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Balancing Muay Thai + BJJ

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by Kimura123, May 11, 2014.

  1. Kimura123 White Belt

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    Hi. I'm nearly 15 and I currently do martial arts Monday - Thursday. My schedule is as follows:

    Monday: BJJ Gi 6:30 - 8:30

    Tuesday: No-Gi 5:00 - 8:00

    Wednesday: Judo 5:30 - 6:30, BJJ Gi 6:30 - 8:00

    Thursday: BJJ Gi 5:00 - 6:00, Muay Thai 6:30 - 7:30, Wrestling 7:30 - 8:00 (I join in halfway through)

    Anyway, I was wondering if it would be better if I replaced Monday's session with 2 hours of Muay Thai, that way I'd be doin 3 hours Muay Thai 8 hours BJJ, or stick with how it is, 1 hour Muay Thai, 10 hours BJJ. Also I wanna do MMA when I'm older.
     
  2. almann1979 Orange Belt

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    I am no expert, in fact in a complete newb!

    However, surely at your age, just do what you enjoy and what will keep you training.
     
  3. Kimura123 White Belt

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    bumpity bump bump
     
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  5. orangeclay Orange Belt

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    Talk to your coaches and see what they think. At your age, I would think do whatever you enjoy and motivates you. I don't see either choice being wrong. Beyond that if you have a goal to say be a great at grappling then you should do more BJJ. If you want to to be a thai boxes than do more of that. If you want a career in mma then for sure talk to your coach about what type of emphasis you should have now. Good luck!
     
  6. Kimura123 White Belt

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    Well, when I fight in MMA, I want my primary style to be BJJ, so maybe I should focus most of my time on it?
     
  7. Deltafarce Green Belt

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    I don't have that much experience with striking but I think just based on your age mix it up a little and train another day of MT. Your grappling is covered according to your post 1 less class of grappling isn't going to hurt you but another MT class would really help. You have a very impressive training schedule don't burn yourself out or seriously injure yourself though I see that with a lot of the teens
     
  8. HighestHand Blue Belt

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    If you're growing up to be an MMA fighter, then I can tell you that MMA is pretty essential to the current metagame.

    You're going to be scored lower in guard even if you're wrecking the guy up top. A take down is going to score you good points. And because of this, a lot of guys, after getting taken down, they focus less on the JJ and instead try to get back up for a take down for points.

    With that being said, I'm sure you'll hear this a lot, but 1 class of striking a week is not going to get you much. I train MT 3-4 times a week, 5 when I'm super free of exams and classes. Back then I trained 2 times only and I felt like I wasn't really getting anywhere. Even with 3 times, I still feel like I need more training.

    Bottom line is, 1 to 10 ratio is not very good :(. I'd say even 3-8 is way better.
     

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