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Old 07-12-2009, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Posted this thread on another website, but I got nothing but a bunch of people making stupid comments and trying to be funny, so I figured I'd ask this here.

I'm 17 now, and in 4-5 years I'd like to start competing in some local MMA fights. However, I can only pick one thing to start out with because of money.

I can take either:
http://www.submitbjj.com/ - Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and they have a class once a week where they go over MMA techniques, striking, clinch, and submissions.

Or a boxing gym I found 2 days ago. It's ran by an olympic bronze medalist from puerto rico.

Would the MMA class once a week be enough to improve my striking at all? I want to be both a solid striker, and solid on the ground, so which would I be better of starting with?
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Appreciate it man, sorry about posting it in the wrong section
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i will move this thread to the correct section so you will get the help you need. good luck !
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If you want to be solid in all areas the decision is pretty clear, I mean your either gonna learn the ground work and a little striking or go to the boxing gym learn a striking style that leaves you open to takedowns and kicks and your'll have zero training to help you on the ground.
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Do you think training for 2 hours a week on striking/clinching would be enough to give me a base to work off of?

Of course, I'll start taking classes in muay thai or kickboxing, but right now the BJJ sort've seems a better bet.
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well 2 hours a week is not nearly enough to compete so don't even think about it youll get your but kicked.

but it can give you a base and once the money evens out then start with striking

start with the BJJ gym for now though
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well 2 hours a week is not nearly enough to compete so don't even think about it youll get your but kicked.

but it can give you a base and once the money evens out then start with striking

start with the BJJ gym for now though
Yeah, I plan on starting a striking class as well within the next year. Like I said in the original post, I don't plan on competing for another 4-5 years
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also you better look at what your body is best suited for in regards to what you wanna use as your strongest thing.
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also you better look at what your body is best suited for in regards to what you wanna use as your strongest thing.
I mean I'm naturally pretty big, and my punches are pretty hard from what I've been told. But in the striking department I know I lack technique, accuracy and speed.

With my size I imagine some wrestling training would do me some good.

If I were to pick, I would want to specialize in boxing and bjj, with a decent base of wrestling and muay thai.

Any suggestions of other things I should try, or things I would be lacking.
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i think wrestlin is the best base . but you should definatly comine it. some wrestlers get totallt amputated when facing guys with good strikin and espesially kicking ( machida )
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