Becoming a MMA fighter is straight forward and difficult. Begin by finding a place to learn how to fight. Do not look for the fanciest gym in town. Instead look for a gym where other local MMA fighters are already training at. This will help you train and spar with the MMA fighters who are actually entering the ring or cage to compete. Remember that champions have come out of backyard gyms and garages from around the world. Find a gym that teaches a combination of different martial arts including boxing and jiu jitsu.
Once you begin training in mixed martial arts, remember to focus on speed, power, agility, stamina and flexibility. Depending on your current diet, keep in mind that that most fighters are on a strict diet. Both during training and preperation for their upcoming fight. Power, stamina and and flexibility is always important to improve on.
A fighter's punching and kicking skills are constantly tested by their sparring partners and opponents in competition. The basics to MMA falls into three main categories: ground game, stand-up, and clinch ability. It is important to find trainers who specialize in each individual discipline. You will quickly learn just how
important a trainer is.
Stand-up fighting focuses on punching, kicking, elbowing, and kneeing. Footwork training is very important in stanp-up because it helps the fighter dodge an opponent’s attacks. Stand-up fighting including boxing, kickboxing, muay thai, karate, kendo, kung-Fu. Generally, MMA fighters have stand-up knowledge of boxing, kickboxing, and Muay Thai. Practicing kickboxing is one of the most effective ways to learn stand-up. Clinch fighting is the second integral part of the MMA fighter basics. Clinch fighting reduces the success of the opponent’s landed punches, kicks, knees, and elbows.