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  • 09-04-2006, 11:42 PM
    Warlock
    Quote Originally Posted by AudieMurphy1
    you also might consider an away from school activity along with srestling i dont know if the ymca still has boxing or not but that would be another option or take some kick boxing classes, cross training is the key to getting away from being one or two dimensional
    the place i just started going to is mixed. it trains in muay thai, bjj, and wrestling. so ive got atleast some cross training going on.
  • 09-04-2006, 11:39 PM
    AudieMurphy1
    Quote Originally Posted by Warlock
    yeah thats the only reason i decided to do swimming this year, was so i wasnt in offseason inbetween crosscountry and track. then about a month ago i got into MMA so i was wondeirng if i needed to change to wrestling.



    ive got good stand up, a lil wrestling (more BJJ than anything else) so i know some submissions, ive got pretty good takedown defense but depending on who i am up against i might let them take me down and get them in my guard, becuz as i said earlier thats where i am most comfortable. i am not worried about cardio, ive got that down easy (becuz of track and Xcountry). i just need to work a lil more on my stand up, being on top (mostly ground and pound) and a lil more on my defense.
    you also might consider an away from school activity along with srestling i dont know if the ymca still has boxing or not but that would be another option or take some kick boxing classes, cross training is the key to getting away from being one or two dimensional
  • 09-04-2006, 11:35 PM
    Warlock
    Quote Originally Posted by KnowledgeKnown
    In highschool there were two sports that everyone knew where in the best shape and the hardest workers, wrestling and swimming.
    yeah thats the only reason i decided to do swimming this year, was so i wasnt in offseason inbetween crosscountry and track. then about a month ago i got into MMA so i was wondeirng if i needed to change to wrestling.

    Quote Originally Posted by AudieMurphy1
    not just for things like upper body, you will learn all your basic wrestling, take downs, reversials, stuff that really helps in mma

    i didnt really have a style at the time, i had a good stand up game a good wrestling game and defense but lacked the submissions and ground and pound knowledge to really succeed in mma not that i couldnt have learned but i descided to go down a different path
    ive got good stand up, a lil wrestling (more BJJ than anything else) so i know some submissions, ive got pretty good takedown defense but depending on who i am up against i might let them take me down and get them in my guard, becuz as i said earlier thats where i am most comfortable. i am not worried about cardio, ive got that down easy (becuz of track and Xcountry). i just need to work a lil more on my stand up, being on top (mostly ground and pound) and a lil more on my defense.
  • 09-04-2006, 11:25 PM
    AudieMurphy1
    Quote Originally Posted by Warlock
    yeah, becuz it will really help my upperbody.

    so what fighting styles do you guys use?

    not just for things like upper body, you will learn all your basic wrestling, take downs, reversials, stuff that really helps in mma

    i didnt really have a style at the time, i had a good stand up game a good wrestling game and defense but lacked the submissions and ground and pound knowledge to really succeed in mma not that i couldnt have learned but i descided to go down a different path
  • 09-04-2006, 11:23 PM
    KnowledgeKnown
    Don't worry about the highschool crap. Another thing thats great about wrestling is it doesn't matter what " click" you're in. Everyone's equal on the mat. When I started wrstling in early middleschool I was a white kid into hip hop. Back then, that wasn't cool and made you an outsider. But when I was wrestling I didn't feel any of that. Becoming good helped of course, but I have to tell you, typically the best wrestlers on the team have developed a bit of maturity which is part of what helped them excel. These guys will help a new guy who's dedicated. And in reference to Duran's post ablout wrestling helping me achieve success in my career now, he is absolutely right. In highschool there were two sports that everyone knew where in the best shape and the hardest workers, wrestling and swimming. You want to see want you're made of, wrestle. You'll know within 3 weeks. The cardio for wrestling is virtually exact to what you need as an MMA athlete. But most of all. LOVE IT or don't bother with it.
  • 09-04-2006, 11:19 PM
    Warlock
    yeah, becuz it will really help my upperbody.

    so what fighting styles do you guys use?
  • 09-04-2006, 11:08 PM
    AudieMurphy1
    it shouldnt matter whether or not the other wrestlers or the coach likes you, i agree with everyone else go out for the wrestling team, take the training while you still have the opurtunity
  • 09-04-2006, 10:52 PM
    duran
    all the more reason to talk to the coach go out for the team.
  • 09-04-2006, 09:46 PM
    Warlock
    lol, well i have bad history with one of them. as for the rest its mostly becuz of different social groups in school, most of them are what people call "preppy" and i am what people would call "gothic" (no makeup or anything like that, i just wear the "gothic" type clothes). its mostly just highschool bullsh1t
  • 09-04-2006, 09:39 PM
    Afro
    how did u manage to get an entire wrestling team against you? lol
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