You have watched the UFC and MMA world explode in the past couple of years, and think that you’re now ready to be a modern day combatant. There are resources all around us and we’re going to show you how to start.
Find an MMA Club.
In most communities there are plenty of clubs to train martial arts at. You’re focus should lie on fighting, not learn an art like aikido. Aikido is a good martial art nonetheless. Practical enough for the cage, not so much. As with many of the modern day arts, you must place more focus on the fighting arts.
Your focus should be in practicing the fundamentals that makes up the MMA fighter. Practice fundamentals with extreme diligence. Someday the other arts may become more practical, just not yet.
Practice again and again.
The flying triangle that you learn in BJJ classes may not be practical in the cage yet. Make sure you can execute a proper powerful jab-cross. Perform it over and over again and become dangerous with it. Utilize take-down defence to execute your dangerous stand up game.
Fundamentals again, that people don’t pay enough attention to. The most dangerous fighters in the world focus on fundamentals everyday, and that is why they are so incredibly feared. Practice them past the point that anyone would ever expect you have.
Enter Amateur Competition.
In kickboxing and grappling, even traditional boxing competitions, you can perfect the fundamentals. These tournaments are held in most cities and your instructors should be able to help you find them.
After training fundamentals after we’ve drilled them into your head as much as we have, then you’ll be victorious at these events. These competitions are good for your confidence too. It helps you find areas you aren’t that smooth at, and train it.
This is really the start to training for mixed martial arts. If you want to become a destroyer, we recommend that you use a quality training program to build your strength and conditioning.