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Old 05-22-2011, 12:19 PM   #1
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The **Official** MMA/self defense and fighting thread

So I've always been interested in MMA and fighting, just figured I'd start a thread to discuss this sport and let this be a forum for us to answer and ask any questions.

My first question is: How do I pick a MMA/fighting gym? What things should I look for? I've been through some training but very basic stuff and I've been trying to teach myself through books and following drills. I want to get a little more advanced though.

This is not for flasy show karate, this is for fighting, real life event self defense and the like.

Discuss.

EDIT: You may discuss UFC in here!
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Old 05-22-2011, 12:48 PM   #2
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I've been studying Muay Thai for a couple years now, and plan on taking BJJ classes soon. I just recently got tickets for StrikeForce in Houston .
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Old 05-22-2011, 01:14 PM   #3
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I want to study Muay Thai as well. I really enjoy kicking lol. That would be more for fitness for me and then Krav Maga for the fighting and self defense side.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:14 PM   #4
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I use kapap its a israeli self defense fighting like Krav Maga but Kapap is uned in spical forces.

http://www.kapapacademycolorado.com/...do___Home.html
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:15 PM   #5
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Krav Maga has saved me twice, love it.

Will never stop taking it.
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:23 PM   #6
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Krav Maga has saved me twice, love it.

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Now that shit is what I like to hear!!
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Old 05-23-2011, 07:31 PM   #7
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Old 05-23-2011, 08:12 PM   #8
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Now that shit is what I like to hear!!


One time was my fault I put myself in the situation the other time two guys thought they were going to act tough.

Both times thankful....
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Old 05-31-2011, 06:43 AM   #9
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and if you like MMA girls
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/gre...ml#post3231260
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Old 05-31-2011, 08:38 AM   #10
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1. I would look around at local places. They are all over the place. Right now im a member at LA boxing. But recently i became a black belt at a taekwondo studio. If you want to become better classes are a must. You can only learn so much by yourself.
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Old 06-01-2011, 01:13 PM   #11
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Whats the easiest way to train for back kicks? I feel like my form is wrong and my support leg is too bent...
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:31 PM   #13
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I looked up vids for the slap kick (kicking with the inside/outside of the foot) but not the back kicks.

What are your drills that you do for conditioning and strength when you aren't training in your skill?
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Check out Bas Ruttens videos on leg kicks, I could never through a decent leg kick until I used his technique. My buddie has been doing jui jitsu for years now and wants me to come to a class, in the winter I will start.
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Old 06-01-2011, 02:41 PM   #15
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i study at a karate school, that is also an mma school, they teach karate in a style that helps with a alot of self defense, you may want to loom at that
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ya, krav maga is awesome. i did it for a year at the west LA location. i just dont know it its still worth $130 a month.
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Old 06-01-2011, 06:57 PM   #18
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Good style of martial art doesn't equal good teacher! IMO, look for a "boring" class that focuses more on form and repetition than on flashy "everyone boxes everyday" classes. You can have fun for free with buddies, you are paying to learn to do something right! If not Jiu jitsu, than something from a kick boxing stance and mixed styles is what I would suggest. Just be sure to keep your goals in mind and train for that. Most classes I've taken I could pick the instructors brain before/after class for much more instruction and detail and essentially free training. If you show a serious interest they'll work with you more. IME.
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I'm looking for something that goes hand in hand with self defense and street survival being as I am about to attend a police academy and my goal is to be a police officer. Thats why I am leaning towards Krav Maga, not the flashy stuff done for sport.
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ya, krav maga is awesome. i did it for a year at the west LA location. i just dont know it its still worth $130 a month.

Thats a little steep, i pay 90 a month for mon-fri
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