Posted On:8/31/2007 1:55pm
Style: Physical Therapy 4 Ankle
I would like to get the opinion of members who fight on how long one should train before committing to amature fight? This is assuming one is in good shape and won’t be cutting weight. This is a total opinion and any advice is appreciated.
Posted On:8/31/2007 2:10pm
Not sure I understand...
Do you mean a trained fighter...preparing for a fight?
Do you mean an average schmuck who just decided he wanted to be a fighter, even though he has no training?
Posted On:8/31/2007 2:30pm
Style: FMA, Jujutsu/Judo/SAMBO
What kind of fight?
Posted On:8/31/2007 2:42pm
That was going to be my follow up question.
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Posted On:8/31/2007 2:45pm
Style: MT, Boxing
As long as it takes for said potential fighter to be ready to fight?
If you're a freak and could kill anybody inside a year, then go nuts.
If you just don't get it, you could (and should) take longer.
edit: assuming you're asking the question I think you're asking, which is how long should somebody train before they start fighting, and not how long should a fighter train to prepare.
Posted On:8/31/2007 3:32pm
both answers would depend on the person...like any other sport. Some people have a gift...real natural ability. Others, like myself, should never try to compete full contact, now matter how much they would love to do so.
Posted On:8/31/2007 4:57pm
How much full-contact sparring have you done with the ruleset that you intend to compete under?
Posted On:9/01/2007 3:04am
Style: BJJ & MT
That depends 100% on the individual.
Originally Posted by TheSlade
and won’t be cutting weight.
Generally it's amateurs who don't cut weight, or cut very little. Pretty much all the pros cut, so I don't see why this caveat would affect anything.
Posted On:9/01/2007 5:36am
If you have no pre-existing training in any jiu jitsu or striking I would say the average time is 1-2 years for most.
Posted On:9/03/2007 1:21am
Style: Baboo Baby
How well do you do in training? Do you keep your composure when you get hit? Do you have good cardio? If it's a 2 round, 5 minutes per round, 1 minute break fight, you should be able to do at least 3 rounds of 6 minutes with 30 second breaks and still be able to stand at the end in training. More is better. Have you done any grappling competition? If not that's a good place to test yourself as long as you know enough to be able to tap. There are also a number of MMA like tournaments, pankration mainly, and some odd sport JJ ones that include striking where you can get your feet wet for fighting. Rounds are usually really short, but you'll get something of a feel for competing.
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