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Old 12-07-2008, 04:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's the best fighting style for me?

I know that's a question i'd ultimately have to find the answer to by myself, but I really want to see what you guys think on paper (or online to be exact).

I just tip 6,2 with my trainers on and i'm lad from East London. I'm in the process of bodybuilding so that I bulk up to about 14 stone (just over 200lbs). I don't think that's too big to be athletic.

Anyways, i'm trying to figure out what type or types of fighting styles pertains to my bodytype. I know that I should probably study ALL types but specifically, what would be best for my build? I've always been fascinated by amteur wrestling. And that's something that's not popular or even practised at all in England. I've always felt that had I had the opportunity, I could have gotten really into amateur wrestling becomes it's a combat form that feels so comfortable and right for me. However, i've looked online and a lot of people have said that wrestling is suited to shorter and powerful stocky people because of their centre of gravity or whatever. That makes sense, but Brock Lesnar is about as tall as me as is C.B Dollaway, and they became world class wrestlers.

I've heard that I would be pretty good at the sprawl due to my long limbs. But what else is an advantage? Maybe Muay Thai because of the knees?

I appreciate any help that's given
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Whichever style feels best for you. My personal opinion though....MIXED martial arts. Anyone can adapt to any style no matter what their body type you just have to accomodate your personal strengths into that style. I'm 5'8 and boxing was never my strong point when I first started I have short limbs thus a short reach. After awhile i learned how to get better using my strengths as a shorter person as in get in and throw short hard punches when some taller people might not be comfortable doing.
Do what is natural for you and learn to use your height and strength effectively.
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Old 06-14-2009, 03:02 AM   #3 (permalink)
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all body types can wrestle, longer guys are great at leg riding, and cradles, while shorter guys are much better at throws and such.
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just try some different things out, you might end up liking bits and pieces of a few styles instead of one
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Whichever style feels best for you. My personal opinion though....MIXED martial arts. Anyone can adapt to any style no matter what their body type you just have to accomodate your personal strengths into that style. I'm 5'8 and boxing was never my strong point when I first started I have short limbs thus a short reach. After awhile i learned how to get better using my strengths as a shorter person as in get in and throw short hard punches when some taller people might not be comfortable doing.
Do what is natural for you and learn to use your height and strength effectively.
This. Great post.
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It's good to learn what your not suited for too, otherwise you'll be like Kongo.
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Old 06-24-2009, 05:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Striking. The way I see it is 6ft can go both ways, anything higher will be better striker and lower better grappler due to center of gravity and reach advantages that come
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That's the only answer. Good post.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the advice guys, even though my post is half a year old

I've decided to take dubya's advice and basically go with what feels natural. Me and a mate of mine have basically been teaching ourselves how to wrestle on a mat in our local gym (as most should already know by now, wrestling is non existant in the UK).

I'm getting better and have a pretty excellent sprawl if I do say so myself. My friend is shorter than me and clearly has the advantage in going for double leg takedowns and such. But I feel like i'm better in the clinch. At least better with sweeps and trips and stuff. But he is stronger than me so he has no problem using his hips to throw me about.

BUt yeah, I like wrestling and wish it was taught in the UK because it's a powerful form of combat. I've been learning a bit of Judo as well just to get an idea of the differences and such. There seems to be a strong emphasis on technique with Judo, so learning it is pretty difficult for me, but my timing ain't half bad as well as my trips. It seems that I have an advantage with trips and sweeps whereas a shorter person is better at throws.

As for the striking..well, I have these very long arms so i'm practising on using length and stuff. I don't think I have KO power, though My hands just don't feel heavy. They actually feel pretty light. My forearms aren't huge either, so I doubt that helps. I'm getting better at using my hips to transmit power. I just don't want to try it on my friend for obvious reasons.
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