MT vs BJJ

Discussion in 'Grappling Technique' started by MCanavan6, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. MCanavan6

    MCanavan6 White Belt

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    First off I know that in order to have good overall fighting ability you should train both, however as of now I only have the money and time for one. I am leaning towards MT as an overall self defense fighting style but was wondering what everyone thought. I would be training at Sityodtong in Boston.
     
  2. SH5

    SH5 Orange Belt

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    Depends on you and your apptitude .

    me being smaller and flexible and not athletic at all would go BJJ
     
  3. omgitsrick

    omgitsrick Green Belt

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    If youre gonna be a fighter then BJJ, if its for casual self defense and beating peoples asses when they mess with you, then Muay Thai. Im sorry but it looks alot cooler doing a flying knee kick to some guys chin, than strategically taking him down and submitting him with an arm bar. Plus if its 2v1 bjj wont work
     
  4. AnOddParadigm

    AnOddParadigm Blue Belt

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    Unless you are a pro, you are only going to have time to be good at one. I recommend just deciding by which one you find the most enjoyable. The more fun you have while training, the more likely you will become good.
     
  5. Dedicado

    Dedicado Machetero

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    IF he knocks you over and starts pounding on you MT won't work anymore.

    Seriously, if you train for self defense then train both striking and grappling. People hit and people tackle each other to the floor or clinch every time they fight. Either you stay on your feet or you go to the ground during a brawl, there isn't anything else.

    BJJ is just as good as MT, just in different areas. If you were getting 2v1 running is your best option. If not, then put 1 guy out by whatever means necessary. Knee to the face, punches, kicks, chokes. Whatever it takes to fight your way out of there.
     
  6. georgejjr

    georgejjr Black Belt

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    If you're going for self defense, and you can only train one, go for knife fighting and firearm practices. Neither BJJ nor MT are going to help you nearly as much as either a good knife or a good handgun will.

    If you're going for sport, do which ever one you enjoy more.
     
  7. SH5

    SH5 Orange Belt

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    You get out of here with your common sense and logic !!!

    this is about which one you like best .. and putting the other down !!!
     
  8. BJJK1

    BJJK1 Green Belt

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    judo, usually cheaper, many locations, and easy transition to bjj, pretty good for self defense too.
     
  9. LCDforMe

    LCDforMe Purple Belt

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    muay thai. i love bjj but I sure as fuck wish I had learned to box in case I were to get jumped.
     
  10. Prokofievian

    Prokofievian Silver Belt

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    BJJ is extremely fun. I do plan on training Muay Thai again, but honestly, strength training and pain are huge parts of Muay Thai. I have studying to do, and it's a hell of a lot easier to do if you dont have muscle shakes and bruises everywhere.

    Plus, if you get in a tussle with someone, there's really not too much more satisfying than collar-choking someone unconcious and walking away. :p
     
  11. MCanavan6

    MCanavan6 White Belt

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    Alright seems like I would rather do muay thai then bjj.
     
  12. Masakatsu Funaki #1

    Masakatsu Funaki #1 Black Belt

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    Personally I would go with BJJ, seeing as you can easily purchase a heavy bag and teach yourself the basics of boxing and muay thai.
     

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