BJJ or Muay thai??

Discussion in 'Standup Technique' started by julz122, May 8, 2008.

  1. julz122 White Belt

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    hey i posted a simlar thread asking about base art and what would go well with Muay thai however i recently discovered that there is a BJJ academy near me called the roger gracie academy and now im not sure whether to train at my MMA gym where ive just started to train and am planning to concentrate on Muay thai and some wrestling, or whether to just train BJJ to start off with and then later on maybe start trainin MT?
     
  2. SteMc White Belt

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    beware the saying "jack off all trades, master of none"
    But seriously it all comes down to personal preference
     
  3. C-H-L Cool Hand (Just the Flu)ke

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    do you have any previous training?
     
  4. SLaKKJaW Blue Belt

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    Exactly. I train BJJ at several places and MT at one. At the place that I train MT, they also have MMA. Since I've trained both of those separately, taught by guys who really know their stuff, I've gotten pretty good standing and on the ground. In fact, I roll and spar with the MMA guys a lot and I smoke them standing and on the ground, and I think it's because I took the time to get really good at each one before trying to put a bunch of new stuff together at once.

    You won't be a wiz on the ground like Nate Diaz unless you learn the intricacies of jiu-jitsu and you won't be a wiz on your feet like Anderson Silva unless you get some in depth MT training. BUT... you can still learn more and learn how to at least be effective by training straight post-TUF MMA than by not training anything at all.
     
  5. Eric Renzo NH Green Belt

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    I don't know how good the muay thai place is, but it would be tough to beat the quality of a roger gracie academy. Obviously don't base your decision solely on that, do which one seems more interesting to you....

    But it should factor into your decision that the best grappler in the world (arguably) is right down the street...
     
  6. Rolf3000 Purple Belt

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    I agree with Eric Renzo, Roger Gracie is possibly the best grappler in the world. I would definetily check it out, they might have stand-up there as well for all you know.

    Just drop in and check!
     
  7. Azy Yellow Belt

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    You can't lose out by just trying the BJJ at least once. You may not like it. Just try.
     
  8. Jaxx Green Belt

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    Beware of also becoming a one dimensional fighter.
     
  9. DrBdan Something clever

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    Since you are a beginner I would say try each one on its own and then stick with whichever one you like the most. Odds are you aren't going to make the big time so you should at least enjoy what you are training.
     
  10. C-H-L Cool Hand (Just the Flu)ke

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    the fucker posts a month ago and never comes back
     
  11. jlagman Duty Belt

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    Guess he wasn't TUF enough.
     
  12. 888Shogun888 Blue Belt

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    do both. BJJ 2 or 3 times a week and muay thai twice a week.
     
  13. omgitsrick Green Belt

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    Do mainly BJJ cause Roger Gracie's gym is beastly, but do some MT every once in a while too.
     
  14. mvisit1 Blue Belt

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    How about BOTH? That's what I do =)
     
  15. Jacob_The_Great Blue Belt

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    When I first started I was face with the same problem(kinda). I didn't no weather to do the Muay Thai at my gym the brazilian Jiu-jitsu the boxing or any combination of the three. I liked Muay Thai the must and decided I should just focus all my energy on that, I'm young I got a whole lot of time to be a well rounded fighter. just go with whatever feels right with you
     
  16. thezenbrawler Green Belt

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    gotta go with roger on this one. You at least owe it to yourself to try it.
     
  17. Diabolik79 White Belt

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    Myself I
     
  18. afhussain White Belt

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    Yep thats the way im going about it now. Im a novice in muay thai but ive never done bjj, ive got my first class tomorrow hopefully. Im intending on doing two classes of each a week. I love Muay Thai so if BJJ isnt for me, i may just end up sticking to muay thai.
     
  19. Eric Renzo NH Green Belt

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    That's what i'm saying. People would kill for the oppurtunity to train with Roger, i can't imagine having that in my backyard and not taking advantage.
     

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