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New to Combat Training! Just Saying Hi

What’s up guys?

I’m 32 years old, 5’11, and weigh 185lbs. I’ve decided that I’d like to start Muay Thai training. From there, I hope to also progress on to BJJ, and ideally go for a full on MMA style training… This is my goal for my 33rd Bday (which incidentally is the 18th…)

Brief history:

I started lifting weights… when I was 123lbs… (at the same height… I know… :S) and training basically to ‘get huuuuuge’ so people would stop calling me a bone-rack/skinny ass/Ethiopian etc… typical HS bullshit…

Anyway… I’m in decent shape now… and am around 12 - 15% BF… (fatter then my avatar and with a few more tats… :wink: )

My goals have now changed. I no longer want to train for ‘size’, but more for athleticism, and athletic function… I would LOVE to train and eventually do a fight…

If you guys have ANY tips or whatever, I’d REALLY appreciate it…

I’m gunna start by soaking in this forum…

This is the school I’ll be attending. It’s pretty renowned here in Ottawa. - http://www.oama.ca/

Thanks again!

V.