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Dropping MMA for boxing, am I crazy?

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by LoneLynx, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. LoneLynx Blue Belt

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    I love MMA and the coach I train with is great and very supportive of my development. But there's something really tedious about all the grappling training, the class format, and the uber technically in everything BJJ. Some days it really feels like work more than anything else.
    I feel like giving boxing another try, I kinda like the simplicity of boxing. I really just wanna bang, I don't think I wanna spend years learning 50 different armbars.

    Anyone who trained in both striking and grappling care to share their perspective?
     
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  2. IndyCovaHart How is red belt higher than BLACK???

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    Striking is definitely more fun that's for sure.
     
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    You'll prob do okay at tying up and stalling
     
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  4. GalegoREB Yellow Belt

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    Boxing isn't simpler than bjj, imo it's harder to understand the complexities and nuances of boxing because they aren't that visible like the ones in bjj. Also, if you think that becoming good at bjj means learning 50 different armbars then you are doing it wrong.
    But if you just want to bang there are a lot of promoters that love brawlers and walking punching bags.
     
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  5. LoneLynx Blue Belt

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    No need to get offended bro. You're taking my comments too literally. I have a lot of respect for boxing or I wouldn't consider taking it up.
     
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  6. rmongler Brown Belt

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    As the enlightened thinking mans combat sport, not every pedestrian has the faculties to truly appreciate the sublime contours and edification of Grappling, so its totally understandable.

    Rickson bless.
     
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  7. IndyCovaHart How is red belt higher than BLACK???

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    It takes a lot of discipline to drill the same shit over and over again.

    I understand TS because it is a hell of lot more enjoyable to just freestyle spar 24/7.
     
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  8. fluffball Brown Belt

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    Why would you be crazy for preferring something? Do whatever floats your boat.
     
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  9. GalegoREB Yellow Belt

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    English isn't my first language so if I come across as offended that wasn't my intention.
     
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  10. eero White Belt

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    I'm a competitive amateur boxing and in our training we drill same shit all over again... today we did 10 rounds of jab, jab right hand etc with partner.. and we keep doing those simple shit for years. i have been training over 10 years and compered to grabbling there is alot more repetition of basic stuff just because in boxing there isnt so many different ways to do shit.

    so it might keep you busy for few years while you are still learning the basics, but after that you face same thing as in learning any other combat sport, drilling shit loads so that tecnique comes your second nature
     
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  11. jonander50 Yellow Belt

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    Dude u crazy ass niga box aint work in streets u fucked up go back to mma man
     
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  12. Prez ebrmc White Belt

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    I go back and forth between the two
     
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    Do you actually train "mma" or BJJ, then Wrestling, then Muay Thai?
     
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  14. Jimmy H Purple Belt

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    aka middle class poofs who cry when they punched in the face
     
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  15. Chungungo Getting some snow

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    No one will get to an agreement but usually slow grappling with so many steps is considered more complex while in boxing even with invisible details (that happens iin every art) you learn the techniques within a week...

    With all that said I prefer boxing over BJJ and octagon, has a vibe that MMA shows still cannot get and have in mind that Judo is my favorite art.
     
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  16. rmongler Brown Belt

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  17. Jimmy H Purple Belt

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    lol I'm not working class. its still true boxing takes much more skill and has a much deeper talent pool than grappling or mma. and as far as money goes, boxing dwarfs jiujitsu [​IMG]
     
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    See now you've got to go and ruin it by being all serious and shit.
    They have different possibility spaces. For an illustration, consider trying to model it mechanically. There are many game systems that have modeled exchanges with weapons or unarmed strikes (for instance, Riddle Of Steel), with varying levels of verismilitude with respect to reality, but all relatively easy to operate and implement.

    When people tried modeling closer, grappling exchanges with more degrees of realism though, things changed. All of a sudden factors started exploding exponentially like a patch of kudzu; branching tree tables blooming like an abstract forest, each little deterministic 'state' its own microcosm, any little change in which propagating a cascade of changes downstream like building avalanche.
     
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    Another victory for the forces of Reason and Logic.

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