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Yes, you will if you want! If you can't, your dailly practice will make you able. Of course, there are some martial arts that focus on kicks or forms like Taekowndo and Wushu that require more legs flexbility and other like boxe that requires less flexbility. It's up to you to choose a martial art that fits on you or you try to fit on the martial art.


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Questions that invite mostly opinionated answers are pretty frowned upon on all stackexchange sites as you are aware, but I do so understand why sometimes you just can't help yourself sometimes. You need an answer to something you are thinking even if it's mostly philosophical, there's some chip on your shoulder and you need to put an end to it. So I will ...


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Flexibility. It is not required, I don't think it is ever required in any martial art (except maybe ones that actually involve it, like say capoeira and some kicking based martial arts) It is just good for you, without flexibility you end up having lots of vulnerabilities other martial artists may not have (for example you are more vulnerable to choking ...


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Competitions form a social glue that pulls many people into martial arts - either as contenders or people who watch the competitions and find out about the martial art that way; for that reason they're pretty popular. They also force you to be honest about some of your ability and conditioning. You know how some of your techniques work against a live, ...


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This is a genuine concern. Many martial arts struggle with this as soon as competitions are introduced. I would like to examine first first: why are competitions useful? You have a non-compliant opponent; they will actively defend themselves and resist your attempts at aggressing or defending. Competitions provide a controlled environment, so that ...


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A lot depends on where you are at in your training. If you are well on your way to mastering the fundamentals of your art, you can probably deconstruct forms from a video performance. A quick search on YouTube provides thousands of results. You can also ask your instructor if he/she has any video training aids. It might also be worth talking to your ...



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