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    In search of advice??

    I'm 15 years old, i wrestle and have no formal martial arts experience.
    I live in a small town in new york and all of the the very few places
    that offer martial arts are "mcdojos" Id really love to get into martial arts
    but living in the area i do its quite unpractical. So im pretty much here just
    seeking some advice asking what are some things i could do? I read many books of martial arts and watch videos but i know that doesnt nearly compare
    to the real thing, but its all i can really think to do. Any suggestions or comments would be very much appreciated.
    Thanks!

    #2
    Just remember you can get good training at a McDojo. It is just more likely the training you will receive, will be bloated and watered down.

    As for what you can do to prepare for real training ... wrestle, be active, swim, lift weights, ride your bicycle, mow yards and shovel snow quickly for cash, exercise and cool points in the neighborhood.

    Maybe join a sports team.

    Where are you located ? Someone here may know someone or something you don't.

    Welcome to Bullshido.

    * Edit *

    Corning N.Y ?

    *edit edit *

    and you should be in bed, it is late.
    Last edited by BackFistMonkey; 9/06/2010 11:38pm, .
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      #3
      dude, wrestling is one of -the- best martial arts there is. look at the guys in the UFC and how many come from a wrasslin background.

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        #4
        yes corning NY. thanks, i was thinking the same thing about the mdojos, i guess if its all i have to work with i cant be picky.

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          #5
          yeah alex, i know its a great skill to have and im still doing wrstling but im looking for new styles to train in.

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            #6
            Google is your friend.

            There's a Judo club (Centurion Judo). See if they are reckonized with one of the three main Judo Federations.
            It's a skillset you can add to your Wrestling in the competitions.

            See if there are any Boxing gyms where you live, thinking it is NY there will be.

            Most Boxing gyms and Judo clubs aren't McDojo's.
            Originally posted by Jiujitsu77
            You know you are crazy about BJJ/Martial arts when...
            Originally posted by Humanzee
            ...your books on Kama Sutra and BJJ are interchangeable.
            Originally posted by jk55299 on Keysi Fighting Method
            It looks like this is a great fighting method if someone replaces your shampoo with superglue.
            The real deadly:

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              #7
              Originally posted by Zendokan View Post
              Google is your friend.

              There's a Judo club (Centurion Judo). See if they are reckonized with one of the three main Judo Federations.
              It's a skillset you can add to your Wrestling in the competitions.

              See if there are any Boxing gyms where you live, thinking it is NY there will be.

              Most Boxing gyms and Judo clubs aren't McDojo's.
              If you're already doing Wrestling and then you add some Judo and boxing you'll pretty much have everything covered and as Zendokan said they are a lot less likely to be mcdojo's unless the boxing is boxercise

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                #8
                Have you tried searching here in Bullshido?
                There's a search function in the top right corner, I found this thread first hit:
                Corning N.Y. grapplers? - No BS MMA and Martial Arts
                might be good.

                Also, yeah, google is your friend, and you can try the dojos in your area, you've been training a serious martial art in wrestling, you should know what alive and practical is all about.

                Anyway, welcome to BS. :hello:
                Enjoy it, it's full of useful information and useless fun.

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                  #9
                  Thanks everyone for your comments and support!

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                    #10
                    Welcome to Bullshido.

                    Another vote for boxing and/or Judo to supplement your wrestling. People still complain about dealing with the wrestling aspect of my game almost 20 years after I stopped competing in it.

                    So go learn another martial art, but don't neglect your wrestling. It's one of the best MA's available here in the U.S., and, along with Judo, is also one of the best arts for young people to learn in my opinion.
                    Shut the hell up and train.

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