Suppose someone is starting from scratch and wants to fight NHB. Should they start with striking or grappling? There is a possibility I can do both but I've heard it's better to train in striking first (in my case, Muay Thai) and then start grappling later on. (submission wrestling)
I have this thread on the kickboxing forum, but I could use some more input. A couple guys were saying that it's easier for strikers to learn grappling than for grapplers to learn striking. Someone mentioned that Bas Rutten said this at one of his seminars. His reasoning was the way grapplers shift their weight and that after a couple years of grappling the footwork of Muay Thai is harder to get used to than if you are just starting.
What do you think?