Versus Grappling Tournaments for 2015 / What other martial arts go well with BJJ?
BJJ focuses on controlling and submitting someone who is on the ground, but striking is not a core part of the curriculum, and it does not devote a lot of attention to the process of getting your opponent to the ground in the first place. If you are interested in self defence, or becoming a “complete” martial artist then it is a good idea to cross train.
Judo is a good complement to BJJ because it focuses on throws and trips that work well in the context of gi-focused BJJ. Wrestling is also a good choice because of the focus on takedowns and pins. If you are interested in striking, then Muay Thai or kickboxing are good choices, and fit well with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
We have ties to local Judo clubs and gyms that teach striking arts, and there is a weekly wrestling class as well as a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) class at the gym, so there are plenty of opportunities to cross-train if you are interested in doing so. See the club timetable for more details.
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