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I'm 20 years old and want to learn a martial art. I have fractured my leg twice in the past, but still I want to try.

Which form should I choose? My physical strength is good, have fast reflexes, can run fast (despite the previous fractures) etc. Does anyone have any advice? I live in India, so many forms may not be available.

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    Welcome to the site! I recommend taking a look at the tour.
    – Mike P
    Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 9:25
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    I believe this is off-topic, because it's asking for advice on choosing an art, is opinion-based, and is (relatively) localised.
    – Mike P
    Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 9:26
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    Please take a look at the tour and at the help page about on-topic questions.
    – Mike P
    Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 9:47
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    yes, pradeepTuran007, asking for advice is off-topic. That is because the Q&A that results can only benefit one person in the world: you. that lessens the effectiveness of this site. Think of it this way: suppose we all agreed on the perfectest martial art for you to take. What happens when it isn't offered in your area? What if the instructor is a jerk? What if you can't afford it? The reality is that there can be no agreed upon answer, therefore, your question is unhelpful to you, and to the rest of the world who also wants a recommendation.
    – Andrew Jay
    Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 13:57
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    @Wigwam - Not quite, but close. The FAQ states "Evaluating and choosing martial arts given specific criteria (e.g. grappling, high kicks, self-defense, etc.)". We can recommend an art when given the criteria to do so. This question is rightly closed, although I would have chosen too broad rather than opinion, but that's apples/oranges. There is just nothing here to go on other than "Wanna learn martial something".
    – JohnP
    Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 21:35

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Based on your goal to join the army, Krav Maga will be the most applicable. Krav Maga is oriented towards the kinds of situations you're most likely to find yourself in the military--hand-to-hand, no-holds-barred, where the opponents likely have weapons.

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    Why recommend something that might not be available to the OP? How can you recommend a school without knowing the instructor's qualifications? Or cost? Or class schedule? The OP admitted a health issue; why recommend anything while not knowing his health history?
    – Andrew Jay
    Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 15:03
  • Because he tagged Krav Maga. I inferred it was an option since he tagged it. You will notice that I didn't recommend a school, only an art. Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 15:23
  • Yes, but also tagged kung fu. That's not a style, it's a family of styles. Tai chi also isn't commonly seen today as a MA. Bottom line, we cannot recommend. There's no context, no information provided, no details, nothing. That's like asking: what should I drive (Subaru, Freightliner, or BMX).
    – Andrew Jay
    Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 15:30
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    Please do not bicker in comments. If you wish to discuss the merits of an answer, please do so in chat.
    – JohnP
    Commented Apr 20, 2018 at 20:58