During a time of uncertainty where the natural climate of the world is it at a rather heightened state. The ability to defend yourself without a weapon has become and more present. Most of us can remember movies like, “The Last Dragon”, and stand in our living room, practising those movies. Bruce Lee was and even with his death is still a figurehead in the martial arts movement that have moved across the world. At a time, the only people you would see practising martial arts were at time military workers and those in law enforcement.
Martial arts has moved into the realm where almost everyone can do some form of it. It has become so popular that it has moved into the world of MMA. Where seasoned fighters are picking a specific speciality and using that in the Octagon. If you are not a fighter, that’s OK. You do not need to be a ripped and toned athlete to put on a kartaegi ( if your are practicing karate ), to go out and learn for yourself. Keep in mind whatever style you deide to practice has a different name, you may have thought it was the same it is not, do not get hit on your first day using the wrong term, LOL. Its popularity has grown to a point where its starting to be offered in school, which is a huge move, to where it could replace wrestling. With that being said, it now will have a much larger market of individuals who will want to partake. What was once a form done by individuals over the age of 35, will now be directed to a group under the age of 18, who will have more options than just football and basketball.
What Should I Choose To Practice?
With multiple forms now being offered, let’s start off with what is extremely popular right now, Mix Martial Arts (MMA). MMA, has taken the world by storm where individuals are joining who were parts of a specific function , and are now blending what they know into a newer form that could be used for the ring, and even outside the ring. What leads the pack is a style that has become so popular these buildings are popping up everywhere. Brazilian Jui-Jitsu (BJJ), which is a form of kodokan judo (ground fighting ) and after years of training, practicing, and competitions it has become its own form. BJJ is being taught all over the world, and if you are being taught BJJ, it is safe to say you are learning the traits, from famous BJJ instructions with the last name, Gracie. Keep in mind, that there are many forms or Martial Arts; the power and strength of Karate, the smooth flowing style of Tai-Chi, and the form and function of Kung-Fu.
Martial Arts as a place for everyone no matter the disciple that you choose. All they ask is that you go in with a open mind and heart.