Xen Nova wrote:
^There’s an aussie dude who posts on the “underground” who didn’t start wrestling till he was around 17-18 and earned a scholarship to wrestle at a university in Japan.
Never underestimate what can get done with hard consistent work, so good luck.
And I agree with you quite a bit, its always funny to see someone say something like “Ya just go join your college wrestling team” like ANYONE can just walk on and do that shit. Nevermind that most of these guys have wrestled since they were four…
I checked out Zilberman before making this thread. He coaches my university’s wrestling team. I emailed this montreal wrestling place but they said they don’t take beginners at my level, which is completely understandable.
For now the only place i can check out is the CLIC. They already warned me it’s very physical.
I’m sure i’m somewhat “ready” for it because of my mental toughness, brought on by triathlons and kyokushin. I’ve almost killed myself just by trying to run further and ending up 20 km from anyone with no food or water and already dehydrated.
I don’t really fear pain but i’m still not sure what to expect. I understand that ill be thrown around alot but other than that…? Can someone fill me in on that?
I’m not doing this for mma. It’s for personal enjoyment, i have little to no grappling skills and it seems like a very fierce, intense and fun sport and i just thought i should pick it up.[/quote]
Other than being tossed around?
Expect to be tired in more ways than running or lifting has ever made you, regardless of intensity and duration.
Expect jitters and insane adrenaline headaches.
Expect pressure and twisted limbs like you havn’t before.
Expect to realize what true flexibility is, while learning you don’t have it.
Expect a huge sense of pride when you win. Competition doesn’t get much more raw or intense.
Expect an equally shitty feeling when you lose.
Expect cauliflower ear!