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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 11-23-2010, 08:17 PM Thread Starter
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i have always enjoyed exercising from weight lifting too yoga. thou i always felt i was missing out on contact style training. i am 5'4 at 180 Lbs. i have very thick legs, large chest and back. i am pretty sure i have slow twitch muscles. i am not very knowledgeable of fighting styles and was just wondering if anyone had any ideas for me. i have some experience with basic wrestling, boxing and some self defense training.
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i have always enjoyed exercising from weight lifting too yoga. thou i always felt i was missing out on contact style training. i am 5'4 at 180 Lbs. i have very thick legs, large chest and back. i am pretty sure i have slow twitch muscles. i am not very knowledgeable of fighting styles and was just wondering if anyone had any ideas for me. i have some experience with basic wrestling, boxing and some self defense training.
I train Judo, and I could very much recomend it as it is one of few combat sports wher being short can be an advantage. Striking is hard when you are that short. Most guys that r 180 would be waay taller. I have tried various combat sports and grappling is prefered for short people (I'm 5'6). Altho in BJJ I think having long thin physique is good but in Judo and I can imagine also wrestling, you can benefit alot from being short and stocky. This is ofcourse if you want to compete, if not then just go for anything that seems fun.

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It depends on your goal. If you're not into competition, I would recommend to try out a couple of schools and styles and do what's most fun to you.
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You want a work out and you want to have fun?

Start boxing. Check out http://www.mmanews247.com/mma-traini...-martial-arts/

It is great for self defense as well.

It is probably the highest intensity activity you can do.

Second to that, I would say jiu jitsu. Jiu jitsu requires a lot of energy as well.
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You want a work out and you want to have fun?

Start boxing. Check out http://www.mmanews247.com/mma-traini...-martial-arts/

It is great for self defense as well.

It is probably the highest intensity activity you can do.

Second to that, I would say jiu jitsu. Jiu jitsu requires a lot of energy as well.
id suggest boxing and submission wrestling/bjj



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Wrestling with that base advantage would be my choice. Good luck with it either way you choose to go
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-02-2010, 01:32 AM
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i would just determine my goals first, from experience i can tell you going to the ground in a bar fight when you came with only one other person is very painful, doesnt matter how good your BJJ if theres 3 or 4 of them all your doing is making yourself a nice stationary target.

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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-17-2010, 11:43 AM
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I am very interested in wrestling and boxing. These games are very happening for me. I should you will try straight corner style for the wresting. It's style will be very useful to you while you are fighting. I am sure this will work.
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i have always enjoyed exercising from weight lifting too yoga. thou i always felt i was missing out on contact style training. i am 5'4 at 180 Lbs. i have very thick legs, large chest and back. i am pretty sure i have slow twitch muscles. i am not very knowledgeable of fighting styles and was just wondering if anyone had any ideas for me. i have some experience with basic wrestling, boxing and some self defense training.
Everyone has slow and fast twitch muscles. Other than that, try a few styles and see what suites you.

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i have always enjoyed exercising from weight lifting too yoga. thou i always felt i was missing out on contact style training. i am 5'4 at 180 Lbs. i have very thick legs, large chest and back. i am pretty sure i have slow twitch muscles. i am not very knowledgeable of fighting styles and was just wondering if anyone had any ideas for me. i have some experience with basic wrestling, boxing and some self defense training.
Bjj for submission defense and offense on top but I would suggest judo or wresting and get that ground and pound working you can learn striking along the way. Trust me I wish I did grappling when I was in high school, this is coming from a guy with a striking background. Don't do what I did.
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