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  1. AsianMarine is offline

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    Posted On:
    10/10/2002 5:17pm


     

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    I'm currently a blue belt in BJJ. I've been thinking about taking up muay thai. You guys think this is a good thing to do? I've gotten a couple points of view of from other people. First the JKD points of view.. being well rounded in all aspects of combat but "being a jack of all trades and a master at none"
    Some friends suggest getting established in one style and then study others. What do you ladies and gentlemen think about this?
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    Posted On:
    10/10/2002 5:21pm

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    Do it. Anyone who tells you otherwise is a fool.
    And that's when I figured out that tears couldn't make somebody who was dead alive again. There's another thing to learn about tears, they can't make somebody who doesn't love you any more love you again. It's the same with prayers. I wonder how much of their lives people waste crying and praying to God. If you ask me, the devil makes more sense than God does. I can at least see why people would want him around. It's good to have somebody to blame for the bad stuff they do. Maybe God's there because people get scared of all the bad stuff they do. They figure that God and the Devil are always playing this game of tug-of-war game with them. And they never know which side they're gonna wind up on. I guess that tug-of-war idea explains how sometimes, even when people try to do something good, it still turns out bad.
  3. Nihilanthic is offline

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    10/10/2002 6:22pm


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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Jack of all trades is a master at none - its self-contradictory as much as it is true. With fighting, you must be competent in everything, not just one aspect. Pure Grapplers would get dominated by someone who could grapple and strike - at least because the grappler had little experience with good strikers, and the cross-trained opponent could use his own grappling to open up striking - ground and pound anyone? One of the best things of doing this is to open your eyes beyond the veil of "style" and see fighting for what it is.

    And I also doubt that someone can not be good at, say, one sport and another. A lack of time to devote to training for both might be a bit of an issue, however.

    <Me> John, what do you know about Zen Buddhism? <John> *smacks me*
    <John> I'd have to smack you sometime...
    Katana, on 540 kicks: "Hang from a ceiling fan with both hands. Flail your feet out and ask people to walk into you as you hit their face."
  4. Michael

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    10/10/2002 6:32pm


     

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    To what purpose do you want to learn martial arts. If you were wanting to become a fighter abosolutely. Good combination make sure they're doing boxing too. As far as I'm concerned you should be doing it all anyway.
  5. AsianMarine is offline

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    Posted On:
    10/10/2002 7:45pm


     

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    My first and foremost goal is self-defense. I'm just kinda weary of beginning another art since I'm fairly new to the BJJ world (almost two years).
  6. Choke is offline

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    10/10/2002 7:51pm


     Style: World 10-3 Ryu Karate

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    BJJ seems to be less about self-defense and more about sport. A strong stand-up striking style like MT is a better path to go if you can get away from the sport mentality.

    Cast in the name of God. Ye not guilty.
    "The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time."

    -- George Bernard Shaw
  7. Michael

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    10/10/2002 8:31pm


     

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    Well for self defense the Muay Thai/BJJ combination isn't all that good wouldn't be my highest reccomendation.
  8. Nihilanthic is offline

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    10/10/2002 8:53pm


     Style: BJJ

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    MT/BJJ has proven itself to be effective for fighting. For "self-defence" just add track and field for multiple opponent defence...

    <Me> John, what do you know about Zen Buddhism? <John> *smacks me*
    <John> I'd have to smack you sometime...
    Katana, on 540 kicks: "Hang from a ceiling fan with both hands. Flail your feet out and ask people to walk into you as you hit their face."
  9. AsianMarine is offline

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    Posted On:
    10/10/2002 9:08pm


     

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    Michael>>> why dont you think BJJ/muay thai combo isnt good?
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    Posted On:
    10/10/2002 9:35pm


     

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    Take Muay Thai with your BJJ.
    Most MMAers do it. The Top MMA stars do it. Why shouldn't you? Muay Thai is prolly an awesome self defense art IMO.
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