MMA what's your style?

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  1. geekboy

    geekboy Target Agent OT Supporter

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    I started off as a wrestler when I was in high school back in 1998. From wrestling I moved on to Tae Kwon Do and received my brown belt. I quit TKD and started my training in Brazilian Jujitsu sometime in 2002 and now here I am. I also took 2 years off in between to serve for Uncle Sam as his bastard child.
     
  2. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    im a decent blue belt in BJJ, been training for around 3 and a half years. I should be getting my purple next month, although i dont believe i deserve it quite yet.

    im a decent wrestler, but nothing great

    i had a brown in TKD when i was a kid
     
  3. MyLittleAirport

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    I started out in BJJ first like 2-3 years ago, then went into wrestling, I really got into wrestling after that and didn't train BJJ again till a couple months ago. But I did train submission wrestling whenever it was the off season for wrestling at another school.

    And as for style, I like to see myself as all around, I can fight off my back and in someone's guard. If I'm going against a wrestler, I'll rather have him in my guard because he is usually weaker there or if I'm going against a really good BJJ'er, I'll be in his closed/open guard and try to pass from there.

    The main thing I got from wrestling was my double leg takedown which is my main takedown and I use it against people who really haven't wrestled at all but against a good wrestler, I do dumb shit (no literally, I do stupid stuff) to throw them off their game like flying armbars, flying triangles, scissor sweeps, etc. Honestly, I think the reason why I do these is because they're "cool" ways (instead of just straight jumping to guard) to get someone in your guard because everytime I did one of these and missed, I'm usually on my back and them in my guard. Horrible reason but until I find a better strategy against wrestlers, I'll stick to this for now.
     
  4. geekboy

    geekboy Target Agent OT Supporter

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    wrestlers like to get on their stomachs, so all you have to do is slip one of your arms around his neck and put him to sleep.
     
  5. JordanClarkson

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    my style is no style /bruce lee :cool:
     
  6. WiKiD

    WiKiD U MAD?

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    Brown Belt in Karate when i was like 12
    Got up to green in BJJ but havent been back in about a year.
     
  7. brolli

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    hm... I think this has been done in the past but...
    2 and a half years of mostly no gi bjj, most confident in my takedowns, sweeps, and leg locks.
     
  8. itr452

    itr452 VTEC motherfucker, GOT ANY?

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    i'm the minority here, i'm a judoka ( I started at age 25 hahaha ) been doing it for count it......... 2 WHOLE months. I'm thinking bout integrating submission wrestling into my game as well. I'm fat :( 5'7" 180 pounds ) i need to run more :(
     
  9. geekboy

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    I had a crash course tonight on some Judo throws from a guest instructor. I'd like to learn some more Judo, but there are no Judo schools around this city.
     
  10. teep

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    I've dabbled in this in that. Right now I'm completely taken by boxing. Before that it was muay thai (haha even flew out to Thailand to learn it right), and I've been on and off with bjj the past 2 years. I'll always fall back on my wrestling though. When I first started sparring in muay thai and boxing I'd instinctively shoot in and take my partner down if he bum rushed me or was just getting the better of the exchanges. Of course I don't do that anymore, but it's a hard urge to resist sometimes.
     
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    pepsi Cut my life into pieces

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    i had a green belt in tkd 10 years ago, i'm in my 3rd month of muay thai. At 6'2" 240lbs and somewhere around 25 to 30% bodyfat. i jog 10 km a day now and its just getting easier
     
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    TKD/Boxing/Rugby/BJJ
    6-7 years of boxing
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    Bouncer for 2 years whilst at uni
    Train with some BJJ guys now I help them with their stand up they help me with grappling.
     
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    BB in Hapkido
    BB in Taekwondo
    Been training Jiujitsu for 1 year and a half
     
  14. Placebo

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    mostly bjj and judo
    this summer im going to be working a lot on making the judo work no gi, boxing and muay thai to train for some mma fights.
     
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    RunninWild How subtle of you

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    KungFu, SanDa and having grown up with an older brother that works out religiously and outweighs me by 50lbs. lol
     
  16. brolli

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    wow you train kung fu? It seems like not many people do that, do you still train and how often?
     
  17. Skeletor

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    I don't train in any particular style per se, but I'm a striker.


    I took karate as a young kid for a year, didn't really learn shit.


    Took boxing as a young teen for a year+ and learned a shitload, still use that knowledge to this day for practice.

    Trained informally through more experienced friends in Muay Thai, and when I'm on the bag or with a partner I do about half muay thai stuff like elbows, knees, and kicks, but the other half of the time I focus on my boxing. Only been doing this for a year whereas I've been boxing on and off (haven't sparred in 2 years because of braces though) since 12 years old. I mainly do the muay thai training to stay in shape along w/ working out and expand my abilities a little more. Once I lose the metal mouth I'll be taking classes for it, and hopefully start doing wrestling or BJJ.

    If I had to pick a particular style to fight I'd make it boxing because that's what I'm best at, but I could hold my own in a muay thai fight. What I really want to do at this point is ground fighting because I feel like my striking is effective enough for self-defense against the average instigating jerkoff. I'm also really good at talking people out of trying to fight me and just walking away when I can. That is my preferred style :mamoru:
     
  18. JordanClarkson

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    Rugby :cool:

    Do you still play? I want to try out for the local team that we have here
     
  19. Skeletor

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    I bet the average rugby player could kick the crap out of most 2-3 year kung fu, karate, or even TKD students....rugby is fuckin nuts :eek5:
     
  20. geekboy

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    You have that impression because most rugby players are usually huge guys. I'd like to see a 200 pounds karate guy vs. a 200 pounds rugby player.
     
  21. Skeletor

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    no... most rugby players are tough as shit... I wouldn't expect a ring fighter sticking to traditional martial arts to win against an all out hard ass brawler.
     
  22. WiKiD

    WiKiD U MAD?

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    :werd: He said karatek, kung fu, and TKD. Sure BJJ, MT, or some grappling may give you a better chance but i have a college selec (i think that is what it is called) rugby player in my fraternity. He is a tough crazy son of a bitch.
     
  23. geekboy

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    bring in your rugby players
    http://www.bagarres.com/fights/karate_kyokushinkai_compilation

    Warning: the video is work safe, but there are pop-up porns everywhere in the background
     
  24. JordanClarkson

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  25. brolli

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    eh, it was ok. You can not say for sure who would win in a fight between traditional ma and rugby because neither of them teach practical fighting skills, but I would say in rugby you learn the hard ass mentality which is extremely important in the long run.
     

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