Let's try this out. It would be great to have a quality general where we can genuinely discuss combat sports - MMA, kickboxing, bareknuckle, wrestling, etc. - without the threads being flooded & diluted by lonely losers.No UFC this weekend, but Beterbiev will likely be serving up a spicy heem against Yarde in the boxing world in a few minutes.
>>133899>Let's try this out. It would be great to have a quality general where we can genuinely discuss combat sports - MMA, kickboxing, bareknuckle, wrestling, etc. - without the threads being flooded & diluted by lonely losers.>>No UFC this weekend, but Beterbiev will likely be serving up a spicy heem against Yarde in the boxing world in a few minutes.
>no flagswhat the hell is this board meng
>>133901No flags has its own dynamic. Plus it makes it harder for spammy to develop personalities.
imma be honest b. this isn't going to take off
>>133906it doesn't need to pop off. it's just a nice general for actual discussion. it doesn't matter if it moves slow as long as quality discussion is had
Is this for talking about like watching combat sports or participating in them?
>>133913both. most people on the original /heem/ on /sp/ are MMA/etc. fans, but a fair few also train
where do i find a rating system in kickboxing? there used to be the STAR System, but when i look up 'kickboxing rating system)' all i see is articles on gyms' websites explaining their belt systems (lol) or advertisements for online kickboxing classes (kek).i overheard my kb instructor mention different divisions in the sport, but do they only apply to my country (the netherlands)? or is this some top secret information only instructors/coaches/trainers possess?i want a resource where i can look up (former) competitors and see how high they rank. idek where to look.
>>133935I don't think a comprehensive system that's analagous to boxrec exists. You're looking for something that even shows amateur regional records and stuff, right?
>>133911are you though? you could be american for all I know
Brendan. F*cking. Schaub.
Who do y'all got in the Izzy/Pereira rematch?Izzy is basically down 3-0 in 3 very competitive fights. I think we need to see Izzy come in with a more aggressive boxing style and mix in his top game better for him to win. Pereira just needs to keep shoring up the TDD and maybe work on his instincts when rocked/tired (hands come way down and little head movement).
>without the threads being flooded & diluted by lonely loserssorry i'm late bfor me, it's mackenzie dern's pregnant milkers
What if WMMA had a pregnant division
>>133979wouldn't want the baby to get hurt, imagine if they copped a knee to the belly. it would be best to limit pregnant women to Power Slap where the strikes are only to the head and there's safety officials to catch them when they fall.
Is this the Brendan Schaub general?
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>>133991Ground contrawl to Major Schaub
>>134017I think Tapology is the only one that tracks amateurs, but it's far from complete. Boxrec may have a limited kickboxing section as well. Combatpress is good for high-level pro rankings.
>>133969I'm probably going to take the L, but opposite to the last fight, I actually think Izzy has a real chance if he fights with fewer emotions involved. I think he threw the last fight trying to trade punches with Poatan.
>>134118I think Pereira checking the low kicks and landing his own low kicks played a big role in reducing Izzy's mobility. When he was fresher, Izzy was pretty good with the footwork and very good with hand-fighting and intercepting in the clinch and close range. By the last round, he wasn't really doing any of that.
can't wait to see this thread still up in 2 weeks time and it's just OP talking to himself surrounded by various pictures of schaub
>>133969Izzy is going to break his leg like Silva did in his rematch with Weidman
Alright let’s cut the copper here and have some real discourse; what is Angela Hills current path to a belt? I think her skillset would be very dominant in PFL
>>134151only WMMA I rate is Weili, Rose, and Valentina 2bh. I hear Talia Santos and Manon Fiorot and Grasso are pretty good though
Are teeps to the knee really so ubiquitous in MMA? I wanna join a club but this shit really fucks you up permanently.It's good and useful in self defense but how do you practice it safely. All it takes is one retard to make your patella burst into treats
>>134240It's a high-injury-risk technique that no reputable gym is going to allow folks to throw with full power, similar to leg locks in BJJ. As long as you trust your gym culture, which you'll know if you do in the weeks and months before you start hard sparring (if they let you hard spar right away as a beginner, that's very likely a red flag), then you can be confident that your sparring partner isn't out to hurt you.
>>134262That's sensible. Ideally I could also look for Muay Thai, since unlike in MMA those are illegal Fuck I should just do something and not overthinkBy the way did you know they used to teach it to ww2 commandos
>>134279kek that's pretty basedmost if not all gyms offer at least 1 free class. I recommend trying out a few places and seeing where you feel most comfortable. one thing to look out for as you plan your visits is who might be teaching. some gyms are small and have the same instructor for beginner/advanced, or just a few instructors dedicated to beginner and advanced, respectively. other places have several instructors that rotate between all the classes. in the case of multiple instructors for the beginner classes, look up the instructors if you can and make sure you go on the day that the most veteran instructor is teaching as he is most likely the one responsible for setting the culture of the class/gym for that group of students.t. trained under Matt Serra, had like 8-12 instructors ranging from purple to black belts
Im 37. I want to box, what are my options. USABoxing "Masters" div?
>>134310how much training experience do you have?
>>134408Eh, more than most, but I wouldn't want sell myself as more than an amateur. My angle is basically the sport isnt in its best shape and due to that I feel like id still be able to maneuver in it if i act hard this year.
>>134424what are your goals? do you want to box as an amateur for fun, do you want to train for competitions, or do you want to go pro and get a few bags?
>>134426Competition for sure, pro would be the goal, but if i have to side step it and become a monster in open competition that wouldn't be a bad consolation prize.
>>134434yeah, Masters seems like the move with an ultimate goal towards Golden Gloves
>>134437Im looking at 2 gyms in my area. One is a pure boxing gym named Keppner, who was apparently known for boxing in the area, and the other is the SBG gym that forest griffen trained at when he won his ufc title. They apparently have a dedicated boxing instructor.
>>134439try a free class with both and see who you jive with and who isn't bullshitting you and who's taking more of an interest in your development and which gym has the better cultureculture fit is very important and applies to all of the above factors
Anyone have any experience with getting bullied at a gym? I study BJJ and I’m a likeable guy but I can be a bit sarcastic. Anyways I have no issues with anyone in the gym but these three friends that come in together are always trying to stick their fingers up my ass. They call it an “oil check” and get mad when I tell them to stop. They don’t do it to anyone else as far as I can tell but they get really aggressive and do it to me when I get a better position on them during a scramble. It’s starting to hurt me as they are fitting multiple fingertips in there. Any advice is appreciated.
How often do you have to replace the mounting hardware for your punching bag? I keep breaking springs or bolts every few months.
>>134615Fart next time. If they call you on it just be like 'nah thats you,' and if they insist just say 'ok how you know?'
>>134615I think you're getting raped anon
Poirier roasted McGregor and Chandler over on Twitterhow will Conor ever recover?
>>134837if Conor is even 70% of the fighter he used to be, he should be able to easily deal with Chandler's blitzes & overhand rights. this is an ideal matchup for him: short, stocky, explosive wrestler with a limited gas tank, decent durability, weak chin, and quitting abilityit's Mendes at LW, but easier
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>>135054don't be silly
>>133902>t. literally spammy
>>133979I believe there have been several women who have competed in the early stages of pregnancy in the UFC but didn't realize it
>>134137Good point, that final round kick check where Izzy fell backwards was the beginning of the end. Alex was very fortunate he checked that exact kick, it helped to slow Izzy down so he could move in and punch him out
>>134153Talia is very good and gave Valentina her most competitive fight besides Amanda Nunes. Obviously I like Nunes too, and Jess Andrade's the only woman to have KOs or TKOs in 3 weight classes
main card picks for 284? I'm going>Makhachev>Rodriguez>Della Maddalena>Tafa>Menifield
Hey guys I posted about getting oil checked all the time by 3 guys at my gym in this thread a few weeks ago. Does anyone have some serious advice? I told the instructor but he just waves it off and says I’m exaggerating. Yesterday after class I went poo and there was blood in it...I think one of those guys scratched the inside of my anus with their fingernails while oil checking me. Am I at risk of an infection or anything? I have more class tomorrow and I swore to god that they wouldn’t get the better of me but I honestly don’t know how much more I can endure here. I paid for a year of classes but it’s not worth the accrued damage to my asshole from these fucking guys. Anyways please some real advice would be appreciated. Are there any specific rolls or moves to reverse an oil check?
Been seing this image with a quote of Dana talking about how Mexico is going to be the next Brasil in MMASaying how soon we won't be talking about just one champion, but manyPersonally, i believe him but i reckon it will be a long long long timeWe are very into combat sports over here but Boxing and Football are still the main stuff, Yair didn't even get half the reaction that Brandon has been getting and no one knows Alexa nor IreneAnd after them there's only Rosas, Loco Aguilar, Jauregui, Zellhuber and all of them are barely UFC levelWithout figures there's no interest, without interest there's no development or new studentsWhat do you fags think?
>>136210I think whenever he's saying shit like that, it's because he's trying to inflate numbers in a market. I don't know how accurate it is, but I've seen several people say that Mexico is one of the last bastions of reliable PPV sales in general, relative to people just pirating a stream. So I'd put my money on his putting his money on it.
>>135581IV cheaters (typical muslims)
>>136210I think the introduction of the PI will at the very least facilitate more talent. Mexicans are known for being extremely hard workers and having toughness & grit, and those kind of intangibles matter more in MMA than probably any other sport. Yair and Brian Ortega are very talented, both are contender-level and could be champs on their best days. Moreno is of course great.I think we need a Mexican that can truly lead the nation, though. Then again, Canelo has no charisma and the entire country follows him so maybe it's just about being dominant for a while. The sad thing is the UFC probably doesn't want someone to be too much of a superstar because they gain too much leverage during negotiations and take control away from the front office.
>>136609Kaito is based. he's competing with RISE now right?
I'm loopy poster and now this is my new home.
give me the stream link thanks
How can I defend against leg kicks in a closed stance?
>>136848taekwondo's gay. Start doing thaiboxing/kickboxing. You must unlearn what you have learned.
>>136854I’m a boxer
>>136848>>136880you've gotta be able to jab off the kick. since you're jabbing, you can also pull up or back to check without sacrificing too much power on a relatively noncommittal strike
is Fabricio de Andrade a top 5 BW in the world?
do you have a streaming link for the BareKnuckle Heavy weight Championship of tonight?
>>136990Think I've got a stream link right here m8
>>136990we're watching One FC tonight, anon-kun
>>134615It’s time to practice ground and pound buddy
>>136996Speaking of which, as much as I like seeing MMA occasionally in a ring, grappling only matches in a ring are fucking retarded. I know they've got Kelly on a hardcore push, but a ring just has all the bad parts of open mat without the space to move.
>>137020I guess the good thing about the ring is it does force dominant control grapplers to attack from more angles since they can't rely on pinning against the cage for added leverage. I kind of liked how Suleiman kept resetting Kelly/Miura yesterday, which led to a couple of reversals & scrambles.Another way of looking at it is what kind of evolutions do the Makhachkala boys make to their games if they can't rely on the cage for mat returns and pinning?
Anyone else love being a gym bully? Little Norwegian fucker in my class about 22 years old. I love making him squeal in pain. Thinking about breaking one of his toes or something next week, I just don’t like his attitude. Anyone else run their gyms shit? I’m basically the toughest guy there so they rely on my to crack the whip and maintain order...feels good squeezing the life out of young guys here and telling them I’ll fuck their gfs. I’m the alpha.
>>137186no that's a terrible attitude. anyone who is actually the alpha doesn't have to try so hard to look like one. an alpha takes care of the packwhat weight class are you?
>>137194Lightweight. But even heavyweights here fear me.
>>137269this has to be LARP. or you're at some rinkydink gym
>>137271Think whatever makes you feel comfortable. The fact of the matter is at the end of the day bottom line imho opinion I don’t think you’d challenge me in person.
>>137330you're right, I'd probably just find a new gym. idk why you're proud of creating a shitty gym culture. it's going to limit your own growth too and there's no glory in being the best guy in a small gym anyway
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>That’s enough, Jon. It’s over.SOON
>>137429holy shit. that probably shouldn't be legal. dude is legit seizing
>>137430Letting go when you get picked up is legal
>>137460still, that's dangerous as fuck
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>>137669I'm more worried about his posture than his weight. he looks significantly bigger and it's okay if he added some fat on top of the increased muscle as long as he can perform
in his post fight interview with Rogan, Jon Jones mentioned that he felt the power of his fans praying for him all week. Is it ethical for him to use the power of divine intervention in the UFC? I mean we all saw what happened out there
>>137562You think I'm just gonna stand there and let you teep me jon?
>>138010use it if you got itwe need someone to combat the power of Allah before the brazzas completely take over
Don’t mean to spam the thread but I’m getting desperate here. How do I stop these 3 guys from constantly oil checking me nonstop during scrambles? My wife caught me crying after a class and I refuse to tell her about this. I broke down to my dad last week and told him and he called me a faggot. I just want to keep training but these gym bullies keep sticking their fingers into my ass and it’s been drawing blood for weeks now. I told the instructor but he waves it off and thinks I’m joking. I paid a lot for these classes and I refuse to stop now but my body is taking too much damage with these constant oil checks. The guys have big hands and thick sausage fingers too, it’s seriously awful.
>>138696like Andrew Tate says, sometimes you just gotta let it happen B. in many ways, you prove to the world that you are stronger if you can take it than if you fight it off
>>138971is it true he's in a wheelchair?
>>139208she cute but built like a 12 year old boy
>>140330when is itsuki-chan gonna do jav videos?
is he the best prospect in MMA?
any heemos in here?
*enters the thread*
>>140818Gnome heembro, checking in
I quit the class. Ended up breaking up with my gf as she complained I was getting despondent and I stopped having sex with her. I told her I’m under a lot of mental and physical stress from those guys at the gym oil checking me but she didn’t want to hear it and thought I was lying. Quit the class shortly after. Never in my life have I been so viciously bullied. The last time they stuck their fingers in me was a week ago and I still feel pain when I go to bathroom. Anyways I won’t be posting anymore updates here; just know a few months of getting oil checked eventually ruined my entire life and now I have to rebuild with zero confidence because I joined BJJ to get confidence but I couldn’t get confident there because of the constant unwanted oil checks I got day in and day out. My life is ruined
>>140953you should take a smoker and heem these feelings out of your system
19 years old recently started muay thai im trying to work on getting better straight punches and better boxing technique overallhow to improvehttps://youtu.be/pEim3qBWuw8 [Embed]
I ran over Hasbulla with my 150TMZ should be breaking the news soon
trying into mma club today, what cheap equipment to get?is my underbite a problem?
>>141176If the gym sells stuff that you can get a discount on, buy everything from them. Underbite shouldn't be too bad just tuck your chin
>>141176a good mouthpiece is a big help. for sparring equipment, fairtex seems to be pretty popular but i'm not sure it's the best bang for your buck. ask your trainers and other students
>>141132I see you brother, first thing I noticed is you gotta get off those heels. stay on your toes seriously, at least always be on your front toe, but both is ideal. you do this to help you bounce more, the more you bounce the easier its gonna be to move around, pop your punches, take hits, and the more your head is naturally gonna move and you want your head to always be moving, never keep it in the same spot I learned that the hard way. also loosen up in general bro shadow boxing, and all combat is felt in the flow. when you loosen up you'll be faster and smoother. keep working man, just stay on your toes and move that head around more. also spar. the only way you are gonna get good at fighting is by often and consistently sparring. Godspeed!
anyone favoring Adesanya tonight?
>>141779I'm 50/50 on it. I can't stand his nuthuggers or his cringe act, but his camp isn't stupid. I expect Jones wasn't just working with the midge all that time, and that it's gonna be the most wrestle fucking Izzie's ever done over the course of his full life.
>>134137Nvm, nigga won trading punches with Pereira LMAOOO
I’ve been taking some Akido classes now after quitting BJJ and I’m having way more fun...nobody is oil checking me and everyone is very friendly. I can see what the instructor can do and it’s very humbling to see the power of Akido; this guy is like 50 but he would kill most strikers. Anyone else here practice Akido? I’m ready to coming 100% now to this and I’m feeling great!
>>1421136 days :(
>>133899Yo I'm a lonely loser but I like Muay Thai. Can I still post here? Desu
Still keeping up with Aikido. Really liking it and I’m already 4 belts up. Have an infection in my asshole from the oil checks from ages ago but otherwise rom doing great and getting confidence to start meeting women again
Can you get good at wrestling in your 30s if you never wrestled before? I'm not trying to go to the Olympics obviously
>>145899Yes, but with caveats. You have to adopt an "old man" style of wrestling, ex. shooting from a clinch rather than 20 feet away like someone who's been wrestling since they were 4 years old can do.
>>133899ITS FUCKING BOOGIE TIME
My Aikido teacher broke my arm during a demonstration. Wish I stayed at the BJJ gym, oil checks a few times a week are nothing compared to a broken elbow.
Is anyone in boston and would like to practice wrestling on the beach this summer with me?
>>146278you're kidding, right? from what i understand, oil checks aren't a thing and are strictly forbidden in combat sports. when i do see it happening in mma, for example, the fighter gets a warning from the ref. while butt drags are a thing in wrestling, they are principally different, as you only grab the fleshy part of the buttocks - the cheek - for added leverage to push your opponent forward while they're turtling to prevent being pinned. an oil check, ie inserting your finger into someone's anus without their consent, would be sexual assault.
hypothetical scenariolet's say i can use magic to split myself into 9 different peopleand let's say all 9 decide to train a different martial for 5 yearsand then after that 5 years, we recombine to fight as an mma fighterwhat 9 martial arts should this man have learned? i know this sounds like a thoughtless and useless question, but believe it or not, it would really help me out knowing this for reasons i'm ashamed to say. also, you can't have all of them train the same thing. each one has to be different.
>>133899>>139208Does anyone have that picture of the heavy bag shaped like a woman?>>149424>reasons i'm ashamed to sayTell us.
>>138696Loudly and vocally accuse them of being fucking faggots.No one wants to get close up and sweaty with a possible homosexual.Or, practice your striking, and let a couple hard ones land, just by accident. Nothing says to ease up, like getting your skull rattled.Honestly though, if you can't speak to your instructor about this (and try doing so again), find another gym if you can. Your one sounds like shit.
>>140953>Broke up.Good. Any chick that complains about you having problems and how they affect her happiness, is not a good people to be with.
Anons, what is the single cultiest, least effective, form of bullshito?I've done a couple different places, I just want to know what to look at if I want a laff.