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But what if you learn everything together' date=' bjj wrestling and Muay Thai persay, don't you think you will be more well rounded?

 

But if you were to start with one, I agree that wrestling is the best.[/quote']

 

i would train muay thai as standup goes. boxing is good, kickboxing is good, muay thai is deadly

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In your opinion what is the best way to get into mma. Would it be learning wrestling first' date=' learning bjj first or some form of stand up first? Or would it be learning everything together?

 

Thoughts?[/quote']

 

well... I'm in my junior year of high school and i wrestled my freshman year and i was pretty good at it my record was lik 18-6 but it just didn't appeal to me. So i tried BJJ at a Gracie Barra near me and i'm in love with the sport. I also plan on takin muay thai classes next summer. But nuff bout me lol It depends...i mean BJJ and wrestling are both great bases...but the way i look at it is who would i take in a fight? a guy who has been practicing bjj for 10 years? or a guy who has wrestled for 10 years? as for standup.... i just couldnt decide between boxing and muay thai since they're both really cool. SO, i suggest you learn a ground game first...then start takin some mma classes and you will develop a standup from there

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well... I'm in my junior year of high school and i wrestled my freshman year and i was pretty good at it my record was lik 18-6 but it just didn't appeal to me. So i tried BJJ at a Gracie Barra near me and i'm in love with the sport. I also plan on takin muay thai classes next summer. But nuff bout me lol It depends...i mean BJJ and wrestling are both great bases...but the way i look at it is who would i take in a fight? a guy who has been practicing bjj for 10 years? or a guy who has wrestled for 10 years? as for standup.... i just couldnt decide between boxing and muay thai since they're both really cool. SO' date=' i suggest you learn a ground game first...then start takin some mma classes and you will develop a standup from there[/quote']

 

Well I think you should go to a mma class from the start so you have no weaknesses. Look at Anthony Njakuoni(sp?). He has a muay thai base but his ground game isn't the best from what we've seen. Now look at Hughes, I'm pretty sure you all see where I'm going with this one...

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If you have to just pick a base, go with wrestling. If you can though, start learning everything together.

 

That's what I do. MMA is just as mental as it is physical. While learning all aspects at once doesn't make you especially dangerous in anything, but you're not weak in anything. I'm not a knockout artist, submission ace or wrestling champ but because I learn all three aspects simultaneously, I'm never panicking or uncomfortable. If I'm standing with a guy and he takes me down, no biggie. I spend just as much time on my back as I do on my feet. This keeps me calm and much less likely to make stupid mistakes. Whereas if I was a longtime boxer before, if I got taken down I might panic cause I'm out of my comfort zone and do something stupid.

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wrestling as young as possible. the ability to dictate where the fight takes place immediately gives you the advantage. but the best standing style IMO is muay thai; boxing is too limited and karate and tae kwon do and kickboxing are tailored too much to point-striking tournaments and not enough for MMA style fighting (aka damage)

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Well I think you should go to a mma class from the start so you have no weaknesses. Look at Anthony Njakuoni(sp?). He has a muay thai base but his ground game isn't the best from what we've seen. Now look at Hughes' date=' I'm pretty sure you all see where I'm going with this one...[/quote']

 

If you already have all the answers, why did you ask the question? People are simply giving you their opinion to the question you asked. It is up to you whos opinion you choose to go with

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Or ANDERSON SILVA' date=' who got his title shot after only 1 fight in UFC..........get over it[/quote']

 

But Anderson had already built a reputation in MMA from overseas so he deserved his shot a lot more than lesnar. And lesnar has lost in the UFC, has silva? thought so

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All this advice is good advice. Start with what your comfortable with or whatever your best skill is. However, the first thing you should probably work on is your cardio, because the best fighters are the ones who never gas out. Cardio is the most important element of a fighter

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Being a good fighter. Duh.

 

 

 

But in all seriousness, the way I started was with Muay-Thai. I am now a Jiu-Jitsu specialist. Huge contradiction. You need to first know what you're good at before you do anything. For almost everyone though, I would say wrestling would be the best base.

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But Anderson had already built a reputation in MMA from overseas so he deserved his shot a lot more than lesnar. And lesnar has lost in the UFC' date=' has silva? thought so[/quote']

 

Lesnar may not have " BUILT HIS WAY TO THE TOP", but how are you fans gonna hate him and ridicule him for accepting what the UFC offered him? There is not a HW in the division that would turn down a title fight.. And maybe Anderson Silva did fight overseas, but Lesnar was a division 1 wrestler with an amazing record....Thats gotta count for something when you add his size with it......No matter who Brock fights, he is never gonna be a pushover opponent for anyone..And I'm not saying he is the best in the world, but for now, he is the HW champ and I'll respect that........

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If you already have all the answers' date=' why did you ask the question? People are simply giving you their opinion to the question you asked. It is up to you whos opinion you choose to go with[/quote']

 

Maybe I just wanted to see what other people thought. I mean that is hard to believe. I don't think so, but I guess it is to you.

 

I didn't ask them what I should do. I was just curious, some people need to learn how to read.

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It doesn't much matter what you learn first, just as long as you're positive that you want that to be your base. All styles have there advantages and disadvantages. Build a strong base then build on that. Many MMA gyms don't train in specific styles but rather a "jack of all trades" deal. Thats great and all but when you train like like you're good at everything, not great at anything. Build a base off of any style and once you feel comfortable with that style you can adapt other styles to fit into your base.

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