Should I learn Wrestling first or MMA?

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  1. Symbolistic

    Symbolistic White Belt

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    I'm going to be age 22 in June and never wrestled, is it too late for me if I want to be competitive...?

    I hear a lot about how amazing wrestling is and how it'll help when you do MMA
    Should I focus on wrestling and then MMA after?

    If so, what is the best Wrestling school in NY? (Queens, Manhattan, Brooklyn, etc)
     
  2. snakeybizz

    snakeybizz Purple Belt

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    absolutely no debate if you wanna do MMA do MMA

    inb4 wrestlers come in and try and justify going into wrestling first with bro science
     
  3. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

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    seems to have worked out for a guy named GSP
     
  4. uhwrestler

    uhwrestler Banned Banned

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    learn mma but make sure your mma training involves wrestling...you dont need pure wrestling just drill a lot of basic takedowns and defenses
     
  5. Calibur

    Calibur Jiu Jitsu Snob

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    Learn from who?
     
  6. Spiderguard Man

    Spiderguard Man Orange Belt

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    obviously an elderly asian man with an amazeballs fu manchu that forces you to stand outside his dojo for 3 months in the rain, snow and sleet just to be repeatedly told that you cant train there. When you finally are about to give into doubt and weakness and reach down deep to a mystical pocket chi that you didnt even know you have and remain steadfast in your sentry post will you then be able to enter the dojo. If an old asian lady comes out and starts whacking you with a broom and yelling "there is no ancient martial arts master at this house you crazy gaijin, get off my property before I go all castle doctrine on your ass" remain calm and continue waiting. That is exactly the type of trickery that a badass fu wearing antient martial arts master would pull.
     
  7. rmongler

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    training wrestling can lead to mma success, training takedowns will lead to mma success.

    nameen?
     
  8. snakeybizz

    snakeybizz Purple Belt

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    training mma will give you the highest chance of mma success...would you agree?
     
  9. rmongler

    rmongler Black Belt

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    whats an mma, can you point to it?
     
  10. snakeybizz

    snakeybizz Purple Belt

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    question was rhetorical because the answer is obvious...train mma from the start...put it all together from the get go, striking, stand up grappling and ground grappling
     
  11. rmongler

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    ftfy
     
  12. snakeybizz

    snakeybizz Purple Belt

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    10 points to gryffindor
     
  13. rmongler

    rmongler Black Belt

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    lions are soo mainstream, and ravenclaw is where all the pseuds who only *think* theyre being hip go. slytherin and hufflepuff are truneet *adjusts square rimed glasses*.
     
  14. Symbolistic

    Symbolistic White Belt

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    so I might as well just focus on MMA
     
  15. yetanother

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    if you were a little kid starting with wrestling would be best, for an adult it's hard to get started in it.
     

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