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Which martial art is good for small men?


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August 31, 2008 4:49PM

== == The one that you will study and train in. The number of arts that exist are so varied and different, that to claim one is better then the rest shows a lack of understanding of any of them. There is an art out there that is the best for you as an individual. Finding your art is part of the martial arts journey. Once you have studied for a long time, you will realize how similar they really are to each other, and understand the weaknesses and strengths of the art you chose.

Size is not that important, any of them can be adapted. My personal recommendation would be karate of the Okinawan or Japanese styles. The natives are on the shorter side and the instructors can relate to a smaller person. A good instructor will also provide the understanding that techniques have to be adapted to the individual, their size, ability and knowledge.

Good luck!

Contrary to what is written above there are martial arts that suit smaller men more than other martial arts.. you would look for a martial art that is more of an internal art then it is an external art meaning that it doesn't emphasis on muscle strength and size. search for the internal martial arts and you will find many.