If you could learn one new system what would it be

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  1. drop bear

    drop bear Sr. Grandmaster

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    Weeb.

    I think most of us would. But unfortunately it is all nonsense. Capoeira is probably the closest you can get to anime fighting.

    But yeah. A legitimate ninja school would be rad
     
  2. drop bear

    drop bear Sr. Grandmaster

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    Nah. One of our girls ot fought a judo Olympian. The judo girl got her down but couldn't keep her there.
     
  3. Rusty B

    Rusty B Blue Belt

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    As long as you see it for what it is,
    One could always join the military and go Army Special Special Forces, Navy SEALs, or Marine Corps Force Recon if they really want to learn the skills of what a ninja would be doing in the modern world.

    But, of course... the kind of person who would, and the kind of person who would take ninjutsu are not of the same caliber.
     
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    Tony Dismukes MT Moderator Staff Member

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    There's a huge amount in variation to be found in Judo ground fighting skill, both at the school and the individual level.

    There are Judo black belts who have newaza equal to a BJJ one-stripe white belt. There are Judo black belts who have newaza equal to a BJJ blue belt. There are Judo black belts who have newaza equal to a BJJ purple belt. There are Judo black belts who have newaza equal to a BJJ brown belt. There are even Judo black belts who have newaza equal to a BJJ black belt (although these are unusual).

    The Judo black belt newaza = BJJ blue belt might hold as some sort of statistical average if you sampled enough Judoka, but I couldn't say for sure. Too many of my Judo friends have also trained BJJ, which makes it harder for me to see the statistical big picture. I will say that the specific newaza skills will typically be different. A Judoka who is skilled at groundwork will typically be good at top control, pinning, attacking the turtle, hunting for a very quick choke or armbar, and perhaps passing the guard if that can be done quickly. A BJJ practitioner will have a broader range of groundwork skills including sweeps and submissions from the guard, a wider range of guard passing options, setting up attacks that take longer, various submissions which are illegal in Judo competition (such as leglocks), and possibly using/defending against strikes on the ground.
     
  5. Oni_Kadaki

    Oni_Kadaki Green Belt

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    Tried that, actually... My first contract in the USAF was for Combat Control, the guys who go in with the SEALs, Special Forces, and other cool guys to guide in air strikes, supplies, ISR, and other air support. I lost the contract when my recruiter's special tactics liaison realized my eyesight didn't make the cut. But, long story short, I did attempt to go that route.

    Nowadays I'm an Air Force cop, soon to be officer.123
     

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