Which martial art should I study?
How do I choose a school?
Should children study martial arts?
Rankings/Color Belt Systems
Are all martial arts spiritual, or religious?
How is training at a Christian school different and why is it important?
It depends upon your objectives, but remember that even these may change over time. Many people who begin training to learn self-defense become interested in other aspects as their training progresses.
What are you looking for?
For instance, if you are looking for street self-defense training, some options may be Tae Kwon Do, Karate, Jujutsu, Hapkido, Tang Soo Do, Muay Thai, or Kempo.
If you are looking for meditation and philosophy, some choices may be Aikido, Tai Chi, Kendo, most systems of Kung Fu, Aikido, Tai Chi, Kenjutsu, or Iaido.
If you are looking for sport competition, you could look into Fencing, Judo, Boxing, and some Karate/Kung Fu/Tae Kwon Do systems.
If intense body conditioning and muscle development are your goals, Tae Kwon Do, Muay Thai, Judo, and some Okinawan styles could be the right fit for you.
The advice of many Martial Arts students who have had the same decision to make is to call around, ask family/friends, visit a number of schools, ask a lot of questions, and then decide. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to weigh all aspects of the decision, and don't be pressured into committing to a school/style that may not fit your needs.
The Academy of Fighting Arts is primarily a Tae Kwon Do school. Our program focuses on traditional Tae Kwon Do technique, forms, sparring, and street-applicable self-defense. We believe total body fitness is very important to martial arts training. This includes emphasis in cardiovascular fitness, flexibility and strength training.
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