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Old 04-04-2020, 12:58 PM
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I have a weak knee. I have hiked over 2500 miles on it in the last couple years, mostly offtrail, so it's not that bad, but it's still not super stable and at high risk for dislocation from lateral impact.

What, if any, is a martial art style best suited to me?

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I have a weak knee. I have hiked over 2500 miles on it in the last couple years, mostly offtrail, so it's not that bad, but it's still not super stable and at high risk for dislocation from lateral impact.



What, if any, is a martial art style best suited to me?



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What is your purpose for studying martial arts? Self defense? To get into shape? For recreation?

Also, what is your body type? Tall? Thin? Short? Stocky? Long legs and arms? Are you obese?

Are you male or female? Females have a naturally lower center of gravity.

Those are all things you should consider when looking for a martial art.

Then there's the question of availability. What is available in your area?

Whatever you decide, be sure to wear a brace for your knee.

Now... (Whispering) if you can, start with Judo.

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Judo is awesome and my favorite style so it pains me a bit to say this. Try a good bjj school in your area and see what you think.

If you want a tougher challenge and want to work on throwing people more add judo

Bjj is just soooooo easy and you learn and become effective very very quickly.

It's safe and fun too.

If you need help picking a school lmk it won't be hard to find a good school near you most likely.
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What is your purpose for studying martial arts? Self defense? To get into shape? For recreation?

Also, what is your body type? Tall? Thin? Short? Stocky? Long legs and arms? Are you obese?
My purpose is to improve self defense, and I suppose as another way to stay in shape. I am tall with long arms, not overweight.
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Thanks, Crazyfeet! I had been leaning slightly towards BJJ. Since both of the replies bring up Judo I'll add that to the list, as well. Now I just have to wait until the country turns back on.
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Whatever you do, be sure to learn ukemi really, really well.

Basically, ukemi is Japanese for falling. It's the ability to fall safely... And get back up!

One you can take a fall... Then you begin to learn.

My Sensei used to say: Learning to fall is the REAL self defense portion of the class.

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I have a weak knee. I have hiked over 2500 miles on it in the last couple years, mostly offtrail, so it's not that bad, but it's still not super stable and at high risk for dislocation from lateral impact.

What, if any, is a martial art style best suited to me?

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You need a handgun !
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Becoming proficient with weapons... That's also a martial art!

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My purpose is to improve self defense, and I suppose as another way to stay in shape. I am tall with long arms, not overweight.
Being tall and with long arms it sounds as if you might do very well at Filipino Martial Arts. FMA is different in that it is weapons focused.

I think weapons can be an important consideration as we age because weapons can negate, or at least minimize, disparities in size and strength. If size and strength were not important there would not be weight classes in combat sports. I heard one of the Gracies say size and strength are not important. But BJJ competition has weight divisions. Go figure.

Anyway, FWIW, that's me spouting theory because I have no FMA experience. But I have trained boxing extensively and BJJ a little (admittedly, not much) and, at 53-years-old, I have no desire to box or roll again if I can avoid it. I would try FMA in a heartbeat if it were available in my area.
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I think one of the 'centerline' kung fu styles would be good for you. Two examples are Wing-Chun and Southern Praying Mantis. They are 'close in' styles (vs. 'long range'): hand-work is prioritized over footwork. Of course, you still need footwork, but it's not as active as something like Tae-Kwan-Do.

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the American martial art - Brow Ning.
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the American martial art - Brow Ning.
Not Glock-jitsu? What about Blade-do? Stick-fu?
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You need a handgun !
Given the social distancing craze, a rifle may be more appropriate.
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Being tall and with long arms it sounds as if you might do very well at Filipino Martial Arts. FMA is different in that it is weapons focused.

I think weapons can be an important consideration as we age because weapons can negate, or at least minimize, disparities in size and strength. If size and strength were not important there would not be weight classes in combat sports. I heard one of the Gracies say size and strength are not important. But BJJ competition has weight divisions. Go figure.
I know nothing about FMA and will check it out. Thanks! Agreed regarding manual weapons. It's been a long time since I've trained with any.
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I think one of the 'centerline' kung fu styles would be good for you. Two examples are Wing-Chun and Southern Praying Mantis. They are 'close in' styles (vs. 'long range'): hand-work is prioritized over footwork. Of course, you still need footwork, but it's not as active as something like Tae-Kwan-Do.
Yep. I've been wanting to check out Chen Tai Chi and Wing-Chun for a few years, but moving and working overseas have put that off. Definitely no Chen TC where I live now, but I'll look for Wing-Chun. I have way expired, and not advanced, training in Karate, Tae-Kwan-Do, and Muay Thai. MT "felt" the best, but it's a bear on knees.
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I know nothing about FMA and will check it out. Thanks! Agreed regarding manual weapons. It's been a long time since I've trained with any.
For information and entertainment:
These are the guys who were supposedly too intense for the original UFC.
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My purpose is to improve self defense, and I suppose as another way to stay in shape. I am tall with long arms, not overweight.
Shotokan. All about self defense, end fight quickly and leave. If you are long armed and legged, it suits you perfectly. Shotokan is about keeping distance from attacker.

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For information and entertainment: Interview with Guro Marc Denny of the Dog Brothers Martial Arts - YouTube

These are the guys who were supposedly too intense for the original UFC.
I read up on this today, and there is at least one quality FMA-only school within a reasonable drive. Right now, I'm pretty into this. Seems like a system that develops usable skills really quickly while being deep and broad (and, hell, I love Filipino food...so there's a possible side perk).

Thanks again for the tip.
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Hapkido is Korean, I recommend it. Good overall curriculum
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