Message by JCAdams, in tradworker, #health_and_training
exactly what Mosby said...MMA gym first, regular gym second
but be prepared
shit is going to cost.
i spend $90 for two days a week of boxing/jkd/muay thai but it is worth it
i feel confident/not cocky when I'm faced with aggression
technique over mucles all day
when I first stepped in an MMA gym...KMAA in Knoxville I was deadlifting 420 and benching 260
thought I was hot shit...got owned by a 5'4 female
never underestimate your enemy...the guy who looks skinny might have been doing BJJ for 10 years straight and will put you down
the bulked up dude might get dropped with a right cross, left hook, elbow
Or you end up grappling and get symbolically raped.
Always do both train the muscle and the skill.
In wrestling the strongest and most aggressive will always win.
yup...and here's a perfect example of what I'm talking about
this guy Dan Baker
might not look like much
but he's a BJJ Master and bodyguard for the leader of Tallahasee antifa
He's nothing compared to our best.
@Der Jäger good to know. I'll make sure our guys are informed for the rally this weekend. anymore Tallahassee intel?
@GenZ_88 Just don't let him get you on the ground...then you're fuked. Personally unless its strickly one on one with rules and sheet, I prefer to stand up any day
grounding and grappling in a crowd of who knows who is dangerous af
LOL! You trained at KMAA??????
That's where I trained.
When were u training there?
Just got back from the gym
Im skinny AF, and they always put the new shredded guys who joined our gym against me, to shut their egos down. I'm 6' and flux between 150 and 160...been in more street fights than I can count, always against bigger guys, and I've only lost a couple fights (not bragging, just stating facts...muscles dont account for shit against someone who in trained in fighting).
I'm a scrawny boy but I'm trying
@John Mosby yeah when I first got the idea to do mma I went to KMAA, trained with OSPs coach. Did a session with Tractor when he came into town. Good times, cool you trained there as well! What time period? I was there in 2013-14ish
Now I train at this place
Jus finished actually
Head ringing lol
I was there from 2009 til 2011.
I had to quit cuz I moved across town and started having kids.
They have a new location a lot closer to me, and lowered their rates, so I think Ill start going back this spring.
Nice! Good ppl there. I probably jus missed ya then. Eppolitos boxing gym is also a good spot
Frank trained osp on his stand up
OSP is really cool...always super nice to me, even though everyone there knew I was WN (everyone was super cool with me, for that matter).
A good friend of mine is training there now, so Im gonna start going back
Generally speaking ppl at combat gyms are cool about race