was under the impression that many fighters starting off arent BJJ wizards and some have little to no training specifically in BJJ.

He has extensive wrestling and TKD, with judo and hapkido to a lesser extent. We just don't know how to go about getting fights.
Red_Elvis
1/29/07 10:21:43PM
Where in California is he?
Maniac
1/30/07 11:35:32AM
stockton/modesto area (valley)
Omega
1/30/07 4:53:25PM
I have an amateur show coming up if he wants to test himself. I'd just need some details. I don't feed fighters btw, I make sure I match them up as close as possible to same style and experianced fighters. Strikers with strikers, grapplers with grapplers grapplers who want to fight strikers vs strikers who want to fight a grappler. You get the point.
Maniac
1/30/07 7:07:46PM
That would be great, how could we go about discussing this further?


edit: shot you a pm
Red_Elvis
1/30/07 8:33:26PM
There you go. Team Bullshido to the rescue yet again.
loller90278
1/31/07 3:43:52PM
i'd like to fight a sanctioned fight for fun,
never been beat down before and i think thats something i'd like to try.

i just gotta enter a tourney...
Omega
2/1/07 8:49:07AM
What area of the country you from loller.
loller90278
2/1/07 5:10:15PM
redondo beach california, socal
Red_Elvis
2/1/07 9:01:19PM
Socal Pankration in March. Try that for a taste of MMA Lite.

http://fightleague.org/Events.html
hippysmacker
2/2/07 5:44:12AM

Posted by Maniac

stockton/modesto area (valley)



AKA is in San Jose california. A lot of really good well rounded fighter's coming out of there. He might want to get trained some more before he fight's.

Here's their internet address. Good luck to your bro.

http://www.akakickbox.com/news.html
Maniac
2/2/07 12:18:24PM

Posted by Red_Elvis

Socal Pankration in March. Try that for a taste of MMA Lite.

http://fightleague.org/Events.html



Yeah found that, we decided to go, anyone ever been? curious how it is.
loller90278
2/2/07 1:54:17PM

Posted by Maniac


Posted by Red_Elvis

Socal Pankration in March. Try that for a taste of MMA Lite.

http://fightleague.org/Events.html



Yeah found that, we decided to go, anyone ever been? curious how it is.



yeah i might go there also! thanks red_elvis,
i just dont like body shots only >.<
i want to get knocked out
Omega
2/2/07 4:35:10PM
The tournament is a blast. What would you like to know.?
Maniac
2/2/07 5:48:49PM
What is the level of competition that shows up there? How good of a measuing stick is it if you do well there?
Omega
2/3/07 12:00:21PM
So Cal Pankration tournaments have all levels. Surprisingly you'll find some Traditional schools there too testing their respective skill. It's the younger teens you have to be wary of. Adults have 3 levels. At the highest level you'll see guys testing themselves before doing a cage event.
sambat
2/10/07 2:50:45PM
Go to Nick Diaz's place in Stockton.
loller90278
2/20/07 10:43:26PM
total fight alliance (i think) tournament is in santa monica soon

wish i knew earlier so i could enter
i think the site is

www.totalfightalliance.com

not sure tho
PM me if ur interested and ill find out more
loller90278
2/20/07 10:59:22PM
www.totalfighting.net

yeahhhhhhhh! if it wasnt for saturday (pride) i'd so go to this.
i also e-mailed The Man to see if i can become one of the fighters

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