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    Discuss About Self-Defense

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    Please share your thought about what's best gym or karate classes, I think kids should take karate classes and young for gym.

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    My favorite martial art is the art of Clink Chink Pow.... I do agree that martial arts are a good thing to learn, if for no other reason than that of discipline.

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    Best for what, exactly?

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    No one should take karate classes.

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    As above, best for what? If you mean self defence then the best classes to take are running classes, then situational awareness classes. Lots of people take a few self defence classes in some form of martial art then think they can defend themselves. Even worse is they still think they can defend themselves years later even when they have not practiced at all!

    If you are are going to go to martial arts for self defence then pick a style, any style, really study it and practice, practice, practice. If you do that you will come to realise that success is not determined by the size of dog in the fight but by the size of fight in the dog!

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    I took American Kenpo all through jr high - high school, reaching brown belt status. I'm very grateful I had that opportunity as it gave me confidence and the handful of times I needed it throughout my life it served me well enough to protect myself and give me time to get out of the situation. I plan on enrolling my kid in some sort of it as soon as he is old enough --if he has an interest.

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    Your best bet would be to train in some form of grappling - either wrestling or Brazilian jiu-jitsu. For striking arts, I'm a fan of Muay Thai.
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    I would plump for strength training and just get somebody to teach the person some dirty fighting moves. Then practice the moves consistently. My idea of self defence is to get away unscathed using some sort of distraction. If you distract them hard enough there should be time to get away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skorpion317 View Post
    Your best bet would be to train in some form of grappling - either wrestling or Brazilian jiu-jitsu. For striking arts, I'm a fan of Muay Thai.
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    For grappling: Judo, BBJ, wrestling. For striking: boxing, Muay-Thai, kick-boxing. Avoid non-contact martial arts such as: Aikido, karate, Tai Chi etc.

    Martial arts that tries to sell you "dirty fighting" etc. doesen't work well, because they can't train them in a realistic full contact setting...

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