Which Style

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  1. Essexpope1982

    Essexpope1982 White Belt

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    hi all i live in an area where there is no mma gyms near by and surrounding martial arts classes are very limited i want to get in to mma so i have 2 Questions
    1.which classes should i take up ?
    2.how do i get a mma fight ?
    the classes that are in my area are Karate, Japanese Jui Jitsu and Kickboxing
     
  2. Pilgrim35

    Pilgrim35 Blue Belt

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    Well you seem to be under the impression that all of the best fighters in the world are in England, so it shouldn't be too hard for you to find some decent trainers somewhere nearby.
     
  3. tdluxon

    tdluxon Red Belt

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    I'd say go with the kickboxing or jiu jitsu or a combination of both
     
  4. Proteus900

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    Take all three if you have the time, There are great things to learn from all of them. If it's available some time in a boxing gym wouldn't hurt either.

    Once you've seen what the instructors are like, and know a bit more about the styles decide where you think you'll be most comfortable.
     
  5. mjw1

    mjw1 Blue Belt

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    If you want a match as it seems Kick boxing or Jiu Jitsu or both
     
  6. SteelHammer

    SteelHammer Green Belt

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    It depends how hardcore the karate place's sparring is. If they go full contact, or half contact but without pads and gloves and including head punches, I'd take that. But most places don't. All 3 are decent though.

    lol
     
  7. Mr Fingers

    Mr Fingers Orange Belt

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    What style of karate is it? It would help if you could post the websites to these schools.
     
  8. Keul

    Keul Yellow Belt

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    1. Find out if they do no contact, point fighting, continuous sparring, Full contact...etc.
    2. Find out which ones compete.
    3. Go try them both out...Often dojos give a freebie lesson for people to try out.
    3. Find out details such as class size, price, instructors' experience, travel distance, class times, etc.
     
  9. Sizzerb

    Sizzerb White Belt

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    Japanese JJ is a waste of time. I'd focus on kickboxing and finding a gym that's actually any good.
     
  10. shinkyoku

    shinkyoku Brown Belt

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    Which TYPE of karate?
    Karate is so diversified that it is impossible to say something that is true about all of it.
    If it is a kyokushin, ashihara, shidokan or enshin karate gym (or any other style that is into knockdown karate) it is useful.
    If it is some other style that are into light/no-contact fighting (or even worse, no fighting at all) it is a waste of time for you.

    True japanese JJ is rare. Most styles calling themselves "Japanese JJ" are basically a mix of judo and aikido, with the emphasis heavily on aikido. Aikido is not a good style for MMA.

    Kickboxing. Are you talking about above the waist kickboxing (no lowkick) or something like k-1 rules or more thai rules kickboxing? The differences are big.
     
  11. SteelHammer

    SteelHammer Green Belt

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    That's not true, the takedowns are great and the ground game is what bjj originally came from
     
  12. Essexpope1982

    Essexpope1982 White Belt

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    I'd go JJ and the Kickboxing. Kickboxing is popular over there from what I heard might lead you to some Thai boxing or MMA contacts? Maybe get some dvds in the meantime
     
  14. SpineBreaker

    SpineBreaker Orange Belt

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    Wow. That site says you'll get a black belt in AT LEAST 12 months.

    You should've ruled this place out already.
     
  15. shinkyoku

    shinkyoku Brown Belt

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    To be fair, it says that it takes at least 12 month from the previous grade (brown belt), to get black belt.
    The minimum time they list to get a BB from scratch is just under 4 years (46 months).
    Zenshin Do Karate

    I dont like the website, but lets not bash it for things it does not claim.
     

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