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Gopu
5/19/2010 6:11pm,
I made a topic a couple of months ago about starting Judo but it didn't work out. I started a new job around that time and I work from 4AM to noon. Have to sleep at 6PM to get enough rest. This means I could only go to the Judo lessons on Monday nights since I don't work (have Tuesdays and Wednesdays off).

However 1 day a week isn't great and I'll always be tired for it. I'm very limited in choices for martial arts since I live in the suburbs and the good schools are all downtown.

I wanted to do a grappling art since I want to be a police officer but now my only option seems to be 1 day of Judo or there's a boxing school run by Otis Grant.
http://www.grantbrothersboxing.com/home_boxing.html
I figure it would be good instruction and I could probably go once or twice but the difference is that I could practice at home with a bag unlike grappling. I figure I'd get more out of it though it would perhaps be less useful than Judo. Thoughts?

Brazzzuka
5/19/2010 6:29pm,
1 Day of judo a week is better than no Judo at all.

Do your Judo and hit the bag at home.

Just my 0.0000002 cents

Snake Plissken
5/19/2010 6:32pm,
I think if you can work out a schedule to do both boxing and judo, you would be "in the tall grass" as they like to say out west here. 1 night of Judo and 2 nights of boxing would make a nice, nice training schedule that many on here would envy.

The combination of boxing and Judo was good enough for Teddy Roosevelt and it is damn well good enough for you, too, unless you think you are better then Teddy......

Iscariot
5/19/2010 6:34pm,
Why can't you do Judo on Mondays and boxing twice a week on other days?

Think of it this way, if you become a cop and have to stop an idiot attacking you while there's a news crew watching, what'll look better? Sweeping the guy, taking his back and cuffing him? Or KOing him with a hook?

Boxing will be good for you, Judo will be better for your career prospects.

NoGroinNoKrav
5/20/2010 8:03am,
Both Judo and Boxing should be good for your prospective career field. I want to be a cop as well and am taking Krav at the moment (while looking into Judo, and Wing Chun) 1 night of judo and 2 nights of boxing is pretty good IMO.

I myself tend to get 2 Krav classes a week and have been told I have progressed significantly in the past year and a half of training.

You are very lucky to have this opportunity.

MMAMickey
5/20/2010 8:46am,
Both Judo and Boxing should be good for your prospective career field. I want to be a cop as well and am taking Krav at the moment (while looking into Judo, and Wing Chun).

Why?

OP do both, dont be a *****.

Judo and boxing go together great. they both require and build a powerful core, they both require explosiveness and the strength you develop from judo will aid your all round power and resiliance in boxing.

more importantly, if you learn at least basic kick defence you should be able to handle yourself in most unarmed combat situations

NoGroinNoKrav
5/20/2010 10:10am,
Well I'm stuck on Either Wing Chun or Shotokan. From my research, both teach close range fighting which is good for a short guy like myself. I already know of a good Wing Chun school in my area, so it has a slight advantage.

I would do Muay Thai, but Krav just takes Muay Thai for it's striking component

gregaquaman
5/20/2010 10:52am,
If I was stuck to one day a week I would do the boxing because it is easier to learn and quicker to get good at. The Idea that you can train at home has merit too.

otherwise do more days if you can when you can.

MMAMickey
5/20/2010 11:04am,
Well I'm stuck on Either Wing Chun or Shotokan. From my research, both teach close range fighting which is good for a short guy like myself. I already know of a good Wing Chun school in my area, so it has a slight advantage.

I would do Muay Thai, but Krav just takes Muay Thai for it's striking component

so you're already studying dubious muay thai and yet you want to do wing chun or shotokan?

I think most people would agree with me in saying that is a rather retarded notion

Kovacs
5/20/2010 12:04pm,
would do Muay Thai, but Krav just takes Muay Thai for it's striking component

From what I've seen of the Krav, it wants to have the striking component of MT and It doesn't so just train MT if you want to strike.

And OP, do both Judo and boxing and you'll be a mean machine.

Gopu
5/20/2010 12:25pm,
There seems to be a misunderstanding with what I wrote. The explanation is in the second and third paragraphs if you care to read but for now the question is: Is it better for me to do 0-1 one Judo lessons per week or, 1-2 boxing lessons a week (plus at home practice) from the perspective that I want to be a police officer? I just feel that even though grappling is better, I won't be getting enough out of it. The boxing will still toughen me up and get me used to combat.

Paying for a Judo membership and only being able to go once a week (if even once) is not good. And certainly I'm not going to pay for both if I could only go like once a week to each.

I can't really do both Judo and boxing. My Mondays and Tuesdays are not reliable. Mondays are free for now but I work a variable shift meaning I might not be free during the time of the lesson in weeks to come. And my Tuesdays I don't work but I volunteer meaning I wouldn't reliably be able to go to the boxing either on that day. The only day I can 100% go to anything is the boxing in the morning on Wednesday.

Snake Plissken
5/20/2010 12:37pm,
There seems to be a misunderstanding with what I wrote. The explanation is in the second and third paragraphs if you care to read but for now the question is: Is it better for me to do 0-1 one Judo lessons per week or, 1-2 boxing lessons a week (plus at home practice) from the perspective that I want to be a police officer? I just feel that even though grappling is better, I won't be getting enough out of it. The boxing will still toughen me up and get me used to combat.

Paying for a Judo membership and only being able to go once a week (if even once) is not good. And certainly I'm not going to pay for both if I could only go like once a week to each.

I can't really do both Judo and boxing. My Mondays and Tuesdays are not reliable. Mondays are free for now but I work a variable shift meaning I might not be free during the time of the lesson in weeks to come. And my Tuesdays I don't work but I volunteer meaning I wouldn't reliably be able to go to the boxing either on that day. The only day I can 100% go to anything is the boxing in the morning on Wednesday.

I did read this.
I also stated my opinion, as did others, that for training to be a police officer you need to know both Judo and Boxing.

Again, Teddy Roosevelt was the Police Commissioner of NYC and trained boxing and judo and it was damn well good enough for him.

The ability to defend strikes and clinch grapple is essential for someone in law enforcement so training both is desired.

The financial benefits of BOXING and JUDO is they are both considered "cheap and widely available" (tm) so the cost of doing both is probably going to be minimal.

If you KNOW you can make boxing a guaranteed once per week, talk to the head of the Judo club and tell them that you think you can only make one class per week *maybe* is there any way you can pass a lesser fee for this?

If your schedule changes, you can always go back and pay more.

maofas
5/20/2010 1:23pm,
Well I'm stuck on Either Wing Chun or Shotokan. From my research, both teach close range fighting which is good for a short guy like myself. I already know of a good Wing Chun school in my area, so it has a slight advantage.

This is how it goes with "TMAs": don't go specifically looking for style X that is supposed to be good at skill Y. Just keep an open mind and IF you happen to come across a good school that impresses you with their training methods & sparring, go for it. Otherwise you're going to waste a lot of time you could've just been doing boxing or whatever and learning something useful.

And Shotokan (even if it's taught well and the instructor focuses on actual fighting) is horrible at short range. It's a jab/cross/kick range style. Short range techniques are theoretically in the system, but almost no one practices them anymore, even most of the better schools. One reason I picked Judo over BJJ was so I would learn clinchwork which I lacked. (The only good thing about the system for short people is you should learn to close distance very quickly.)

Iscariot
5/20/2010 10:04pm,
Is it better for me to do 0-1 one Judo lessons per week or, 1-2 boxing lessons a week (plus at home practice) from the perspective that I want to be a police officer?
Very simple question to sort this out. Can you currently punch someone? If no, do boxing. If you can actually have the common sense to know how to form a fist without breaking your hand and extend this into someone's head to hurt them then go do Judo.

Punching's relatively simple, reaping throws into ground control aren't. You tell me which of the two it'll be easier to make up as you go along and which you should really be getting as much practise in as you can.

Do Judo. You can punch a bag and keep your guard up at home in your own time.