Where should I move?

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    Chad Moechnig
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    BrawlerBitch
    Post subject: Where should I move? PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 7:32 am

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    Great forum, thanks for having me.

    If you could move anywhere in the USA to train for MMA fights, where would you pick?

    I just got out of the mountains of Wyoming after working cattle for 10 years, so I haven’t been able to follow the sport since I had no TV or computer. I’m excited to see women fighting now and figure I ought to go for now it while I am young enough. I’m completely mobile and don’t have to work a regular job because I have a computer based business. So I can commit 24/7 to my training & re-locate.

    I don’t want to sell my horse if I don’t have to, but I learned a long time ago that you can’t make compromises to attain your goals. Sure, I’d prefer a smaller town or city, being a country girl, but I’ll go to the place that’s best for my training.

    Here’s a bit about me:

    40+ yr old female
    25 years powerlifting

    1978-1979 went to Parks Air college to learn to fly & study aerospace engineering
    1980 rode bicycle from Key West to California alone
    1981-1986 competet in Triatalons & Powerlifting
    1988-1994 ran a Crane and Tug Boat for a Marine Salvage company
    lost hearing in my left ear due to a scuba diving accident
    1994 rode bicycle from Key West to Alaska alone
    1997 went to Wyoming to work as a cowboy. lived 60 miles up in the
    mountains w/no water, electric or phone. Ride 12 hours a day horseback
    (gotta love pain to do this)
    ………….this is just some of the stuff I have done.
    I do everything with 100% intensity and heart. I like pushing my body
    thru the pain. So I make up for my age with guts.

    My training right now is :

    1.5 hours intense Brikram Yoga 6 days a week
    1-2 hour bike ride 6 days a week
    1 hour weights 6 days a week
    1 hour swimming 3x week

    Just started Tikwondo since it is the only fight training in this small town, they have classes daily
    Did some BJJ in the past

    5’4″
    165 lbs when ultra lean
    190 currently
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    meltdawn
    Post subject: PostPosted: Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:44 am

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    come to Sarasota, Florida! you can keep your horse with my old guy, Big Red!

    there’s a Gracie school here, and some other good MA as well, and you’ll have a sparring partner built in… me!
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    BrawlerBitch
    Post subject: PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:09 am

    Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:32 am
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    75 views and no one has an opinion of where a woman would be best exposed to places that women are training and fighting?

    I’ve got the desire to actually get in the cage or ring & not just spend time training. Might as well be where the action is.
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    Rikki
    Post subject: PostPosted: Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:30 pm
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    I think most female fighters are kind of spread out all over the country. If I had to guess I’d say the greatest concentration of them are in California. But, you’d be more than welcome at my gym and your horse would be more than welcome in my town.
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    BrawlerBitch
    Post subject: PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:31 am

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    Thanks Rikki. 😀
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    AnnaTrocity
    Post subject: PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:42 am
    less internet
    Last edited by AnnaTrocity on Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:26 am, edited 1 time in total.

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    BrawlerBitch
    Post subject: PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:41 am

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    that’s a very good point. I am always looking for my weakness & focusing on bringing them up.
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    Rikki
    Post subject: PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:05 pm
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    But you’ve never trained MMA before right? Shouldn’t that mean that you don’t know what your strengths and weaknesses are yet?
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    BrawlerBitch
    Post subject: PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:41 pm

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    I have a bit of a grappling background. I know what my strengths & weakness are. I am sure I will discover more weakness the more I do.

    I learned when I was racing bikes that if you get a junk bicycle up front you are going to have to spend the money to replace with a better one in the near future. I don’t want to pick some place that has a school & find out I made a bad choice because I got a crummy instructor and then have the expense & time involved in locating a better facility. Why not research it in advance?
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    AnnaTrocity
    Post subject: PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:30 pm
    less internet
    Last edited by AnnaTrocity on Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:26 am, edited 1 time in total.

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    BrawlerBitch
    Post subject: PostPosted: Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:21 pm

    Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2006 5:32 am
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    Anna……………good advise! Hadn’t thought about that.

    😀
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