I was wondering at wich points you think cross training is advantagious and disadvantagious. I currently do Taekwondo and Boxing, and have done BJJ in the past. In a few weeks im planning on takin up Judo and Karate. There is also a great MMA gym down the road that does Gracie BJJ, Muay Thai and MMA.
Now obviously if I could master the punching of boxing, kicking of taekwondo, clinch work of Muay thai, Throws of Judo, groundfighting of BJJ and the self defense of Karate I would be a monster. The problem is, dividing time like that would probably mean I didnt get very good at any of them.
At what point in your development is it a good idea to add in new arts and styles? Is there any way of determining when you can start to focus on another area? For now, Boxing, Judo and Karate seems like a good choice. I can learn in depth punching and throwing, and also lean the basics of everything and lean to put them together.