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comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
I'm not, but there are dozens of schools within a half hour drive from both my home and work.
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comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
@Keith Nicholas - Thank you for adding this comment. I was quite surprised when so many of the answers here focused so heavily on teacher and school over style, though I do appreciate the point of all of the advice I've received so far. Perhaps it's my own ignorance but I assumed that finding an art which follows a philosophy that I find attractive was where I should start my search, which was my original point when asking for help here. At least now I'll be sure to consider both aspects.
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comment What information should I consider when choosing a martial art to study?
In general: excellent point. Specifically for me: I wouldn't be considering something like this if it wasn't intended to be a long-term investment of my time and energy. Part of why I haven't joined a sports team of some kind is because of my previously stated lack of competitive interest; the focus on individual/personal achievement in martial arts is a huge draw for me.
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