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Heya guys, i'm seriously considering taking TKD, but from what I derived, TKD mainly requires you to be fast and flexible/spring-y, and i'm not that springy lol. I want a martial art that focuses mainly on 30-40% speed and 60-70% strength (my bro tells me that speed is not in our genes, but strength is, like, I can only improve so much in speed but I can improve my strength to a greater extent) These are what I'm considering...
So I was wondering, which of these focuses a lot on improving strength? I want to improve agility as well but mainly strength, and I want to be able to incorporate kicks/fast leg movements/hip twists as well. Any ideas? Thanks! I want to go into TKD because I know a lot more about it than anything else, but since I don't know too much about the rest of the list, I need some input as to what an ideal choice would be for my body type. Thanks for any responses! :bow:
I am not sure but I think there are some very physical Karate and Kung Fu styles. You may want to go into those two forums and ask wich styles use a lot of weight training and strength against strength techniques. Sorry I am not more help. Kyokushin karate I believe is very physical. I know that Jujutsu can be both physical and speed oriented. Good luck!
were do you live?
how much do you weight&how tall are you?
Do you like kicking?How old are you?
How much time do you have for training?Are you scared of geting hurt by training(by sparring)?
Im not sure but i would say that muay thai could be pretty interesting for you.Muay thai is a good art.It can be pretty simple and It uses alot of power.
You can gain speed by beating the big sand bag.
You can think of kick speed then when you have gained some flexsibility(how high can you lift you'r leg when totaly balanced)
TKD needs alot of speed & fexsibility if you don't have much time fot the training then you can't really get good in it...
So muay thai might be better for you.
shaolin kung fu focuses on both internal and external strength. it strengthens muscles and tendons because tendons, i think have the potential to be lik 10X stronger than muscles. Southern shaolin probably has more strength in the legs since they focus more on solid, deep stances. theres an old saying "northern; you cant stop 'em. sotuhern; you cant move 'em". but either way, both are good martial arts for building strength.
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