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Judo in MMA? Original Poster: dscott Forum: Japanese Martial Arts Posted On: 12-07-2006, 13:03
Orginal Post: dscott: Maybe I’m missing something but it doesn’t seem like a lot of MMA fighters practice Judo. I was just watching the Judo highlight on the Fightauthority main page. I just can’t help but imagine that it would be a much better grappling art to practice than BJJ because of the takedowns. Granted, I don’t practice either one so this is merely an observation but it seems like the submissions are just as effective as BJJ plus the takedowns are better.
Maybe MMA doesn’t have than many Judo practitioners because most MMA events don’t allow gi’s? Are most of the Judo techniques most effective if a gi is used?
Like I said before, I’m not bashing BJJ…..just merely questioning.