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Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by kboxer, Oct 19, 2005.

  1. kboxer

    kboxer White Belt

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    Just curious how old you guys were. Grappling was never available unitl a few years ago in my area. There was a kickboxing school which I trained at since I was 17. I am now 27. Only had some fights in the gym though. We never traveled. I see these young guys having the opportunity of a lifetime to be training at 16 and 17 years old. I guess I always have time for some amature stuff, but work and family is first, plus I love the weights lifting right now.
     
  2. dom

    dom White Belt

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    I'm 18. Lifting since I was 15 and training since I was 15. Studying krav maga. I also box. Started muay thai this year. I have also been in various full contact fights here and there. I usually have boxing matches. Looking for a mma match in the near future. I live in California and no such thing is allowed here I don't think. Looking for a place to start mma.
     
  3. Michael Wanaka

    Michael Wanaka Amateur Fighter

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    Started karate when I was barely 15. Competed in hard contact karate for a while. I had my first san shou matches about a year and a half later. Actually started training kickboxing when i was about 17 and a half.
     
  4. phenomfan1529

    phenomfan1529 Brown Belt

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    Started boxing late last year (16 years old). Had my first mma fight couple months ago.
     
  5. TapSD

    TapSD Killer Bee....1%

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    Started MT when I was 18..im 25 and started competeing in the military when I was 20
     
  6. thaiking

    thaiking Guest

    Every yar people are getting yonger and younger in MMA or any competition. I remember when UFC1 was avg. age of 50 (exagerating) now the avg. in MMA is 26 which is a big diffrence
     
  7. Spoonman7

    Spoonman7 Red Belt

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    I started MA at 18, began kickboxing at 20 had first fight at 21, fought my first Judo fight at 22. I am a big guy so it is hard for me to find fights, I eould have more but there are almost no guys my size.
     
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    iiiiiiiiii Yellow Belt

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    I was lucky enough to have my parents throw me in a boxing class when i was in the 3rd grade, so i fell in love with hitting people in the face at a young age. i started training MMA about 3 years ago when i was about 14, and am having my fist competition in a few months.
     
  9. prodigy04

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    started karate at a very young age like 10 then judo after that bjj and kick boxing
     
  10. EddNg

    EddNg Blue Belt

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    I had my first fight at 16
     
  11. Mythius

    Mythius Orange Belt

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    I'm 26, been training in MA for about 10 years (lifting & personal training for longer). My first fight will be next year.
     
  12. Set for Ross

    Set for Ross White Belt

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    I had my first boxing bout when I was around 15. I like boxing alot but I'm joining wrestling this year at my high school. Trying to diversify my fighting styles. I'm more of a standup guy versus grappling or submissive.
     
  13. SmashiusClay

    SmashiusClay Avatar of Cyttorak

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    First mma bout earlier this year at age 19.
     
  14. kboxer

    kboxer White Belt

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    One thing I have to say to the young guys is dont procrastinate and never waste a day. I regret all the putting off and I wish all you young guys luck. I may still get after it. Just turned 27. A few months of conditioning and I would be ready to go. Thanks for the replies.
     

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