Beginning Fighting

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by MCanavan6, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. MCanavan6

    MCanavan6 White Belt

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    First off I have never been in a serious fight in my entire life. I did almost get into one the other day but was able to get out of it. But had I gotten into that fight I would have had no chance which is why I want to start training some type of self defense. Any ideas on which styles I should look into learning for self defense and possibly even competing?
     
  2. Agent Zero

    Agent Zero Brown Belt

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    It depends on what you want to do, honestly. If you are interested in grappling sign up for BJJ. If you are still in high school, I would join the wrestling team next season. If you are interested in stand up fighting you can try either muay thai, or boxing.

    If all you want is to learn some basic, practical self defense for the streets, just take a self defense class somewhere.
     
  3. Rowan11088

    Rowan11088 Purple Belt

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    BJJ is excellent for simple self-defense, since you're not likely to be facing a superior striker in a bar-fight (or schoolyard fight, as the case may be). You can finish a fight without sustaining any damage or severely hurting the other person. But a year put into almost any practical martial art is probably all you would need for self defense.
     
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    Prokofievian Silver Belt Platinum Member

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    Combat Sambo would be badass. Basically MMA, just it deals with non-cage situations. I hear they even teach you to fight with a chair hahaha.
     
  5. Nathan Tagnipez

    Nathan Tagnipez Amateur Fighter

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    try krav maga
     
  6. Commissar

    Commissar Gold Belt

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    Some sort of combat jujitsu. That's what the special forces Close Quarters Combat fighting systems are based on.
     
  7. MCanavan6

    MCanavan6 White Belt

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    I'm thinking of learning something like Muay Thai or Boxing and then adding in BJJ or Judo or something once I learn the first, I'm just not sure which ones to choose?
     
  8. tigerlosangeles

    tigerlosangeles Orange Belt

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    Do bjj and then add the striking
     
  9. Der_Teufel

    Der_Teufel Banned Banned

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    self defense... get a concealed handgun permit


    sport and fun... BJJ and Muay Thai
     
  10. jscore

    jscore Orange Belt

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    well said ^^^^^^
     
  11. Calogero831

    Calogero831 Purple Belt

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    i wouldnt say simple. but if you master simple techniques you can go far.
     
  12. MCanavan6

    MCanavan6 White Belt

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    Ok so probably BJJ/Muay Thai is the best combo. Which one should I do first or should I train both at the same time?
     
  13. Saith

    Saith UFC poster boy

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    Try a week of each and decide which one you prefer/can afford.
     
  14. MCanavan6

    MCanavan6 White Belt

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    Any places in the Boston area you would recommend?
     
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    kimurense Brown Belt

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    good balance, power and HEADBUTS, HEADBUTS, HEADBUTS!!! that's what you need in a propper fight..

    well, it has served me well :D
     
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    noob900 Brown Belt

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    Boxing. Hands should be your primary striking weapon. Once you're competent you should then think about kicks. That's my twopennorth.
     
  17. Ju Jitz

    Ju Jitz Blue Belt

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    Train Muay Thai.
     
  18. Bartatua

    Bartatua Purple Belt

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    Try Maxwell's Ass-kick Acropolis on 5th street.
     
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    kimurense Brown Belt

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    in Boston

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    Jean Kleber is the best coach I've ever had
     

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