Posted On:2/14/2007 11:38am
Trying to find a new gym. Right now deciding between the two following places...
I am 32, with a a family and full time job, so I wont be able to train more than once or twice a week. I trained for around 2 years in the Chun, but I am pretty sure I wasted most of those years.
From what I have gathered on this site so far, Shootfighting is really MMA, but will be very general in nature, and I will work towards being a jack of all trades, master of none. I met the instructor and he was a pretty good guy, seemed like he had some success in competitive fighting. The BJJ school doesn't do much training in takedowns though, and does nothing for striking. From my end that is fine, because I despise getting punched in the face, however, from a self defense standpoint, it would probably make sense to learn a bit of striking.
They are both relatively cheap ($60 per month for shootfighting, $20 per class for BJJ - no contracts necessary) - beats the hell out of the $150 on a 2 year contract I paid for WC.
I am looking for self defense, excercise, and recreation. I would consider entering into a grappling tournament for sure, but competition is not the goal of my training.
I am a Ninja bitches!! Deal with it
Posted On:2/14/2007 11:47am
Style: Improv comedy
Shootfighting can be anything from good stuff to crappling
BJJ is more regulated.
I think I would do BJJ
Style: Dancing the Spears
Personally i'd probably go with the "shootfighting", but I like to punch people in the face and will risk getting punched for such an opportunity.
With more stuff to learn you're also less likely to get bored. You might find that you enjoy hitting people.
Posted On:2/14/2007 11:55am
Style: TKD, MT, KEMPO
Dude, you don't really want to show up to work with a black eye, do you? I'd go with the BJJ, if that is your only choice. Seriously, most people think martial artists are a little whacked, though it can fit some peoples lifestyle- like Anna's- what are you 21? 22 years old? Plus, no offense, but I'm sure being a bad ass fits the whole butch lesbian thing. You got a family, and people may look somewhat askance at a guy willing to endanger his livlihood and ability to provide for his family. If you were going to fight, and make a go of it, and had no one to rely on you, that would be different. Not that you can't get hurt in BJJ, but a broken nose is al ot less likely.
I'd like to leave this world like I came into it: Screaming, naked & covered in someone else's blood
Posted On:2/14/2007 12:06pm
Style: Muay Thai (BJJ hiatus)
Depending on the quality of the classes, if you want to learn for self defence purposes then go for Shootfighting. The obvious reason being that you'll learn multiple ranges rather than just mostly groundwork.
Check out both classes and see which you prefer. Do you they offer free into classes?
" The reason elite level MMAists don't fight with aikido is the same reason elite level swimmers don't swim with their lips." - Virus
" I shocked him with my skills on the ice becuase Wing Chun is great for hockey fighting." - 'Sifu' Milt Wallace
"Besides, as you might already know (from Virus, for example) - there's only 1 wing chun and it sucks big time" - Tonuzaba
"Even when I'm promising mayhem and butt-chicanery, I'm generally posting with a smile on my face." - Sochin101
"That said, if he blocked my hip on a drop nage, I would extend my leg into a drop tai Otoshi and slam him so hard his parents would die." - MTripp
Posted On:2/14/2007 12:11pm
wow, 3 good replies. i am pretty amazed. anna, i love punching people in the face. i dont like getting smacked around though. funny story - after getting my cherry popped in wingy chingy one night, i came to work with a big nasty fat lip, black eye, and swollen bridge of my nose (you should have seen the other guy). my boss thought i was a freak, seriously I think almost got fired - I had just started about two months prior. i think he thought i was in the fight club or something, so new2, you have a pretty valid point. i suppose my 2 years of chun should have taught me enough to stay alive long enough to get into some sort of grappling range, eh?
i doubt that boredom would be an issue with me. as i said, i only have 1 or 2 days a week i could train. i hear it is a great workout too, which is a bonus.
Thanks guys. Does this mean that I have to nutride the gracie family now? Man that guy Royce is the greatest. He would totally kick Bruce Lee's ass.
Posted On:2/14/2007 12:13pm
yeah asriel, they do. problem is, i dont know enough to be able to tell if what they are learning is any good. remember, i trained in wing chun for 2 years, and at one time almost bought a wooden dummy. what does that say about me?
Posted On:2/14/2007 12:17pm
"Developed and based around realistic physical applications and strong Christian morals and beliefs"
I find this a little disturbing on the shootfighting website. really has nothing to do with the school, just that MA and religon should be 2 seperate things IMO
Posted On:2/14/2007 12:19pm
Mate, a lot of us have trained WC and almost bought Wooden Dummies, you're not alone in your shame.
The only thing I can suggest is reading up on BJJ and Shootfighting and maybe watching some of the classes and then reporting back how they went. There are plenty of highly experienced BJJ and MMA practitioners on this site who will be able to give their opinions on whether they think the classes sound any good.
By the Hoary Hand of Hoggoth.....
Posted On:2/14/2007 12:22pm
Style: JKD & Mok'bara
Originally Posted by GoJu - Joe
Developed and based around realistic physical applications and strong Christian morals and beliefs
That's sold the BJJ for me then!
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