What is the best form of MMA to learn first? (muay thai or BJJ)
- 12-08-2012, 10:43 AM
- 12-08-2012, 10:47 AM
id do muy thai cuz its either kick ass or get your ass kicked. or greco roman wrestling. just pick one that sounds appealing to you, its a hobby so do one you like
12-08-2012, 10:51 AM
12-10-2012, 11:12 AM
12-10-2012, 11:29 AM
12-10-2012, 04:22 PM
12-10-2012, 05:47 PM
From my experience in the world of Mixed Martial Arts; boxing and wrestling are the go to due to what each teaches you. I myself don't have much training in wrestling just BJJ and Judo. Striking martial arts depends on your build.
12-10-2012, 05:49 PM
12-10-2012, 05:55 PM
It just depends on the gym you decide to train at and your reach. But if you find a martial art that strikes interest I say do it. Striking is just a preference.
12-10-2012, 06:15 PM
12-10-2012, 06:18 PM
12-11-2012, 05:00 PM
12-11-2012, 05:18 PM
12-11-2012, 05:21 PM
12-11-2012, 05:25 PM
12-11-2012, 05:32 PM
12-11-2012, 05:32 PM
I would rather see someone get submitted with a Nice arm bar or a rear naked choked, then be held down the whole fight and getting hit with sloppy punches..
12-13-2012, 12:03 PM
I feel that wrestling is a great base to have, I also feel Bjj is a great add on. Striking is great but if you don't have a solid ground game you won't have much success.
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12-13-2012, 12:23 PM
12-29-2012, 12:30 AM
Wrestling and Jiu Jitsu are great. I always thought striking would be more useful but the last 2 real fights I've been in my grappling skills have been extremely useful to the point where I don't even have to worry about being hit. once you take an untrained person to the ground you can have your way with them. Keep in mind both of these incidents were self defense, I don't go around starting fights for no reason.
10-26-2013, 09:27 PM
I actually went through the top mma fighters on Wikipedia once and looked at their backgrounds. Muay Thai, BJJ and wrestling were represented with about equal proportion. So whichever of these you pick, you're probably solid.
10-27-2013, 01:12 PM
Just look at the champions in the sport there all wrestlers that's the best base to have to build your skills on!
10-27-2013, 01:15 PM
10-27-2013, 01:32 PM
Okay two I guess aren't true wrestlers but Cruz is still the real belt holder so Barao don't count yet even tho I think he will dominate Cruz and gsp is good bc of wrestling don't matter if he didn't start it first that's what he had to turn to to be dominant like he is .
10-28-2013, 02:14 PM
If you are young I would definitely say wrestling to start. If you can take someone down and stop a takedown you control where the fight is. Great wrestling CAN nullify BJJ, but definitely look into some form of ground game. Then fight a form of striking you enjoy. Best to have strikes to set up takedowns.
11-19-2013, 02:18 AM
12-07-2013, 02:16 PM
I found that Muay Thai was the best for me because it stressed a high level of overall conditioning and fitness. I thought I was in great shape from endurance events and other sports I do, but the intensity and burst conditioning needed was an eye opener. Plus, if there is anyway to stop something from ever going to the ground, then that is the way to go. I enjoy Jui Jitsu, and it is a great form because it negates strength and size many times, but I only do it to know what to do if I was ever to be on the ground or wanted to avoid hitting someone.
12-07-2013, 10:18 PM
Thai Boxing is very effective one of the best stand up game ever showed sweeps and kicks elbows are very punishing blows but ! you have to come in to land something good that's when ju jitsu baits another fighting art in with no clue how to defend the attack no if there was no way to grapple with the Thai boxer ju jitsu would be in trouble but I highly doubt that It would go like that Bro
12-07-2013, 10:38 PM
Muay thai, a fight starts standing up, not on your knees
"No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training...what a disgrace it is for a man to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable." - Socrates
12-08-2013, 12:05 AM
Anything we practice is better than nothing and I respect all of it.
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