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    caledonianprint
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    Default Started Boxing

    Got a decent knowledge of groundwork and figured that boxing would be the best starting point for working on striking.

    opinions?

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    Yeah I'd say so, wouldnt hurt to do some thai when possible just to get used to working with low kicks etc ...

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    boxings good. will get your cardio fitness up really quick and will get your hands and feet working together. one little thing tho' , and if im wrong then please people are welcome to argue: dont get too used to the ducking and bobbing bit, its great in boxing but will get you kicked and knee'd in the snot box in martial arts. not good.

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    i Agree totally i boxed for yrs in army, got to a good standard awell but my bobbing and weaving got me ko'ed several times when i first started mma.
    Me personally i would recommend muay thai for stand up, it will help bring your feet into play when fighting!!
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    Boxing over Muay Thai, for MMA. Hands are much more accessable weapon than kicks

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    If you don't move your head, someone is going to punch it.. simple fact..

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    Quote Originally Posted by caledonianprint View Post
    Got a decent knowledge of groundwork and figured that boxing would be the best starting point for working on striking.

    opinions?
    Yes. Although i would try to get in some Thai as well.

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    personally...a mixture of both if possible..

    funny this should be mentioned as i have a friend who has competed in mma successfully from a boxing background..he then integrated some thai and kickboxing and has now recently decided to return to boxing and train seriously as he feels this is where his best gains, for his personal striking game, came. He aint much of a 'bobber and weaver' but he does have good head movement (inside and outside) and good lateral movement, which maybe some of the reasons that his boxing style is so transferable to mma.

    Everyones differant tho...

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    caledonianprint
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    thanks guys

    great help so far

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