Friday, November 18, 2011

What are the best types of Martial Arts centered around kicking?

I play soccer, so my legs are pretty strong and flexible. I have no prior experience in any Martial Arts.|||Shotokan, Taekwondo, various and sundry Chinese arts.|||Tae Kwon Do|||Tae Kwon Do, Tang Soo Do, %26amp; Northern Shaolin.|||Savate which is a french martial art which is almost entirely centered around kicking. TKD is also centered around kicking.|||Tae-Kwon-Do, Capoeria, regular Kickboxing and Muay Thai are among the few Martial Arts that focuses on the feet. Tae-Kwon-Do and Kickboxing are common martial arts that are easy to find locally, but Capoeria and Muay Thai are only available in certain areas and is just as hard as looking for a US based Shaolin Temple.|||Even though Tae Kwan Do seemes to claim as being masters of the legs, you cant claim a body part, if you want to do a martial art simply for sport or for show then Tae kwan Do or capoera are good choices but if you want to be a good fighter then do something else|||Tae Kwon Do

Tae Kyun (rare style)

Northern Shaolin (the hand techniques ain%26#039;t bad either)|||Muay Thai, Shotokan Karate, Kyokushin, Tang Soo Do, and (possibly) Taekwondo.|||Although you will probably have great kicking power, soccer players are known to be very inflexible in the sense of kicking high to the head. If you are inflexible, I would suggest Karate, Muay Thai, or another style that focuses on low kicks to the leg, knee and the body. Also, low kicks are more realistic in a real time fighting situation.|||Muay Thai is the best, not that garbage the guy before me listed.|||TAEKWONDO! But Capoeira is mainly kicking too, only there are more flips and acrobatics.|||Got to love the %26quot;MY STYLE IS BETTER THAN YOURS B****!%26quot; people... Isn%26#039;t that something you learn early in Martial Arts? To learn that no style is better than another?

All the Martial Arts listed have good kicking:

Kickboxing (American, Muay Thai, Savate), Capoeira, Tae Kwon Do, Taekkyon, Tang Soo Do, Karate (Usually a 50/50 punch/kick ratio), Kung Fu, Hapkido, and more. You have a lot of choices. The flexibility and strength factor you have will help you in all of them, but it%26#039;s always a toss up with high kicks: If you aren%26#039;t good, you can get knocked off balance in certain situations.

Of these arts, I%26#039;ve practiced Karate, Tae Kwon Do, and Capoeira. Though all that I have listed (Which also includes some of the suggestions that people have already stated) are good choices. There are many that I haven%26#039;t listen that are good as well. The only styles you really need to watch out for in regards to this are certain grappling styles and boxing. Not that those are bad styles (I%26#039;m not saying that in any way), but obviously the kicking element is bound to not be there. Though a good kicking style with punching style is always nice. ^_^

I think you might want to research the different styles, and come to your own conclusion. Watch videos, and learn about how each style works with it%26#039;s kicking. Wikipedia and google are bound to help you.|||Muay thia, kick boxing, tae-kwon-do.|||Litterally translated, Tae Kwon do mean the art of the foot and the hand.... I have been involved with this form of martial art for the last 20 YEARS through my son who is a 4th degree black belt INSTRUCTOR. I also worked at the school where my son taught for about 6 YEARS (it%26#039;s how I %26quot;paid%26quot; for his lessons for a while)...and sat through many a class... Tae Kwon Do is an EXCELLENT martial art to learn--because it not only teaches self defence, it teaches discipline AND there has ALWAYS been a special commaraderie in the TKD family... There are THOUSANDS of very good TKD schools in almost every state and SEVERAL countries throughout the world. I know Russia is big on the sport as I was there with my son in 1995 when he competed in St. Petersburg, Russia.... He also competed with the US Air Force Team for a while and went on to compete in Brazil and several other parts of the world---so not only was this art good for his BODY, but it also showed him parts of the world he might not have seen otherwise...

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