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Old 05-03-2011, 12:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just recently got really deep into learning MMA and wanted to know more about it... I know that many fighters usually know like a form of boxing such as kickboxing or wrestling and a martial arts form. I really don't know where to go from here as I don't know if I should do boxing first or the martial arts. I want a form of martial arts with a good balance between kicking and punching and grappling. I am doing boxing but I like the grappling part of MMA. What would be the best place to learn which art would best fit me or what do you guys think? Feel free to ask questions and I am going to be asking a ton...
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:25 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It goes on personal prefrence, my best suggestion would be Muay Thai, Wrestling and BJJ.

Feel free to ask any questions you have.
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Old 05-03-2011, 12:31 AM   #3 (permalink)
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http://www.roufusport.com/index.php
I found this and it looks like a good one because it has been voted best gym in America and teaches all of those... How do I tell if it is a good academy or mostly just for making money? I really like this one and would like to dig more into it. Do you think you could help me find academy's near Milwaukee that teach those? I looked into Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and I like them both but I don't know if they are taught combined? Are they both taught or are they seperate? Because I see most pro's have like one form of martials arts and then wrestling, boxing, or kickboxing and I know that academy has boxing so I would most likely pick that but then I want also would like Muay Thai because its more striking but I know there is a lot of groundfighting in mma so BJJ would also benefit...
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I do not know of any schools in Milwaukee but I can tell you that Martial Artists theese days are wll rounded fighters, pick one stand up art, wrestling and BJJ, in my eyes that is the best way to be as well rounded as possible.
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I don't really see a significance in strikes though. I would like to do more of a hybrid and somehow mix Muay Thai and BJJ in a good way that teaches both ground-fighting/grappling and stand-up strikes. I could do boxing and BJJ but boxing doesn't do any kicking and kickboxing doesn't get advanced as Muay Thai with the more advanced strikes... I wish I could do both but they are very different. I'm so stuck and have no clue what to do.

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I just looked at best combinations and it said Muay Thai and BJJ are good but I thought it wasn't reccomended that two be learned at the same time... It also said to find an academy that mixes all together but I didn't think you can mix two forms of martial arts together... I thought Muay Thai and wrestling would be a good combination but then there is the ground clinching which is what BJJ does. I just need the best two skills that get a good balance between standup, clinch, and ground. I really want to do Muay Thai but I want to be able to do good on the ground too.

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I really am getting interested in Muay Thai and Wrestling. Is wrestling anything like BJJ in the forms they teach you?

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There is nothing wrong with learning two arts at once, MMA fighters learn up to 5 or 6 at once thats why it is called MIXED martial arts.

Wrestling is nothing like BJJ, you need both, trust me. Muay Thai, Wrestling and BJJ will have you nicely well rounded.
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But will this http://www.roufusport.com/index.php teach me those 3 because it does mention those 3 but I don't know if it means it's all in one class... Will it be more challenging to learn all 3 at the same time because of the different styles.
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http://www.roufusport.com/locationsschedule.php

At the bottom it clearly states "All adult students may attend all classes above in white"

Which includes Muay Thai, Wrestling, "MMA", BJJ, Boxing, Kickboxing and more.

Take your pick.
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Here is what I suggest you do.

"Introductory Lesson Always FREE - By appointment only

Call (414) 453-5425 or Email to schedule an appointment"

Call them tomorrow and set up a free class, take an MMA or BJJ class, I bet you will love it.
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