Originally Posted by Rocky>Fedor
Remember man, no matter how much you train or how good you are at fighting, you will never be a true Badass if you do not wear TapOut shirts. And another thing, to say "I took a MMA training class" is wrong, you should say "I started training UFC", and if you end that sentence with a "Bro" is even better.
Now, if you really want to be feared, loved and respected, right now you should register in Sherdog and become a black belt in the forums.
When you watch the PPVs with friends or other people, never forget to commentate the action and you can say stuff like "WTF is he doing? He should grab his arm and go for the fucking kimura...I was in the same position 3 days ago in my dojo against a guy that was 50 pounds heavier than me, and I went for the kimura and I almost broke his arm, he tapped inmediately".
Even if you took only one class, you should already act all tough as if you have been training for 15 years and you are a world champion. If you do not like somebody, challenge him, when he sees that you are wearing a TapOut shirt he will understand that you are a true fighter and he will apologize and is going to leave.
Chokes, training, takedowns, all that stuff is not that neccesary. However it is very neccesary to buy right now very expensive shorts and gloves in order to feel like a true UFC master.
Ok, in all seriousness congrats! Hopefully you continue enjoining the trainings. Best of luck to you!
And BTW I think that knowing few moves, you can already beat some of those wannabe tough guys wearing ridiculous shirts and acting as if they are the real deal because "I have been watching UFC since UFC 1 bro!"
Oh, I already bought my very own, handy dandy, Tapout keychain. If someone looks at me the wrong way, all I do is take out my keychain and let it swing back and forth while I give them the stink-eye.
(I don't really have a Tapout keychain)
Originally Posted by Dr. MMA
That's great to hear that you enjoyed it. I'm surprised you mentioned that you didn't do a whole lot, considering that from your description, it looked like a ton of stuff in your first class. It's great that you were able to go 3 hrs, as most people are drained very quickly when they first start off. Hell, it's even tough when you've been doing it for a while.
How did it feel when you got your first submission? For me, the feeling of getting my first submission was the primary reason that I knew I wanted to come back. I knew I was rolling with a beginner but it just felt like something else. Mine was a triangle choke.
I guess I expected to be jumping off the walls and doing gogoplata's, haha. Ah, i'm just kidding. It was a lot. To be honest, I am really out of shape right now and I don't know how I kept on going until the end. After the boxing drills, I went out back and threw up, then came back in and started with the grappling class. It was cool to have guys push me.
the first time I ever submitted someone in my life. Granted, it was one of my best friends who is a novice, too, but he was trying pretty hard, and it was awesome. It definitely hooked me in. In fact, when I cranked that guillotine, it was with all I had left in my tank. If he would have known to try and gain side mount, he may have slipped out, and I would have been screwed. That made it even better.
I can't wait to practice those chokes and learn more.
I hurt my foot pretty good last night when he drove me across the mat. It rolled back and I haven't been able to walk on it much last night or all day today. I still went back to the gym just to see if there was anything I could do, or at least watch the UNF wrestlers. They wrapped my foot up and iced it, and I couldn't just sit there. I took part in some exercises and the boxing drills/bag work. I really wanted to grapple, but I just can't explode off my right foot until it heals, so I just watched the wrestlers go at it for about an hour.
The wrestling coach there is a division 1 national champion and he was just schooling all of these college wrestlers, back to back, with a hurt knee! It was amazing. The guy is an absolute beast. He looked like he wasn't even nearly 100% focused while outwrestling dudes from the college who were like 185-250 pounds. There was a wrestler there who I had met in a strength and conditioning class who's about 6'5" and around 250 pounds. The coach was handling him and at one point, he lifted him above his head and slammed him down to the ground. After doing that to about 4-5 different guys, he started boxing with about 3 other guys for several rounds a piece, and I was just impressed at how long he was able to go for, and he wasn't even being that serious.
I did about three, three minute rounds of shadowboxing with my friend, and then I had to do 3 rounds with this other guy there who has had training experience since 2001 and was an ex-marine. He told me he went to Holland once to train, too. We were just going light but he was picking me apart with the jab and was just kicking my butt. He was helping me a lot though. At the end, I was worn out, and I tried just moving forward to gain offense, throwing some jabs and 1-2 combinations with some body shots, but he just kept punching me in the face. He would beat my ass. Lol, it was great.