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Old 02-26-2007, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Striking vs. Grappling

Ok so I am new to this site and this is my first thread post. So here it goes.

I am just curious how many people preferr striking to grappling, or viseversa...Anyway I am a striker. I am 6'6 and weigh in at 275. I have found that being big can acomodate striking much better than grappling. I am not saying it doesn't work for everyone but for me it has worked great. I have been practicing for about 5 years but havent done any real big fights to give myself a proffesional record. I am from the Sacramento area in California and am very interested in getting into some good tournaments.
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Old 02-26-2007, 01:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ok so I am new to this site and this is my first thread post. So here it goes.

I am just curious how many people preferr striking to grappling, or viseversa...Anyway I am a striker. I am 6'6 and weigh in at 275. I have found that being big can acomodate striking much better than grappling. I am not saying it doesn't work for everyone but for me it has worked great. I have been practicing for about 5 years but havent done any real big fights to give myself a proffesional record. I am from the Sacramento area in California and am very interested in getting into some good tournaments.
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Old 02-26-2007, 04:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, its pretty even, if the striker doesnt know any grappling then the grappler would win, but this generation of strikers know alot of grappling, all in all i think thier pretty tied up, if the grappler takes it to the ground its gona be almost impossible for the striker to win, but if the grappler takes to much time being on his legs, then the striker will win.

But if i had to pick i would take grappling over striking.

Im a grappler myself.

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Old 02-26-2007, 06:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think he's asking what you personally perfer, as a fighter. I was a little confused at first.
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Old 02-26-2007, 06:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The way I look at it, every fight starts out standing up, and I was trained to make the most of every situation in a fight so I spend alot of time with my stand up. I also love Jiu jitsu but I wont initiate a ground attack unless I am significantly out skilled on my feet.
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I eventually want to be so well rounded that I don't really care if a fight is standing or on the ground. But naturally I always want to strike.
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Old 02-26-2007, 07:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think I'd have to go with grappling, because you don't have to be trained in striking in order to knock somebody out. It helps obviously, but it isn't a must. Whereas if you go to the ground with no training your in no mans land. You might as well be Art Jimmerson with one boxing glove on.

P.S. sorry if i got the guys name wrong, i'm thinking of UFC 1 when Royce takes the boxer down, and he taps before Royce can do anything to him.
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Ok so I am new to this site and this is my first thread post. So here it goes.

I am just curious how many people preferr striking to grappling, or viseversa...Anyway I am a striker. I am 6'6 and weigh in at 275. I have found that being big can acomodate striking much better than grappling. I am not saying it doesn't work for everyone but for me it has worked great. I have been practicing for about 5 years but havent done any real big fights to give myself a proffesional record. I am from the Sacramento area in California and am very interested in getting into some good tournaments.
Yes, if you are bigger, striking does favor you. Mass works well in striking since physics denotes that Force = Mass X Acceleration.

Myself, I love the striking arts. However, I've never been physically gifted enough to be a phenomenal striker (too short/too small) and I've always had a better grasp of grappling. So I prefer grappling.

Besides, I find that even though the fastest way to make someone unconscious is a sheer amount of blunt force trauma to their head, the most reliable way to make someone unconscious is to cut of the oxygen to their brain. The best chin in the world won't save you from a properly applied choke.
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Old 02-26-2007, 08:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Well it depends, really. A lot of people love to think that if you're a grappler, you've won the fight against a striker, even before it has begun.
A skilled striker can keep from being taken to the ground, by moving around, swift strikes, and keeping distance. That's a little hard to do, though.

But yeah, even if you're a striker, you should know some basic grappling, so that you could get back on your feet in case you make a mistake. I know in my old Karate class, we learned a lot of basic grappling, even a takedown.
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I'm a grappler first, and I love using my Judo and GnP elbows. If the fight stays on the feet, i'll stand and throw punches. I love to fight all over the place really, make for an exciting fight.

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