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    Do i have to learn kickboxing/muay thai?

    Im not trying to become a professional MMA, but atm im doing 3 classes a week. Wednesday is mixed grappling (Kali Silat/ Judo/ Shooto/ BJJ/ Dumog), thursday is strength and conditioning, and friday is MMA class (Striking, Grappling, Submission and Conditioning).

    Im just wondering if im missing out by not doing muay thai, the reason i dont do it is because i dont have the time or money to pay for any more lessons on a weekly basis.

    Thanks for any help...

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Since your not looking to go into MMA, missing out for what?

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    You'll only be missing out if your planning on competing.

    It takes years to really get proficient in the arts your already training, if your not compelled to actually get in a ring and fight your not really missing out on anything... except maybe the pain of learning to block with your shins.
    Last edited by Kambei Shimada; 9/09/2008 3:24am at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by honesty
    Since your not looking to go into MMA, missing out for what?
    Im not interested in competing, yet, but im still interested in being a well rounded fighter.

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    Do what you can when you can and don't worry. You can always add something to your training later on if you feel the need.

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    As a grappler who recently started MT, I've been enjoying it loads. You may be 'missing out' in that sense.

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    What the heck kind of program are you in that encourages you to train over 6 different arts?

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    It's a JKD school curriculum. All the grappling arts are being taught together.

    He's essentially learning three curricula

    A slightly self-defense oriented grappling class, with some filipino and indonesian takedowns, but a solidly shooto base(which looks close enough to BJJ with more scrambling and leg locks)

    A conditioning class.

    And a sport-oriented MMA class.

    Make more sense?

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    The MMA class doesn't teach you the striking you want?

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    Hell yeah! Hell no!
    Good MT looks just like any good striking system/school/style. Their rule set is a little different so that makes their training a little different from some other standup, but the difference is minimal. Well they do wear groovier clothes...

    So, the answer is no. I mean you could train western boxing to specialize in hand combos and foot/body flow, but why not get a couple years of the several arts you are doing first? For the average person it'd take years just to master one.

    *edit*
    change master to "become proficient."
    Last edited by patfromlogan; 9/09/2008 8:31am at .

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