So I've been reading Kengan Ashura and well I want to like Ohma. Yeah, I know it is cringe but I still want this, so I want to take a martial art as well as lifting. But I have two issues, I don't know which to pick, I like the idea of striking so I want it to pick one in that field but not sure which is best for self defence. My second problem is I also like strength training and hope to compete in powerlifting when I reach a 315 bench, I know martial arts interferes with that so I want to know how to program around that.
Specialize in a grappling art.
Strength is a big advantage in grappling.
Less so in striking.
its not as much of an advantage as you might think although its still an advantage.
Explosiveness, cordination, stamina, endurance, are bigger factors, being able to suddenly explode and propel your body in an unexpected way, yes you will need some streagnth, but primarily the guy who gets on top is the guy who wins and the guy who gets on top is the guy who does the take down and the guy who doe the take down is the guy who can suddenly explode and the other guy can't react in time and he gets uchi mata'd.
so you want to be strong but not so large and sluggish that you can't take people down, especially because everyone your going to roll with paticularily in tournements is going to be around the same size as you so you won't have as much of a streangth advantage and it will boil down to explosive power, which is fast twitch muscle fibres.
Thanks for the advice guys
Keep in mind that you can pursue both of these things and still be good at both. Good luck.
Brown people can't grapple, so you can easily destroy them in a fight if you can grab them.
take kickboxing/muay thai/ boxing for striking
take bjj/wrestling/sambo for grappling
statistically they perform the best in mma, boxing performs the absolute best for striking and wrestling performs the absolute best for grappling.
boxing has no kicks but kicks can be somewhat over rated and also boxing has better footwork then muay thai, also better defense/evasion although thats often a cultural thing.
t. bjj, kickboxing, aikido (lol), wing chun (lol),
power shitting will interfere with martial arts because power shitting involves you bulking like mad which will make you have shit cardio and endurance and those are bigger factors in martial arts then streangth often is.
martial arts will make you sweat more then you ever have in your life and power shitting will make you have the smallest gas tank imaginable. but maybe you don't want to also compete in martial arts i don't know.
also if your huge and heavy then it maybe won't matter because heavy weight martial arts tend to be slow and boring, for grappling teh winner tends to be who ever winds up on top and the rest of the match is just one guy in side control on top of another guy.
for heavy weight striking its just two guys feeling eachotehr out until one of them rocks the other guy with a flurry and then the fight is over. if you want to do both you'll have to be very dedicated. eat clean or you will feel like shit.
probably just boxing and some basic wrestling for self defense but a powerlifter's physique probably isn't ideal for actual boxing
Pudz is 17-8 or 17-7 as a pro
judo is good but its unsatisfying that it relies so much on jacket grips and that single and double leg are banned.
that's true, but you can always mix it with BJJ or Sambo/Wrestling. I used to do only no-gi BJJ precisely cause I disliked collar/sleeve/pants grips, but after 3-4 years I started liking gi as well.
My gym specifically employed a judo coach to teach judo for bjj once a week. He also happens to be the national judo coach
my favourite takedown is uchimata so defintiely judo is based but there really needs to be no gi judo days or something, relying on jacket grips just feels silly.
When i did judo at a uni club a few of us would fuck around after doing nogi randori. Was fun as fuck
i've been really trying to get a better no gi grip for uchi mata where you stick your hand into their far arm pit.
I absolutely love tomoe-nage, especially on blue/purple belts cause they think you are pulling guard and kinda loosen up, and tomoe makes perfect transition into armbars and mount. Also harai-goshi and kata-guruma are very good versus BJJ guys too.
that's 100% true, no-gi ezekiel can be effective too but it's so much harder compared to sleeve ezekiel. Also my favourite gi submission is bow and arrow, but for obvious reasons it doesn't work in no-gi.
even when i'm doing gi days i still try to use no gi grips just because it feels like cheating, ESPECIALLY when doing gi ezekial thats just like lol bro good night.