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circa1981
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:14 pm    Post subject: Looking for a style Reply with quote

I'm looking to get back into the martial arts, and I want a different style. I'm looking for a practical defensive style, and since I have certain disabilities, I'm permanently week and have very low endurance for an adult male, so any really physically demanding style is out. Just as important, and this may sounds strange, given all this, but I want a mostly striking art, with maybe like 15 or 20 percent grappling. Also I'd prefer to stick with the more commonly found styles in America. Thanks.
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Harkon72
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Styles: Okinawan Karate, Aikido, Ninpo.

PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hapkido is a very efficient art, Korean, Striking, Non Competitive, Circular with an emphasis on energy development. It depends where you are in the US but it's just a suggestion.
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Styles: Chuan Fa, Shotokan, JJJ, BJJ

PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It actually sounds more like you need an understanding instructor than a particular style. I would check around and explain the situation to the instructors. See who's answers you like the best and go with that one.
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circa1981
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I trained in a style with more emphasis on on grappling then striking, and I simply want to reverse that, but with the grappling only being about 15-20 percent instead of like 60-40.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forums circa1981

What styles are available in your area?
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Styles: Shindokan Saitou-ryu [Shuri-te/Okinawa-te based]

PostPosted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

To keep you in lines of grappling, Judo teaches a wide plethora of striking techniques.

Many Okinawan karate styles emphasis striking over kicking, and in that, they've a ratio of 85% hands and 15% feet.

Good luck with your search, and please, let us know when you find one or if you've more questions.



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