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Since you say every professional fighter uses muah thai does that mean some time in my career I should take up BJJ
If you plan on competing you will definitely want to take up BJJ and it would also be wise to develop some sort of a wrestling game as well. Being purely a striker or grappler will not go well.


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If you plan on competing you will definitely want to take up BJJ and it would also be wise to develop some sort of a wrestling game as well. Being purely a striker or grappler will not go well.
Ok thanks!! i'll take up wrestling in highschool next season. So does this mean i should join multiple gyms then?
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Ok thanks!! i'll take up wrestling in highschool next season. So does this mean i should join multiple gyms then?
If you have the money and don't mind it wouldn't be bad, but normally they are offered in the same gyms. Like I do BJJ gi and nogi along with MMA classes at the same gym. They also offer Muay Thai.

And wrestling in high school will be hugely beneficial to you.

Also it would be easier for the gym to judge how you are progressing and when you are ready to compete if you were at the same gym.


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If you have the money and don't mind it wouldn't be bad, but normally they are offered in the same gyms. Like I do BJJ gi and nogi along with MMA classes at the same gym. They also offer Muay Thai.

And wrestling in high school will be hugely beneficial to you.

Also it would be easier for the gym to judge how you are progressing and when you are ready to compete if you were at the same gym.
Yeah doing that all in one gym isn't a possibility. all the gyms around me don't offer both BJJ and MT

The gym I'm planning on joining offers -
Boxing
kick boxing
Submission wrestling
wrestling
Muah thai kick boxing
MMA Fighting

The link to there gym is in the first post

But the BJJ gym id join is also in the post. Also are these good gyms to join?
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You might want to try and ask around the Muay Thai school and see if anyone does BJJ, you might find someone who is a purple belt or above who teaches and knows where to roll a few times a week.

I know plenty of fighters who train other disciplines at separate schools or with another group of people.

We have BJJ seminars with guests from Brazil (mundial champions, ADCC champs etc.) and people from other camps who train at our school for a while in preparation for a big fight.

The MA community is sort of like that and you don’t have to be a fighter to do this.


Good luck both styles are very rewarding and have their own dynamics and physical and mental demands.
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So theres a couple of gyms around me but neither one offers both muah thai and bjj.

One school is MMA and muah thai kickboxing
http://www.westcoastfightteam.com/#m

and the other is BJJ
http://www.fbjjonline.com/

So which fighting style do you like most, I'm leaning more towards Muah Thai Kick boxing, but A LOT of my friends say since I'm only 5'6 I should join BJJ.




I don't know, I really wanna be more of a striker but may I should do BJJ

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mma is a triathlon of combat sports. is it better to learn cycling or swimming first? the honest answer is they are both great arts and both critical to mma. as far as self defence goes, you really want to keep it standing if you can and although technically bjj is the more effective in a field with no other concerns, mt with some good take down defence and learning some bjj at the first available opportunity will do you fine.

download and stream everything you can get on gracie videos breaking down fights and the basics of bjj. go one or the other, but learn as much as you can about the one you are not taking classes in. dont forget the wrestling basics either.

if you do learn mt, then drill takedown defence with a friend like it is essential to your health. because one day it might be.

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As a matter of fact, BJJ was mostly developped by Helio Gracie, who has really skinny and weak. He developped that sport for him smaller and weaker guys to take on bigger and stronger guys.

So just keep in mind that what your friends are telling you isn't completetly stupid.

That being said, just go for what you like the most. After all, I am pretty sure this is going to be a hobby and you won't be competing at a professional level anytime soon.

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