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    Default MMA Newbie looking for advice.

    Hey all,

    So i've been training about a month. The school I currently attend has a system where you must take Jeet Kune Do for one month and then you are eligible to start taking Muay Thai, MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. I just want to make sure that I am not getting severely ripped off.

    I have no fighting background. However, I have played sports my entire life. I am 6'4", 175 lbs, 70" reach. The classes are in New York and cost 150 a month and once I advance out of Jeet Kune Do, it will be 180 a month.

    Some things they've showed me so far are proper ways to do combinations consisting of jab, hook, cross, uppercut, overhand, elbow, knee, hook kick, stomp kick, side kick, armbars.

    They are 1 hr classes. So far I attend about 3-4 per week and exercise at the gym for an hour after every class.

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    That sounds unnecessary and unusual. These other classes exist, right? (you've seen people doing it)

    Some places cast a wide net, listing everything under the son figuring all martial arts have some overlap. I've also noticed many traditional martial arts forms have incorporated mma moves to respond to their success (like Karate kids practicing rear naked chokes).
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    YouEffSee,

    If your focus is wrestling, then Jeet Kune Do is probably not the best place to start as the emphasis is standup and self defense. There is a "Jeet Kune Do Grappling Association" that was developed after Bruce Lee's death, although I don't have much experience with that system so I can't vouch for it.

    As far as martial arts classes are concerned, it's rather strange that you would be forced to take Jeet Kune Do before you are allowed to try anything else, but whether you are being ripped off just depends on whether you see value in what you are being taught.

    If you want to learn MMA, Jeet Kune Do is definitely a good supplement but it's not a combat sport.

    Hope this helps,

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    Quote Originally Posted by YouEffSee View Post
    Hey all,

    So i've been training about a month. The school I currently attend has a system where you must take Jeet Kune Do for one month and then you are eligible to start taking Muay Thai, MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu classes. I just want to make sure that I am not getting severely ripped off.

    I have no fighting background. However, I have played sports my entire life. I am 6'4", 175 lbs, 70" reach. The classes are in New York and cost 150 a month and once I advance out of Jeet Kune Do, it will be 180 a month.

    Some things they've showed me so far are proper ways to do combinations consisting of jab, hook, cross, uppercut, overhand, elbow, knee, hook kick, stomp kick, side kick, armbars.

    They are 1 hr classes. So far I attend about 3-4 per week and exercise at the gym for an hour after every class.

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