So you want to become a Central Texas MMA fighter. Let me guess you were watching the UFC last night and you thought to yourself I think I can do this it doesn’t look that difficult; or maybe you’ve been in a lot of street fights and you usually come up on top and your pretty sure you can do it in the ring with the same kind of results. Well before you get started you need to know one very important thing. It takes a lot of hard work to become a successful Texas MMA fighter and it’s not going to come overnight. It takes years of dedication if you want to be a true mixed martial arts fighter.
In order to be successful in this sport you will need to become proficient in three separate and forms of combat. These are Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, wrestling, and Muay Thai. Why these three you ask, well the answer is because they work. All that other garbage like karate and kung fu is pretty much worthless in a fight unless you’re going against someone who doesn’t know how to fight. Trust me every type of fighting has been tried in this sport and every one of them have been discarded because they didn’t work except the three mentioned above. If you don’t believe me go ahead and go get your black belt in karate and then go get yourself a MMA fight. After you get your but kicked you can come back and read the rest of this article.
Now that you know what you need to learn you have two options, you can go to three different schools and take out a loan to pay for all of them or you can go to a Texas MMA school that will have classes in all of these disciplines. Now your first day of Jiu Jitsu class your might roll with a guy that if you saw on the street you probably wouldn’t think twice about fighting this guy. Well this guy will probably steam roll you like you were a twelve year old girl. After this you might think about giving up before you even get started. Try and remember this though, that guy who just kicked you but, well the same thing happened to him when he just started out. In fact the same thing happened to all guys in this sport. I remember my fist day when it took this guy who I outweighed by a good 30 pounds all of 30 seconds to make me tap out. If you stick with it though trust me it will be worth it and it won’t take long before you’re the one stomping on some bigger guy who came in thinking he’s a bad ass and the next UFC champ.