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Old 01-09-2014, 10:15 PM   #1
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Newbie Question About Competitive Sports

Hi all,

I've never had any serious training in any martial art, but it's been something I've wanted to take up since a child and have finally decided to do so.

One of my concern's in choosing an art is how competitive it is on a competition level, and as a competitive guy I believe I may want to compete in amateur competitions at some point if I ever become skilled enough.

The three main art's in my little Australian country town are BJJ, Judo, and TKD. I'm drawn more towards the grappling of BJJ and Judo than TKD - but ultimately, as I said before, I'd like to have the option to compete later if I ever become good enough.

Any insight would be grateful, thanks.

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Old 01-09-2014, 11:02 PM   #2
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Why not try all 3?

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Old 01-09-2014, 11:19 PM   #3
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Why not try all 3?
agree.. . like a free session or somethin...
could be even lomher, then settle on the ones youd like..
how old are you?

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Old 01-09-2014, 11:34 PM   #4
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For quantity of competitions judo is 'prolly your best bet (especially if you have transport). That doesn't mean you can't also train and compete in BJJ.

Disclaimer: I know next to nothing about the grappling scene in Oz. To get better info ask about BJJ here and judo here*.


*They seem to be have technical difficulties on the judo forum ATM, so it might take some time.

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Old 01-09-2014, 11:41 PM   #5
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Thanks for the quick feedback guys. I guess I have nothing to lose to try out all 3, I was concerned about wasting an instructors taking time out to show me things (as I'm a complete newbie) and then not having me return.

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agree.. . like a free session or somethin...
could be even lomher, then settle on the ones youd like..
how old are you?
I'm 24.

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Old 01-09-2014, 11:58 PM   #6
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I used to train in Shotokan Karate and we hardly free sparred (even the black belts), the emphasis was on kumite (choreographed sparring) and kata. In contrast, I started training BJJ at the end of last year and we nearly 'roll' (spar) each training - which is good, because I like to apply what I've learnt to a real situation. I would suggest trying all three martial arts, but if I were to choose, I'd go with BJJ.

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Old 01-10-2014, 12:18 AM   #7
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I have to say I think Taekwondo is the best striking art you can do. Judo has BJJ moves as well as cool trips and throws. They're all great arts

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Old 02-04-2014, 04:54 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the info everyone.

I went to both the BJJ & Judo school, and the bjj guy's were much more polite and accommodating. So I've decided to go that way.

Thanks again for all your insight.

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Old 02-07-2014, 02:33 PM   #9
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taking a free trial is wont harm you...after a session, you probably would know in which you love that martial arts or not...

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Old 02-09-2014, 11:11 PM   #10
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Like others said. Try then all out and pick which one you like best or works best for you

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