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Old 08-22-2007, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What classes to choose.

Hi,

What do you think would be more beneficial in the first year of training for the eventual goal of MMA fighting.

My gym runs BJJ, Wrestling, and Muay Thai classes.

I can do 2 sometimes 3 classes a week plus an open mat session on the weekend of grappling. At the moment I just do BJJ. But was thinking of dropping a class and taking wrestling lessons.

Do you think this would be beneficial in the early stages? or would I be better off just sticking to purely BJJ to get a good ground game going first.

I was thinking wrestling would help my non existing take down game. But then dont want to sacrifice BJJ. as i dont get too much time for classes.

Muay Thai is another story, not sure WHEN i will find time for that
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Old 08-22-2007, 08:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it really depends on the individual. In my opinion I think a great jiu-jitsu game makes a solid mma fighter. Others think its the stand up game that is more important. But definitely get good at atleast one ground or standup art before you venture into mma.

People may disagree on what im about to say but I stand by my belief. Anyone can knock anyone out but when you're on the ground with an expert its a whole different world.

Others think a stand up game with enough ground skills to survive is the way to go... its all about your personal strengths.
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Depends on what you like the most.

Try a few of the MT/Wrestling classes and do what you like more.

You probably won't get good at something you don't like.
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm just getting into MMA as well and I am doing mt kickboxing and bjj, plus I lift weights and cardio about 3-4 days a week
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