Jiu-Jitsu

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Done Boxing and Muay Thai for years but fancy trying something new. Anyone done jiu-jitsu?? As fun to learn as the stand up stuff??
 
May 25, 2013
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Depends on what you like really. You might try it and just think "that's not for me", or you might absolutely love it.

I dare say the injuries in grappling and jiu-jitsu are slightly worse than than striking arts. I'll generally take a broken nose and a headache, or at worst a broken hand, over what I'm going through right now with my neck.
 

Johnstown

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I did judo for a bit...when i briefly considered doing some mma (@Haggis. ) biggest thing was having to "let" guys through you. Some guys just cant and try to fight it.

Bjj from the 3 classes i had of that seems to be more focused on starting from guard shit.

Its definitely a useful combat sport...but...some guys who do it... In my opinion are sometimes not really "fighters". You can definitely get injured...but the better the instructor the less chance of that (from what ive seen...but im no fucking expert)
 

Setanta

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I did judo for a bit...when i briefly considered doing some mma (@Haggis. ) biggest thing was having to "let" guys through you. Some guys just cant and try to fight it.

Bjj from the 3 classes i had of that seems to be more focused on starting from guard shit.

Its definitely a useful combat sport...but...some guys who do it... In my opinion are sometimes not really "fighters". You can definitely get injured...but the better the instructor the less chance of that (from what ive seen...but im no fucking expert)
That sounds a bit gay and was never part of the art at my dojo.
 
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Mate of mine done it, said it was fun, hard practice though but if you've done boxing and muay thai your propably already suited
 
May 25, 2013
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Best advice if you're going to start is just flow with the go. Tap early, tap often. Roll with as many colourful belts as you can and just absorb the knowledge.
 
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I wouldn't mind trying it to be honest. That shit could be extremely useful if you were ever stuck in trouble in a street fight.
 
Jun 17, 2013
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I personally found Jiu Jitsu much harder than boxing. Especially at the start where pretty much everybody is kicking your ass...and you will be on the losing end A LOT in the beginning. I was a blue, close to getting my purple when I stopped because I hurt my hip. It's better now, but just been too lazy to go back.

Although I must say, you can go much harder in BJJ without really hurting the other guy than you can in boxing.
 
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I personally found Jiu Jitsu much harder than boxing. Especially at the start where pretty much everybody is kicking your ass...and you will be on the losing end A LOT in the beginning. I was a blue, close to getting my purple when I stopped because I hurt my hip. It's better now, but just been too lazy to go back.

Although I must say, you can go much harder in BJJ without really hurting the other guy than you can in boxing.
I was a blue on the way to getting my purple when I stopped because of my back. There's dudes who had just started when I got my blue belt that are purples and browns now.
 
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I was a blue on the way to getting my purple when I stopped because of my back. There's dudes who had just started when I got my blue belt that are purples and browns now.
Yeah, unfortunately injuries do happen in this sport. It sucks, but it's part of it.