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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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Need help choosing a style

Hi my name is josh and im 16 years old turning 17 and i just started training in a few mma classes.

I have this huge dream of entering the bantamweight class (135-125 lbs)

and i was wondering if i should take BJJ or Judo, i cant seem to decide which one seems for me.

could anyone help me decide?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-08-2008, 11:41 AM
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BJJ wins hands down. But to find out which one is for you, the best advice I could give would be to go to a trial lesson in both of them and decide for yourself which one you like best.

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Depends on what you would prefer. Judo helps you throw your opponent around and using your strenght to an advantage and BJJ helps you dominate on the ground and give submissions. Judo also has submissions, but 97 percent are chokes.
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I would focus on Bjj but supplement it with Judo if you could. Something like 2-3x a week for Bjj and 1x a week for Judo would result in a very well rounded grappling game




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Go do both. Then pick the one you like the most, and is the better training gym.

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post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-13-2008, 04:28 PM
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Hi all! I'm new to the forum, so greets to everybody.
I have a question. I'm 24 years old, I've been training in boxing for 6 months, but I quit (sry for bad engl.), and now I've been thinking a lot.
I love martial arts, self defence and all, so I decided to go for Muay Thai training 3 times a week. But -as I said- I've been thinking about how to beat an opponent who is the same size as me - muay thai is ok i think, but what if the guy is 'zilla himself, and I can't go for a KO or something...
That's where cross-training came in picture. I want to go for bjj twice a week, but still stick with muay thai.
My question is: Does this make sense -to cross train-, if I stick with them, and train regularly, or forget about cross training and go for muay thai.
I don't want to compete, I do this for myself, I want to be a better fighter, a better rounded fighter.
Sorry for the long story.
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This is in my personal opinion only, but i would say BJJ is the better way to go.

Its the more widely chosen form for MMA. I personally like i better because most of the moves in judo involve throws. Where as in BJJ most if not all moves you should maintain control of a joint or body part at all times. Plus its just a more diverse martial arts.

However, Judo DOES have its advantages too. My advice is to take a sample class in each, and see which feels better, feels more practical, and which one you like better.

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Hi all! I'm new to the forum, so greets to everybody.
I have a question. I'm 24 years old, I've been training in boxing for 6 months, but I quit (sry for bad engl.), and now I've been thinking a lot.
I love martial arts, self defence and all, so I decided to go for Muay Thai training 3 times a week. But -as I said- I've been thinking about how to beat an opponent who is the same size as me - muay thai is ok i think, but what if the guy is 'zilla himself, and I can't go for a KO or something...
That's where cross-training came in picture. I want to go for bjj twice a week, but still stick with muay thai.
My question is: Does this make sense -to cross train-, if I stick with them, and train regularly, or forget about cross training and go for muay thai.I
I don't want to compete, I do this for myself, I want to be a better fighter, a better rounded fighter.
Sorry for the long story.
If you can cross train go for it. It will only make you better and thats why guys that fight in mma are called Mixed Martial Artists. If you get into a fight and the standup is going your way you will be able to take a guy down and be comfortable there.
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Hi my name is josh and im 16 years old turning 17 and i just started training in a few mma classes.

I have this huge dream of entering the bantamweight class (135-125 lbs)

and i was wondering if i should take BJJ or Judo, i cant seem to decide which one seems for me.

could anyone help me decide?
BJJ. It's more useful in MMA. The ones that can use Judo successfully in MMA are a minority
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