Do you practice a martial art? I know at least one of our readers does. I have never practiced a martial art before, but I’m curious about them. At this point in my life, I’m not so concerned with self defense, but I think it could be fun to practice a martial art. I like the idea of the mental aspect, and I could probably use some discipline.
One of the things that kept me from practicing a martial art when I was younger is that I didn’t know where to begin. All martial arts seemed the same to me. Of course, now I know that they are very different, and I find so many of them fascinating. I can see how people can get immersed in a particular martial art. Their depth is amazing – you could really study forever.
When I think about studying a martial art, I am drawn towards those that are a little more fun or spiritually oriented. I don’t think I would have the chops for hardcore fighting, but I wouldn’t mind picking up a few defensive moves. I would have to be having fun to keep myself motivated, so T’ai Chi or Capoeira would be ideal. (And yes, I realize they are sort of on opposite ends of the spectrum! 🙂 )
What about you? Do you know what martial art would best fit your personality? Take my latest quiz to find out: What Martial Art Are You?
Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):
- What do you get on What Martial Art Are You? Is it true for you?
- Have you ever practiced a martial art? Or maybe even still do? Which one?
- What is the most important thing to think about in regard to self defense?
P.S. Thanks to “Tai” for suggesting this one!