mma vs. pure bjj schools

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  1. sprite Banned Banned

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    im thinking these two cases would attract different types of people but what that different type is i have yet to figure out...

    which do you prefer...

    an mma school... or a pure bjj school
     
  2. Bucketbot Blue Belt

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    Depends.

    It also depends what each indivdiual is looking for.

    Personally, i enjoy a school that teaches MMA. Having said that i perfer to train at a school that offers the following:

    1) BJJ only classes

    2) MT only classes

    3) What ever other MA are being taught (such as wrestling, sambo) only classes

    and than

    4) Seperate MMA only classes.

    I have been to school that teach only MMA and have no specific classes dedicated to only striking or only grappling, and it is my experience that these schools are really lacking.

    In my humble opinion you should be able to learn the basic and advance technquies in relation to each MA in a setting that allows you to focus on just that particular MA, and than go to another class (such as MMA) that allows to to "blend" those techniques together...

    but hey that is just my opinion
     
  3. J Storm** Banned Banned

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    if you are a beginner, i'd say pure bjj.

    just my opinion, but i think total noobs who start of w/ straight up mma wind up having mediocre jiu jitsu, mediocre striking, and mediocre wrestling. now if you were already fairly established in one discipline, that would be another story.
     
  4. johnmunley White Belt

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    when i first started training i had to make the choice of a mma school or a bjj school, since i already had a background in wrestling i went with mma b/c i could work on many aspects of fighting. but id say both are a good choice im sure you'd learn mad good bjj at a bjj school but if u wanna fight mma u need to know alot more than just jits
     
  5. TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    I've trained at both, and I have to say I prefer pure BJJ. Although Draculino teaches a healthy dose of MMA and BJJ, BJJ is clearly his focus and the BJJ at Draculino's is light years beyond anything I've seen at any MMA school I have been to.

    I remember coming fresh out of an MMA gym where I could control just about all my training partners and going to Draculinos and tapping soo much you would have thought the mat was on fire...Night/Day to me. I would rather get really really good at one thing, than so-so at everything.

    And I have to say you run into more of the toughguy personalities at MMA schools, in my experience.

    But everyone wants something different....
     
  6. Boulderface Banned Banned

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    This would be annoying
     
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    QFT
     
  9. blanko Guest

    bjj

    i started off doing mma but while mma is great but it doesnt have that special feelign of "flow" like bjj. As a person trained mma i find it funny when douchbags talk about "street" and ground and pounding. Even in the grappling forums there are fucken idiots that talk about "it's hard to submit someone who is gnping you". Do these fucktards know how DIFFICULT it is to ground and pound someone who knows jiu jtisu? Do these fucken idiots know how hard it is to it a heavy bag that is on the floor? How much it hurts your wrists? How difficult it is to elbow someone on the ground? Just because a trained mma fighter who has wrestled all his life can defend submissions and gnp in a guys guard it doesn't mean that joe schmoe can do it also.
     
  10. georgejjr Black Belt

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    I wouldn't let them get to you. They're the same folks yelling at NFL quarterbacks from their couches because they don't just outrun the tackle who's broken through the line to sack them, or the guy who fumbles the football just because 600 pounds of defensive line smashed into them. Its pretty easy to forget you're not quite as good as Peyton Manning when your experience of the game is from the tube. I've always thought they should have an extra lane in things like the olympics which they'd use for some fan to use in the races (I'd pick the guy with the big mouth heckling the athletes) ... just to show people that even the poor guy who comes in last in say the olympic 100 m final is really fast if you actually have to race against him :icon_chee
     
  11. TalkShowOnMute dancingonthecorpsesashes

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    I can attest to that, G'N'P...let me rephrase that..."effective GNP" is a skill. It's not as easy as take the guy down and punch.
     
  12. ~Tommy~Da~Gun~ White Belt

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    Can someone tell me what TMA means? Sorry to hijack your thread.
     
  13. agente809 Green Belt

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    traditional martial art...think kung fu, aikido, japanese jujutsu etc.
     
  14. Hannah's Dad White Belt

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    I've only just started a few weeks ago, but this is exactly how our gym is set up. BJJ, MT, Boxing and Sambo and a separate MMA class (they have a cage). When I joined, it was recommended that I should concentrate on one as my base before spending time with the others. Being a small guy, I chose BJJ. 2 gi and 2 no gi classes each week. Try to make as many as I can, depending on work (and now, injuries).
     
  15. Gsoares2*** Banned Banned

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    depends on your goals.

    I would say that on average if there is a bjj blackbelt to train with.. your getting quality bjj coaching..

    On the other hand there are a lot of schools to claim to teach mma.. Who are guys with little to no qualifications.
     
  16. Joey Juarez Amateur Fighter

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    I had to make the choice so I chose MMA. It was mainly because of the price. Once more time and money rolls around I plan on doing both tho
     
  17. davejitsu Purple Belt

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    I just got a guy in at our school that has been doing MMA stuff for 13 yrs. Guy has like 80 am boxing matches too, so I was excited to get destroyed by him. The total opposite happened and his ground game is very limited. He gives to much space and is always thinking about how could I strike here or there, instead of finishing a position off. His base is very tough, but his grappling game is not that impressive IMHO.
     
  18. omgitsrick Green Belt

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    Yes it would, haven't you watched TUF?
     
  19. blanko Guest

    there are less d bags in bjj gyms
     
  20. SpartanWarrior Purple Belt

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    I love both BJJ and MMA but I tend to train in BJJ more. MMA is too violent. Im a lover not a fighter.
     

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