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    Cross Training in MMA

    A few weeks back, i went to a sambo seminar taught by the head of the ASA. Fortunately for me, i became engaged in a lot of intelligent conversation because I had to drive him home. One topic of discussion was the familiar formula of
    Muay Thai+Brazilian Ju Jitsu being the be all end all of training with some boxing and wrestling.

    Why do you think this combination is used by everyone?
    Do you think there is room for other styles in MMA? (like when UFC began)
    Is the combination simply a fad? or will it continue to be the template for fighters?

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    Judo, BJJ, Wrestling, Sambo, Muay Thai, Boxing


    98% of the time, any other style is just ineffective Mickey Mouse horseshit.


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    Judo, BJJ, Wrestling, Sambo, Muay Thai, Boxing


    98% of the time, any other style is just ineffective Mickey Mouse horseshit.


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    Ide agree that alot of the Chinese arts are indeed lackluster when it comes to application, but karate and karav maga are two examples of applicable arts which arent utilized.

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    Meh...

    Machida is the only Karate guy I've ever seen do well. And I've yet to see any Krav Maga representatives in the cage.

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    thats my point!! there are so many different arts out there that have no reps!! Even if they have a a MT stand up, training in other arts may affect their tactics. What comes to mind is football players doing ballet for footwork and dex/agility

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    Until it's proven useful, it's safe to assume that you'd be wasting your time on all other TMAs.

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    you have to keep in mind the original intended application of many martial arts. there are many that were originally intended to kill or break bones and tendons. its difficult to transfer these styles into a competition where tapping out/point scoring are the only means to win and where life threatening moves are illegal.

    this limits MMA competitors to a smaller selection of safe yet effective styles.

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    Krav Maga is "street" oriented like most TMA stuff. You're not going into an MMA fight punching everyone in the throat or kneeing them in the balls....unless you're cheik kongo. Stick to the tried and true.

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    What about Catch Wrestling? Sakuraba did VERY well for himself using this art- again, its another art that has been proven, but is over shadowed by Thai, boxing wrestling and bjj- Catch in my experience is usually incorporated in other arts, opposed to being taught as an art by itself

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    How many times do I have to say it: Judo, BJJ, Wrestling, Boxing & Muay Thai... anything else is a waste of time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C0WB0Y View Post
    How many times do I have to say it: Judo, BJJ, Wrestling, Boxing & Muay Thai... anything else is a waste of time.
    How many times do other people need to say it? Just because you say it doesnt make it fact

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    Sambo and kickboxing as well. Catch wrestling is effective, it's quite similar to judo/sambo/bjj.

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    Sambo is Judo/Wrestling. Kickboxing is Muay Thai.

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    because of MMA rules, kickboxing and BJJ shine. Obviously a BJJ guy will lose in a tae kwon do tournament (and i know BJJ also practices kicks and strikes, but it is not their specialty).

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