When did GSP start his gymnastics training?

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  1. repsakv

    repsakv White Belt

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    Hi guys,

    I'm writing an article about gymnastics training for fighters. (for my fightsports-blog that I write as an hobby, nothing serious :) )
    In this regards, I obviously cover GSP and his gymnastics training. But I would like to mention when he started training gymnastics, but I cant find it anywhere. Most information that I find states something vague like "a few years ago". Does somebody maybe has a more precise idea?

    Greetings
     
  2. Bodil

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    He started doing ring work for the Shields fight, so around early 2011.

    Reference: UFC 124 prime time episodes
     
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    Frode Falch Gold Belt Professional Fighter

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    Probably not the only reason. But he got alot more stiff and slow in his movement in that time. Stronger but slower.
     
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    Tayski Stand-up Fighting

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    Well if he started gymnastics in 2011 he was already 30 then, so of course he'd be stronger but slower in his 30's as opposed to his 20's anyway. I believe it has more to do with age than because he started gymnastics, even though it might play a part too.
     

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