bjj vs wrestling?

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  1. toxo

    toxo Orange Belt

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    NO THIS ISNT A STUPID QUESTION ABOUT WHICH ON IS BETTER im currently training in a mma class which is mt and bjj 4x a week but there is a wrestling class that im interested in taking, so my question is, is it worthy taking the extra wrestling class or will i not learn anything that i wouldnt know from the bjj? how similar are the style?
     
  2. Enraged Mongol

    Enraged Mongol Green Belt

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    Yes. Take it. Takedowns are important. Dont be a douche pulling guard. Learn all aspects of the game.
     
  3. Porter

    Porter Captain Obvious

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    Take the wrestling class for sure. It will compliment your jiu jitsu perfectly. Not just the takedowns..
     
  4. gordoplata

    gordoplata White Belt

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    wrestling will absolutely help your ground game as well as your takedowns. It will strenghten your base making you harder to sweep which will keep you in positions to strike effectively on the ground.
     
  5. PhillyD45

    PhillyD45 Orange Belt

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    I don't take BJJ. I wrestle and practice catch. To become a dominant grappler/fighter you NEED to study wrestling as your base.
    From that, ALL other grappling arts come much easier.
    You will see. Take the wrestling class for maybe 2 months and you will feel the change. Transitions come much easier, leverage and opponent control will become superior and a little wrestler strength never hurts either.
    Plus chicks dig the suplex
     
  6. ILGrappler

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    I'd also recommend the Degerberg blend.
     
  7. armtriangle

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    ridiculous.
     
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    armtriangle Brown Belt

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    ridiculous
     
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  10. toxo

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    am i right in thinking wresting mostly consists of throws and pins?
     
  11. eworden78

    eworden78 Silver Belt

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    That a huge oversimplification.
    Pins are the eventual goal in most forms of wrestling, but there is all sorts of ways to score points depending on the particular format.
     
  12. armtriangle

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    double post
     
  13. armtriangle

    armtriangle Brown Belt

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    a few things make that statement ridiculous

    MANY (most) of the top grapplers in the world do not have a wrestling base. therefore, you do not NEED to have a wrestling base to become a dominant grappler.

    The fact that BTT hired a wrestling coach does not give them a wrestling base. A base is a platform from which you build a skill set. so adding a wrestling coach simply means they thought it would be nice to add wrestling as an aspect.

    wrestling gives you good takedowns and is definately a good base to start with, but you most certainly do not need it to become a good dominant grappler.
     
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    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    take downs and avoiding your back are note worthy skills.

    I do bjj and when i get lazy i enjoy fighting from my back..

    Do the wrestling - it cant hurt, and its something different.
     
  15. No Quarter

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    The wrestling takedowns are a great addition to any grappling game.
     
  16. Darksky

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    Def take it
     
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    Q mystic Silver Belt

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    LOL. I swear, I don't believe that Nog has done anything but bjj and boxing. He's been p4p for 6 years and UFC champ.
     
  18. Enraged Mongol

    Enraged Mongol Green Belt

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    By the way. The only thing you will get from this wrestling class is takedowns. Possibly.

    You wont gain any good control, strength or etc.

    This isnt a highschool/college wrestling team. Its ONE class per week. They wont run it at the intensity of a highschool sport. I doubt you will develop the same type of skills.

    Still, the takedowns will help you.
     
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    If the instructor is worth his salt then add top control and TD defense.
     
  20. Kuark

    Kuark Yellow Belt

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    Yea but pretty much everyone at BTT is based in Jiu Jitsu not wrestling. It would be different if BTT was founded by wrestlers, then your argument would make sense.
     

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