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    Standup Self defense to compliment BJJ

    I'm going to be living in Japan for at least 6 months soon. I've been training BJJ for almost a year and a half and recently received blue belt. I would like to add some stand up training to my regiment to compliment the BJJ. We did mostly stand up self defense when i started in the basics class at my school, but when i went to the advanced class we always just started on the ground for randori unless it was an odd hour and not many people were there. (Probably due to limited space.) What are some of your thoughts on adding a striking art like Muay Thai (which i love and can probably find offered in a BJJ school there) or an art like Judo or JJJ? This is mostly with a self defense mind state although i want to assume that if i had to defend myself, my opponent could actually fight. I've read a lot of posts about JJJ and am interested in learning more, being that it is the root art of Judo and BJJ. Also, perhaps i could find a great teacher being that Japan is the source of the art.

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    judo, muay thai, boxing, JJJ are all poop.

    you, my fine sir, are looking bujinkan. It is the ultimate in standup. they cant even spar because its so effective.

    EDIT: In seriousness any of the above "poop" arts are great.

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    Yea so I've heard. It probably would even trump the need to train BJJ anymore.

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    boxing.. quickest to learn and arguably the best compliment to a solid grappling game (you never lose your base)
    "The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero projects his fear onto his opponent while the coward runs. 'Fear'. It's the same thing, but it's what you do with it that matters". - Cus D'Amato
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    Boxing.

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    Another +1 to boxing

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    Are throwing kicks and knees the reason it may be easier to learn having a constant solid base with boxing rather than Muay Thai?

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    Well in Muay Thai they have a saying
    punch beats kick
    And boy is it ever right. Trust me (or dont idc) get some good boxing down.
    Last edited by devilboy7778; 4/05/2010 6:24pm at . Reason: punch beats kick is actually just one part of it

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    I say boxing when you get back, when you are in Japan find something cool and fun to train while you are there.
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    Yeah i agree with Zapruder. The overall quality of the Judo/Kyokushin in Japan is probably going to be well above the boxing gyms. You wouldn't travel to Thailand to learn karate would you? So why try and find good Muay Thai in Japan when you have access to Kyokushin and it's siblings?

    The quality of the instructor will always trump the 'quality' of the style.
    "Boxing is the art of hitting an opponent from the furthest distance away, exposing the least amount of your body while getting into position to punch with maximum leverage and not getting hit."
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