In mma(or boxing/kickboxing/grappling)..
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.
I want to start training here soon. If anyone knows of good places in AZ, more around N. Phoenix/Scottsdale let me know.
There are tons of places in phoenix.
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.
18+ years (Boxing and Judo) but I dont compete anymore
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...
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!
I compete in BJJ tournaments and MMA tournaments. Member of Team Revolution.Originally Posted by intv
How many fights have you had? does your team have a website?
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.