MMA is this a good basis for me to start?

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  1. illmaticnyc

    illmaticnyc New Member

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    i took tae kwon do for 10 years...im physically fit but like to add to my daily life. i have a great interest to learn to fight. not to fight professionaly but maybe do competition one day if im good. id also like it for confidence and self defense of myself if ever need be but hope to never use it.

    they have a renzo gracie school near me for BJJ. and im also thinkin of doing master k elbow muay thai in new jersey. would this give me a g ood basic to ground and stand fighting?
    how bout judo?

    just looking for some initial guidance. all advice appreciated.
     
  2. Rommel

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    do all 3

    judo is good as a sport and can work if you adapt it for mma
    but to do that i would combine with wrestling

    BJJ and Muay Thai are more connected with mma and are both very effective. Probably more oppurtunities/hookups for vale tudo at Renzo's.
     
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    illmaticnyc New Member

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    what is vale tudo? im googling it now as well.
    my outlook is if im in trouble lets say....im not a large guy....but im not small.
    i want to learn good take downs. do you learn that in bjj?
     
  4. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    you learn enough to take someone down.. and you learn a TON of how to fight when youre on the ground. if youre just interested in learning takedowns then take judo or wrestling
     
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    illmaticnyc New Member

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    so with BJJ....is it mainly submissions?
    so much info here. i love it.
     
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    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    think of it as what you do AFTER you get to the ground.
     
  7. Trisomy21

    Trisomy21 New Member

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    Try to find something that's good and combines them all. If not, then those will be good, but try to remember to make them flow.
     
  8. KingJeff

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    I heard the renzo gracie school in ny was very expensive but a good school.
     
  9. JustGod

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    Can't forget positioning.

    Either way, you'd have a very solid foundation to build on with the choices you've stated.
     

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