- 08-23-2005, 03:09 AM
- 08-23-2005, 09:12 AM
I take BJJ classes, but am not into competing as of yet. Some of the guys are talking about going to NAGA in Cali here in a month, but I don't think I'm there yet.
08-23-2005, 10:36 AM
I want to start training here soon. If anyone knows of good places in AZ, more around N. Phoenix/Scottsdale let me know.
08-23-2005, 10:48 AM
08-23-2005, 10:53 AM
08-23-2005, 01:30 PM
I train in KB, and Thai and just started with BJJ, wrestled in HS. I am getting too old to fight, but I do alot of sparring work. Sometimes those fighters need a punching bag with real bones, lol.
08-23-2005, 06:54 PM
08-24-2005, 12:58 AM
I've trained in kickboxing and Muay Thai when i was in my twenties (among ather things)... i actually fought a couple of smoker fights. It was alot of fun. One of my buddies was an instructor at the Gracie Academy and used to train a bunch of us in his garage. A couple of the guys actually fought at King of the Cage and a few other local MMA events. I always wanedt to try MMA but at 39, i think i'm too old to start now. Not everyone can be Randy Couture...
08-24-2005, 08:08 PM
I train, but don't compete. When my schedule clears up and I get to go to class steadily, it really makes me want to compete, but then I remember why I don't when I'm working 60 hours a week and going out of town, lol. We train standard mma stuff - stand up, clinch, and ground. We spend lots of time (70% of class probably) sparring stand up and clinch. I really only average 2-4 hours a week in class. I probably spend another 4 hours a week working the heavy bag and doing sand bag work. Not nearly enough training to compete!
08-26-2005, 01:59 PM
I compete in BJJ tournaments and MMA tournaments. Member of Team Revolution.Originally Posted by intv
08-26-2005, 03:22 PM
08-26-2005, 04:22 PM
08-26-2005, 09:15 PM
I've been thinking about doing some competing, but I'd really like to drop some weight first. 5'7" and 180lbs is not where I'd want to fight.
08-26-2005, 09:29 PM
You could probably fight 155 (I think that's the right weight) no problem. I normally weight 230 and have no trouble dropping down to 205. Plus, you can work with your opponent on weight. Some guys are gool if you're a 5-10 lbs over others can be real pricks..just depends.Originally Posted by asianid
08-26-2005, 10:57 PM
Yeah, that's what scares me. I weigh 230 at the moment, which is low for me. At that weight I'd be going up against some diesel mofo's. Would like to think I could get down to 205, but I would feel so skinny.Originally Posted by SUPERMAN0383
08-27-2005, 12:26 AM
Drop to 215 then cut 10lbs, the lighter i get the better i feel and the more agility/athletisicm i have,
its definately a good idea to go against guys who are gonna be the same size as you
08-28-2005, 01:53 PM
Yea I watched a guy who fought last night in the superheavy weight..how fought light heavyweight two months ago..he should fight in the middleweight his **** got owned! I'd like to cut to 205 and fight superheavy weights. : )Originally Posted by Kristopher
08-28-2005, 10:02 PM
I fought in taekwondo tournaments when i was in college at 140lbs. But then I started lifting after I graduated and I really don't want to lose the gains I've made. I think I may try to drop down to 170lb and fight. That'll prob put me around 10% BF.Originally Posted by SUPERMAN0383
08-29-2005, 09:18 AM
I'm not sure if there is a 170 lb division. I know of 155 and 180 but I'm sure you could fight 180. The actual TKD won't really help you in fighting but the experience of competing will.Originally Posted by asianid
08-29-2005, 06:05 PM
I'd like to compete. I don't know when I'll be ready though. My uncle owns a gym and because he's native, the casino lets him promote all the Kickboxing and boxing matches. I'd like to get into it heavy and start training with him this winter. He lives like an hour and a half away though that's why I'm not training there now.
12-12-2005, 09:34 AM
I competein grappling. Been doing so for about 18 years. I teach the younger kids (son is 6) and I try to live it through him but then I put to much pressure on him. I go out there and get my ass beat up a little and love it. Plan on doing it till I cant take the pain.
12-12-2005, 05:07 PM
In in Tucson AZ and training fro a little Rage In The Cage action. Hey if your looking for somewhere to train for full contact in the Phx area I suggest getting on the rage in the cage website and shopping around the sites links. Plenty of "decent" places in Phx
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