How long was it before your first fight?

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

  1. AndrewTheAndroid

    AndrewTheAndroid A hero for fun.

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

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

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

    Dead_pool Spes mea in nihil Deus MAP 2017 Moi Award

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

    AndrewTheAndroid 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

    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 De-powered to come back better than before.

    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. AndrewTheAndroid

    AndrewTheAndroid 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
  12. AndrewTheAndroid

    AndrewTheAndroid A hero for fun.

    Been at it with my trainer for a bit now. It’s been awesome! I’m hoping to do a fight by the end of the year depending on getting my weight down.
  13. Jaydub

    Jaydub Valued Member

    That's great to hear!

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