Greco or Freestyle to complement BJJ/MMA

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  1. BladeLD

    BladeLD White Belt

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    Yo 'ssup everybody,

    I just started to train in a Wrestling Club to complement my BJJ/Judo/striking and I really like it, I feel like falling in love again.

    Until now, I mostly wrestled Freestyle in practice, but the dudes there told me I should probably do more Greco as I'm a kinda short and stocky. They also said that my stance would be better for Greco.
    I'm good at trips, no gi judo stuff, headlocks and Single Legs, don't feel very comfortable with my double leg.

    What do you guys, especially wrestlers with MMa-experience think, should I emphasize on Greco as they told me, should I train it 50-50 or should I only go for Freestyle?

    ah ps important thing I'm more strong than quick, my conditioning is quite good
     
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  2. YeahBee

    YeahBee Samdog Original Nine

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    everything you can do in greco you can do in freestyle,

    and greco puts restrictions on what can happen in MMA/grappling
     
  3. KILL KILL

    KILL KILL Gold Belt

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    both. Greco will help in the clinch and pressing up against the cage and throws. Freestyle for takedowns and top control.
     
  4. fourfif**

    fourfif** Banned Banned

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    I absolutely encourage you to work freestyle n Greco 50/50.

    Dedicated sessions of nothing but clinches, pummeling, hand fighting and throws will increase your competence in the clinch and other non shot related takedowns.
     

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