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#435033 - 04/11/12 10:18 PM Mixed martial arts beginner technichs?
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Hi guys I am brand new to mixed martial arts
any good advice for me thanks

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#435040 - 04/12/12 07:58 AM Re: Mixed martial arts beginner technichs? [Re: Electric Blue]
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Your instructor probably has a good idea what to work on with you, but it never hurts to work isolation training to improve a given skillset.

You can work striking by having a partner throw strikes while you defend or evade only, and then switch roles. You can work takedowns the same way - partner tries to take you down, you sprawl or underhook etc, then switch roles. Work escaping the mount on the ground/holding top position, taking turns. Lots of things you can do to imprive your skills before you start trying to integrate everything in full sparring.

Have fun wth it. smile

*disclaimer - I am not a real MMA guy
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#435048 - 04/13/12 12:15 AM Re: Mixed martial arts beginner technichs? [Re: Electric Blue]
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Work a good jab. Almost no one in mma uses one effectively
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#435050 - 04/13/12 04:06 AM Re: Mixed martial arts beginner technichs? [Re: Chen Zen]
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Originally Posted By: Chen Zen
Work a good jab. Almost no one in mma uses one effectively


Agreed.
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#435058 - 04/13/12 11:46 AM Re: Mixed martial arts beginner technichs? [Re: Electric Blue]
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Originally Posted By: Electric Blue
Hi guys I am brand new to mixed martial arts
any good advice for me thanks


Hi Blue, Are you studying MMA or TKD or both?

Just confused as there's a difference to the sparring between the 2 "styles"

Thanks
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#435077 - 04/16/12 02:21 PM Re: Mixed martial arts beginner technichs? [Re: Dobbersky]
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I am studying both. I do TKD 3 times a week, and my instructor teaches mixed martial arts once a week.


Edited by Electric Blue (04/16/12 04:53 PM)

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#435083 - 04/17/12 01:14 AM Re: Mixed martial arts beginner technichs? [Re: Electric Blue]
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Any specific style of tkd? Also what styles does his MMA encompass?
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#435086 - 04/17/12 02:19 AM Re: Mixed martial arts beginner technichs? [Re: Chen Zen]
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In your ground work, focus on submission defense and escape (just basic survival). Roll starting in bad positions working to escape submissions and get to better positions.
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#435087 - 04/17/12 09:35 AM Re: Mixed martial arts beginner technichs? [Re: Chen Zen]
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well my TKD style is Chung Do Kwon. And I believe that are mixed martial arts style is based on traditional korean TKD. But I will have to ask him on Wednesday.

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#435094 - 04/18/12 04:52 PM Re: Mixed martial arts beginner technichs? [Re: Electric Blue]
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Electric Blue

I would focus on whatever your teacher is having you work on.

After it is no longer "new" then broaden out to other things.

You might want to be wary of practicing/introducing stuff your teacher has not introduced or cleared you for---people can get badly hurt with MA. Best to go slow and carefully. smile


Edited by cxt (04/18/12 04:52 PM)
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