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  1. Adrenaline is offline
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!

    is it worth taking Judo in addition to BJJ??

    I take BJJ and I do Shorin Ryu for standup ( actually its like shorin ryu, boxing, Muay thai crossbreed)

    Is it worth taking some judo for the takedowns and throws???

    We barley ever do take downs in BJJ class its mostly ground work and startign on our knees.
  2. Ronin is offline

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Unless you will be competing in judo, no.
  3. Dochter is offline

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    Re: is it worth taking Judo in addition to BJJ??

    Originally posted by Adrenaline
    We barley ever do take downs in BJJ class its mostly ground work and startign on our knees.
    Same situation. If you've got the time why not. Some of our guys got owned (so I heard) at a tourney because of this so it will probably be changing. If not I'll probably take the same route.
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Where are you in Connecticut? I grew up there.
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  6. BigRod is offline

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    I would say so, especially if you ever plan on competing in BJJ. If nothing else, it's good cross-training.
  7. Ka-Bar is offline
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    Re: is it worth taking Judo in addition to BJJ??

    Originally posted by Adrenaline
    I take BJJ and I do Shorin Ryu for standup ( actually its like shorin ryu, boxing, Muay thai crossbreed)

    Is it worth taking some judo for the takedowns and throws???

    We barley ever do take downs in BJJ class its mostly ground work and startign on our knees.
    Ask Anthony, foo.

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  8. 5FingazofDeath is offline
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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    If you grapple as insurance to standup, I wouldnt worry about it. If you want to supplement your ground with standup, then knowing judo throws to get the guy there would be good.

    Im from CT. Where do you train?
  9. Pandinha is offline

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     Style: Muay Thai & BJJ

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    Re: is it worth taking Judo in addition to BJJ??

    Originally posted by Adrenaline
    I take BJJ and I do Shorin Ryu for standup ( actually its like shorin ryu, boxing, Muay thai crossbreed)

    Is it worth taking some judo for the takedowns and throws???

    We barley ever do take downs in BJJ class its mostly ground work and startign on our knees.
    Since you already have a striking backround, it is worth it and more. Be prepared to forget trying to setup anything on the ground. You already know about base on the ground, it's a whole different world standing up.

    I can't wait to see local bullshidoka's to try out my new takedowns without the gi.

    Bear in mind, Judo is extremely tiring.
    Quote Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
    "Just what makes a pure grappler think he can survive with an experienced striker. Especially if that striker isn't following any particular rule set and is well aware of what the grapplers strategies are".
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    I always forget how tiring standup is, particularly if you are going until the first throw. Very mentally exhausting as well. You let up for one second and you get launched.
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