Originally Posted by Poseidon72
Ok not that old, I am only 35 but I have a question. Here's the scenario:
I grew training in Judo and have been out of it for a while. My kids are training in Japanese Jiu Jitsu at a local dojo for a year but after having seen the place and gotten to know the instructors I am itching to start training again. They teach Muay Thai and BJJ at a competitive level under Team Renzo Gracie and Lanna Muay Thai.
I have a huge interest in learning both but know I only have room for one. Which do you think a guy my age can excel at quicker and perhaps even compete locally? Is there as much cardio and conditioning benefit from BJJ as there is Muay Thai?
My instructer is 38 and was a pro fighter and hes a black belt in BJJ. I also train with guys your age who are very in shape and very good. BJJ I would say is your best choice for a few things:
1. Its really fun and with a judo background you can do good
2. Rolling is great cardio
Also if you want to up your cardio then have a good diet and run etc on your free time. But BJJ is good cardio but if cardio is your MAIN concern then thai boxing would probably be the better of the two overall for it