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    Boxing is very important to good striking, I'd say go for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battusai View Post
    So, some of you might remember the thread I made about five months ago stating that I took a leave from the chun and was looking for a new discipline. Then came on the topic of JKD and this site: http://creativefightersguild.com/aboutjkd.html



    ...or not.


    Anyways, basketball season came and an unexpected turn of events made sure that MA would be out of my juvenile life for a bit. Now, it's almost summer and I have more time for kickin' ass. Then...

    BOOM BOOM POW...another unexpected turn of events.

    I found out that my friend's brother is an instructor/something at a boxing gym. My other friend wants to take boxing with me and I think that it could become something great.

    Should I stick with the plan and go to JKD? (which is located about an hour or an hour and a half away)

    Or take boxing? (one bus ride)


    And I want to hear your opinions about the difference between the two; strengths and weaknesses against each other, etc. (especially about kicking)


    Oh, and mods can move this to the YMAS section if they find it appropriate.

    Well boxing and JKD are close relative, as they are mostly similar in their punches, weaving, evasion and footwork. The main difference is the lead JKD punch wich is a fencer's lunge without a sword while the jab is more conservative and not an end in itself. In the Ted Wong JKD branch, they generate power by way of a "push off" for straight punches, wich is pretty damned weird and I personnaly find it quite useless. (you actually have to land your punch while you're airborne by about a centimeter, pretty hard to explain) The JKD stance is extremely narrow, wich will make you a very defensive-themed fighter and can be useful if you're fighting from a distance. Boxing stance is a lot wider, so you'll be more versatile in close distance and a lot less vulnerable to takedowns and more readily able to sprawl should you need too. Wing chun elements are pretty much inexistant in the Ted Wong branch. As for kicking, well you've got a side kick and hook kicks mainly, so if you really like kicking then you should go for JKD. Personaly, kicking isn't my cup of tea for it makes me feel vulnerable to heavy counters and takedowns, but if you like it then go for JKD.

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    Build a good foundation in boxing first. Then, if you choose to do so, you can add another MA into your routine later on, some suggestions there would be BJJ or Judo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twisted mind View Post
    Build a good foundation in boxing first. Then, if you choose to do so, you can add another MA into your routine later on, some suggestions there would be BJJ or Judo.
    I plan to begin training some grappling this spring, and I can't decide to take judo or wrestling. Seems to me wrestling would be a bit better cause there would not be any time lost with belts and honor stuff but then again I don't know a thing about eiter art

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    Quote Originally Posted by Osaka peach View Post
    In the Ted Wong JKD branch, they generate power by way of a "push off" for straight punches, wich is pretty damned weird and I personnaly find it quite useless. (you actually have to land your punch while you're airborne by about a centimeter, pretty hard to explain)
    Odds are he's talking about Inosanto branch.

    The JKD stance is extremely narrow, wich will make you a very defensive-themed fighter and can be useful if you're fighting from a distance. Boxing stance is a lot wider, so you'll be more versatile in close distance and a lot less vulnerable to takedowns and more readily able to sprawl should you need too. Wing chun elements are pretty much inexistant in the Ted Wong branch. As for kicking, well you've got a side kick and hook kicks mainly, so if you really like kicking then you should go for JKD. Personaly, kicking isn't my cup of tea for it makes me feel vulnerable to heavy counters and takedowns, but if you like it then go for JKD.
    The classical(!) JKD stance has too much weight on the lead leg. Murder when faced with a Thaiboxer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by War Wheel View Post
    Odds are he's talking about Inosanto branch.


    The classical(!) JKD stance has too much weight on the lead leg. Murder when faced with a Thaiboxer.
    Honestly I've found myself moving away a bit from JKD during the past month, I've put the push off stuff to the test to see if it did generate more power and it doesn't. The stance really kills me too, it's so damned narrow. I like my stance square-like, staying on the balls of the feet with both heels raised and bouncing around and planting only when punching. For some mysterious reason, Bruce Lee wasn't impressed by muay thai.

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    boxing is so underrated, it starts to nerve me !!
    do boxing battusai then add to that some sort of grappling, preferably judo, bjj or SAMBO then you will be really hard to beat.
    so do boxing.
    JKD? might be fun but having boxed now will make you a better JKD guy, if you wish to take that road in the future.
    did I say do boxing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by reindo View Post
    boxing is so underrated, it starts to nerve me !!
    do boxing battusai then add to that some sort of grappling, preferably judo, bjj or SAMBO then you will be really hard to beat.
    so do boxing.
    JKD? might be fun but having boxed now will make you a better JKD guy, if you wish to take that road in the future.
    did I say do boxing?
    boxing! :qcheerlea

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