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37yrs old and going to take my first mma class - bricking it




So with my 37th birthday looming, my gf has kindly bought me 2 months of training at the local mma gym... while extremely grateful, i am also pretty nervous.

I have not thrown a punch in anger since i was in my early 20's; being British, i have no experience of any grappling; though i have ok fitness, can run 10km in about 50min, can actually pull my body weight up in a wide armed over handed pull up and good few times, push ups are done in sets of 30 with my feet raised on the couch - am i going to be in out of my depth?

Due to having a 2yr old boy and a job which invloves a lot of last minute travel, i cannot throw myself into this as if i was 27yrs old, but i want to get the most out of it as possible.

so a few of q's...

the classes i can get to are listed as -

monday - Circuit Training

Tuesday - Muay Thai

Wednesday - MMA

Thursday - Wrestling

Saturday - MMA

Sunday - Taekwondo

  1. If i can only do 3 out of the 6 per week, what would you recommend for an absolute beginner?
  2. i presume i will need a mouth guard - will the boil and bite be sufficient?
  3. will i get my straight nose broken and my front teeth knocked out?
  4. when they see i have zero technique in striking and grappling will they roll their eyes and think "what is the point of him turning up".
  5. how will i feel after the 2months? - elated? knackered? will i see improvement?

Sorry if this has been been through a few times before - i suppose i am just looking for moral support..
Al

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