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IMHO, body-type should not be a 'primary factor' determining your choice of martial art. Since martial art is an 'art', most of them (not sure about all) can be adapted to reach a balance point between your body-type and the orthodoxies of the martial form. However, I would not say it outright that body-type has no effect. If you look at the traditional ...


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Light guys with long limbs will do better at Taekwondo. Short and stocky guys will do better at Karate. Big and strong guys will benefit from grappling arts. Everyone can do anything, but if you want to win competitions at the highest levels, you should probably go for something where the champion's body looks like yours. I had a hell of a time in TKD ...


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The answer is No. Body type should not be a factor in choose a martial art. In fact, you should do some research on the different types of arts before you get serious. You can speak with the instructors and have a feel or a trial class, if it is offered by the instructor. There are many types of martial arts. Some are upright stand-up arts such as Karate ...


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Should my body type influence my choice of martial art to learn? No. Your choice of martial art should be tailored to your preferences, subject to your physical abilities. Body type is only relevant if you're missing limbs, senses, or other capabilities that require special modification of a style. As for what people tall, short, wide, thin, ...


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NO Your body has no influence in which martial art you like. Martial art is different of other sports. A people who training a Martial art has passion for that. I choose my martial art not for facility but for the challenge. What is your objective in Martial arts? Your body type just will make different for make big featured. It is really hard for a ...


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Long answer short, no it shouldn't influence your choice. Your body can be shaped in any form you want, and even if you are heavy, light or middle weighted you have to learn how to use your body anyway to be succesfull in any martial art. Long answer: If you are looking among all the wide array of martial arts this can be a great question, take for example ...


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Body type does have big impact on-IMHO-ALL martial arts. Thinking about a 50kg guy learning judo where power and strength are needed or a 100kg guy doing Kendo where agility and flexibility are needed. It's not impossible, but a choice could be made smarter. To answer your questions in my opinion: Which martial arts have advantages towards a thin/small ...


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In direct relevance to your question on non-exam, non-sport art you should have a look at Erle Montaigue System of Gung-fu (and since you asked for arts not soupy whining about schools, like some of above answers). His main arts is Old Yang style of Taijiquan and Baguazhang. No information is hidden in terms of internal martial arts of China, excellent ...



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