Originally Posted by Johnstown
thing is..in mma..you have so many different skills to learn..i mean hell boxers can spend hours a day training just boxing for yearsand never learn "it all". the same can be said for any kicking art, or wrestling, and defintely something like BJJ. if you are going to take time, and engery, to do ropes, you are going to lose time and engery to do the other things. spend a hour going over grappling form and 40 minutes grappling hard. spend a hour going over stand up form and 40 mintues going hard (bag work, hard mitts, heavy sparring).
This is bang on, although id say you can add weightlifting, especially powerlifting and olympic lifting into the mix.