The Rings offical: So you get busy?? Inviting MMA Heads!!! Thread

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  1. trick

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    I'm interested in learning to box, but I'm wondering: do coaches put beginners in sparring immediately or is it just strictly pads and heavy bags?
     
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    if you have a good coach, he won't rush sparring unless you one of those types of dudes that constantly ask for it.

    then he'll just get some 13-16 yr old kid to beat your ass and humble you.
     
  3. Black Bolt

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    I train & had a couple fights (not posting any vids tho)
    Couple pointers

    You threw a lot of singles jab, double up at the least at all times

    Switch up the jab, body -- head, feint ---jab. Hooks, body shots. Corkscrew jab

    Work combinations while snapping in and out of the bag

    You're very stiff/lateral. Move you head and feet at all times, bend your knees just a little bit. Step in and out with purpose, anticipate counter (fake parry/slip/duck after every combo)

    Don't go one way, becomes predictable. Rather than circling right, switch it up. Two steps right, one left, back & front. Body shots switch up top. Try and be dynamic with your movement and punching

    Get a rope, do 2min X 3, will help with footwork.

    Otherwise good effort, keep at it
     
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    Varies gym to gym. Most will let people ease their way in
     
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    Being pedantic, your arm isn't coming up enough. Should be damn near horizontal on impact, parallel with the floor. Reduces injury and gives you more power. Otherwise lovely snap on it
     
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  6. mr. smoke weed

    mr. smoke weed Smoke Album Done......Wait n See #SmokeSquad

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    Where you been at breh?! This thread needs some life to it.
     
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    Only just seen this today, really great idea for a thread. More people should take up boxing, great for fitness & confidence & obv it's a useful skills to have. Fighting in front of a crowd of a couple hundred (low level amateur shyt, minor step up from white collar) still one of the best things I've ever done. I'll try and post some more, not putting any vids up tho internets be wilin':mjpls:
     
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    This is from my amateur fight last Nov 14th. I walk around 195-198. I cut to 170 for this! I don't really train as much now but this was a point in my life where I felt I had to prove something. I had 40-50 people show up...friends, family, coworkers. What a ride!

    Some of my teammates

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    FIRST pic of me is around 180-185 though. I did a kickboxing bout in October to warm up for my November fight.

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    This is me emaciated as hell for my fight. I weighed in at 169.5. Channeling my inner Joanna Jedrzejczyk with my staredown here.

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    Two of my favorite photos from the fight.

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    Would I do it again? Hell yeah! I still love the spirit of the sport, but I'm in my early 30s. Before my MMA fight I found out I had a retinal tear and had to get surgery. I've gotten a broken rib from grappling before. You get numerous nagging injuries training and you're almost never 100%.

    Whatever feeling or emotions I had prior, they were expressed during that fight. Part of me still has the itch, but I tell people when they ask me if I'm going to fight again "I'm just a computer guy".
     
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    Oh and I'm orthodox not southpaw :russ:
     
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    True.

    Though if you're a young kid yourself (14-18) and are dead set on being a fighter, sometimes it's best to throw you into the lion's den. Of course, you most likely will get whooped. The point is they want to see if you really want it.

    @trick what is your age?

    and props to @AdvantageSouthpaw .. cutting 20+ lbs though??
     
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    Thats what my coaches told me to do. If I do it again I'm fighting at 185.
     
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    I'm old af, I'm 28. I don't want to be a fighter, I just want to learn how to box.
     
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    The Infamous Vocabulary.spills.I'm.ill

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    Cutting close to 30 pounds. :damn:

    :salute: on the accomplishments.
     
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    Did you win? Were you paid good? Was there medical expense? I boxed many years ago and no way would I ever agree to fight if I felt weak.

    I am much older than you and still try to mix it up in Muay Thai and boxing (been a while though). I would give it a month; 2 tops. First 2 weeks to get in fighting shape; next two weeks to learn the basics; 2 more weeks to practice the basics (jab, combo and head movement); another week to work on foot movement; and last week to test your skillset. You never know until you go.
     
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    @morris yep I won! I can say I have a UD over a 25 year old

    Well when I was training and sweating all the damn time I was between 188 - 191 so it was still closer to 20 pounds! I had to do water loading the last two weeks of cutting. I recall peeing blood once.
     
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