Originally Posted by matto
you should shoot for going pro and have something to fall back on. u seem to do a lot of martial arts during a week and should go for it. how long have you been doing all of that for?
Hehe, nah man! My stand-up is so shit
Amateur rules vary abit... You can have semi-contact fights to full contact fights including all strikes etc.
In the semi-contact fights you get DQ for knocking your opponent out
And also no ground striking allowed and much thicker grappling gloves. In these fights you wear a boxing helmet and shinpads (not as thicks as the ones you train with).
Then there is the next step: Everything is the same besides that you are allowed to knock your opponent out.
Third step: you can fight without any protection (besides the obvious gloves
Then the toughest rules allow the same stuff as in a pro bout, but you only go for 2x 5minutes. Those other amateur fights go 2x3min or 3x3min (I'm not 100% on those).
But as said, I don't trust my stand-up enough to take on a fight yet. But soon I will, hehe! Will be great, I can feel the adrenaline pumping in my veins!
edit. I started wrestling when I was like 9 or something. But I only did it for fun, never competed or anything. I didn't take it that seriously. I wrestled for like 3-4 years. then I was about as unatlhetic one can be for a long time
Started Muay-Thai at 18, trained awhile... 5months maybe. Then changed to BJJ and SW. Now 18 months ago I started MMA and added kickboxing to it 10 months ago. So I've been grappling for 4½ years or so.