Choosing a martial art can be more tricky than most think. Not only there are a lot of different martial arts, many of them claim to offer something which they do not deliver as for example the necessary self defense knowledge.
In this Martial Arts Explored episode I'll share what I consider to be the most important aspects when choosing the right martial art for you, based on my 15 year experience of practicing and exploring martial arts.
00:50 Why it's difficult to choose a martial art
01:49 Asking the essential question
03:13 Understanding self defense
04:40 What makes a martial art effective
05:58 Learning prevention
07:06 What martial arts to avoid
08:20 My personally recommended martial arts
Welcome to the Martial Arts Journey YouTube channel!
My name is Rokas. I'm a Lithuanian guy who trained Aikido for 14 years, 7 of them running a professional Aikido Dojo until eventually I realized that Aikido does not live up to what it promises.
Lead by this realization I decided to make a daring step to close my Aikido Dojo and move to Portland, Oregon for six months to start training MMA at the famous Straight Blast Gym Headquarters under head coach Matt Thornton.
After six months intensive training I had my first amateur MMA fight after which I moved back to Lithuania. During all of this time I am documenting my experience through my YouTube channel called "Martial Arts Journey".
Now I am slowly setting up plans to continue training MMA under quality guidance and getting ready for my next MMA fight as I further document and share my journey and discoveries.