MMA looking for an art to compliment my BJJ

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  1. kroneX

    kroneX New Member

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    Hey guys, Ive been training in BJJ for about 6 months belt, and im really loving it. I used to do Japanese Ju Jutsu, which i have done for about 9 months but im getting a bit bored of it and looking for another martial art that is more competition based than Japanese Ju Jutsu, to compliment my bjj.

    So i narrowed down my options to...

    Judo
    Pros: i can effectivly enter judo comps and use alot of my bjj in training and comps.
    Con: i hate getting thrown!

    Mauy Thai
    Pro: ill learn a striking martial art! which is really what i lack, however i am unsure about MT comps...
    Con: I hear about some pretty nasty injuries in MT, especially with the knees and shins!

    Boxing
    Pro: learn a striking martial art, however yet again im unsure about boxing comps
    Con: getting hit in the head...ALOT! im only 70 kilo 175 cm tall :p if that makes a difference :p

    Thoughts and comments please
     
  2. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    judo and bjj are a lot more related than the other two you mentioned
     
  3. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    my personal opinion is that bjj is enough when youre first learning. its a lot to grasp. im not sure why people are so interested in training five things at the same time. you end up sucking at all of them more often than not
     
  4. AznFreeballiN

    AznFreeballiN mangekyo sharingan

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    kickboxing?
     
  5. CxRxAxNxK

    CxRxAxNxK New Member

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    muy thai...or just straight kickboxing.
     
  6. kroneX

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    That was the point ;) so they could compliment me eachother in comps.

    and i am quitting japanese jiu jitsu as to focus on my bjj and another art. so i dont get where you are getting 'training in 5 martials' from... as its VERY common for people to cross train bjj with other martial arts, all im asking is, should i for a throwing/grapple art or should i pick up a striking art.
     
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    Why don't you look around for a school that teaches both a grappling and striking art. Or at least spend a solid year or two in your first art to develop a solid base.
     
  8. Ricey McRicerton

    Ricey McRicerton New Member

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    Even after a year and a half, I'm still a big bjj noob, and can't imagine trying to pick up even more on top of it.
     
  9. furst

    furst THE BOWRD OT Supporter

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    As a beginner I don't see any downside to taking kickboxing along with bjj. The kickboxing classes focus a lot on conditioning/cardio so in the long run I think it will do nothing other than help me with my bjj performance. The classes run at different times so I'm not missing anything in that regard and I don't think that sensory overload from too much information is going to be a problem.
     
  10. kronik85

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    word to the wise, don't go into judo comps with the intention of fighting bjj. yes, it's been done. 1. you're not there for bjj, you're there for judo 2. you've got 5 seconds to make something work, can you pass guard in 5 seconds? then submit someone in another 5? it's tougher than it sounds

    judo's nice for throwing, the ground game is meh. personally i'd take MT and BJJ rather than judo and bjj. Two things where you're not going to be taught conflicting techniques, or incorrect things (alot of what judo does on the ground, imo and most bjj practitioners is just a lil bit silly and ineffective/foolish).
     
  11. Bausk

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    Judo will compliment your BJJ the best. For rounding out your skills overall a striking art would be best. But Judo can be applied to your BJJ training sessions or competitions.
     
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    Pommy Pose. Click. Fashion

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    no thank god.
     
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    Savage5point0 Im an asshole.

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    Not bad at all but I have some puffy areas on my right ear.
     
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