How long was it before your first fight?

Discussion in 'Thai Boxing' started by WhitePanda, Jan 24, 2018.

  1. WhitePanda

    WhitePanda A hero for fun.

    How long did you train before you got to hopped in the ring?
  2. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Valued Member

    Almost two years I think. That was MMA though. Still didn't feel ready.
  3. Dead_pool

    Dead_pool the merc with the mouth

    Your training MMA? Many people hit sub grappling comps and striking interclubs first to build up experience.
  4. WhitePanda

    WhitePanda A hero for fun.

    Yeah I'm focused on Muay Thai right now but I'm adding in BJJ soon. I really want to do an interclub match.
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  5. Southpaw535

    Southpaw535 Well-Known Member Moderator Supporter

    For MMA about a year, year and a half but I pretty much did one straight off of bjj training. Was doing mma a couple months when it was offered.

    If you're interested in just doing an interclub, then I would say just do one. They're a great experience builder and if its half decent they'll account for experience. If you've been sparring for a couple months I wouldn't hesitate to say go for one.
  6. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu Supporter

    About 3 years in judo, they had competitions I could attend regularly, but i was young and lazy at the time (14).

    In kungfu I think it was 3-4 months before entering the national championships, a lighter contact version of Sanda, ( same rules, just not full contact) Despite my teachers telling me it wasn't a good idea with that little experience, I still pushed for it.

    Unsurprisingly I lost my first fight, but still came home with a medal (and a collection of bruises) as my weight category had so few competitors. :D:D
  7. hewho

    hewho Valued Member

    Training Sanda I had about 7 months before doing a light con kickboxing comp and got battered, then 5 months after that I entered a Sanda competition, won 1, lost 1 (and lost another a year after after not training)
    I feel you, I've got a silver hanging about that may as well just be a participation one!!
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  8. SWC Sifu Ben

    SWC Sifu Ben I am the law

    Oh I think about a year, but I always enjoyed putting in an absurdly hellish grind
  9. Mushroom

    Mushroom Goes well with everything Moderator Supporter

    I never competed in Muay Thai. Bad eyes, etc.

    However I was in my first freestyle wrestling comp in about...ooh... 3 months :)

    It was pretty much...
    "Heres the rules, throw the guy, pin his shoulders. Any questions? Get in there"
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  10. WhitePanda

    WhitePanda A hero for fun.

    Got set up with a personal trainer! Can't wait to get going!
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  11. strider

    strider Valued Member

    8 mnth...depends on two things

    1) cardio
    2) your mental

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