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    JKD and Boxing

    So, some of you might remember the thread I made about five months ago stating that I took a leave from the chun and was looking for a new discipline. Then came on the topic of JKD and this site: http://creativefightersguild.com/aboutjkd.html



    ...or not.


    Anyways, basketball season came and an unexpected turn of events made sure that MA would be out of my juvenile life for a bit. Now, it's almost summer and I have more time for kickin' ass. Then...

    BOOM BOOM POW...another unexpected turn of events.

    I found out that my friend's brother is an instructor/something at a boxing gym. My other friend wants to take boxing with me and I think that it could become something great.

    Should I stick with the plan and go to JKD? (which is located about an hour or an hour and a half away)

    Or take boxing? (one bus ride)


    And I want to hear your opinions about the difference between the two; strengths and weaknesses against each other, etc. (especially about kicking)


    Oh, and mods can move this to the YMAS section if they find it appropriate.

    #2
    boxing. it will help whatever else you decide to take later on.

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      #3
      I know most would say what??? JKD or boxing...duh. But the whole take whats useful aspect of JKD, should if you are really interested in it, compel you to take the boxing since it's closer and more accessable to you at this point.

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        #4
        If you're thinking of training at CFG, I would totally recommend it! Also, it's JKD, so it might be an easier transition from the chun.
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          #5
          get a good grounding in boxing. Its closer which means you are more likelly to go and in the future if you go back into JKD it will be an asset.

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            #6
            Boxing will give you a great ground in any punch-related activities you pursue in the future

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              #7
              Boxing is incredibly foundational to good striking - bottom line, if you decide to take JKD later, the boxing will vastly improve your skills.

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                #8
                Ditch the boxing. Do Wingchun Kung fu. It's the superior fighting form, maximum deadliness and efficiency.

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                  #9
                  Well Willie your gonna blend in just fine....

                  :laughing6

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                    #10
                    Boxing. Then do judo. Or find a BJJ gym. Otherwise pick boxing. Then do judo.

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                      #11
                      Boxing is very important to good striking, I'd say go for that.

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                        #12
                        I am greatful to have had JKD as my first MA, but only because I got the basics of boxing there.
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by battusai View Post
                          So, some of you might remember the thread I made about five months ago stating that I took a leave from the chun and was looking for a new discipline. Then came on the topic of JKD and this site: http://creativefightersguild.com/aboutjkd.html



                          ...or not.


                          Anyways, basketball season came and an unexpected turn of events made sure that MA would be out of my juvenile life for a bit. Now, it's almost summer and I have more time for kickin' ass. Then...

                          BOOM BOOM POW...another unexpected turn of events.

                          I found out that my friend's brother is an instructor/something at a boxing gym. My other friend wants to take boxing with me and I think that it could become something great.

                          Should I stick with the plan and go to JKD? (which is located about an hour or an hour and a half away)

                          Or take boxing? (one bus ride)


                          And I want to hear your opinions about the difference between the two; strengths and weaknesses against each other, etc. (especially about kicking)


                          Oh, and mods can move this to the YMAS section if they find it appropriate.

                          Well boxing and JKD are close relative, as they are mostly similar in their punches, weaving, evasion and footwork. The main difference is the lead JKD punch wich is a fencer's lunge without a sword while the jab is more conservative and not an end in itself. In the Ted Wong JKD branch, they generate power by way of a "push off" for straight punches, wich is pretty damned weird and I personnaly find it quite useless. (you actually have to land your punch while you're airborne by about a centimeter, pretty hard to explain) The JKD stance is extremely narrow, wich will make you a very defensive-themed fighter and can be useful if you're fighting from a distance. Boxing stance is a lot wider, so you'll be more versatile in close distance and a lot less vulnerable to takedowns and more readily able to sprawl should you need too. Wing chun elements are pretty much inexistant in the Ted Wong branch. As for kicking, well you've got a side kick and hook kicks mainly, so if you really like kicking then you should go for JKD. Personaly, kicking isn't my cup of tea for it makes me feel vulnerable to heavy counters and takedowns, but if you like it then go for JKD.

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                            #14
                            Build a good foundation in boxing first. Then, if you choose to do so, you can add another MA into your routine later on, some suggestions there would be BJJ or Judo.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by twisted mind View Post
                              Build a good foundation in boxing first. Then, if you choose to do so, you can add another MA into your routine later on, some suggestions there would be BJJ or Judo.
                              I plan to begin training some grappling this spring, and I can't decide to take judo or wrestling. Seems to me wrestling would be a bit better cause there would not be any time lost with belts and honor stuff but then again I don't know a thing about eiter art

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