Before you begin posting, take a gander at this: Posting and You. Now with that out of the way, welcome to the standup forum. Feel free to ask for practical training, technique, equipment, and fighting advice from your peers - or to discuss any aspect of standup fighting. You'll find a wide variety of folks here at various skill levels and a broad range of knowledge. Talk about specific fights and fighters if you like, too. But keep in mind that here we don't bash anyone. All styles are welcome and respected. You can maturely discuss the pros and cons of anything but avoid slamming fighters, styles, and forum members. Instead, focus on helping each other out. That's what this forum should be all about. Basically: Keep it positive. Any threads that deteriorate into "flame wars" will be removed. If you're ever in doubt about what's allowed and what's not, refer to the sherdog forum user rules or send me a private message, and I'll try to get back to you as quickly as I can. And remember, all this advice is simply opinion - try anything you read here at your own risk! NEW GUYS: Use the search function before starting new threads. There's a good chance your question has been asked and answered before. Now that that's out of the way, start browsing threads and posting; have some fun.