2. Select a martial art. What interests you more? Striking or Grappling? Stick with your selection. Much like how a professional musician trained in a classical form performs better with popular songs, a martial artist with an extensive background in karate, tae kwon do, or judo will do better with mixed martial arts.
3. Train, train, train! The founder of Kyokushin Karate, Miyamoto Mushashi went up to the mountain to train in solitude and legend says he shaved off an eyebrow so that he would not return to civilization till he reached his training goals.
4. Look for an authentic MMA gym and a trainer who would understand your background and goals. Train with partners
5. Follow MMA fights to understand how different fighters fight, their patterns, strengths, and weaknesses. Take part in amateur fights
6. Try to get scouted and actively look for sponsorship.
7. Keep your focus and maintain your diet in sync with your training.
Career options for martial artists are not limited to professional fighting only. Careers as movie stunt doubles, fight choreographers, trainers, and actors are also lucrative.
Your background in martial arts can easily provide you with an edge if you wanted to go into law enforcement, the military or even become a private detective or a bounty hunter!
Martial Arts have a lot of benefits for the body and the mind. There is a wide variety of martial arts to choose from. The striking arts – Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Kung Fu; the grappling arts- Judo, Jiu-jitsu, Sambo, Sumo. Aikido; the weaponry style – Kobudo. One needs to choose a style according to their inclination and skill. To be successful at fighting events, like the MMA, or even for a self-defense situation, some knowledge of all the different types is preferable. The Israeli Army did just that in their all-around fighting style of Krav Maga.
There is no better time than the present for women everywhere to take up martial arts. OSS!
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