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    Hi, I am currently doing Muay Thai and Krav Maga. But right now I am considering dropping krav maga for another martial art and maybe doing 1 more martial art. Really appreciate if you guys could give me some advice =]
    Thanks

    Choices (Links to dojos which are close to me):

    Kyokushin - http://www.ikosingapore.com/join_us.php
    Boxing - http://www.singapore-boxing.com/
    Eskrima - http://www.kali-majapahit.com/index.htm
    Judo - http://www.singaporejudo.org.sg/index.htm
    MMA - http://www.jagsport.com/Web/main.asp...d-3b93cd547803
    BJJ - http://www.bxgfitness.com/bjj.html
    Sambo - http://www.jagsport.com/Web/main.asp...6-bce0030a2ca4
    Ju-Jitsu - http://www.jujitsu.com.sg/main%20main.htm

    #2
    Judo, BJJ, and Sambo all could compliment Muay Thai very well. I'm partial to BJJ, because it's what I exclusively train in. I looked at the BJJ site and tried to find instructor info, but couldn't find too much.

    I say look at those three and find the school that

    1. Fits your budget and schedule.
    2. Has a well qualified instructor.
    3. Has a good student/teacher ratio.

    I only mention number 3 because of my personal experience. The school I train in is run by a purple belt, while our main school an hour away is run by a black belt. However, this black belt comes and teaches at our school twice a month.

    While the students at our sister school might get "black belt" instruction all the time, we are getting way more one on one time as our classes average 6 students and one teacher, while the other school may have 20 in a class with one teacher, and it has been noted by people from both schools that our students are progressing much faster.

    The first two are the most important, but if you have a split decision between two that fit the first two criteria, then student/teacher ratio might just be the tie breaker.

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      #3
      If Judo and Bjj are both available, it seems to me that there's little point in takin up Japanese JJ.
      I guess it really just comes down to personal preference - why not give all these places a visit and see which you like the most?
      Boxing would compliment your MT very well; improved hands and footwork, whilst Sambo, BJJ, MMA or Judo would give you a more rounded skillset...
      Not sure about Escrima...from what I've seen it looks pretty good if you're into the whole stick-fighting thing.
      Anyways, like I said, take a look around them all, ask to sit in on a class or two. You never know if you'll enjoy/dislike something until you've tried it.
      Good luck!

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        #4
        Originally posted by onepiecejer View Post
        Hi, I am currently doing Muay Thai and Krav Maga. But right now I am considering dropping krav maga for another martial art and maybe doing 1 more martial art. Really appreciate if you guys could give me some advice =]
        Thanks

        Choices (Links to dojos which are close to me):

        Kyokushin - http://www.ikosingapore.com/join_us.php
        Boxing - http://www.singapore-boxing.com/
        Eskrima - http://www.kali-majapahit.com/index.htm
        Judo - http://www.singaporejudo.org.sg/index.htm
        MMA - http://www.jagsport.com/Web/main.asp...d-3b93cd547803
        BJJ - http://www.bxgfitness.com/bjj.html
        Sambo - http://www.jagsport.com/Web/main.asp...6-bce0030a2ca4
        Ju-Jitsu - http://www.jujitsu.com.sg/main%20main.htm

        Most people on here will suggest BJJ or Judo but having looked at the fees ($100 a month) all I can say is ouch

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          #5
          Originally posted by onepiecejer View Post
          Hi, I am currently doing Muay Thai and Krav Maga. But right now I am considering dropping krav maga for another martial art and maybe doing 1 more martial art. Really appreciate if you guys could give me some advice =]
          First of all, I'd recommend you take a look at the FAQ (if that's broken, use this link) on finding a good martial arts school. In general, signs to look for are a competitive record, regular heavy contact sparring and 'aliveness' (if you're unfamiliar with the term, Matt Thornton has a long article on the topic describing what it is and why it's important: he is the man most associated with popularising the concept. One of his students also has a good piece on aliveness).

          If your interest is mainly in striking, the safest option if you want decent training, aside from the muay thai you're already doing, would be boxing and kyokushin karate (I haven't trained in either, but AFAIK, the main difference is that boxing wears gloves and kyokushin generally does not). That's not to say there aren't good schools within other striking styles, but they tend to vary widely in quality.

          If you're more interested in grappling, then BJJ would be an excellent choice, as the strong competitive element and ability-based ranking system generally results in high quality training. A cheaper option is judo, which is also much easier to find - the two styles are closely related, the main difference being that judo normally focuses on throws whereas BJJ is mostly about the ground. For more on judo, read the Bullshido.com article and FAQ. For BJJ, you could check my BJJ Beginner FAQ. SAMBO is another good choice, but even harder to find than BJJ. Then there's wrestling, which is also great training for grappling.

          Alternately, you could combine grappling and striking by cross-training in several arts, or at an MMA gym (though technically 'MMA' is a ruleset rather than a specific style). Examples of well known MMA gyms would be Team Quest and Miletich Fighting Systems.

          Finally, you could try having a look through the dojo reviews section, which might yield something more specific to your area, or use the search function (the link is at the top right of the page).

          There are also several school databases you could try. For example, for BJJ:

          TrainJiuJitsu.com
          Gym Database (BJJ, MMA etc)
          UK Club Map
          BJJ Beginner FAQ, Artemis BJJ, GrappleThon.org (BJJ for Charity)

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            #6
            Boxing and BJJ.

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              #7
              *this is a general basic overview*

              I would say SAMBO and Bjj since both arts are offshoots from "the combination of Judo and Wrestling" with each mainly focussing on another range and yet have some overlaps.

              (sport) SAMBO: best in stand-up clinch, throwing and leglocks
              BJJ: groundfight and chokes

              In combination with Muay Thai (or are you training Thaiboxing = Muay Thai + English Boxing), would give you very decent allround unarmed skills.

              But you have to make decisions according to the prices, trainingtimes and availability. The minimum time of training a week is 2 times in blocks of 2 hours a sport.
              So for MT, SAMBO and Bjj combined, makes 6 times a week in blocks of 2 hours.
              Originally posted by Jiujitsu77
              You know you are crazy about BJJ/Martial arts when...
              Originally posted by Humanzee
              ...your books on Kama Sutra and BJJ are interchangeable.
              Originally posted by jk55299 on Keysi Fighting Method
              It looks like this is a great fighting method if someone replaces your shampoo with superglue.
              The real deadly:

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                #8
                thanks very much for all the advice =] just came back from thailand

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                  #9
                  The combination of sambo and muay thai seems pretty solid to me.

                  BJJ and judo always come in handy, so I would still consider those.

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                    #10
                    SAMBO!!!

                    is the shit...like really.

                    Add MT and you will have a fearsome combo.

                    BJJ is cool but often has weak takedown instruction, which is the hardest thing to learn in my opinion, and judo is essentially Sambo-lite, with simply more rule restrictions and a refusal to do anything no-gi.

                    I haven't taken the time to look at the links, but odds are that one of those grappling schools fits your needs and is far better that the other two, so do some research and good luck!

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                      #11
                      Unless you are already going to all the Muay Thai classes they offer just take more. Being great at one art is abig plus.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by onepiecejer View Post
                        Hi, I am currently doing Muay Thai and Krav Maga. But right now I am considering dropping krav maga for another martial art and maybe doing 1 more martial art. Really appreciate if you guys could give me some advice =]
                        Thanks

                        Choices (Links to dojos which are close to me):

                        Kyokushin - http://www.ikosingapore.com/join_us.php
                        Boxing - http://www.singapore-boxing.com/
                        Eskrima - http://www.kali-majapahit.com/index.htm
                        Judo - http://www.singaporejudo.org.sg/index.htm
                        MMA - http://www.jagsport.com/Web/main.asp...d-3b93cd547803
                        BJJ - http://www.bxgfitness.com/bjj.html
                        Sambo - http://www.jagsport.com/Web/main.asp...6-bce0030a2ca4
                        Ju-Jitsu - http://www.jujitsu.com.sg/main%20main.htm
                        why not just go to the Jagsport place. They offer judo, BJJ/MMA, sambo, and wrestling? it is the ultimate grappling package to go with MT.

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                          #13
                          Unless you are already going to all the Muay Thai classes they offer just take more. Being great at one art is abig plus.
                          Yep, unfortunately there are only two lessons a week of 2 hours each.

                          Been a bit busy so couldnt reply until now, it seems like Sambo is the most voted one. I will go sometime this week to check out sambo, bjj and judo and decide which is best.

                          Thanks everyone for their advice and wish you all a Happy NY =]

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                            #14
                            welcome.just going to throw this out.are you more looking to get into shape/have fun? or are you more worried about self defense..so far all the choices youve put up would work well.best advice.keep up what works best fore you.take as many sample classes/free classes as you can.and get as much info/about the schools/instructors as you can..good luck finding a school.

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