Is there a style of martial arts to help me get fit and defend myself fast?
May 2, 2010 1:00 AM Subscribe
Need advice on martial arts - both for fitness and self-defense.
posted by heartofglass to health & fitness (17 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I need some advice on martial arts that can help me both from a fitness and self-defense point of view. I'm a 29 yo female (153cm tall, 58kg), have a reasonably healthy diet, exercise 2-3 times/week at the gym for about 45min (mainly cardio training) but that isn't making a lot of difference so far.
I would like to start on some some of martial art that would improve my fitness, boost my confidence and my stamina levels. I am also moving to a country where street violence is a concern, so self-defense is also one of my motivations.
However, I want those things (better fitness and development of defense skills) to happen quickly. I am aware that commitment is essential as well as extra exercise, but I am up for it. Can the hive mind suggest options of martial arts that can help me achieve that? Thanks!