What age did you start MMA?

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    Post subject: What age did you start? Post Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:10 pm

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    So, I’m a newbie when it comes to martial arts in general(though I’ve seen my fair share of martial arts movies), and I really want to start some sort of physical training in some way. I’m a little worried though, seeing as I’m fifteen and just now starting to look at places to learn and train.

    So I was just curious, what age did everyone here start training? Everyone couldn’t have started at five years old. 😯
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    jepe13
    Post subject: PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:10 pm
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    i didnt start training until i was almost 22 and im 24… its never too late to start! good luck 😉
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    MNkkgMMA
    Post subject: PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:58 pm
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    I started at 19.

    My advice, find a good bjj school and start with that. Then mix in some muay tai. By the time you’re 18 you could be a real force to be reckoned with.

    In the winter, join the wrestling team at your high school. A good wrestling base can be your best asset in MMA. (just ask Lisa Ward, Ginelle Marquez, or Tonya Evinger)
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    Ruby
    Post subject: PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm

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    24 is when I was able to do it consistantly
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    dance-pants
    Post subject: PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 9:14 pm

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    14 going on 15. Good time to go. High school provides some leisure time; I used to go after school (3:30) and the class wasn’t so full because most of the others were at work still. You can learn some very valuable things before you’re even 18.
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    piranha
    Post subject: it’s never too late….PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:05 am

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    no worries, you have a whole lifetime ahead of you….I started when I was 34..and I’m almost 40 😀
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    BrawlerBitch
    Post subject: PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 10:37 am

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    46 8)
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    bwilli27
    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 8:36 am

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    I just started going to classes at the age of 27…. (This year) its been an amazingly … empowering experience for me because I have learned so much about myself. And the girls that I take classes with are amazing, all different people and ages. I think this one of the few sports that age is just a number.

    🙂
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    fightgirl
    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 2:54 am

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    BrawlerBitch wrote:
    46 8)
    im sooooooo inspired, i’m 34, threw myself in at the deep end in 2005 and took up jujitsu 😆
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    Rikki
    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 5:20 am
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    I was almost 20. You definitely are not starting too late.
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    cosmic
    Post subject: PostPosted: Fri Aug 03, 2007 6:45 am

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    I was 8…..that was in traditional martial arts tma.

    its the stuff im doing now that is really making a difference to me.
    (i wish i knew then what i know now, tma held me back!).

    15 is a great age to start………any questions don’t hesitate to ask. the girls on this forum have some great advice about training.

    where abouts are you, what are you interested in?
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