Ive Come To The Conclusion

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by o'dubhlaoich, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. o'dubhlaoich

    o'dubhlaoich Red Belt

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    That I dont like BJJ only. I dont like the sport side of it. I now know I started BJJ for all of the wrong reasons. I started BJJ because I love mma and couldnt find any mma schools near my house. I have now been training at a gym that offers awesome instruction in boxing, thai boxing and mma. They also have yoga and early morning conditioning classes. I am so much happier in my training now. Anyone else start BJJ and not like it and moved on?
     
  2. Wandgun

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    You came the grappling forum to tell us that you don't like BJJ and expect a bunch of people with the same opinion?
     
  3. Vector_X

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    Nope, actually mine was pretty much the exact opposite. I started MMA and didn't really enjoy it, but really enjoy Muay Thai and BJJ even more so.
     
  4. Sloth

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    I haven't moved on, but I'm starting to appreciate other grappling arts a lot more and feel that Bjj and sub grappling as they are taught and practiced (especially sub grappling) are more generic grappling arts now rather than specific styles. I go back and forth on loving/hating the sportive competition element of Bjj, but the Grappling arts themselves still intrigue and mystify me.
     
  5. o'dubhlaoich

    o'dubhlaoich Red Belt

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    Thats how I feel to. I can do without the politics and shit. I just want to learn grappling for combat ie mma. I dont care what sytle. I want to learn whats good from all of them. The place where I train now the grappling guy knows bjj, sambo, judo and is a good wrestler.
     
  6. Spoken

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    uh... I started BJJ after seeing MMA matches.

    But to this day, I enjoy BJJ much more than MMA, though I do a bit of sambo to help out my game.
     
  7. Mr. Sandman

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    The only reason you gave us for not liking bjj is the sport side of it. Yet you enjoy Boxing, Muay Thai, etc. I don't get it.
     
  8. nefti

    nefti Red Belt

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    what politics do you have at your gym?
     
  9. o'dubhlaoich

    o'dubhlaoich Red Belt

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    I guess what I am sayin is I love mma. The only reason I started doing BJJ is because it was a part of mma.
     
  10. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    Cool story bro.
     
  11. HardEight

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    Before you leave...

    What don't you really like about it? "Sport side of it" is very vague, and almost a non-reason to dislike something.
     
  13. o'dubhlaoich

    o'dubhlaoich Red Belt

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    I guess when I train all three together boxing,thai boxing, and mma I actually feel like I am training for a fight. I know it sounds stupid but thats how I feel. I think the way bjj is taught and trained nowadays is no different than the other traditional martial arts. It seems outta touch with actual combat.
     
  14. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    Do a BJJ tournament and tell me it doesn't feel like combat.
     
  15. o'dubhlaoich

    o'dubhlaoich Red Belt

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    I have. It doesnt.
     
  16. Respeezy

    Respeezy Purple Belt

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    Go to afghanistan if you want to feel like combat
     
  17. Spoken

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    nothing wrong with cross training... nothing by itself is really proficient.

    But if you think its out of touch, then you're delusional.
     
  18. bjjaz

    bjjaz Got the Rock...Time to Roll

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    Ok so since you did a tournament, I still don't understand how it feels out of touch.
     
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    Boxing is out of touch because a if it goes to the ground, you arent taught to defend submission.

    see how stupid that sounds?
     
  20. Vector_X

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    It might just be the lack of striking, but MMA is god awful away from combat.
     

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