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    Effective Martial Arts Clubs to cross train around the Manchester Area

    Hi everyone

    I am basically looking for another system/MA to cross train in - I just wanted to ask if anyone had an opinion or decent options.

    my background is 4 years Muay Thai, Boxing, kenpo ju jitsu and I am currently studying Jun Fan JKD (I know it is a concept) which encompasses thaiboxing for standing combat and various other arts for weapons etc.

    anyone got any good ideas on other stuff I can train in to compliment this?

    I have looked at Krav maga, aikido & BJJ but am open to other stuff also

    Thanks in advance

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    BJJ would make the most sense as all the other arts you are training are mainly striking arts. You need to add in some ground fighting. I would also recomend Judo as it has throws and ground work (plus its usually much cheaper to train in than BJJ if thats an issue).

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    Thanks for the input :)

    in regards to effectiveness, would you say judo or BJJ? price isn't a massive issue but my previous experience with kenpo ju jitsu wasn't great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barker1989 View Post
    in regards to effectiveness, would you say judo or BJJ?
    Effectiveness for what? Judo will make you better at throwing people, BJJ at choking and joint locking them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Barker1989 View Post
    price isn't a massive issue but my previous experience with kenpo ju jitsu wasn't great.
    BJJ has much more in common with Judo, which it's derived from, than Western "Jiu Jitsu" systems.

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    Judo you'll still learn all the chokes and joint locks on the ground. All judo clubs are different for the amount of time they spending working on throws and ground. Mine is 50/50, Tuesday was strictly ground Thursday was just throws, otherwise one class will cut the time in half.

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    Cool, cheers for the input guys

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