Posted by shs101
Posted by Svartorm
Its been mentioned several times on here, but learning from books and/or videos is a mistake if you don't have a solid base to build on. You need to learn basic skills from someone with a watchful eye so you don't develop poor mechanics which are extrodinarily difficult to deal with later on down the road.
I have a base, i boxed for 2 years n just started muay thai. The question was, in the books theres just so much to look at, i dont know where to start or how i should apporach it.
Stick with the parts that you know would be my advice. For example, whenever I pick up an MMA training book I look to see if there is anything related to the grappling areas that are new to me or are showing a variation I haven't seen before. Since this is my "area of expertise", so to speak.
The striking I don't really bother to use simply because this is not my area of expertise and I would need someone with more experience to critique my application of the technique while practicing it.
For you, I would think you would be the reverse...stick to the parts related to striking and worry about the grappling techniques when you've had some time to get instruction from a qualified person.