Alternate Martial Arts...

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Nathan Addict 175 posts
Hi, noticed the forum's been kinda quiet lately... And I'm sick to death of the old, Muay Thai + Brazilian JuJitsu combination...

If you guys for any reason, were forced to not to be able to do Traditional JuJitsu, Brazillian or Thai... What would be you next choice of Martial Art?

I think for myself, boxing.



I know boxings isn't a martial art as such, but you get my drift ;-)
Robsco 1319 posts
I'd probably go for Judo myself, wouldn't wanna move too far away from Ju-Jitsu and BJJ.
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Jaz Newbie 6 posts
I have always wanted to try Capoeira, not because it is brazilian I may add .
sl Resident 855 posts
I asked abut Judo a while back ..... and it caused severe dbate :-)

Does Judo have any groundwork to it?
Robsco 1319 posts
Well if TJJ and BJJ are off the menu, it'd have to be Judo.

It does have groundwork, but it depends where you train, when you watch Olympic Judo there isn't too much ground-work before the referee stands them up again, which is a real shame.
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sl Resident 855 posts
But say a typical Judo syllabus would include some groundwork?
Robsco 1319 posts
Yeah definately, hold-downs, arm-bars and chokes.

But like I say, I think it depends where you train, and what the instructors are like. This is all on what I've heard tho, it could be different.

Steve would be your man to answer that for sure.
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sl Resident 855 posts
Steve, when you read this one can you give me some info on judo and its groundwork etc.
Dave Addict 183 posts
If not BJJ or Muay Thai Boxing then take your pick from:

Judo,Wrestling,Sambo,Western Boxing. Or a combo of all.
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Ross Regular 100 posts


Judo - at a good club
Kieran Regular 107 posts
I would have to say judo as well.But if a akido club opened I would definately join
crazymofo55 Regular 41 posts
Freestyle wrestling is the next best because although it focuses less on submissions it does focus on the most important aspect of ground fighting, which is position. It is said that it is easier for a wrestler to adapt to no holds barred then a boxer so i would say that it would be a better base.