FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Stretching
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
Calligraphy
For yourself or as a gift, calligraphy is special, unique and lasting.
Karate Uniforms
Look your best. Max snap. low cost & superior crafted: “Peak Performance Gold” 16 oz uniforms.

MOTOBU
Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 50 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
old1, Leonar, ManLar, Vimido, raya
22925 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
Ronin1966 3
futsaowingchun 3
swordy 1
AndyLA 1
GojuRyuboy13 1
October
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30 31
New Topics
wing chun kicks and knees
by futsaowingchun
10/09/14 12:55 AM
2014 European Championships Juniors: the Gallery
by ergees
10/05/14 10:56 AM
Tan,Bong,Fuk & Wu Sao
by futsaowingchun
09/30/14 12:10 AM
Living a full life violence free...
by GojuRyuboy13
09/25/14 08:50 AM
Wing Chun-internal training
by futsaowingchun
09/23/14 09:01 PM
Martial News
by Matakiant
09/23/14 06:42 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Bartfast
08/05/14 04:18 PM
The Karate punch
by Matakiant
10/30/13 07:41 AM
Leo's Judo Journal
by Leo_E_49
01/24/12 02:58 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by
05/13/07 08:02 AM
Recent Posts
Leo's Judo Journal
by swordy
10/11/14 09:21 AM
Living a full life violence free...
by cxt
10/10/14 10:08 AM
The Karate punch
by Ronin1966
10/09/14 03:16 PM
wing chun kicks and knees
by futsaowingchun
10/09/14 12:55 AM
An open letter to bunkai researchers...
by Ronin1966
10/08/14 09:22 PM
2014 European Championships Juniors: the Gallery
by ergees
10/05/14 10:56 AM
** Introduce Yourself! **
by AndyLA
10/04/14 10:20 AM
Tan,Bong,Fuk & Wu Sao
by futsaowingchun
09/30/14 12:10 AM
Wing Chun-internal training
by futsaowingchun
09/23/14 09:01 PM
Martial News
by Matakiant
09/23/14 06:42 AM
Forum Stats
22925 Members
36 Forums
35581 Topics
432508 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#118147 - 10/24/04 05:15 AM which martial art form do you suggest?
Anonymous
Unregistered


I'm female, petite and fairly strong with most of my strength in my punches and legs.I haven't done any martial arts/ self defence for years so I am pretty much a beginner.

I am looking for a 'timeless'(not here today gone tomorrow!) form of art which will concentrate on developing technique, skill, agility. It must be enjoyable, whilst disciplined and something that with improve self confidence and ultimately my ability to defend myself should I ever need to.

I am quite a focused person so has anyone got any ideas what type would be best for me??

Thanx!!

Top
#118148 - 12/18/04 08:35 AM Re: which martial art form do you suggest?
Anonymous
Unregistered


Post in MA talk. More people read threads there that can help you.


Julayne [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/biggrin.gif[/IMG]

Top
#118149 - 12/28/04 09:05 AM Re: which martial art form do you suggest?
Anonymous
Unregistered


well id suggest muay thai, but thats bais on my behalf..you will gain self confidence and learn how to defend urself from it though.

Top
#118150 - 12/28/04 09:58 AM Re: which martial art form do you suggest?
Akiba Offline
Member

Registered: 04/11/04
Posts: 365
Loc: London, UK
taijiquan is what I'd recommend after many years of training in lots of systems..

Havem't you posted this months ago though?

Top
#118151 - 01/12/05 10:25 PM Re: which martial art form do you suggest?
Anonymous
Unregistered


well...
this is what i'd tell you for an art that will give you a reliable defense, and will definetely help you in all the areas mentioned:
learn how to box. plain and simple. over all the various arts i know and study, i use boxing most in self defense situations (although i rarely do...) if you cannot possibly avoid a fight, boxing is something that will definetly be here to stay and will help you out.
hope this helped, good luck!

Top
#118152 - 01/13/05 01:19 PM Re: which martial art form do you suggest?
Anonymous
Unregistered


JUDO!!!

While some of the other suggestions are useful for self defense, that does not sound like your only concern.

Judo is timeless! It is based on centuries old jujutsu techniques that were refocused by Jigoro Kano in 1882. So Judo itself has been practiced for more than 120 years.

Judo develops technique, skill and agility! It is also perfect for a small person as it emphasises speed and timing to overcome strength and size.

Judo is fun! There is lots of opportunity for safe but full contact free sparring known as "randori."

Judo also contains grappling and submission techniques lacking in some of the other arts.

I have been doing Judo for over 30 years. It NEVER gets boring!

Good luck and let us know what you choose and why!



[This message has been edited by jeffbjudo (edited 01-13-2005).]

Top
#118153 - 01/30/05 12:08 AM Re: which martial art form do you suggest?
Anonymous
Unregistered


I am an unfit/overweight male aged 47 who wishes to use a martial art to assist in gaining fitness and for all the "usual" reasons. Have enrolled in a Shotokan karate class of excellent repute in Sydney, is the style a suitable one?

Top
#118154 - 01/30/05 10:35 AM Re: which martial art form do you suggest?
Anonymous
Unregistered


Dimmel, the best style is the one you enjoy enough to stick with. Do enough of any one of them and you will get into better shape.

Top


Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki 




Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Monthly
Only $89
Details

Stun Guns
Variety of stun gun devices for your protection

Buy Pepper Spray
Worry about your family when you’re not around? Visit us today to protect everything you value.

Koryu.com
Accurate information on the ancient martial traditions of the Japanese samurai

C2 Taser
Protect yourself and loved ones from CRIME with the latest C2 Taser citizen model. Very effective.

 

 



Unbreakable Unbrella

krav maga