It helps man, thank you for chiming in. To be honest in terms of energy and time I have space to do both in a day. The issue I was concerned about was overtraining. I only get together with my friend twice a week for the real JKD classes in Santa Ana. Other then that it's really the technical training on my own.
Just working my punches, kicks, foot work, combinations, etc. (never full power or speed usually). I thought this didn't sound too bad but maybe to others it seems like alot combined with the weights. Or I didn't clarify enough on my original post.
I was going to attempt the 5/3/1 program again before in conjunction with the martial arts, just wasn't sure if it was too much. After the responses here, I felt it was also wise to listen to others who do both as well.
Your martial arts schedule sounds a lot more cardio impacting then what I usually do though. You train 5/3/1 four days a week with assitance exercises doing all of that? How do you feel with recovery, and I know you said you just started but how long is that exactly?
Whether a person wants to gain or cut weight taking on a higher work load though seems simple. Just adjust calories to either gain weight, or lose. Making sure macros are met as needed, the diet is nutritious enough to give necessary micro minerals, sleep is optimal, mobility and stretching exercises are implemented strongly,using additional supplements if needed.
The challenge I guess is making sure you have enough balance that you are not over reaching too long, not turning the body catabolic, and having training between the two optimized that workload doesn't create injury.