Yeah when I filled out my form to join up in my chosen martial art, it goes "Why do you want to learn?" I put balance and coordination because, I'm unco. I'm very very clumsy and always tripping over myself and stuff so, thats initially why I joined.
It's not MMA but I think it's a start. The methods are too strict, like, the boundries but I'm taking a Jeet Kune Do philosophy on it. Use whats useful and **** off all the rest and I'm gonna do that with the Tae Kwon Do I learnt for a little bit many years ago and as soon as I get a heavy bag start practicing what I learnt there as well again, just for the sake of it.
Grapples and ****, well, my older brother does BJJ (It has nothing to do with giving head to all those who don't know... But sometimes it looks like it's about to happen.) and to be honest, I think it's a BIT over rated. Like I appreciate it's significance and think it's most definately vital to incoorporate it into a professional fighters range of skills, even a street fighters range of skills, but each person has their own style that works best for them. I think in any fighting situation I'm likely to get into it'll be my fists that connect first and so thats why I want to train them to connect first and thats it, game over. Either knock out or incapacitate the opponent before it has a chance to get to the ground, but realistically, theres ALOT of people out there bigger than me so the chance of them taking me down is high, so I do need a bit of a ground game so, really all I can do for that is learn off DVD's and ****. I can't do BJJ where my brother does it.