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Old 06-17-2008, 11:09 AM   #11 (permalink)
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It's not that you need BJJ to win, it's that you need it so you don't lose. I believe Chuck Liddell, who has never won by submission, ever, is a purple belt in BJJ. Why? Because he realizes that there are fighters out there that try to win by submission and if you're going to beat them then you need to know how to defend those submissions.
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Old 06-17-2008, 11:34 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Not true at all....? LOL u make me laugh just cause you know this doesnt mean you win, there are a million ways to win, and knowing this stuff is just one of them
I have no idea what you just said, but I assume it's something along the lines of you don't need grappling to be competitive in MMA. If that's what you truly believe, then I'm done talking with you because you aren't even worth my time.
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:13 PM   #13 (permalink)
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TKD MT kickboxing karate are the best for stand up striking.

as far as graping go's wrestling judo and BJJ are also great. I chose wrestling because its free at high school.

If you find someone that can teach it i think JKD is the best because it is the complete package. You learn everything there.

just about anywhere will give a trial class take read books and find out what you like
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Old 06-17-2008, 12:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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now that I think about it

the big thing here is that we can and shouldn't make the decision for you. we can only give you choses tell you the strengths and weaknesses of the styles. Really you have to go and find out for yourself through research and trial and error so you can find what works best for you.

for instance no one suggested Pa kua chang to me in fact someone would have told me 5 years ago that I was going to be training in it I would have told them they were crazy. But I am training in it and plan to for a long time.


It took me 18 years to find the right style jumping from karate to wrestling to akido to kick boxing to BJJ to TKD and then I finally found Pa kua chang which is the perfect style for me. Now my footwork is phenomenal and I can dace circles around my friends and my balance speed and striking has increased several folds.
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Old 06-18-2008, 05:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Boxing, kick-boxing, muay-thai, karate (only if you can find a decent school, this has been hard in my case)

If you can avoid fighting anywhere but inside a ring/gym/dojo w.e sanctioned etc, then I would say the choice is yours.

But wrestling, bjj or grappling will help you very little outside such a fight.

When you try and take someone down or get close and stay close to them you started a race I dont like to run. And that is the race to the eyes, throat or groin. He puts a thumb in your eye, you going to be able to pull off a submission? Or are you going to get stomped on the ground?

Where as standing the average person poses little threat to someone with a few months in kick boxing.
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Old 06-18-2008, 02:33 PM   #16 (permalink)
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well i just remembered cung lee is a Black belt in TKD and has around half a year of kung fu.

that just reenforces my point many people on this forum tend to bash TKD but hey if it works for you thats what matters.
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Boxing: You gotta start somewhere in the striking department. I would suggest if you just want to learn the basics, just learn the block, movements, jab, and cross. Muhammed Ali only had 4 punches in his arsenal with no shots to the body(major wtf), but the way he put them together was so beautifully done.
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Boxing, kick-boxing, muay-thai, karate (only if you can find a decent school, this has been hard in my case)
If we are talking about mma and not street fights western boxing is not that good. You get taught to block with your gloves wich are normally 14-18 oz when training, offering a lot more protection. Slipping punches also poses problems because when you slip in boxing this puts you in a postion to get kicked in mma. Also your stance will need to change from boxing to mma because of takedowns.
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