As the title mentions. I want to learn serious self defense skills while taking into consideration my arthritic knees. Any suggestions would be appreciated.


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    This is impossible to answer - whilst 1 school of a martial art might be perfect - another school of the same art may do things differently (and what people want/expect from a martial art differs massively too). Find all the schools in your area and budget - request a trial lesson INFORMING THEM OF YOUR CONDITION. Go and try them - see what works for you and that you enjoy - instructor is more important than art. – Collett89 Feb 13 at 9:18
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    Possible duplicate of What martial art should I start with? – Collett89 Feb 13 at 9:19
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    You probably want to stick with low mobility, no/low kick martial arts. For example, Wing Chun kung-fu or Southern Praying Mantis kung-fu. Maybe also Filipino martial arts (escrima / kali). – Steve Weigand Feb 13 at 15:41
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    @Collett89 Ty That makes sense , will look around in my city. – Hrishi kesh Feb 14 at 7:56