FightingArts Estore
Pressure Points
From a medical professional, straight facts on where and how to hit that can save your life.
Limber or not, anyone can add height and speed to their kicks with this method.
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.

Classic book translation. Hard to find. Not in stores.
Who's Online
0 registered (), 24 Guests and 2 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Tomsmithh, exofozulo, Sumit, vick, sitpholek
23090 Registered Users
Top Posters (30 Days)
MassPadawan 2
vick 1
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
New Topics
Looking for an Arnis coach
by vick
02/07/17 02:35 AM
Philosophy of Martial Art
by jackharrel
01/10/17 07:25 AM
Pregnancy and training
04/23/06 02:31 AM
Recent Posts
Pregnancy and training
by MassPadawan
02/08/17 01:37 PM
Philosophy of Martial Art
by MassPadawan
02/06/17 06:08 PM
Forum Stats
23090 Members
36 Forums
35673 Topics
432696 Posts

Max Online: 424 @ 09/24/13 10:38 PM
Topic Options
#134334 - 02/10/05 03:05 PM Tips for a newbie

Can any one help me, im intrested in doing MA, not for sport or to keep fit more so for looking after myself, im only 5'2 so yeh im short ass, so i need a art which will be most effective for my height, any tips guys???

#134335 - 02/10/05 04:12 PM Re: Tips for a newbie

Grappling styles like brazilian jujutsu, sambo or judo are good for people with reach disadvantages.

They allow you to get in close to the opponent, limiting the amount of damage inflicted on you.

#134336 - 02/10/05 04:27 PM Re: Tips for a newbie
Alejandro Offline

Registered: 05/02/02
Posts: 940
Loc: Las Cruces, NM USA
Classical close quarters systems, such as okinawan karate and many chinese systems can be very effective for a small person.

As many will say, see what is in your area and go from there. You may not be able to be too picky; any ligitimate system will give you what you need.


#134337 - 02/24/05 10:32 AM Re: Tips for a newbie

well theres not many clubs for me to choose from, i have the choice of doing
1, kickboxing
2, Tai Boxing
3, Tae Kwon do
wich one would be the most suitible for me

#134338 - 02/24/05 11:00 AM Re: Tips for a newbie

If you're saying what I think, kickboxing and Thai boxing are both Muay Thai kickboxing from Thailand.

Take the TKD. Kickboxing is more knock-out strikes and blows while TKD is a rounded, more defensive art.

Just my opinion, however.

- Op. Skinny Ninja

#134339 - 02/24/05 09:30 PM Re: Tips for a newbie

yo I'm a small guy too (5'5). I choice an art that was good for my abilititeds. Well I went to the yellow pages and found this wing chun place and man was it great. You got to find out yourself what do you want to do. Go to diffrent clubs and ask for 2 free class ands geat a feel............

Just a suggestion.........


#134340 - 02/25/05 10:03 AM Re: Tips for a newbie
nekogami13 V2.0 Offline
Professional Poster

Registered: 04/10/04
Posts: 2643
Loc: Texas, USA
I would go with Muay thai, then kickboxing.
Avoid TKD, unless you just want fitness and plan on competing in the Olympics some day.

#134341 - 02/25/05 10:16 AM Re: Tips for a newbie

if the kickboxing instructor has had boxing experience, a boxing art with kicking thrown in...that is good, id go with him...if not, i might do muay thai, then kickboxing...i personally dont recommend TKD if ur concerned about self defense and combat


Moderator:  Cord, MattJ, Reiki, tkd_high_green 

Action Ads
1.5 Million Plus Page Views
Only $89

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.
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