Any one know were a 17 year old can fight?
i live in and i have traind in pfs, jkd,mauythia,and grpling. i want to fight but most mma competitions reqir you to be 18, does anybody know anyplace that will alow me to fight soone
As a minor, you could not legally sign yourself up for any kind of fight anyway. Even if your parents were to sign with you, this could be seen as endangering a child- you as a minor could get hurt!!
Finally, it's a matter of insurance. The organizations that run and set up a fight have to have insurance in case something drastic happens, and no one will cover you from an insurance standpoint because of the legal situation.
Basically what I am saying is that you need to look into alternatives. You certainly can participate in a "normal" light contact tournament, even moderate contact tournies or "Koshiki" style tournies with all the full padding and such. Now these are not Mixed Martial Arts tournies, but they would be better than nothing. Since you cannot go "all out" why not work on one particular aspect of your training by competing in a more typical tourny? Have you looked into Boxing gyms?? You could certainly work on your punching...
Also, you should take this opportunity- and yes you certainly SHOULD view this as an opportunity and not a setback- to train yourself even more. If you are looking to break into the UFC or Pride Fighting scene, you are going to want to be as good as you possibly can be before you ever even SMELL a ring. Work with weights, work with a speed trainer, get on the mat and work on your grappling...do everything you possibly can to improve yourself before you actually get in there. The guys you will be facing are working their butts off, you had better do the same.
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