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Old 07-12-2009, 11:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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The biggest issue right now is this area right now doesn't have the best places to learn, so I'm basically taking whatever is available. I have nowhere to learn wrestling sadly, and no real muay thai school. I plan on eventually finding places farther away to learn more about those, but for the time being I can't.

To put things into perspective, I started exercising last August. I have a little fat, but right now I'm standing at 5'10, 180 lbs.

Until I graduate school and go to a new area, would I benefit from training BJJ and boxing?
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Old 07-13-2009, 02:22 AM   #12 (permalink)
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IMHO - Starting with the jits would seem like a good idea just from the mindset of thinking about the whole body as a package rather than just punches or kicks, or stand up/grappling. Let me qualify this with that I'm still a relative rookie. This is just what I've notice with myself over time and alot of the people that come in off the street.
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If your options are BJJ or Boxing, then right now I'd start with BJJ. You're already a big guy with hard punches - they may not be great, but you've got something. If you've got no ground game, then you will be toast in no time. Plus, in my experience, the grappling takes longer to get down - you can always improve your striking later, faster, than you could improve your grappling.

Just IMHO anyway, and good luck!
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:51 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help everyone. I might be asking a few more questions at some point in this thread
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Old 07-14-2009, 11:38 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Found a school that teaches kickboxing/muay thai/mma.

They let me try a free class and I gotta say I'm really worn out.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:08 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Don't listen to anyone telling you that only 2 hours a week isn't enough. Anything right now to begin is better than nothing. Choose what you feel is best for you and do work. I agree with everyone's advice of BJJ over boxing. But if you can work out at the Muay Thai place then that's your best bet IMO.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:15 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Don't listen to anyone telling you that only 2 hours a week isn't enough. Anything right now to begin is better than nothing. Choose what you feel is best for you and do work. I agree with everyone's advice of BJJ over boxing. But if you can work out at the Muay Thai place then that's your best bet IMO.
Yeah I can take an MMA class where they teach striking and grappling, wait an hour and then take another kickboxing or muay thai class. They have a weight room too but its mostly machines, but I mean anything helps.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:47 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Yeah man thats all you need right now for sure. I would use that hour to try to get a short lift in. The machines will be fine especially since your not trying to do power lifting between classes. It will also keep you warm. There's nothing worse then busting your butt during a class and then getting cold waiting around and having to warm up again and keep the same energy
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
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They have a barbell I could use for benching, squatting, deadlifting, rows, etc. And some smaller barbell typed things and a bar to do pullups.

Schedule would be something like:

5:30-6:30 = MMA class
6:30-7:30 - Resting/Weights and Conditioning
7:30-8:30 - Muay Thai or Kickboxing

Is this too much to do 4-5 times a week, or do you think I'll be alright?
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Old 07-14-2009, 05:08 PM   #20 (permalink)
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You'll be fine... i wouldn't do too much cardio during your break because you're already getting a ton from your classes i'm sure. But most importantly listen to your body if your feeling week or over trained take a day off or only do one class that day.
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