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    esther

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    How, What and why did you all get started in MMA?

    Post by esther on Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:44 pm

    Hi, as above really.Im just curious to know what inspired you all to take up MMA etc.Ive met a few of the guys on here, who have been to the FFMA club and given seminars and im intrigued.

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    Alan Macdonald

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    Re: How, What and why did you all get started in MMA?

    Post by Alan Macdonald on Fri Aug 01, 2008 7:54 pm

    For me Esther, it was a fitness thing. I felt that, to be a rounded athlete, you should be able to run 10 miles, lift weights, cycle etc, that the body should be able to be called upon to deliver whatever the mind required of it. I figured another string to that fitness bow could be added by Martial Arts. Little did I know what a journey I was letting myself in for!!! Very Happy

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    Re: How, What and why did you all get started in MMA?

    Post by Guest on Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:29 am

    Hey Esther

    Have a look here as I posted on this earlier on today

    http://selfdefence.darkbb.com/general-discussion-f3/why-martial-arts-self-defence-am-i-enough-t256.htm

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    Craig
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    AMC Steve

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    Re: How, What and why did you all get started in MMA?

    Post by AMC Steve on Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:25 pm

    I suppose I've always been interested in various elements of the arts we train in, so I've kind of mixed it up on my own alot of the time, but the original UFC's sparked my interest and now I have the opportunity to train in an MMA gym down the road from my house, I thought it was the obvious thing to do.
    Too many arts to learn, too little time. Wink
    As for my martial arts in general, my reasons are on a similar post somewhere on the forum.
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    Steve

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    Re: How, What and why did you all get started in MMA?

    Post by Guest on Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:48 pm

    I was getting totally sick of the bodybuilding scene, not least due to some of the people involved. My friend asked me to come to his mates first mma bout which i did, spoke to him after his fight and started sponsoring him.
    I was looking for something else to do to get away from bodybuilding and was considering going back to boxing but went along to the mma club and was hooked!
    6 months later i had my first fight (lost) lol.

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    Re: How, What and why did you all get started in MMA?

    Post by OldSchool on Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:29 pm

    Interesting stories, gentlemen and lady. Very Happy

    Mine is less spectacular, but'll share anyway. For me it was a lifelong curiosity, after boxing as a youngster and street-fighting my way through young adulthood. Not very productive, I know, but there it is. Embarassed

    Anyway, daughter went off to university, had wized up re: street fighting, and was looking for a healthy outlet for the martial side as well as a workout that really meant something--tried multiple gyms, but just couldn't keep up ay interest. Now, hooked on MA for life, as all the other addicts on here. bounce tongue

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