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Bscoop09 07-08-2007 01:27 AM

I started Boxing
 
Hey Guys....

I am think I want to start amatuer fighting in the next few years...currently I am a 1 stripped blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Ricardo Almeida...just last week I started boxing training for my stand up game....My schedule is kinda wierd though because I have school right now...so I have M-W-F-S nites right now...I figure Ill do 2hours of boxing training then about two hours of jiu jitsu with randori after....just wondering if this is a good combination??

CAPTAIN PEGLEG 07-08-2007 01:14 PM

Yea I'd say good enough , but a better stand up technique is Thai boxing or Kickboxing I'd say. I used to do boxing but I now do kickboxing, it gives you a better perspective of a MMA fight. In boxing all you do is punch and dodge punches. You don't know how to throw or defend kicks or knees.

raymardo 07-09-2007 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by CAPTAIN PEGLEG
Yea I'd say good enough , but a better stand up technique is Thai boxing or Kickboxing I'd say. I used to do boxing but I now do kickboxing, it gives you a better perspective of a MMA fight. In boxing all you do is punch and dodge punches. You don't know how to throw or defend kicks or knees.

Excellent advice. Boxing will improve your hands against boxers, but if your goal is MMA. You'll want to learn the other aspects of what's allowed in MMA stand up: knees, clinches, elbows etc.

You can become a world class boxer, but you will have to relearn a lot for MMA because in boxing you will learn how to throw a right hook, and your trainer will show you how to position yourself to defend.

But in boxing you are not defending a roundhouse to your knee, or an axe kick to your head, or a double leg take down.

My point is that if you want to compete in MMA, you don't want to learn boxing. You want to learn good stand up.

Good luck:thumb01:

brownpimp88 07-09-2007 07:35 PM

^ I disagree completely. I started with Boxing as my base, transitioned well into Kickboxing and Thai when I went to train in MMA. Mind you I also did wrestling, but I had no problem transitioning to MMA with Boxing. However if you try and learn Boxing and then go and compete in an MMA fight that'd be suicide, but transitioning isn't hard. Now I have great footwork, am great at dodging/blocking strikes and have a heavy right hand.

wukkadb 07-10-2007 04:53 AM

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Originally Posted by brownpimp88
^ I disagree completely. I started with Boxing as my base, transitioned well into Kickboxing and Thai when I went to train in MMA. Mind you I also did wrestling, but I had no problem transitioning to MMA with Boxing. However if you try and learn Boxing and then go and compete in an MMA fight that'd be suicide, but transitioning isn't hard. Now I have great footwork, am great at dodging/blocking strikes and have a heavy right hand.

Repped for truth. Boxing is great for transitioning into MMA. The majority of strikes are landed with your hands, and boxers tend to have very good cardio. There are a lot of fundamentals about boxing that apply immensely to MMA.

Judoka 07-10-2007 09:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Bscoop09
Hey Guys....

I am think I want to start amatuer fighting in the next few years...currently I am a 1 stripped blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu under Ricardo Almeida...just last week I started boxing training for my stand up game....My schedule is kinda wierd though because I have school right now...so I have M-W-F-S nites right now...I figure Ill do 2hours of boxing training then about two hours of jiu jitsu with randori after....just wondering if this is a good combination??

Sounds good, Boxing and Jiu Jitsu is a good mix. but like every fighting style you have to do a bit of adapting for MMA. You can't go into MMA without training against alot of things, Boxing will be very helpful but you will have to go to MMA classes before competing.

Why did you say randori when you don't do a Japanese martial art?

CAPTAIN PEGLEG 07-10-2007 01:01 PM

Yea I'm not saying boxing is bad brownpimp , I transitioned from boxing to kickboxing. All I'm saying is that for MMA , I think boxing on its own isnt the best stand up to learn, unless your going to do boxing then change to something else.


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