Grappling guys: how do you rate your striking skills?

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  1. tudor_bjj

    tudor_bjj Purple Belt

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    How do you, grappling people, rate your striking skills (standing)?
    I, for instance, have pretty fast hands (took like a month of boxing training and now for 2 months I have been doing MT). I suck at kicks. Esp. high kicks cause I'm not flexible at all. I'm know learning how to put a lot of power into my lowkicks my twisting my hips. I have good knee strikes. And overall I'm trying to improve my stance and movement.
    If I rate my striking skills I'll go like this (from 1 to 10):
    - hands: 7
    - kicks: 4
    - knees: 6
    BTW, I'm a blue belt in BJJ.
    Please reply with some details...
     
  2. RedAger

    RedAger Amateur Fighter

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    hands: 4 at best
    kicks: 6 good power not very good technique
    knees: 8 good knees/thai clinch work
     
  3. colinm

    colinm Brown Belt

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    straight poop. ive taken 3 mt classes but dont have the time right now to pursue it, although i will in the fall :D
     
  4. Kantian_relativist

    Kantian_relativist Green Belt

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    Preschooler's Standup> My standup

    I'm working on it, decent feet and clinch, but my hands are worthless
     
  5. flyingknee16

    flyingknee16 Brown Belt

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    Still learning standup.

    My submission wrestling is pretty good now, so I've started to focus more on muay thai to round out my game. I mean does anyone seriously just want to grapple? Being only a grappler is still as incomplete as a TKDer with no ground skills, yeah?
     
  6. Bmonk**

    Bmonk** Guest

    I only started grappling 3 years ago. Before that I did 5 years of boxing and 4 years of MT and competed a bit in both.

    Hands 8
    Kicks 7
    Knees 5
     
  7. tudor_bjj

    tudor_bjj Purple Belt

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    Just another thought guys... This came up to me when me and two friends of mine had an argument last weekend with 4 guys. It didn't end with a fight (although it was pretty close), but I realized that if it ended with a fight I needed my striking skills.
     
  8. Dedicado

    Dedicado Machetero

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    Ya, you should get familiar with fighting on your feet.

    I have an orange belt in TKD, so I know my basics here, but I got ripped apart by a MT fighter in '04 so since then I've re-evaluated what I know, I've learnt about the leg check, cuz TKD is really nothing below the waist and no punching to the head and no kicking in the back.

    I've boxed competitively now for 2 years and I've had three fights. I feel pretty good with my hands.

    legs:3
    hands:7
    knees:1
     
  9. 2om30

    2om30 Red Belt

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    I was an amatuer boxer before i got into grappling....never kept up with the boxing just went full-on jiu-jitsu. So I rate my striking skills as CA-CA.
     
  10. LCDforMe

    LCDforMe Purple Belt

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    Knees/Kicks/Hands=teh suck.
     
  11. 007

    007 License to Kill

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    Knees: 8
    Kicks: 8 for power 6 skill
    Hnads: 6 Get tired when throwing combos
     
  12. Soid

    Soid Renegade of Funk

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    Hands: 8
    Kicks: 0
    Knees: Doesnt every knee hurt lol. ZERO
     
  13. guardpasser

    guardpasser Tudo Bem Bjj

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    hands--8
    kicks-8
    knees-5
     
  14. colinm

    colinm Brown Belt

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    people can't grapple for sport?
     
  15. jahred

    jahred rarity

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    i look great on the bags and pads but that's about it. i don't have near as much experience really banging as i'd like.
     
  16. Pale1

    Pale1 Blue Belt

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    hands: 5
    Kicks: 3
    Knees: 7
    Elbows: 10

    I like the fight in close. I can throw my hands, but doing so controlled and not just being instinctively is why the 5. And as for kicks, I just had my ACL and MCL replaced so it's been difficult to get them back up.
     
  17. phenomfan1529

    phenomfan1529 Brown Belt

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    hands: 8
    kicks: 1
    knees: 2
     
  18. jahred

    jahred rarity

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    lot of high numbers floating around.. i wonder what the buakaws, mayweathers and hoosts of the world stack up as.
     
  19. Falero

    Falero Black Belt

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    hands:5
    kicks: 8
    kness:4
     
  20. Gsoares2***

    Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    Dont know.. I tried training my self from MT books, and instructionals... But i doubt it got me far.

    Kicks have to be my strongest asset.. Last street fight i got into i dropped the guy from one leg kick.

    I only practice sport jiu jitsu.... 6 times a week... never strike:-(
     

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