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Old 09-05-2010, 03:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Advice for a new guy?

Hi.

I'm new to mma and was looking to improve my ground game. I'm unsure what to train in though so I was hoping some of ye veterans could give me some input.

Classes available to me are: BJJ, Judo and Submission wrestling.

Do ye recommend one in paticular or should I do all of them? Do you happen to think one of these is far superior and worth focusing on above the others? I'm 6'4" and 170lbs btw.

All help is appreciated!
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Old 09-09-2010, 06:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It depends on what direction you want to go. If your looking to strictly grapple I'd go Bjj because of the gi work. If MMA, submission wrestling because of the no gi emphasis. Some submission wrestling involves striking. Just my opinion...
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I say try them all, and pick the one you like the best.
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Just go and try each class and see which one you enjoy the most, then that's the one your most likely to stick with and get good at.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi.

I'm new to mma and was looking to improve my ground game. I'm unsure what to train in though so I was hoping some of ye veterans could give me some input.

Classes available to me are: BJJ, Judo and Submission wrestling.

Do ye recommend one in paticular or should I do all of them? Do you happen to think one of these is far superior and worth focusing on above the others? I'm 6'4" and 170lbs btw.

All help is appreciated!
Always good to cross train, but I'd say go with BJJ...being that tall and lanky you're going to get taken down by shorter, stockier guys - and long legs are good for submissions from guard.
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Old 09-15-2010, 04:14 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I say try them all, and pick the one you like the best.
I agree with this advice but at 6'4 and 170 lbs BJJ is going to work better for you I think because of being long and lean. Judo would be rough for you due to how high your hips are from the beginning
and Submission Wrestling is so open that it sort of depends that could be a fantastic addition or utter crap I can't say without seeing the place or hearing about the training.
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Always good to cross train, but I'd say go with BJJ...being that tall and lanky you're going to get taken down by shorter, stockier guys - and long legs are good for submissions from guard.
I agree with you! start with BJJ, but it depends on your taste and what you enjoy more.

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I found this article to get you started on training BJJ.

Hope it helps.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Hi.

I'm new to mma and was looking to improve my ground game. I'm unsure what to train in though so I was hoping some of ye veterans could give me some input.

Classes available to me are: BJJ, Judo and Submission wrestling.

Do ye recommend one in paticular or should I do all of them? Do you happen to think one of these is far superior and worth focusing on above the others? I'm 6'4" and 170lbs btw.

All help is appreciated!
here is some general advice that will always be the same, try each option open toyou and then make the decission based on the teaching style you learned best from (and what you can afford financially and time wise)

having said that, with your build I'd recomend BJJ.

Your hips are going to be so much damn higher then anyone elses around your weight that Judo is going to be somewhat similar to you going out and just letting them win.
Submission Wrestling is kind of open there isn't a single style that everyone agrees is indeed Submisson Wrestlin so they may well be a nogi BJJ place for all we know you might check it out, but generally your Guard is going to be a fantastic weapon so you may as well go with it.
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Old 01-11-2011, 04:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
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lol forgot all about this thread, well at least I give consistent advice heh

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