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Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by The Batman, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. The Batman

    The Batman Retired Platinum Member

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    I have never seriously trained. I've picked away at training. Only recently have I decided that I'd like to try my hand at getting serious, and training obsessively to try and hit the Amateur scene.

    Is it too late at 19 years old to start seriously training and hope of making any type of impact?
     
  2. Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Green Belt

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    Yep.

    You might as well pack it in. There is NO chance, even with hard work and dedication, that you'll ever be proficient at anything other than chess and shuffleboard.

    19?

    You kidding me?

    Ancient.
     
  3. The Batman

    The Batman Retired Platinum Member

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    May as well sell my gear and just curl up then.
     
  4. Brooklyn

    Brooklyn Green Belt

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    Definitely. Stop watching fights too. You don't want to be reminded of how old you are.
     
  5. The Batman

    The Batman Retired Platinum Member

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    I was being serious with the question. This isn't a troll job. A few people have told me it's too late try to fight ammy. I AM trying to get serious responses.

    But you get a 7.3/10 for the first responce being trolled xP
     
  6. Staring At Fate

    Staring At Fate Refuse To Lose.

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    It's not to late for you to make a run at the professional scene...
     
  7. Brooklyn

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    My response was serious.

    Seriously sarcastic...but there was a point.

    19 is definitely not too old to make start an Amateur/Professional career. Countless fighters have done it. Now, how far you go with your career will depend on your dedication and ability to evolve as a fighter.
     
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    The Batman Retired Platinum Member

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    Thank you. Both of you. I'm gunna dig in and attempt to tear onto the Amateur/Professional scene.

    How much previous experience do most have before they make any kind of debut? I hear some get in at only 6-18 months of solid training.
     
  9. Brooklyn

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    Depends on the person. I've seen some guys fight after as little as 6 months of training (less in some cases). It depends on how how you train, your skills as a fighter, the level of competition available, and a host of other factors. Every situation is unique.

    If you have a good coach, I would fight when he thinks you're ready to.

    Good luck. Shout me out when you make it big.
     
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    i hope to be having my first ammy match soon at the tender age of 28 so...
     
  11. ILLUMINATI2012

    ILLUMINATI2012 Orange Belt

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    19 is fine...i started last year...at 32...
     
  12. The Batman

    The Batman Retired Platinum Member

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    Gunna stay on Sherdog. I like this site a lot. Once you get past 1/2 of the community being trolls. If I start to make my Ammy scene debut. I'll have my name changed and my tag updated to fighter. I'll for sure give you and everyone on here that helped me out a shout out. I'll probably be posting a lot more in the training forums/logs to help me on paper at least guage my progress.

    Edit: When I dedicate myself to something I go full board. So I'm definitely going to have my work cut out for me, which I like. As long as I'm learning something on a consistent basis I believe I'll do fine.
     
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    It's like asking if you are too old to sleep with a fat chick you know the anwser come on to ask this on here is stupid.
     
  14. Fig

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    I started last year at 30,i have not fought because that was not my intention when i got in to it but i am starting to think about it,why not? At amateur level if you are in fight shape you can fight,man even if your thinking to eventually fight pro 19 is still not to old.
     
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    The Batman Retired Platinum Member

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    Well, not really. Athletes have a short career span, usually being mid 30s. I want to make sure that I feel like I'm well rounded enough to make a good run at it.
     
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    Not at all. A lot of guys don't start until their 20's. Not everyone can be Dan Lauzon or a guy like him and be in the UFC before they can drink.
     
  17. The Batman

    The Batman Retired Platinum Member

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    I can already legally drink

    Woot for being Canadian.
     
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    GriffinQ Orange Belt

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    Damn you!(18 year old American here) All my Canadian friends like to throw that in my face whenever I visit them.
     
  19. The Batman

    The Batman Retired Platinum Member

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    I don't actually drink though. I have a couple of times with friends, maybe once every couple months I'll drink and get drunk.

    I have smoked quite a bit of pot though, but in the last two years I basically brought that to an almost stop too. Not it's about as frequent as the drinking.
     
  20. Machete Juarez

    Machete Juarez Blue Belt Professional Fighter

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    We had a couple of guys who started at 19 and 20. One is a professional and the other one is 6-0, if I recall, in the amateurs. They were both workhorses though. One of them practically lived in the gym.

    Note: You're NOT gonna learn on a consistent basis. At least you won't think so. There's the point where you become quite impatient, but you should try to refrain from doing something stupid. Just giving you a heads up.
     
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