If you are thinking about getting into MMA then that’s great news as you’ll meet loads of new people, it is starting to become one of, if not the most liked martial art form to date. People take up the sport of MMA for many reasons, mainly, either to get fit or to train hard to become a professional fighter. Some will make it and, some will not, that’s life, the most important thing is, if you are interested then, give it a go;
Be true to yourself and have realistic expectations
If you’re wowed by what you see on TV and want to become the next superstar world champion then that’s awesome however, consider where you are in life. It may not be realistic and it’s best to understand that before you start, it will also hurt, a lot, if you get hit. There will come a time where you may choose to spar or to take things one step further and fight. It’s a good idea to know what you want out of the experience before you put on the gloves for the first time.
Make sure to do your homework
You are considering getting involved in one of the most dangerous combat sports known to man, depending upon what you want out of it will depend upon what you need to put in. If you have a dream of becoming a big name then you need to know how much time and dedication it takes. Some fighters have been doing MMA from a very young age and have, quite literally devoted their whole lives to the sport.
If you are serious about doing MMA in Reading as a sport, then you will need to look at past and current champions, who trained them and who are/were the team that helped them get there? Very rarely is it about the just the fighter alone, success is usually a result of relationships, trust and belief that only comes when the right people gel and work together with the same goal in mind.
Being in good shape is a good start
Although it’s not a requirement, being in good shape can help certainly when it comes to the initial training, you’ll want to give yourself the best possible shot and, if you are not in shape, you may not be able to achieve what you want in the early days which may knock your confidence. It’s really important that the gym, you choose to use also help with the structure so that things like warming up and warming down are done properly, the last thing you need is to be set back by an injury bought on from lack of care and attention.