Choosing a form of martial art that aligns with your goals and personal needs can be overwhelming. Many kinds of Martial Arts may leave you wondering whether to choose one discipline over the next. Obviously, the sport itself is not for the light-hearted or those who aren’t looking for an adrenaline rush. Martial Arts is designed to push your limits and it’s typically great for developing physical stamina. To be able to select which form of martial arts is right for you, you need to consider the three core areas that make up all of Mixed Martial Arts fighting.
One form involves stand-up fighting where you fight with your hands, feet, elbows, and knees. Boxing, Muay Thai, Karate, and Taekwondo are examples of stand-up fighting.
The second involves clinch techniques where opponents grapple one another to get leverage, such as in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu.
The last and final is on the ground, which is commonly witnessed in wrestling. As a beginner, Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling could be your priority to learn as you begin to gain more strength and form.