Learning multiple arts at same time?

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  1. Danny T

    Danny T Senior Master

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    Range...boxing and wc weapons as well as power generation for the most part are for different ranges.
    When understood it is easy to transition from one to the other.
     
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    Because bjjers dont Judo and wrestle?

    What Happens To Your BJJ Game When Cross-Training in Judo
     
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    I don't know much about wrestling, but I can't think of any significant conflicts among those three, unless you're training specifically for the competition in each (conflicting rules would lead to conflicting choices). The techniques - assuming none of the instructors are anal about people doing it exactly their way - should meld nicely.
     
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    If you tried to pull guard in wrestling you would get pinned. But in BJJ you can avoid a lot of stand up wrestling issues by pulling guard.

    This is why I like doing both because when I wrestle I am forced to engage in a stand up wrestle. But then if I do get taken down the ground game is a lot shorter. So I can be less conservative.

    And when I BJJ I am forced in to an elongated submission game. If I get taken down I have more opportunities to recover.

    Combined the make me a better martial artist.
     
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    Yep.
     
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    It's not impossible to learn two arts at once, but it can be very difficult, especially if it is your first time learning martial arts.
     
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    taking multiple martial arts can be time consuming. also, I used to take Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiujitsu on the same night sometimes, and it really wore me down after a while. but it's different for different people. fact of the matter is i'm not in great shape even though i've been training martial arts for a while now.... I smoked cigarettes for 16 years and even though its been a long time since i quit my cardio still isn't great. so if you're in good shape and you can handle taking multiple martial arts in one day, go for it. your other alternative is to alternate... like take one martial art Mondays and Wednesdays and another on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
     

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