For those of you just starting, how many hours total per week are you training? How long would you say before one is ready to fight?
Amature or smoker. I know you said amature, but pls clarify. It can be a big difference (depending on who you are matched with).
Or smoker? I don't understand you.
A smoker is an unsanctioned "dojo challenge" fight or just a fight/hard sparing with someone from another gym.
a smoker is a non-sanctioned fight that is almost always held at a gym. Normally it is the beginners step, taken before doing an amature fight.
The reason I say normally, is becuase there are sometimes some really good fighters there that compete just to stay sharp.
I did my first smoker after 4 months of Muay Thai training , 3-4 days a week 2hrs a session. That said, I had done other martial arts and been in about 7 streetfights, so fighting wasn't entirely new to me.
If you or whoever you are asking this question for wants to fight, definately start with a smoker. They try to match you up with people of comparable skill level. If you really want to fight, you can do a smoker really soon after starting training if you don't totally suck.
Ahh ok I understand. Yeah that sounds like a rational first step. I'm asking the amount of training for a smoker.
it really depends on your skill level & how fast you "get it". If I were you, I think a realistic timeframe would be to train hard for a two months, then start sparring for a couple months, then do a smoker.
But definately do multiple smokers before any amature fights.
G-Hands was your first smoker an mma match or just kickboxing?
"G-Hands was your first smoker an mma match or just kickboxing?"
Muay Thai. Never done MMA.
prepping for a fight im in the gym 5 days a week.
depending on school and stuff when not a fight 2-3 days. with outside time for lifting or cardio
Are you training again, Morphy?
Will be soon Mullet :)
Cool. Best of luck. Keep us posted.