Originally Posted by whitemike
hey guys, my buddy wants me to join a mma gym with him. the train in kick boxing, grappling, haganah, and kempo. are these good to train for mma fighting? i figured grappling and kick boxing are but arent sure about kempo and hagnah... any pointers?
i was gonna say just stick with grappling and boxing/kickboxing, but then i remembered why its called mixed martial arts. the best fighters are the ones that have the most tutelage under their belt. kempo is supposed to be a great striking art, but its a lot lesser known in the states and just make sure you're not being fed a bunch of bullshit. also i looked up haganah and i don't know much of a help that would be. according to the source i used to look it up(wikipedia) its just a self-defense system the israels used from the 1920s - 1940s. there haven't been any big practitioners since then so i don't know if i'd invest much into it. just do what you think makes sense, man. if something seems impractical like most self defense arts i 've seen, just leave it alone and focus on the offensive shit like BJJ and kickboxing and whatnot.