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Thread: Judo Or Bjj?
12/23/2005 10:34am, #21
Originally Posted by Abominable Snowman
- Join Date
- Apr 2005
- Seattle (Ballard), WA
- FMA, Jujutsu/Judo/SAMBO
That would be my only trouble with Judo. Their focus may vary, depending on the school. With BJJ, there's a bit more consistency.
12/23/2005 11:34am, #22Originally Posted by Abominable Snowman
Thanks everyone, you've helped me decide to go with Judo. The throwing people on their heads is great, and turns out with the judo club I get lots more than just Judo. Plus it's closer to my house...
Oaks Fitness Club and USJA membership allows for FREE judo and jujitsu classes/lessons. Promotion testing and belts are free.
Swimming pool, tennis courts, sauna, showers, weight and fitness equipment are included with membership.
Also free are classes in Cuong Nhu, which includes aikido, shotokan karate, vovinam, tai-chi, wing chun, and kickboxing.
Aerobics classes are free, too. Most of these classes are held on other evenings/days from judo and jujitsu, but aerobics classes are most evenings. Facilities for exercise and swimming and tennis are always available. We are truly a non-profit club!
Anyone know what "vovinam" is? Makes me think of voldo from soul caliber...You can't make people smarter. You can expose them to information, but your responsibility stops there.
12/23/2005 12:36pm, #23
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12/24/2005 8:02pm, #24
- Join Date
- Jun 2004
- MMA Noob
BJJ is almost always better geared for someone who wants to do something more than just grapple. Judo is good and all, but there is a lot left to be desired...
BJJ for you!
12/24/2005 8:21pm, #25
This is a hard decision. But I would have to say go with Judo. For self defense purposes Judo is more complete.
I like Judo because of the 50/50 split between ground fighting and stand up grappling. The truth of the matter is you need to know both. A decent Judo club will give you that. Throws are very effective fight enders, especially on people who are not grapplers. You still get your fair share of ground fightining with Judo. Not as much as BJJ sure, but enough to get by.Hannibal: The sworn enemy of dishonest politicians, source of entertainment on Bullshido and newly appointed Office Linebacker. Terry Tait ain't got **** on me !!!!
12/26/2005 12:51am, #26Originally Posted by PirateJon
All nut riding aside, Judo will teach you the basics of grappling both ground and standing, but keep in mind that Judo tournament rules are rather restrictive and that as a novice it is harder to throw someone who is not wearing a Gi. Both arts, BJJ and Judo, work well together. After a few months of Judo, avail yourself of any opportunity to roll with wrestlers or BJJ guys. Also go the first Judo tournament you can, nothing makes you improve like competition. Good luck…Judo has a steep learning curve…don’t get discouraged when you get thrown or taped…
12/28/2005 5:09pm, #27
If your goal is eventually to make the foray into MMA, you're a fool for not going to bjj. Most bjj schools will actively train for mma or incorporate it on certain days.
That is by far the exception for judo.
12/29/2005 4:05am, #28Originally Posted by UpaLumpa
Not so. Not so at all.
Many of the throws in Judo are applicable and can be used in MMA events. BJJ is based on Judo's groundfighting as we all know by now.
All the BJJ clubs I have vistited train for BJJ and BJJ only. I have not seen them incorporate any striking or throws into their training. They touch on take-downs but that is it. They spend all of their time doing groundfighting really.Hannibal: The sworn enemy of dishonest politicians, source of entertainment on Bullshido and newly appointed Office Linebacker. Terry Tait ain't got **** on me !!!!
12/29/2005 12:29pm, #29Originally Posted by Hannibal
Did I say that BJJ's ground work didn't originate with judo (and then diverge)?
Nice stawman arguments though.
Question: How much no-gi time does your judo school do?
Question: How many bjj schools have you visited in Sydney?
Question: How many of your fellow judoka train for MMA?
Question: How many of the guys at the bjj schools did?
If your goal is mma, bjj (or a good MMA school) is far more likely to meet your needs than is judo. Judo is great and all, but it isn't a panacea. It certainly doesn't have the contemporary ties to mma that bjj certainly does.
12/29/2005 12:51pm, #30
- Join Date
- Oct 2004
- Jackson Ky
- Brazilian Jiu Jitsu / JJJ
Judo! the clincher for me is the japanese ju jitsu part of your post. This guy should be very good at the ground game too. You can pick up more grappling stuff later or heaven forbid watch some videos or roll with some BJJ guys. They normaly love to grapple with anyone.
Oh Japanes Ju Jitsu has punches and striking along with it.
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