Choosing the best martial arts to practice can, at times, be quite daunting for the beginner. Primarily this is because there are so many styles to choose from, and just about every martial art practitioner will have their own bias towards their particular discipline. I too have my own bias, which is not a bad thing so long as that bias does not completely disregard other opinions.
You see, every style of martial art has it’s own particular virtue that will benefit the practitioner so long as that person has the commitment to stick with the training. That being said, just how do you go about choosing a martial art to practice?
Well it all boils down to how you’re made up inside. What I mean by that is simply this. Because you’re a unique individual you’ll tend to favor certain martial art styles over others, it’s really as simple as that. Maybe you want to compete, or perhaps you want a great set of self defense skills.
If you’re seeking a martial art for self defense then you may want to consider kickboxing, why? Well, what I discovered from my very first kickboxing lesson was that it’s a very practical martial art. Right from day one of my training I felt that I could immediately use what I had learned.
When it comes to self defense in the streets you’ll need a martial art that is practical, and you’ll need something that you can use right away just like a friend of mine needed at one time. Pam (not her real name) was walking through a main street in our City when suddenly a man came up to her, from behind, and proceeded to assault her by touching her in an inappropriate private place.
To defend herself from harm, Pam quickly turned around and punched the man squarely in the face then she followed through with a swift kick to his stomach which sent this man running for his life. Now Pam had only been training for nine months at the time of that attack. Kick boxing is not a highly stylized martial art but it’s a very powerful and effective form of self defense as Pam found out that day.
Actually Pam had already come to know just how powerful and effect kickboxing is through her training, and you will too.
So then, I highly recommend kickboxing as a preferred choice for one of the best martial arts to practice. Yes this is a biased point of view but one that has come from my own personal experience, Pam’s, and many others.
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About the Author (Author Profile)I'm a martial arts enthusiast, and have been a kickboxing student at Progressive Self Defense for 7 years. I earned my black belt 2 years ago and continue to train to this day. I am extremely passionate about self defense and enjoy watching kickboxing, traditional boxing, and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts).
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