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post #121 of 193
augusto86, definitely try BJJ. the portuguese you picked up in capoeira will come in handy in BJJ. also, it will be one more thing you can do the next time you go to brazil. also, many BJJ guys cross-train in capoeira and vice-versa. the "malicia" you learned in capoeira is something that you can use when doing ground work.
post #122 of 193
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Originally Posted by mizanation
augusto86, definitely try BJJ. the portuguese you picked up in capoeira will come in handy in BJJ. also, it will be one more thing you can do the next time you go to brazil. also, many BJJ guys cross-train in capoeira and vice-versa. the "malicia" you learned in capoeira is something that you can use when doing ground work.

Malicia
is my favorit epart of capoeira. Doing a backflip ten feet away from your partner is silly, if good for intimidating weak-minded people. Making him think you're going to roundhouse him and hooking his ankle is just satisfying.

Also, I already have all the portuguese I need, being Brasileiro myself.

I'll definitely look into BJJ. are there different types or is it standardized?
post #123 of 193
coool, man. can't wait to go to brazil. my friend went to train at brazilian top team and had a blast.

that's a good question about BJJ. there are different types, but they all differ very, very slightly. nothing like the difference between capoeira angola and regional.

all bjj schools have the same techniques. in fact, all the techniques actually come from pre-war japanese judo/jiu-jitsu. what makes bjj special is how all the moves are put together.

if you go to brandeis, there is a university brazilian jiu-jitsu team that practices.

http://my.brandeis.edu/clubs/kfss

btw, those guys are legit. joe lauzon is a grappling champ who just knocked out jens pulver in the ufc. my coach actually fought him too and lost a very close decision.

i would definitely train with those guys. i think you'll have a lot of fun.
post #124 of 193
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Originally Posted by mizanation
coool, man. can't wait to go to brazil. my friend went to train at brazilian top team and had a blast.

that's a good question about BJJ. there are different types, but they all differ very, very slightly. nothing like the difference between capoeira angola and regional.

all bjj schools have the same techniques. in fact, all the techniques actually come from pre-war japanese judo/jiu-jitsu. what makes bjj special is how all the moves are put together.

if you go to brandeis, there is a university brazilian jiu-jitsu team that practices.

http://my.brandeis.edu/clubs/kfss

btw, those guys are legit. joe lauzon is a grappling champ who just knocked out jens pulver in the ufc. my coach actually fought him too and lost a very close decision.

i would definitely train with those guys. i think you'll have a lot of fun.


Thread hijack.

I just ordered stuff from Fairtex and I don't have a favorable opinion of that company! The gear is supposed to be the best but I wonder if I even get what I ordered anytime soon.
post #125 of 193
oh no! that sucks, did they ship it out? i ordered some stuff from them once and they were out of stock and never sent it. i didn't know until i called them (they never charged me though). so, i would suggest calling them.
post #126 of 193
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Originally Posted by mizanation
oh no! that sucks, did they ship it out? i ordered some stuff from them once and they were out of stock and never sent it. i didn't know until i called them (they never charged me though). so, i would suggest calling them.


I've tried signing up for their forums twice (two seperate email addresses) and they never register me. I emailed them about it and they never emailed back.

I placed an order on Fri or Sat night and then I realized I had a little extra money so I placed another a couple of hours later. I emailed them to ask if they would consolidate shipments but never heard back.

Every time I try to call the message says that I can leave a message or email them and that emails are handled first.
post #127 of 193
*sigh*. that's too bad, man. keep trying, soon or later you'll get through to them.
post #128 of 193
Thanks for the replies guys. Another question I have is about MMA/BJJ. In competition is it like what you see on TV (UFC)? I mean, am I going to have guys punching me and kneeing me in the head with (essentially, but for those little gloves) bare knuckles?

I don't know if I seem weak for not wanting to get hit in the face, but it seems like not the best idea for future work/life to have a face that is all beat up number one, and number two, I don't want to get stupid from being hit in the head a bunch.
post #129 of 193
That is why you should learn Filipino Stick Fighting.
post #130 of 193
Starting next tuesday I'm going to be taking about 5 hours a week of Judo. Can't wait.
post #131 of 193
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Originally Posted by raley
Thanks for the replies guys. Another question I have is about MMA/BJJ. In competition is it like what you see on TV (UFC)? I mean, am I going to have guys punching me and kneeing me in the head with (essentially, but for those little gloves) bare knuckles? I don't know if I seem weak for not wanting to get hit in the face, but it seems like not the best idea for future work/life to have a face that is all beat up number one, and number two, I don't want to get stupid from being hit in the head a bunch.
I got kicked in the head a LOT in TKD, always wearing a helmet, and I don't really think I got any more stupider. I always sparred the rough guys too, so they're hard kicks.
post #132 of 193
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Originally Posted by Brian SD
Starting next tuesday I'm going to be taking about 5 hours a week of Judo. Can't wait.
congrats, man. have fun!
post #133 of 193
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Originally Posted by raley
Thanks for the replies guys. Another question I have is about MMA/BJJ. In competition is it like what you see on TV (UFC)? I mean, am I going to have guys punching me and kneeing me in the head with (essentially, but for those little gloves) bare knuckles?

I don't know if I seem weak for not wanting to get hit in the face, but it seems like not the best idea for future work/life to have a face that is all beat up number one, and number two, I don't want to get stupid from being hit in the head a bunch.

ok, mma and bjj are two different things.

mma is "mixed martial arts", so it encompasses punching, kicking, clinch, takedowns, throws, submissions and strikes on the ground.

bjj is considered part of mma, but it is a separate art/sport. bjj or submission wrestling tournaments come in two forms. gi (wearing bjj uniform) and no-gi (no uniform, just shorts). there is absolutely no striking in bjj or sub wrestling tournaments. also, most tournaments disallow slamming or high-altitude throws. the rules are very similar to what you are used to in wrestling, however, you can also win a match by submitting your opponent with a joint lock or choke. when you "tap-out" (tapping your opponent numerous times with your hand) that means you give up and lose the match.

mma competition allows striking, kicking and submission. depending on the state, they might have an amateur league and a pro league. amateur rules usually disallow strikes to the head when on the ground, and other safety rules. however, most states don't have amateur leagues as of yet. pro mma is pretty brutal and not something you want to do until you're ready. it's pretty similar to what you see on the UFC, with differences in rules depending on the location of the fight.

got it? so bjj has no strikes. you won't get fucked up. that's why i think it's a great art for people to learn. you can do it forever and it's effective as self-defense. also a great workout.

like i said before, even if you do boxing, you're not gonna get fucked up, please read why in my previous post. but, if you want to make super-sure, do bjj, because there are no strikes.
post #134 of 193
Cool thanks for the explanations. I think I will look into both... also thanks for the Houston links.
post #135 of 193
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Originally Posted by Brian SD
I got kicked in the head a LOT in TKD, always wearing a helmet, and I don't really think I got any more stupider. I always sparred the rough guys too, so they're hard kicks.

Four years of kendo = THOUSANDS of blows to the head Me not affrectred murch I thrink
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