No prior training, no skills, everyone starting from scratch?
It’s not about what’s most effective or well rounded. It’s about what will make the most difference in the shortest time.
Boxing is fundamentally simple. There aren’t so many moving parts to it. You can pick up the basic pieces to do damage relatively quickly. Sure you’ll be vulnerable to a grappler like a wrestler, judoka, or BJJ player or a multi-weapon striker/kicker like a Muay Thai fighter, but this isn’t the early UFC you’re proposing, with fighters already accomplished in their disciplines. It’s about what you can pick up in 30 days.
- Why do most MMA fights end up on the ground with loads of grappling? Can't they survive or do well in a proper stand-up fight?
- Who would win in a fight Aquaman or Green Lantern?
- What would happen if the MMA eliminated weight classes?
- How often do Irish men really fight?
- Can you beat a martial artist in a fight with no training?
Krav Maga might just work, but I wouldn’t bet on it. Anything else just has too much foundational learning to do before you can start using it to any effect.
Good hands are hard to deal with. I’d start there.
Update! OP has clarified in comments that this is about adding to your current skills, not starting from scratch. In that case, I’d spend the thirty days drilling takedown defense and generally getting out of grapplers’ domain.
I’m not going to significantly improve my grappling in 30 days, so I need to do as much as I can to stay on my feet and get up if I fail at that. My Muay Thai isn’t very good, but it’s what I’ve got, so I need the space to use it.
You said I could have anyone coach me. I think Chuck Lidell would be the man when it comes to this.