Alternatives to BJJ

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  1. wushurichard

    wushurichard White Belt

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    Hi guys, I have no BJJ training and was wondering if there was a good alternative. I am looking at Judo, Sambo, Ninjutsu, Wrestling or JuJutsu. what would you feel the best out of these arts would be?

    thanks you
     
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    strike63 Green Belt

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    Are there all these types of gyms close to u but no bjj gym?
     
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    redaxe Silver Belt

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    Judo. No question.
     
  4. wushurichard

    wushurichard White Belt

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    i am merely looking for an alternative form of grappling that is suitable

    do you have any suggestions ?

    Unorthadoxity is a tool in modern mma
     
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    Wow Exuberant** Banned Banned

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    Wrestling without a doubt.
     
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    strike63 Green Belt

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    Judo or sambo
     
  7. The Lad

    The Lad Yellow Belt

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    Why not go to a few and see which you like better?

    At the end of the day, your interest and love of the sport, your instructors, the location of training and the training partners is what will keep you motivated.
     
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    wushurichard White Belt

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    Thank you guys this is helpful, can we come to an agreement please thanks
     
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    stile0 Purple Belt

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    are you trolling?

    .... if not. judo
     
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    Vovchanchyn Fan Green Belt

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    You're only asking half the question...the missing half is best *for what*? MMA, self defense, no gi tourneys?

    I will say you can likely toss Ninjitsu out right off the bat though unless you are trying to get into exotic weapons, etc.
     
  11. wushurichard

    wushurichard White Belt

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    well i am already trained in a number of weapons but they are undenyable practical, therefore the mix of practical unarmed combat and weapons that ninjutsu would bring is good.

    you ask my purpose, well i am learning for general improvement in the martial arts and to learn some grappling that is unorthodox as bjj is so widely spread

    thanks for the response, do you train ?
     
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    wushurichard White Belt

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    is that you in the picture? you are really pretty :redface: :p :p ;)
     
  13. SuperSuperRambo

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    Judo, sambo, and wrestling are all great grappling arts. Depends on your preference, like what you want to focus on. I can't say that any of those three is categorically better than the other. I can however say that wrestling is usually not trained as a martial art, and will be hard to start from scratch unless you're in school or training at an MMA gym.
     
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    Respeezy Purple Belt

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    Sounds really weird to me.
     
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    SuperSuperRambo Senior Moderator Senior Moderator

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    On that front, I don't think wrestling or judo are unorthodox at all. BJJ practitioners commonly cross train takedowns from both. Wrestling is probably the most orthodox, as the takedowns in MMA are very heavy on wrestling. Maybe judo is slightly more unorthodox, but again the high percentage throws are widely known and trained among grapplers. And the ground technique in judo is all found in BJJ, with a different emphasis and less time spent on it in judo. Maybe you'll find more unorthodox stuff in Sambo with the leglock attacks, but their takedowns are something of a mix between judo and wrestling as well. So what do you mean by unorthodox?
     
  16. Forkfoot

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    Ninjutsu. No question.
     
  17. Ryo

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    Judo

    but u are a troll no doubt...
     
  18. rgp

    rgp Yellow Belt

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    Just can't take anyone seriously who puts Wrestling, BJJ, Judo, Sambo on he same page with Ninjutsu. Troll much lately ?!

    Anyway, just wanted to point out that this is a dangerous idea to have:
     
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