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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 01:35 AM Thread Starter
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how do i decide what to learn first?

ok so im looking around for gyms at one particular gym has
muay thai, BJJ, and MMA among the choices.

theres a combination that i can do two of.. so like BJJ and MMA or BJJ and Muay thai, etc.

thing is originally i wanted to take the MMA class and BJJ together as a mix. but im really a noob.
Im so eager to learn aspects of MMA but im wondering if itll be better if i just learn the respective arts (BJJ and Muay thai) first, and then go into MMA.

also if i decide that im contemplating whether i should just take one (would probably be muay thai for now) instead of taking both bjj and muay thai at the same time.

please let me know your opinions. Also, i do not plan on becoming a professional fighter, although I would like to participate in amateur matches someday, if that sways how my decision should go.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 08:06 AM
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It depends on your goals. From the fighting aspect I would recommend (supposing the respective trainers are equally good) starting Muay Thai and BJJ to get an deeper understanding in these arts and then later add/switch to MMA where you learn how to incorporate the different styles into one art.

But as you say that you do not plan to become a pro-fighter, I would recommend to try out the different classes several times and then decide which are most fun to you. It's of no use to force yourself to do something in your spare time which you don't like.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 12-27-2010, 04:53 AM
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I'll tell you one thing that may help you later, which ever you start with, when you go to work on the other later on down the road you will think that it is a lot harder then what you hve been doing. In reality it is not, it's just harder for you cus you have become used to whatever you started with, so don't let that initial problem disuade you and make you say hey I only wanna do one style, your body will adjust to the new training just like it did the old.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-10-2012, 05:23 PM
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take the MMA class, specialise in the aspect of fighting that plays to your strengths most.
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