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    Would cross-training boxing w/ bjj be a good idea?

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    Try it and find out.

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    Yes. That's a great combination. Add some Muay Thai and you're GOLDEN.

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    Cross-training three different things might be confusing. Don't u think?

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    Vitor Belfort seems to do pretty well with the BJJ-Boxing combo. Has decent kicks, too. Too bad Chuck Lidell is an even better striker.

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    "I had once talked to Billy Conn, the boxer, about professionals versus amateurs - specifically street fighters. One had always heard rumors of champions being taken out by back-alley fighters. Conn was scornful. "Aw, it's like hitting a girl," he said. "They're nothing."


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    Since I cross-train 5 arts, no, I don't think so.

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    Something I've noticed is that Muay Thai and Boxing both have very good ways of in-fighting and closing distance - not only within rules allowing knees/elbows or not, but that closing distance is one of the first goals for a grappler. Both arts also cover how to obtain a clinch, and strike from the clinch. Adding that to BJJ means you're better rounded, AND better at doing what you want to do - clinch, put them down, finish them off. Being able to throw elbows, hooks, and uppercuts while grappling is quite helpful too.

    Wrestling covers a few weak areas in BJJ - shooting for takedowns and a few kinds of slams and takedowns not used (probably because they don't fit in with Jiu Jitsu - they require a lot of strength supposedly. Its still technical, and you do use leverage, but a suplex doesn't look as effortless as hooking a leg now does it?)

    Basically, what you need is a good instructor. Thats what really matters... and the more he's seen and experienced, the better for you.

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    This is a bit off topic but...

    JKDChick, Do you feel there is a skill level to reach before you train in more than one art or is it alright to start in more than one?

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    Godd question, I was curious about that one myself.

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    I'm not JKD, but...

    Personally, I think it's a good idea to get a strong base in one art first, then branch out. It rally doesn't seem to matter a whole hell of a lot what your base is, either, from what I've seen. But hey, that's just me.
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