Every day new martial arts are born and other disappear. They look so different yet so alike. When choosing a martial art for yourself or for your children it is sometimes very difficult to pick right one. If you choose wrong martial art for yourself or your children than you will end up with hundreds of dollars thrown away on equipment teaching fees, and so on.
This is what happens to many people and after giving it a try in 2 or 3 different martial arts they decide that martial arts aren’t for them.
They are wrong; everybody can train and enjoy martial arts. It is just a matter of picking right one.
Now how can you know what martial art is right one for you or your children?
First of all you should start with a question list for yourself.
Q1. Why do you want to practise martial arts?
The answer to this question will make a basic selection of martial arts and will leave you with ones that are best suited for you.
Some people want to practise martial arts to get a better physical condition; others want to boost their self confidence. Another answer might be that you want to be able to defend yourself. Some people even go to martial arts dojos to have a good time or for community feeling.
Make sure you find information about different martial arts and compare information. Don’t only look at information about a martial art in from 1 source. Find relevant information from different sources on same subject.
Only after having read sufficient information about martial arts you like you will be able to choose.
So now make a pre-selection of martial arts you like
Q2. What do you want to achieve practising a martial art?
Do you want to be able to win tournaments, defend yourself against many attackers or is your ultimate goal to become an instructor? Off course there are probably as many goals as there are practitioners but you get idea.
The final goal of becoming a practitioner will determine way to go, time to spend on training, etc…