Which martial art for me

December 29, 2010 3:46pm CST
Did Tae Kwon-Do some time ago and have done this for about 2 years. I am more into learning about self defence stuff, locks, what to do in an attack, sweeps, pressure points, etc. I find that this Tae Kwon-Do a bit more on the sport side in a way and would like to know if anyone knows of any good ones that teach defence stuff like this at a good price? I find some clubs can charge quite a bit. I have researched things like Jiu Jitsu and am not sure as clubs I saw charged quite high. Does Kung Fu teach this sort of stuff or Shaolin? Are these classes more money? Has anyone heard of Chi Combat? Is this martial art good? I know all martial art teach self defence in their own way but I am more into learning about stuff I mentioned above. (Pressure points, etc.)
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• Calgary, Alberta
29 Dec 10
The best martial arts will be the most practical, easiest to learn and most useful in real life self defense. It would be Krav Maga, an Israeli martial art. I love Taekwondo,KungFu,capoiera and tricking but they were only popular because of their flashiness. On the other hand Krav Maga is easy to learn and easy to apply. its the most practical martial arts ever.
30 Dec 10
Thanks for the answer. I have never heard of Krav Maga. I will definitely look it up and check it out.
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• Calgary, Alberta
2 Jan 11
Krav maga is much faster to learn and its very practical...
3 Jul 11
i've been doing muay thai, karate, taekwondo, and xing yi quan. i've only practiced xing yi quan for a couple of weeks and it's something worth practicing.
@Foxfire1875 (2011)
14 Mar 11
Krav maga is the best for self defence, it's v easy and quick to learn and keeps you fit as well. You not only learn the techniques but are also training your mind to be aware and alert to danger.
@Wonnetz (58)
• United States
8 Mar 11
A good martial arts for you would be Jiu Jitsu. I know you were already talking about that but that martial arts right there is all about self defense. You have to wait until your opponent strikes you first then you would counter him with a move. I think they also teach you how to defend your self with pressure points and such. A lot of kids are learning Jiu Jitsu so im guessing its easy to learn. They are learning it because stuff about bully and stuff.