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Old 04-19-2010, 01:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question about Anderson Silva's fighting style

Please take it easy on me, I'm completely new to MMA. I've always had an interest in learning a martial art so I decided I will take one this summer. I started watching the UFC PPVs lately to watch various styles. I would like to learn something that has excellent stand up defense and something that can greatly come in handy if I'm attacked. I ended up seeing the Silva vs Mia fight and I'm very impressed with Silva's stand up defense and how it's extremely hard to grab him. Is there a certain martial art that he trained in to get such great defensive skills?

Edit: I forgot to add that I would like great defense and the ability to counter so I would like some type of offense as well.

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Old 04-19-2010, 02:08 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Silva's main striking style is Muay Thai (spelling on that?), and he compliments that with head movement from boxing.

Now it sounds like you are looking for a self defense style and I'm not sure MT is that. Its a great striking style, and one to learn for sure. Your best bet is to "shop around" at your local gyms/dojos and see what they offer in your area and find one you like.
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I havent done much of it myself but I've heard many good things about Krav Maga. Not 100% sure on this but I think its a Israeli self defense "style" of fighting/training. A friend of mine has been doing it for a while now, tells me its very direct and to the point. He also tells me there is a wide range of men and women that train in his gym. Might be something to look into.
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Any gym that offers belts and teaches forms, avoid them. They are almost always a joke, especially if they offer some form of striking.

muay thai, kickboxing or boxing are always good choices.

Never join a gym where you feel you could kick the guys asses who you train with.
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He has a point, but I dont think that class offers belts. From what I hear its a very straight forward self defense class. I myself only box now and love it. Ive done some muay thai but like he said above, sparring sessions were pretty even with my trainer after a few months. He was much less experienced than I had hoped. I was introduced to my current boxing trainer by a very close friend so I get a great price, and he has loads of experience. Id do some research on local gyms & trainers. Watch videos, find out what style you think might work for you.
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Any gym that offers belts and teaches forms, avoid them. They are almost always a joke, especially if they offer some form of striking.

muay thai, kickboxing or boxing are always good choices.

Never join a gym where you feel you could kick the guys asses who you train with.
That first paragraph is rediculous. If that was true, Lyoto Machida wouldn't have made it twenty minutes in MMA. Chuck Liddel never would have become interested in Martial Arts. And Bruce Lee wouldn't even exist.

Whether its a boxing/kickboxing/MT school, or its a more traditionalistic school(Karate/Kung Fu/TKD), its all dependant on the teacher(I completely agree with paragraph 3 in context). A bad fighter only exists with a bad teacher.

As for the OP, shopping around is the best idea to find the proper school/dojo for you. Contrary to ^^this guy's opinion, traditional martial arts are definitely NOT a waste of time. Bruce Lee spent 10 years learning Wing Chun Kung Fu(very traditional, but a very direct and to the point MA) as well as crosstraining in things like boxing/kickboxing and judo. And if its good enough for Bruce, its good enough for me!
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Anderson silva uses the same style as most fighters in the ufc. he is just extremely fast and accurate. and he sees the punches coming well. thats why he can put his hands down and duck punches. Peoples reaction times differ and some peoples brain processes the information faster. But idk, for self defense i would say Pekiti Tersia or KFM. maybe.
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krav maga is an israeli fighting style of bare hands designed to face multiple armed opponents in tight quarters with minimal effort and movement. It is not a part of mma i think, because it is actually quite brutal and viscious.

Silva's style is a muay thai base with boxing head movement like someone said , plus a boxing jab , which he uses very well. The main thing about him is incredible speed and footwork , that's the part that wins him fights.
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Any gym that offers belts and teaches forms, avoid them. They are almost always a joke, especially if they offer some form of striking.

muay thai, kickboxing or boxing are always good choices.

Never join a gym where you feel you could kick the guys asses who you train with.
LOL, I am new to the AKA gym and I don't feel that way about anyone in the gym.
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