MMA VETS ADVICE NEEDED!

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  1. charred99 White Belt

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    MMA VETS!! OR THOSE WHO CURRENTLY TRAIN AND PRACTICE MMA

    Not sure where to post this...

    But I need advice.I am an idiot with fighting in general.
    I have ZERO training in formal.MMA of any kind.

    Bit of background on me:
    Im 28 years old. Im 6ft1in, but my arms are stupid long and my reach is 80in. My current weight is between 225-235.

    My background is strictly weightlifting with a bit of power lifting. I am slightly stronger than average. My cardio is non existent after a couple of minutes.

    I really would like to get my feet wet in a discipline, but I am hearing all sorts of conflicting things.

    I live in SW Florida, so BJJ is huge here.

    I have no desire to compete. I honestly just want to switch up my training regime. I have been 8 pack shredded, single digit body fat at 200 pounds, so I have no problem with the dedication or mental discipline I am sure this requires. I just want to switch things up, improve my cardio and be able to defend myself and thise close to me if necessary.

    So my question is this: Were you me, assuming my physicality holds any merit, where would you start? BJJ? Boxing? Kickboxing? Treadmill? Go away?
     
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  2. Calibur Jiu Jitsu Snob

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    I would go to as many schools in the area as you can and try them out.

    There's no point in sticking with a sport if you don't know if you'll like it.

    Once you see a few different gyms and you have specific questions on what training at a gym means THAN you should come back here and ask for specifics.

    Just walk into a gym and ask what's up. :)
     
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  3. loyalyolayal Gold Belt

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    JUST

    DON'T

    TAP.

    EVER.
     
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  4. rv5869 White Belt

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    Try everything and see which art you enjoy. Your mental discipline will be tested in any sport you choose. Have fun.
     
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  5. PointyShinyBurn Purple Belt

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    Congrats on your sick abs, bro. MMA training is generally to be found at MMA gyms, hope that helps.
     
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  6. charred99 White Belt

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    Can we date?
     
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  7. charred99 White Belt

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    I feel like you want me to get injured....
    Why you a bully tho?
     
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  8. flikerstance floridaman

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    6 1 80 inch reach is fucken sick i have a 73 inch reach but i have super wide shoulders so my arm length is really like 67 sadly reach doesnt only help with punches it helps with tons of takedowns and chokes darces especially
     
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  9. Forceof1 Blue Belt

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    Do you want to get punched in the face?

    If yes, do Muay Thai, boxing or kick boxing.

    Do you want to roll around on the ground with sweaty men?
    If yes, then do BJJ.

    Want to do both?
    Then MMA it is, my friend.

    Personally, at close to 40 I am done getting hit in the face- so BJJ is for me.

    As was said, try them all and see which you enjoy more. Then sign up for that.
     
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