I’m a beginner just like most of you out there that are reading this. MMA is unique in the fact that it combines so many skill sets and disciplines (hence the word “mixed”) that while an individual may be an expert or knowledgeable about one discipline, he can be a complete novice at another.
In a sense we may all be beginner’s in some way, shape, or form when it comes to mixed martial arts.
And I like it like that. That’s what makes the sport intriguing.
Everyone usually has a favored discipline or perhaps an actual martial arts background, mine is boxing, but that doesn’t mean that you or I can do MMA worth a damn.
Sure, there are certain arts that over the years have been proven to be more effective in competition like brazilian jiu jitsu and wrestling , but as the sport has evolved we’ve seen that fighters can no longer come into a match with a one dimensional attack.
The practitioners of MMA have cross-trained in the various arts so much so that having only one area of expertise has become ineffective.
I guess the point I’m trying to make is just because you’re a black belt in BJJ or Judo, or you’re a decorated collegiate wrestler, a pro boxer, or a muay thai champion doesn’t mean that you’re done learning—if MMA is where you want to be.
Those who are most successful keep adding to their games, they keep evolving as a fighters.
And it’s in that spirit that I write this blog. I want to help you evolve. I think we all have something to learn from each other. I want to consistantly bring you the best instruction from the best mixed martial arts teachers out there so we can get better together.
I’m certainly not the person to look to as the end all-be all of MMA, but hopefully I can find those people who are and convey their knowledge to you.
Thanks for taking the time to read, watch, or listen to whatever I’ve got going on here and let me know if I can help you out in anyway.
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