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Old 09-29-2012, 10:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm 15, small and a little short, weigh 108, and I want to learn a martial art. I don't really know what to pick but I want to learn how to defend myself and to strike back. I know some basic stuff and can defend myself from everyday people and I'm quite skilled with pressure points but there's a kid that is quite intimating that is trying to pick fights with me and I was wondering what kind of martial art would be best to use against someone tall, a little lanky, and a long reach.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You should use search-function jitsu.
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In my opinion, there's no martial art that's good for a specific kind of opponent, it all depends on how you use it.
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Old 09-29-2012, 11:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dont rely on pressure points, that shit will get you killed.
How tall are you? Cause 108 seems "small".
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Old 09-30-2012, 12:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah I'm quite small. Last I checked was 5'5''
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Measure Your Height in inches (head to toe no shoes on)

next Measure your Reach ( finger tip to finger tip with arms straight out) also in inches.

Come back here and report with your results, afterwards ill tell you what style/techniques would work best for you.


In gerneral though, either Boxing, Karate, or Krav Maga for learning how to strike.
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:55 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah in general, boxing, karate, Muay Thai, and Krav Maga are good striking arts. However, since this is for self defense, make sure you pick a full contact style for karate.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:49 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Jujutsu, Aikido, Judo, Hapkido... Most throwing arts work better for smaller people.
But if you are insistent on "striking back" then the art doesn't really matter. It's how easily you can pull the moves off. For example, you may find Muay Thai hard and confusing while you might find karate easy and better for you.
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Old 09-30-2012, 01:27 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Jujutsu, Aikido, Judo, Hapkido... Most throwing arts work better for smaller people.
But if you are insistent on "striking back" then the art doesn't really matter. It's how easily you can pull the moves off. For example, you may find Muay Thai hard and confusing while you might find karate easy and better for you.
The art matters, whether its striking or not -.- for example, if one feels like learning about kicks, one would not take up boxing.
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Exactlly. What I mean is, in a fight a karate guy and a muay Thai guy would have fairly equal chances of beating an inexperienced fighter
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Measure Your Height in inches (head to toe no shoes on)

next Measure your Reach ( finger tip to finger tip with arms straight out) also in inches.

Come back here and report with your results, afterwards ill tell you what style/techniques would work best for you.


In gerneral though, either Boxing, Karate, or Krav Maga for learning how to strike.
Alright so my reach is 27 inches and I'm 5'5''.
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