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hashashin 08-13-2009 01:57 PM

muay thai vs bjj/wrestling
 
HI everyone, this is my first post and im not sure if this post is in the right place.

Basically i am an aspiring mma fighter ive been attending my local fight gym 5 times a week for the last 6 weeks and i am looking to carrying on this rota. My gym is a specialist muay thai gym but they have an mma teacher who takes bjj/wrestling classes.
As of now i go muay thai 4 times a week and bjj/wrestling only once a week.
Ive recently understood the importance of ground technique in mma.

so my question is, should i be attending more bjj/wrestling classes than muay thai or keep at my 4:1 ratio.

thanks guys

HogWash 08-13-2009 09:22 PM

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Originally Posted by hashashin (Post 963319)
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Ive recently understood the importance of ground technique in mma.

so my question is, should i be attending more bjj/wrestling classes than muay thai or keep at my 4:1 ratio.

thanks guys

Go with what the teacher tells you or what you feel( He may be just trying to sell u). Ask yourself if you think your ground game is better then your Muay thai. And if you think your better at the stand up game.If you still feel that your ground game isnt improving then ,do some research and look for a grappling school. Its good to have all of the basics pretty much on the same page......but you will always have a strong point.Well I hope this helped good luck

jcal 08-13-2009 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by hashashin (Post 963319)
HI everyone, this is my first post and im not sure if this post is in the right place.

Basically i am an aspiring mma fighter ive been attending my local fight gym 5 times a week for the last 6 weeks and i am looking to carrying on this rota. My gym is a specialist muay thai gym but they have an mma teacher who takes bjj/wrestling classes.
As of now i go muay thai 4 times a week and bjj/wrestling only once a week.
Ive recently understood the importance of ground technique in mma.

so my question is, should i be attending more bjj/wrestling classes than muay thai or keep at my 4:1 ratio.

thanks guys

You know traditional Muaythai has to be adjusted for MMA, your stance needs to be lowered for the shoot andits not easy to be throwing elbows and such from the outside like you see in traditional Muathai fights, so I would recommend to go 50-50 between the 2 classes, once you get the MT guy to the ground hes pretty much defenseless. If you noticed in K-1 they throw alot of combos you know straight right with left hook then right roundhouse for example but that really wont work in mma where they throw punches and kicks seperately as to avoid the clinch and TD.

hashashin 08-14-2009 03:46 PM

cheers for the advice guys, yh my muay thai is much better then my groundwork and i understand what you mean by adapting my muay thai.
im gonna carry on at this level and probably even it out once im comfortable with my striking.

jcal 08-14-2009 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by jcal (Post 963867)
You know traditional Muaythai has to be adjusted for MMA, your stance needs to be lowered for the shoot andits not easy to be throwing elbows and such from the outside like you see in traditional Muathai fights, so I would recommend to go 50-50 between the 2 classes, once you get the MT guy to the ground hes pretty much defenseless. If you noticed in K-1 they throw alot of combos you know straight right with left hook then right roundhouse for example but that really wont work in mma where they throw punches and kicks seperately as to avoid the clinch and TD.

I need to fix this, Unless your Anderson Silva or at his level:)

Ground'N'Pound5 08-18-2009 12:10 AM

if you got great stand up i'd ask your trainer to teach you more bjj/wrestling. if your standup isnt that good, keep up your old schedule till your good at muay thai. hope i helped

gsx_r 08-18-2009 08:19 AM

Which do you suck more at? Train that one the most.

Squirrelfighter 12-27-2009 12:01 PM

Its all about your strengths. If your standup is where you excell, then keep the ratio the same for now. But eventually you'll need to take more ground classes to make up the difference, that is unless you're a really quick learner in which case one a week might not necessarily be too little.

I'd say keep it as it is if you're comfortable that way. But if you can get into some sparring and see if you're really lacking in ground, that'll help make the decision easier.


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