noob saying hi
was up this is clay from beaumont texas (imbetween houston and lousiana)
so any one know any good places to learn to fight i like the sport but i have know real training just fight my stupid friends.
So clay721, you decided to go ahead and register huh? Cool. Don't forget to review your dojo.
You have know real training just fight your stupid friends, eh?
Be sure to look for an efficient art, kinda like how writing "no" is much faster/better than writing "know."
Welcome to Bullshido.
Welcome to Bullshido!
First of all, I'd recommend you take a look at the FAQ on finding a good martial arts school. In general, signs to look for are a competitive record, regular heavy contact sparring and 'aliveness' (if you're unfamiliar with the term, Matt Thornton has a long article on the topic describing what it is and why it's important: he is the man most associated with popularising the concept).
If your interest is mainly in striking, the safest option if you want decent training is muay thai (which you'll also see as 'thai boxing'), along with martial arts like boxing and kyokushin karate. That's not to say there aren't good schools within other striking styles, but they tend to vary widely in quality.
If you're more interested in grappling, then BJJ would be an excellent choice, as the strong competitive element and ability-based ranking system generally results in high quality training. A cheaper option is judo, which is also much easier to find - the two styles are closely related, the main difference being that judo normally focuses on throws whereas BJJ is mostly about the ground. For more on judo, read the Bullshido.com article - there is also an article on BJJ. SAMBO is another good choice, but even harder to find than BJJ. Finally, wrestling is also great training for grappling.
Alternately, you could combine grappling and striking by cross-training in several arts, or at an MMA gym (though technically 'MMA' is a ruleset rather than a specific style). Examples of well known MMA gyms would be Team Quest and Miletich Fighting Systems.
Finally, you could try having a look through the dojo reviews section, which might yield something more specific to your area.