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andyfranco100
11/02/2016 11:35pm,
Hello everyone, first time here in Bullshido. A background of my combat experience. Took Karate, Kenpo, Xilam (back when I used to visit my grandparents back in Mexico for summer vacations. Imagine my surprise when I heard Mexico had somewhat of its own fighting style), and Ninjutsu (my master was native born in Japan so had to speak to him in Spanish in Mexico). I take pride in working out and training still in what I've learned. The thing is, I suck at grappling. Nothing of sorts for grappling. Everytime I sparred with anyone I get my ass handed to me in the ground. Also, a few weeks ago, I got jumped at work by a Latino thug (he looked part black or something) and overpowered me with ground techniques. To add insult, he was much taller than me and punched hard. Ended up actually winning when I got off the ground quickly and landed kicks (He didnt know how to kick lmao) and got him handcuffed for police to show up. Because of that, I want to expand my fighting style. What would you recommend me? Should I take Krav Maga or a hybrid martial art? I was thinking of taking down the attacker as fast as possible, learn grappling for the ground, defend myself against weapons, and try to escape if I have the chance. If you want to know why he jumped me, I'll shed some light on it.

Thanks for taking the time to read

andyfranco100
11/02/2016 11:52pm,
I am mostly a striker. Took Karate, Kenpo, Xilam, and Ninjutsu (I liked to learned a weapon art so I took this one and they had a dojo in Mexico). I have trouble with people who have more knowledge of grappling more than I do. And also, some of the arts I took were mostly for punching, kicking, or using knees and elbows, and swords. What do you think would be a good martial art to combine with my striking background? I also work security sooooo I have to actually be willing to actually fight and defend myself. Working for an associates for criminal justice soon.

Holy Moment
11/03/2016 5:20am,
Judo, BJJ, wrestling, SAMBO, catch-as-catch-can, etc.

I'd also recommend training a real striking art, too.

gregaquaman
11/03/2016 6:20am,
catch and folk? wrestling are becoming a bit of the flavor of the month for mma. pins are really good places to hit people. and there is an emphasis on getting back up as you score points for that kind of thing.

So as well as all the throwing and junk. You get this kind of cool stuff as well.

https://youtu.be/3hyWKPzHdxg

If you are a striker you want to be hard to hold down.

BackFistMonkey
11/03/2016 6:57am,
Threads merged.

Some of the details in the other post were too important to be missed.

MisterMR
11/03/2016 11:15am,
Should I take Krav Maga or a hybrid martial art?

In my opinion:
striking+ grappling = OK
grappling + hybrid = OK
striking + hybrid = NOT OK

because while in striking you mostly polish always the same movements, in grappling at the beginning you have to learn a lot of new and rather unnatural movements, and this takes some time (easily the first years). If you learn grappling through an hybrid martial art, chances are that you will instinctively revert to stiking and avoid grappling during sparring, so you will not learn it very well (whereas there is no way you can completely ignore striking, at a minimum you have to learn to close distance to grapple, so the opposite doesn't hold).

I do some Nippon Kempo, that is a sort of hybrid of Karate+Judo (this is a japanese martial art from the '30s, not the Kenpo diffused in the USA), and in our dojo people are requested to attend to some months of Judo in order to get the black belt in Nippon Kempo, precisely for this reason.

MisterMR
11/03/2016 11:29am,
On second tought, perhaps there are hybrid martial arts that focuse more on grappling than on striking (Pankration Athlima comes to mind, also sport japanese ju-jitsu) but I think they are quite rare, so if I was you I would stick to the pure grappling styles that Holy Moment suggested.

DCS
11/03/2016 11:39am,
Hello everyone, first time here in Bullshido. A background of my combat experience. Took Karate, Kenpo, Xilam (back when I used to visit my grandparents back in Mexico for summer vacations. Imagine my surprise when I heard Mexico had somewhat of its own fighting style)...

This?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCeQkLX5nvo

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/9f/27/8d/9f278dc4cc53781d43879f38cf79631d.jpg

BackFistMonkey
11/03/2016 12:15pm,
I do some Nippon Kempo, that is a sort of hybrid of Karate+Judo (this is a japanese martial art from the '30s, not the Kenpo diffused in the USA), and in our dojo people are requested to attend to some months of Judo in order to get the black belt in Nippon Kempo, precisely for this reason.
This is some of the silliest crap I have read today.

...

Ok well the ops posts were silly too. I am calling it a Threeway tie.

ChenPengFi
11/03/2016 2:20pm,
This?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCeQkLX5nvo

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/9f/27/8d/9f278dc4cc53781d43879f38cf79631d.jpg


Striking resemblance to that art that gets you eaten by a lion.

andyfranco100
11/03/2016 3:20pm,
So Jiujitsu is good then? I love to expand my knowledge on martial arts. To be more precise, I live in San Diego and most of the dojos are up in North San diego

DCS
11/03/2016 3:28pm,
I see Chula Vista as your location. Google says there are lots of Jiu Jitsu clubs (https://www.google.es/search?q=Chula+Vista&oq=Chula+Vista&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=Chula+Vista+bjj&rflfq=1&rlha=0&rllag=32630769,-117011057,5640&tbm=lcl&tbs=lf:1,lf_ui:2,lf_pqs:EAE) in that area.

submessenger
11/03/2016 3:31pm,
Striking resemblance to that art that gets you eaten by a lion.

My Spanish is poor to non-existent, but I imagine the creator lady is saying that she made this up after watching several poor martial arts movies. Looks like bad kenpo with some Bruce Lee thrown in for effect.

Tramirezmma
11/03/2016 3:34pm,
So Jiujitsu is good then? I love to expand my knowledge on martial arts. To be more precise, I live in San Diego and most of the dojos are up in North San diego

Go do BJJ. Then take a real striking art and unlearn the bullshit you filled your head with.

ChenPengFi
11/03/2016 3:44pm,
Find a good BJJ school that works for you and your schedule.
Shouldn't be difficult in your area.

DCS
11/03/2016 3:53pm,
My Spanish is poor to non-existent, but I imagine the creator lady is saying that she made this up after watching several poor martial arts movies.
It is even worse than that.


https://vimeo.com/89874130


Looks like bad kenpo with some Bruce Lee thrown in for effect.
Looks like poorly performed Silat to me.