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    Best striking to compliment bjj?

    Due to the advise of my other thread I joined a BJJ school.

    Whats the best striking art to compliment BJJ?

    #2
    I would personally recommend doing muay thai if it is available. Are you looking to do MMA or just looking to be well rounded in a self defense situation?

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      #3
      ya there is a muay thai gym in my area thats good, also a boxing there is no MMA gym. i was looking to be more well rounded in a self defense type situation as I doubt I will ever be able to fight in an MMA match even though I would like to try one.

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        #4
        You won't know if you don't try. Good luck and enjoy the journey.

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          #5
          Muay Thai and boxing are both solid options. If price is a limit, then boxing will probably be cheaper.

          You'll also learn some basic skills such as footwork and head movement to a much higher standard in boxing; whereas Muay Thai will generally give you the more well rounded striking skill set.
          "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
          Spoiler:

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            #6
            Dutch Kickboxing.

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              #7
              For the street? Muay Thai because most guys aren't familiar with kicks. MMA, boxing because of the takedown.

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                #8
                Originally posted by 1MoreBeer View Post
                i was looking to be more well rounded in a self defense type situation
                If you're not on the track team as a sprinter, hurdler, or steeplechaser, playing American football as a running back, tight end, or wide receiver, or on a rugby squad, you're LARPing self-defense by adding a striking art to your grappling, not rounding it out. I'm not joking.

                You're a beginner. Just have fun. If getting repeatedly hit in the head sounds like more fun than getting thrown, choked, and hyperextended, then take up a striking art in lieu of grappling. Otherwise, stick to only one thing at a time at which you are bad.
                Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.
                "Your calm and professional manner of response is really draining all the fun out of this. Can you reply more like Dr. Fagbot or something? Call me some names, mention some sand in my vagina or something of the sort. You can't expect me to come up with reasonable arguments man!" -- MaverickZ

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                I'm Dave the gay Kickboxer from Manchester and I have the hots for Tom Kagan
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Tom Kagan View Post
                  If you're not on the track team as a sprinter, hurdler, or steeplechaser, playing American football as a running back, tight end, or wide receiver, or on a rugby squad, you're LARPing self-defense by adding a striking art to your grappling, not rounding it out. I'm not joking.

                  You're a beginner. Just have fun. If getting repeatedly hit in the head sounds like more fun than getting thrown, choked, and hyperextended, then take up a striking art in lieu of grappling. Otherwise, stick to only one thing at a time at which you are bad.
                  That is a pretty big call.

                  What is your reasoning behind that?
                  Whitsunday Martial Arts Airlie Beach North Queensland.
                  http://www.facebook.com/#!/WhitsundayMartialArts

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by td82394 View Post
                    For the street? Muay Thai because most guys aren't familiar with kicks. MMA, boxing because of the takedown.
                    'the street' isn't some place where all the bad people in the world gather to fight - it is always a poor event to prepare for.

                    That being said, grappling is probably better for violent self-defence situations than striking from an efficiency and legal perspective. As a student I've come across a few situations where drunk people could cause a shit storm, and as of yet I've never found one where striking would have been the better option; being able to control somebody is more effective than being able to pound them into liquid form. Also, whether you were defending yourself or not, if the Police turn up and see a guy that's beaten to a pulp, you're probably going to court.

                    As for self-defence; situational awareness is the most important skill. If the fight even happens, you've done something wrong most of the time.
                    "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
                    Spoiler:

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Omega Supreme View Post
                      Dutch Kickboxing.
                      you mean the dutch style of muay thai?

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by gregaquaman View Post
                        That is a pretty big call.

                        What is your reasoning behind that?
                        Are you this blind?

                        Assuming you are stupid enough to ignore all of the bajillion signs leading up to being involved in a potentially violent encounter, what's is, hands down, the number one response necessary for you to attempt for for the situation to even be legally labeled "self-defense" instead of a brawl?
                        Calm down, it's only ones and zeros.
                        "Your calm and professional manner of response is really draining all the fun out of this. Can you reply more like Dr. Fagbot or something? Call me some names, mention some sand in my vagina or something of the sort. You can't expect me to come up with reasonable arguments man!" -- MaverickZ

                        "Tom Kagan spins in his grave and the fucking guy isn't even dead yet." -- Snake Plissken

                        My Bullshido fan club threads:
                        Tom Kagan's a big hairy...
                        Tom Kagan can lick my BALLS
                        Tom Kagan teaches _ing __un and bigotry?
                        Tom Kagan: Serious discussion here
                        Lamokio asks the burning question is Tom Kagan a pussy or just cruising for some
                        I'm Dave the gay Kickboxer from Manchester and I have the hots for Tom Kagan
                        TOM KAGAN, OPEN ME, THE MKT ARE COMING FOR YOU ! ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH TO MEET ?
                        ATTN TOM KAGAN
                        World Dominator 'Kagan' in plot to lie about real Kung Fu and Martial Arts
                        Tom Kagan just gave me my third negative rep in a day
                        I am infatuated with Tom Kagan
                        Tom Kagan is a fat balding white guy.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Tom Kagan View Post
                          Are you this blind?

                          Assuming you are stupid enough to ignore all of the bajillion signs leading up to being involved in a potentially violent encounter, what's is, hands down, the number one response necessary for you to attempt for for the situation to even be legally labeled "self-defense" instead of a brawl?
                          That depends where you live.

                          In the UK, running (assuming that's what you're getting at) isn't necessary at all. It just has to be clear that you weren't the agressor, and the force you used was proportional to the threat.
                          "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
                          Spoiler:

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                            #14
                            I agree with Kagan, splitting your training time up initially (unless you are training 2+ classes a night) is a good way to suck at both, spend a lot of money and still suck at both a year later.
                            "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."
                            Kenny Weldon

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Tom Kagan View Post
                              Are you this blind?

                              Assuming you are stupid enough to ignore all of the bajillion signs leading up to being involved in a potentially violent encounter, what's is, hands down, the number one response necessary for you to attempt for for the situation to even be legally labeled "self-defense" instead of a brawl?
                              Fear.
                              Being in fear of your life.

                              That of course that isn't the answer it is just a cheap way of trying to win an argument.

                              I dont believe people mostly do martial arts to go out and fuck people up. I feel there is a concern that they will be attacked and in a natrual reaction to not wanting to be beaten up and so learn to defend themselves.

                              Telling people to avoid fights is like telling people to avoid fire. It is generally pretty instinctive.

                              But my question was more along Sangs post regarding why doing a combination of striking and grappling would be worse than just grappling. Other than a matter of time spent training both. (I would have a primary art) But I would suggest people go out and learn what a punch looks like as well.
                              Whitsunday Martial Arts Airlie Beach North Queensland.
                              http://www.facebook.com/#!/WhitsundayMartialArts

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