So would you say Judo is better for self defense in general even if the ground game is just fundamental? Oh, and where in Southern California are you, btw?
However, I think that not bolstering Judo ground with BJJ or Sambo is folly for a well-rounded grappler interested in anything besides the strictest competition Judo.
[okay, that was weird, don't know why I did that...]
Did you go to KMA? Also, you should check out the Saturday MMA class at the wack wack gym. This guy Elcer, he's going for the URCC (You know. Our local MMA promotion) title in his weight class. He trains with us. I got my ass whooped by him last Saturday. Educational as hell. He's also a great guy who'll do padwork with you until kingdom come and gives great feedback.
I won't come until payday. Once I do, I'll enroll right away.
Thanks for everything.
I was worried about some BJJ club's attitude. The whole 90% ground and 10% lousy pull to guard stuff but the place I'm eyeing also gives some Judo and Wrestling so I guess they're different.
I'll probably just keep my stance a little lower at the mean time. Besides, I can't block strikes worth ****...
Thanks for the encouragement.
It takes time to learn to fight effectively. Start with one, then when gain some proficiency, learn another area. Don't worry so much about being complete from the very start.