Usefulness of these styles?
A new MMA gym just opened in my area and I'm thinking of signing up. The instructor is a former student of Grandmaster Bok Man Kim (TKD Hall of Famer) and a blackbelt in a half-dozen martial arts, so I'm not really doubting his credentials, but I'm a bit worried about how much use I'll get out of what I learn there. They teach tae kwon do, Kenpo karate, Muay Thai, and kickboxing. It seems like a decent mix to me, besides the obvious fact that it's almost exclusively stand-up (thus the stand-up forum), but I've never done any kind of MMA before, so I'm not exactly an expert. Would this be good training as far as MMA goes, or should I just skip it? Keep in mind that this is the only school within reasonable driving distance, so finding one with boxing or BJJ is out of the question.
Edit: I'm also doing wrestling, and I'm planning on finding a new school at some point (A few years down the road) where I can learn some kind of Sambo or BJJ.
"I don't want them to like me, because when I'm in the ring, punches fly to the face. It is not a tenderness time. I am not falling in love. And he knows that when the fight starts I am kicking faces."
- Wanderlei Silva
Last edited by Dempsey Roll : 01-09-2008 at 08:07 PM.