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cagerage920

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i am 18 and ive been training in taekwondo and karate since i was 7. ive competed at several tournaments and im pretty good. i was actually the arkansas state champ.

Now i want to try to get into mma and im wondering if i should go to a mma gym or do something like bjj or wrestling and combine it with my stand up?

Post #1   8/15/11 11:39:08AM   

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Go to a MMA gym. Your going to need to break alot of habits from your TKD training. go to a school that has Grappling and stand up and learn to blend them.

Post #2   8/15/11 3:57:58PM   

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Go to an MMa gym and focus on your ground game. It has been my experience that 90% of amateur fights neglect their ground game. Just remember anyone can throw a punch far less people can defend an arm bar.

Post #3   8/15/11 11:44:48PM   

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What part of Arkansas do you live in?

Post #4   8/16/11 2:01:39AM   

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i to took taekwondo when i was young, but to tell you the truth i hated it, we werent learning anything, we would do the same thing for 2 weeks, but it got me intrested, im about to go to a local gym and train in mauy thai and bjj, if you looking for bjj and mauy thai, look for a gracie barra in your area, if your looking for somthing like wrestling, try a local gym. GOOD LUCK

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Post #5   8/18/11 4:51:11AM   

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Posted by cagerage920

i am 18 and ive been training in taekwondo and karate since i was 7. ive competed at several tournaments and im pretty good. i was actually the arkansas state champ.

Now i want to try to get into mma and im wondering if i should go to a mma gym or do something like bjj or wrestling and combine it with my stand up?



You, Gym, grapple. if no sparring partner? use a dummy (submission master) you are 18 and a taekwondo state champ. 3 or 4 years grappling training = mma phenom! Go! unleash the beast in you!

Post #6   10/8/11 5:37:13AM   

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hi.You should definitely go to a proper mixed martial arts training school. combine it with brazilian jiu-jitsu or muay thai kickboxing.
good luck!!!

Post #7   3/13/12 2:06:06AM