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#322431 - 02/14/07 09:33 PM Complimentary Art For BJJ
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Hi

I've been doing alot of reading around here on the forums. I've been doing BJJ for around 4 months and was wondering what the best complimentary art would be for my BJJ??? I specifically want this art to be good for real self defense and not just "sport". Real life situations. As we know real life violence is entirely different than sport. Thanks.


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#322432 - 02/14/07 09:39 PM Re: Complimentary Art For BJJ [Re: BJJBrazil]
migo Offline
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Wrestling's good, especially if you work your way up to the collegiate level.

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#322433 - 02/14/07 09:49 PM Re: Complimentary Art For BJJ [Re: migo]
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I recommend a stand-up, striking art. TKD, Karate, HapKiDo, etc... they're all good complimentary arts, as long as the school is legitimately geared toward self-defense.

BJJ is awesome on the ground, but if you wind up in a streetfight, you want to try and keep from going to the ground, in case your attacker has a buddy lurking in the shadows.

Strike hard, knock him down, run away.

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#322434 - 02/14/07 09:51 PM Re: Complimentary Art For BJJ [Re: BJJBrazil]
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Muay Thai. Boxing (although it lacks kicks and stuff which is a downside), Judo, good Aikido, good Karate/Taekwondo, a reputable combatives system (avoid ones that overly appeal to macho fantasys). Basicly it would probably be good to get a standing martial art to compliment your experience on the ground.

-Umbra

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#322435 - 02/14/07 10:51 PM Re: Complimentary Art For BJJ [Re: BJJBrazil]
JKogas Offline
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Boxing, wrestling and jits all done together = MMA. Do that.


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#322436 - 02/14/07 11:39 PM Re: Complimentary Art For BJJ [Re: JKogas]
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Muay Thai. 'nuff said.

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#322437 - 02/15/07 01:17 PM Re: Complimentary Art For BJJ [Re: Taison]
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Agree with all, just make sure it is a good school teaching quality techniques.
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#322438 - 02/15/07 01:27 PM Re: Complimentary Art For BJJ [Re: Dereck]
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Despite the fact that BJJBrazil has been outed as a troll, and summarily banned, I'm going to leave this thread open, because it's a good topic for discussion.

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#322439 - 02/15/07 04:11 PM Re: Complimentary Art For BJJ [Re: Zombie Zero]
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http://www.everythingwingchun.com/Samuel-Kwok-Carlson-Gracie-Double-Impact-DVD-p/sk01.htm

Here's an example of how Carlson Gracie Sr.(RIP) and Sigung Samuel Kwok combined BJJ with Wing Chun.

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#322440 - 02/16/07 03:30 PM Re: Complimentary Art For BJJ [Re: BJJBrazil]
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It seems as though lots of people naturally assume that MT & BJJ are made for each other. I think that comes from the popularity of MMA.

Pardon my ignorance but isn't MT light on sweeps, throws & off-balancing? I know that there are people out there who will claim that MT "has everything" but as a sport (as hard-core as it is), it's a stand-up game.

Karate, Kung-fu, Shorinji-Kempo & other traditional "stand-up" MA have the benefit of throws, sweeps & off-balancing within their systems. I'm not going so far as to claim that Naihanchi kata has grappling techniques in it but it's not a stretch to see BJJ/Judo/Sui-Chao/Wrestling as a logical extension of these so-called "striking arts".

BTW: I don't see it the other way around (karate is an extension of BJJ for example) because you usually start standing & MAY end up on the ground.

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