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How have your tastes in CS/MA developed?

Discussion in 'Worldwide MMA Discussion' started by Combat Squirrel, Aug 8, 2015.

  1. Combat Squirrel Blue Belt

    Jun 23, 2013
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    I don't really know where to start this thread and the f2 is in full retard mode ATM, so I'll do it here.

    I have started training when I was 17, now I'm 25. During this time, my preferences and interests have changed a lot. When I started, I was interested in self-defense, realistic fighting and learning a lot of different techniques. Now I'm mostly interested in combat sport as a competitive game, developing athleticism and I like to keep the number of techniques down, because it's a hassle to maintain good form when you have to split up limited training time between punching, kicking, throwing, subs, etc. Also blood and busted up faces don't have quite as much appeal to me anymore as they used to.

    I'm curious if some of you guys have experienced the same. Or maybe the exact opposite.


    I forgot, I came to strongly dislike colored belt hierarchies and people pretending to be Asian.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2015
  2. EndlessCritic Steel Belt

    Jan 14, 2013
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    When I got into MMA in 2005 I thought BJJ was the be all end all.
  3. The Reed Red Belt

    Apr 9, 2007
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    Came in with a love for only grappling and interest in what worked, then fighters like Wanderlei helped grow my appreciate striking, now I like pretty much everything.

    Always preferred watching a specialist in one department over someone who was good at everything.

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