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Old 05-23-2008, 12:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Training for an old bugger

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?

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Old 05-23-2008, 12:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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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?

Thanks.
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
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i've trained for around 12 years, but have been off for around 4.

i'm very interested in getting into a BJJ dojo but I'm out of shape compared to how I used to be.

would you suggest that I do cardio at a gym and try to get into shape before I get back into it or just hop right in and in a few weeks i'll be rolling well?

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Old 05-28-2008, 12:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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pff I just jumped in when I did it, I mean you could do some swimming/running/plyos on your own if you wanted. Its really I guess do you feel comfratable being the guy who gets tired the quickest cause your the newest =) or do you want to train alittle on your own to help your progression with everyone else out.

I just jumped in though and kept workin hard, but GL sir. I love training, awesome time, get in good shape, meet friends, etc
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