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    Judo, a good substitute for BJJ?

    I am finding it difficult to get to my BJJ club at the mo (its a 2 hour round trip on the train and costs alot of money that I don't have at the moment). But there is a very reputable Judo club close to me so I am thinking about training there for a couple of weeks until I can get back to my BJJ club (and probably longer if I enjoy it). So my question is firstly is Judo a good substitute for BJJ i.e. are there anythings that well be detrimental to my BJJ training. And is Judo a good supplement to my BJJ training as at the moment I am only doing non-gi classes and I am thinking Judo can help me with gi wrestling and improve my throws and take downs.

    No flaming or "Judo kicks BJJ ass" please I am not asking which you think is better I am asking specifically what effect Judo training well have on my BJJ performance?

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    Go for it. If you can ever get back to jits one day down the road then I'd say do that, but if the Judo place is reputable (especially if they compete) then that's more than good.
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    I am thinking Judo can help me with gi wrestling and improve my throws and take downs.
    Looks like you answered your own question. The judo will help you alot with the throws and pretty much your "standing " game. Also depending on where you go to is wether or not they like to do alot of groundwork or not. But if all you are going to do is work out there for a couple of weeks then you won't develop any bad habits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KempoFist
    Go for it. If you can ever get back to jits one day down the road then I'd say do that, but if the Judo place is reputable (especially if they compete) then that's more than good.
    I defiantly plan to get back to BJJ in less then a month, my dad is going to join my BJJ school and he is happy to drive there so I will just catch a lift with him. But I would like to contiue both as my clinch is really lacking and I figure Judo is a good way to get it better. The only thing I am wondering about is, is there anything I will train in Judo that might be detrimental to my BJJ? Like if you train in MT and TKD and you get used to fighting in the square on stance of MT when you fight in TKD using that stance you will get picked off with front leg kicks quite easily, of course the will be real weak and not do much damage but it will make you lose points. That's just an example to explain what I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan6
    I was training with a BJJ guy who had trouble with takedowns/throws and i showed him some Judo and BJK throws. Needless to say he was quite impressed. (I think he was 2nd Kyu)
    He was 2nd kyu in BJJ?

    OP: Judo is a great supplement for BJJ, use this opportunity to brush up your (probably quite neglected) stand up. Of course the reverse is also true, BJJ is a great supplement for judo, heh.

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    The only thing that will be a detriment is the busted knees.

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    The irony inherent in the OP's thread title made me chuckle.

    Go take Judo kid. It kicks ass.

    ps. BJJ (and Sambo) was developed from Judo

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnp
    ps. BJJ (and Sambo) was developed from Judo
    What!!!? I thought BJJ was like the first grappling style ever, it was what the Greeks used right, when the came to Brazil for the 568BC Olympic games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiBlast
    What!!!? I thought BJJ was like the first grappling style ever, it was what the Greeks used right, when the came to Brazil for the 568BC Olympic games.
    That was Brazilian JuJUTsu.....Black Belt Mag told me so
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiBlast
    What!!!? I thought BJJ was like the first grappling style ever, it was what the Greeks used right, when the came to Brazil for the 568BC Olympic games.
    The Greeks invented no gi BJJ.

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