This is the first time I have posted a topic and I have read alot of the forms and have read some books to (the best I think was "The Fighting Arts" by Howard Reid and Michael Croucher), I just want to get some advice befor I jump into this. What is the best MA for me? I am 6'2 180 and a little athletic. I want to learn a soft art and ones that I thoght looked good where T'ai-chi and Karate. The main reson I want to learn is because I love to push myself and I want to be the best I can. Not only do I want to push mysself phisicly I want to mentaly what would be a MA that would involve philosophy and would help me calm my mind. One problem is that I live in Alaska so I don't have much choice and I also worry about finding a good teacher. Anyway any advice I get will help out alot, thanks.