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    Hello everyone.

    Hey guys and gals. I was reading throuygh this website for a few hours before finally joining, great site indeed. I currently train in American Kenpo and was wondering what type of ground fighting art I should use to add on to it. There is a place that teaches BJJ, and there is a place that teaches something called Combat JiuJitsu. The guy teaching combat jiujitsu says that what he teaches...shows you how to break out of the Guard that BJJ is so well known for. Any thoughts on this?

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    We knew you could do it! Nutbar posted, YAY! And if a bot is this rude, just imagine harsh this is gonna be. Hope you're wearing a thick gi.

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    IF his selling point is "guard breaking" then I see aproblem. FInd out about their competition record at local grappling tournaments.

    Either way, BJJ is probably a better choice. Look for judo in your area as well.
    And lo, Kano looked down upon the field and saw the multitudes. Amongst them were the disciples of Uesheba who were greatly vexed at his sayings. And Kano spake: "Do not be concerned with the mote in thy neighbor's eye, when verily thou hast a massive stick in thine ass".

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    Welcome to Bullshido Nutbar. That's a great username by the way.

    Can you provide links to the schools' websites, or the names of the instructors? That would help us help you.

    Personally, I'm leery of any MA that has the term 'Combat' in the title simply because it's usually more of a marketing gimmick used to attract students rather than being a reference to any actual use in a combat environment.

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    Welcome to the boards, Nutbar. As a fellow ke?po-ite (not american), I just started at a local MMA club. Where are you located? There might be a member in your area who knows the schools you're talking about and can make a suggestion. You might want to think about lurking around for a little while (more than a few hours, I mean).

    Also, don't forget to do a dojo review!
    "Reason is a choice. Wishes and whims are not facts, nor are they a means to discovering them. Reason is our only way to grasping reality -- it's our basic tool of survival. We are free to evade the effort of thinking, to reject reason, but we are not free to avoid the penalty of the abyss we refuse to see."
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    Is this guy's contention that BJJ doesn't teach you how to break and pass the guard? How you quoted him makes it seems like he's trying to tell you that BJJ is all about hanging in guard, which is crap. Every type of submission wrestling teaches guard-breaking tactics; the Combat JJ dude seems to be trying to use buzzwords to dazzle you.

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    don't burn the man in effigy over a second hand report of what he said to a non grappler.

    oh yeah - welcome to bullshido!

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    The guy who teaches the Combat Jiujitsu does not have a website. However, the place that has a BJJ instructor does. http://www.streetdefense.com/. They teach a variety of martial arts. Looks pretty good. Thanks for replying with your comments, I'll look into the Combat Jiujitsu some more, I was not able to have a full comversation with him because he was about to start class. He mixes Western boxing and Muay Thai strikes in with his jiujistu program, he is more of a MMA instructor really. I was just wondering about his jiujitsu vs BJJ.

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    Hence the clarifying question "is this guy telling you..." and the mitigators "How you quoted him," and "seems" (which I used twice).

    I guess it still reads a little harshly, though. Sorry about that.

    And welcome to the board, Nutbar.

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    Take Scrapper's advice, then - check out the fight record.
    "Reason is a choice. Wishes and whims are not facts, nor are they a means to discovering them. Reason is our only way to grasping reality -- it's our basic tool of survival. We are free to evade the effort of thinking, to reject reason, but we are not free to avoid the penalty of the abyss we refuse to see."
    - Terry Goodkind, "Faith of the Fallen"

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