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Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by SlushboxTeggy, Nov 1, 2005.

  1. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    well ive been looking for a decent gym to continue my interest in MMA(mixed martial arts). well this weekend was homecoming so we had alot of fraternity alumni come around. saterday i get to talking to this one guy justin who i know has had a few amatuer fights. well in conversation i find out that he actually trains guys at a gym now like 5 minutes from my school. its called TNT Karate and at the moment they hold 5 world titles. im so amped to start, but also i think im going to be over my head for the first few months. i have a wrestling background and know some submission but im just wondering if anyone here knows of anything i should look into in addition to possibly know some more skills before i start.
     
  2. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    um...

    how can you possibly be into working out and getting in shape and training.. w hen you drink to the point of blacking out at least once a week?
     
  3. hcivic.com

    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    first stop drinking and learn to eat right ( I am currently 2/0 and getting ready for my first ticked fight feb 27) then get a good set of weights at home for the days you don't go to the gym. Cardio is your friend (I have both a treadmill and bike at home) 12 mins dosn't seem long but after the first 30 secs you will be in a new world.
    The most important thing is medical insurance make sure you have it My eyebrow got poped open and an er doc can patch it up but a plastic surg can make sure it will never reopen
     
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    dveit Well-Known Member VIP

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    if hes drinkin liquor he's alright, but beer expands the gut, big time.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Unless you have a martial arts background it's really hard to know just how good/bad they are the fact that they talk about being MMA I wouldnt think much about it. IMO someone who is a true MMA fighter is some one who has been ranked in 3-4 different styles. Not someone who learns a bunch of small shit from each style and mushes them together to say "My style is MMA"

    I'd check it out, you might really enjoy it, however half of Martial arts to me is the true background of the art and that might be something this school lacks. There's not that many dojos out there that focus on the true art that martial arts is, rather they go after the people who want to jump in a ring and swing fist and be a UFC star.

    If you want to learn martial arts I would sign up for 1 month and then move around to different schools 1+ months at a time. you should get an idea at how different they are from each other.





    I just saw that their classes are 45 mins long.

    I wouldnt think twice to pass that school up. I bet they're also out the ass $$$$ wise.

    A class should be AT LEAST 90mins long. 45 mins is just getting warmed up. I can't even run thru the basic katas in that time. F that.
     
  6. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Also, if you're looking for a work out and maybe some ring time. TKD (tae kwon do) is a wonderful sport.

    It's very rule bound just like wrestling but its over all a great (SPORT) It might be worth looking into.
     
  7. StealthMode

    StealthMode Kung Foolin'

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    As for TKD, make sure you find a really good school that is worthwhile. There are many schools out there that claim to be TKD, but are really just a sad excuse for it. Look into something that is very history-oriented, rather than "sport" oriented, and you will find a very good martial arts school. I took TKD for like 6 years through the United States Taekwon-Do Federation. (look at www.ustf-itf.com) In my opinion, it gives a very good background, which you can use to get into other martial arts afterwards.
     
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    Too bad TKD has almost no history =)~ it was fromed in I belive the 50s.

    It also tends to be the other way around. Schools will say KARATE but will really be a TKD school. 90% of Karate schools in this area teach nothing but TKD
     
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    Go to bullshido.net ... They will set you straight. Take MT, Kyukoshin, BJJ, Judo... any of that is good..
     
  10. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    i dont do it once a week. i rarely ever black-out. and i am in decent shape. i drink only beer yet i still have a tight stomach even though i only run when i go to the gym.

    besides, just like when i wrestled, i dont even let caffiene into my system let aloe alcohol when im in season.


    im just going to go train at this school and see whats up. if i feel like im not learning anything, or not learning the right stuff then ill look for a different place.
     
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    Blanco, that first paragraph went WAY over my head. Dojang what? Tang Soo Do huh? Soo Bahk Do hmm?

    Who comes up with these names? :p
     
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    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    :werd: does that have noodles in it???
     
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    [​IMG] that shit goes right ovewr my head. me and my roommate want to get into some kind of martial art and don't know where to start. we got a friend who does Kung fu, but not really sure if thats something for a beginner to get into.

    sorry, not trying to threadjack
     
  14. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    like i said, im going to start there and maybe later i could train at a gym that teaches stuff like that too.

    i understand that you may think im getting in over my head, but i know my own abilities. i would never walk into an MMA fight knowing that i was not ready or outgunned. ill train as long as i have to in order to feel comfortable fighting.
     
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    Move to MD I'd train ya.
     
  16. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    i love MD too, but the commute to college would be a bitch.
     
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    erebunicrx my name is Dale

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    im also very interested in this. if i did this i'd have to put my car project on hold. i dont want to be some ufc superstar but i would like to learn somthing. im so unsure about where to start though. but i cant just start throwing money out each month to different schools. good luck with your training. and let us know how it works out.
     
  19. SlushboxTeggy

    SlushboxTeggy It's only stupid if it doesn't work VIP

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    im watching ufc now and just found out that matt hughes (champ at 170) had only a wrestling background before starting MMA. obviously he was a much better wrestler than i ever was but i dont plan on winning UFC main events. i want to get a few amateur fights and do well.

    luckily my car project has still really yet to get off the ground.
     
  20. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    (Welp) once again MMA is way over used as an art form.

    Anywho, I pay jack shit for my training I do 1 on 1 with my teacher. =)

    If anyone is in the area I wouldnt mind picking up a student of my own.
     
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