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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...

    #2
    Since your not looking to go into MMA, missing out for what?
    "Chance favours only the prepared mind."

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      #3
      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 2:24am, .

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        #4
        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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          #5
          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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            #6
            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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              #7
              What the heck kind of program are you in that encourages you to train over 6 different arts?

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                #8
                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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                  #9
                  The MMA class doesn't teach you the striking you want?

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                    #10
                    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 7:31am, .
                    "Preparing mentally, the most important thing is, if you aren't doing it for the love of it, then don't do it." - Benny Urquidez

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                      #11
                      So (Kali Silat/ Judo/ Shooto/ BJJ/Dumog) is one class? If not I would say dump the Kali and Dumog and do Muay Thai.

                      I might start doing Kali one day when I start walking with a cane. Other wise I really don't see myself going to the trunk to whip out the kali sticks on a bitch. I don't know what Dumog is.

                      If you have the opportunity to sub Muay Thai for Kali or Dumog I say do that.

                      Ok, I see that Dumog is Kali grappling so I say do MT.
                      "The next one I will take will pay for my loss. Someone has to pay!" ~ The Axe Murderer

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                        #12
                        Don't believe Pat, MT is better than 95% all of other striking arts.
                        "The next one I will take will pay for my loss. Someone has to pay!" ~ The Axe Murderer

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by DARKSON
                          So (Kali Silat/ Judo/ Shooto/ BJJ/Dumog) is one class? If not I would say dump the Kali and Dumog and do Muay Thai.

                          I might start doing Kali one day when I start walking with a cane. Other wise I really don't see myself going to the trunk to whip out the kali sticks on a bitch. I don't know what Dumog is.

                          If you have the opportunity to sub Muay Thai for Kali or Dumog I say do that.

                          Ok, I see that Dumog is Kali grappling so I say do MT.

                          The mixed grappling class is basically a class that includes those arts. So i couldnt change for muay thai, otherwise id be dropping the mixed grappling class.

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                            #14
                            Firstly, how long are these classes?

                            Secondly, can you elaborate a bit more on the "MMA class"?

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                              #15
                              1 hour. I just started recently so i couldnt give you the technical report, but basically in MMA we learn takedowns, grappling, submissions, striking and other aspects.

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