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Post  Angelique on Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:53 pm

I started Muay Thai last month, and I've never enjoyed a sport as much as I'm enjoying this one. I did MMA for a few months, but there were problems at the gym, so I switched. I'd like to start MMA again, as well as continue with my Muay Thai training, but I'm still looking for a Mixed Martial Arts gym nearby. For now, I'm happy with Muay Thai...

Have you noticed that it's much easier to "talk" to people online than face to face when it comes to personal matters? It's certainly true to me, so I'm going to change to a more personal tone right now. I was always the quiet girl that kept everything to myself, and could never stand up to anybody. About a year ago, I started changing... I was constantly angry, and even though I still didn't confront people I would take my anger out on myself. I honestly didn't like who I was becoming, and knew something had to be done. That's when Gina entered the picture and introduced me to this sport... Okay, so not in person, but you know what I mean... I still have anger issues, but it's getting better as I have a good outlet now, and my self esteem is improving. Right now, it's the only thing in life that I can look forward to each week, and I know I'll be alright.

Just wanted to share this personal experience with you, and I really believe that sport can make a difference in everybody's life.
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Post  Bastiaan on Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:39 am

It definately can make a difference. I used to do not very much in my free time. But since about december/january I started exercising more...jogging, cycling and basketball, and I feel better now. Even maybe a bit about myself too. Im hoping starting mma will change my life for the better (if I ever get to start it)

I think sport is a good outlet. Keeping things bottled up cant be healthy.

On to your personal story...I hope this forum will be another thing for you to look forward to. After a long day of work, coming home to friends over the internet is not a bad way to end the day

And if there is anything you want to talk about, share it here. Like you said: it is easier to talk to usernames than actual people, and you usually get a reply from the ones who care, so you dont have to deal with the non carers. I think its a good environment to ask for advice and get things off your chest.

I hope youll be able to find another mma gym, although you have to make sure you dont train too hard if you go to two gyms Wink
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Post  Angelique on Tue Aug 04, 2009 11:50 am

I hope you get to start MMA soon, that way you'll be able to defend yourself when I decide to go all psycho on you. Razz Do you have a gym that you'd like to start at, or must you still look around for one? Maybe if you get schedules from a few you can select one that seems to fit in with your life... The sooner the better. You'll love it...

Yeah, it will be great to know that I've got this place. You being here too makes it that much better, so thanks again for joining. You know I'm a relatively private person, especially when it comes to my feelings/emotions, but every once in a while it's nice to vent. So, this can be our other outlet, LOL.
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Post  Bastiaan on Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:20 pm

Of course I joined, how could I not?


In Groningen they have a student mma organisation. That is the one I would join. The other one is too expensive for me (a month its pretty much the same as the rent for my room). The other org is also mainly about training people to fight in actual bouts asap and not simply for fun in the gym just training. So Im not sure about that. Those two are the only ones so far that Ive found. I know they have some in for instance Amsterdam, but I dont much fancy a 3 hour trip everytime I go to the gym and then 3 hours back again Razz

SO Ill try the student gym first. Its also nice that it is for students so you are with people in your generation
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Post  Angelique on Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:48 pm

Okay, well let me know when it starts happening. You'll need my support. Cool
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Post  Bastiaan on Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:09 pm

Im sure I will need your support, so I'll be sure to keep you informed Razz
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Post  DanteTheLionWarrior on Tue Aug 11, 2009 3:41 am

Hi my name is Dante (lol) and i play baseball. I have been playing baseball since i was in kindergarten. I was 5 time at the time and i started with T-Ball.

I Played flag football for about 3 years and i played on my high school's freshman team.

I've been playing basketball for 3 years

I wrestled for 1 year and i was undefeated

I also want to try to get a membership to an MMA gym but the closest one to me is 40 minutes away....and i doubt my parents would want to drive that far lol.

That is my sports story.
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Post  Angelique on Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:20 am

Something other than MMA... Baseball is also a great sport. Well, at least when you're a bit older you'll be able to drive as far as you want. Very Happy
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Post  powerbomb91 on Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:59 am

MMA is the only sport that has ever made me say i love this sport. i love muay thai and bjj i feel like more confident but still alittle insecure about myself ...but hopefully now that im growing up ill become a better person and mma will have a big part in it
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Post  Angelique on Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:51 pm

Are you just a fan of MMA or are you training too?
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Post  powerbomb91 on Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:58 am

i love the sport some much i could not say no to training .....................so yes i trian aswell
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Post  Bastiaan on Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:41 pm

I've finally started something. It's not MMA yet, hopefully they'll have that next period. Now they only had the female class and I didn't feel like dressing up for it Razz

So instead I went and enrolled in a ju-jitsu class. It's just 5 times, but at least it's something. It went well, it was nice. Except for the bit where the teacher decided to pick me to demonstrate that when you grab someone from behind you should not interlock your fingers. Cos then he could simply grab my finger and push it backwards until it breaks. He pushed it quite far so that it actually hurt. And then he need to demonstrate it again and he grabbed my right middle finger. Thing is, I once very badly bruised it, it probably wasn't broken but it was very close, and ever since that day, my finger hasn't nearly been as flexible as before. So when he yanked that finger, it really hurt like hell. I think I could handle pressure on a shoulder or arm or whatever, but I'm terrified of breaking a finger in that way.

Anyway, 4 more times...I wonder what I'll learn. I know they can only show a tiny fraction in 5 lessons, but still...
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Post  powerbomb91 on Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:38 pm

jui jitsu .................is part of mma so your half way there............5 time, damn thats short.
good luck hope u actually learn something..in the amount of time you have
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Post  Bastiaan on Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:26 am

We will learn very very little. But it's just one of those courses the local student sports organisation offers. Mma will be 5 times as well. There are a number of courses that last twice as long, but that's still not long. Still, you can get a little bit of a taste of it.
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Post  powerbomb91 on Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:50 am

sounds cool
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Post  Angelique on Wed Nov 25, 2009 9:26 am

Well done Bas, I hope you enjoy the final lessons. Smile It's better than nothing.

I had my Muay Thai grading on Saturday, and damn it was intense! It was the most torturous 3 hours of my life. I didn't think I'd make it out alive, but I did, and I passed! For two days after that, I could hardly move (and here I thought I was fit, LOL) and ate like someone that hadn't seen food in weeks! Going to the Grading Awards tomorrow night. Smile It was all worth it, and I feel like a million bucks! Smile
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Post  powerbomb91 on Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:18 am

awesome ang.

something crazy happened to me in bjj and what happened we wear doin some choke and the guy iw was training with could make me tap..............so my professor said he would try to make me tap and i never did but he let go and all of a sudden i dint know where i was at ....i was like crap im training ........i was almost put to sleep ......so i can take chokes and hold on till i get choked out or try to get out of one. awesome
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Post  Bastiaan on Thu Dec 03, 2009 6:03 pm

Last time we practised kicks. Just a few, it was kinda nice. We also did knees and I was holding the pads for this guy that was about 2m (tall-ish to tall by dutch standards) with about 2/3 of that being legs, and he knew how to knee. And did so at quite a pace of 2 per second. Laughing

Tonight is the next lesson, practising throws. I won't go though, since my hand hurts. It hurt last week too, but it wasn't that bad and we did kicks anyway. What happened was that I had to pull something loose and it did with a jolt and I slammed the side of my hand into the table edge, hurting my hand. After an hour or 2 it wasn't that bad anymore, but when I went home to my parents (carrying my bags a long way), it hurt quite a bit again. And it still hurts now, whenever someone shakes my hand or I have to grab like a bag or something. So I'd better not go, cos it'll only make it hurt a whole lot again. That and I have quite a headache Razz
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Post  noel on Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:43 pm

MY SPORT STORY

my sport story i'm a fan to basketball throughout my childhood. only played it when i was 13 or 12 hahahaha i'm a lazy kid. In early 09 i'm the biggest FANBOY out there a keyboard warrior in youtube it was really good untill someone challenged me to a fight in utube. My only experiences in fighting is shadow boxing at home and a handful of street fight thats when i started to think to take up mma and needed a change in my life it was getting boring for me school in the morning drink beer after school over and over again hahaha yup needed a change. In may or april i entered my first mma class with no martial art experiences before hahaha. 1st ever session my heart was pounding, my sweat is pouring and i'm just walking towards the door to our gym(Team FABRICIO). after that session i said to my self "I'M NOT A VIRGIN ANYMORE(in martial arts)". As the session goes i realize you really need a base martial art to do mma so i did the no gi class right after the mma class. In one night i train 4 hours with almost no rest really hard mma for 2 hrs and no gi sparring for 2 hrs hahaha thats how i built up my cardio Very Happy . after a few months join my 1st grappling competition loss all my fights coz i'm the smallest and lack of training but i gain lot of experiences. i got back to training and have a lot of coaching ahahaha change my gameplan the training.
I started playing touch football for fun a weekend warrior thing but it quickly got of hand we move on to flag football now and this Saturday i'm gonna tryout for a semi-pro full contact football hahahaha really exited!!!! hahaha i hope i'm in hahahaha wish me luck



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Post  Angelique on Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:48 pm

Thanks for sharing Noel! It's amazing how Martial Arts can change a persons life isn't it? Smile Good luck for Saturday. Smile
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Post  noel on Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:03 pm

thanks Ang ahahaha martial arts change me so much more confident i feel more secure and i meet new people in the gym Smile it nice
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Post  LizaG on Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:21 pm

My sport story-

I first saw MMA at a friends party when I was about 15, the guys were watching it....saying how they can beat these guys, and the girls were talking about which of the guys in front of the TV were the cutest, apart from me lol, I was watching it with them and was strangely intrigued. That night I also tried cocaine for the first time, and that took over my life for a year, One of my girllfriends took me aside that year later and opened my eyes to what I was doing and took my stash away from me. My cocaine, my heroine....all I ever depended on.

The next day I was walking around Manchester, feeling very alone and not sure what to do with myself, what could I do without my drugs? When I stopped walking I looked ahead and saw the word "Thai" in the corner of my eye. I turned my head to the left and saw a discreet looking gym which had the words "Muay Thai", "Jiu Jitsu" and "Boxing" on the door arch. My withdrawal symptoms just drifted away and I walked in and spoke to the coach.

Five minutes later my drug money went on a pair of shorts, a vest and a pair of boxing gloves, I enjoyed that one lesson so much that when I got back home all allowance money went on MMA DVDs, training equipment and life had never been the same.

Gina gave me the confidence to consider fighting, and the will to carry on.
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Post  Bastiaan on Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:31 pm

It's awesome how mma could change lives. I'm not even practicing it yet and it's changed my life in a way too
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Post  Angelique on Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:59 am

Wow, great story Liza! Thanks for sharing. Smile You know, I get the feeling you're going to go far in MMA and life. Anyone that can turn their lives around like that, has something distinct in them. No, I'm not sucking up (why should I?), it's just the way I felt while reading your story.
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Post  LizaG on Fri Jan 08, 2010 10:27 am

Thanks a lot Ang Smile you are a total sweetheart lol, thanks for the kind words. I'll do my best Very Happy
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