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  • @MissViss27

    From your explanation, Aikido actually sounds perfect for you.

    I don't claim to know a ton about martial arts (since most of what I know is from manga and Kung Fu movies), but Aikido is a self-defense martial art that does not rely on weight training or muscular strength, and is recommended for girls and boys with leaner and smaller frames.

    Like Tai Chi, Aikido focuses on balance ("aiki" = unifying energy/spirit) and tactically using your opponent's strength against them, but Aikido is faster to learn and isn't as soft-styled.

    I think this quiz was right on for you, and if you're still interested in martial arts, just give Aikido a try.

    lanie19
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  • If I could develop just 2 qualities to master level it would be the ability to see my opponents seem like they are moving in slow motion in a real fight, so therefor I would not freeze, go into a reptilian brain defensive mode, and get killed. (The toughest guy in my neighborhood growing up once took on 3 crazed bikers barehanded and knocked all 3 out in a flash and said later" They all seemed to be moving in slow motion. And despite some martial training, he was just a street fighter! He is Michael Ratner from Brighton Beach.

    Second thing I would want is to "know" I can take my opponent out in one shot. I have 25+ years in the arts and I will tell you why: If you have nothing else but devastating power, you will be relaxed beyond what 99.9% of martial artists, and that means that even if you position yourself wrong, make mistakes and your opponent knows all about angles, distracting you and is even more confident than you....you will still win.

    daytrader50
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  • You must be psychic. I was leaning to Kenpo, the main reason initially was that it's a mile from my home. I have also done alot of online research, alot of it led to Ed Parker and I like what I've found. Another local Do-jo deals in Goju-Kia. I researched that a little and I didn't really like the animal noises that these guy's were doing, maybe a little to ancient for me. Looks like I'll be checking out the Kenpo Do-jo, they offering a free introductory lesson/visit. I did lie about my age though, I'm 54 yrs young :)

    mbrpm
    1
  • For almost 3 years I've been taught a mix of Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and mainly Tang Soo Do, 12 through 15. I was going to continue with the teacher for as long as I could my mom stopped paying for the lessons. I moved out of state and in the town I'm in there hasn't been a school in the area that has impressed me. I want to get into martial arts once more but all of the schools in town are built for boosting confidence and not actually self defense. I want to learn an efficient, effective way to fight as well as build stamina and strength.

    newfang26
    1
  • whereitsat.. Please read the opening statements, the only right martial art is one you will enjoy continuing. If you enjoy your TKD classes then by all means attend them and progress. Another thing is it's so typical that many "potential students" drop out after obtaining a black belt. I use the word "Potential student" because any true martial artist will tell you a black belt is equal to a high school diploma... you know your basics. Stay with it and achieve a Degree or two. Also never be afriad to cross train. You may find that your instructor not only promotes it, but has a business or personal relationship with other schools, in Japanese based schools it is refered as Godo-geiko - An informal session with multiple related schools. All and all thank you for your comments on taking the test... and best wishes toward your training.

    Sensei McComas
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  • I have a 6 year elite background in gymnastics and also do professional ballet training, so im already mega flexible and quite strong. Furthermore im pretty good at tricks, eg. flips, walkovers and aerial things. I've chosen martial arts to combine with my ballet, dance and circus training to add more depth to my physicality while performing (in ballet and circus). I would love to come out of martial arts training strong (not bulky!! long and lean), and would love an art based on line, flow and grace- as i want the art to add to my dancing aesthetic not disturb it. I will not be soley training to compete but i dont want to do tai chi in a park. while looking beautiful [while doing it] is important i also would like to utilize tactics and force, not aggression. i dont care at all for spirituality (i follow a different religion), and while tradition is important it is not major to me. i dont mind having balance spiritually but i have excellent physical balance.

    My results on this quiz was Aikido but it didnt seem accurate...?

    MissViss27
    1
  • I'm surprised!

    I would like to join Ninjutsu but I was on the fence so long but really I don't have the good reason why I should join it

    But my goal is always about self-defense and Ninjutsu' technique doesn't appeared to be very effective in real situatuion either.

    So i put Ninjutsu away. Kempo or Kenpo which I got 89% from the test and after watched some of the video I was pumped and tempted to learn it,the problem is Kenpo is even more mysterious than Ninjutsu on how to find the place to learn in my country!

    Let alone finding a legit one!

    Barami
    1
  • @aleshiaann

    It's possible to learn anything at home. In fact, you can look up home-made Molotov cocktails and find online tutorials.

    But with martial arts, it's extremely beneficial to have a teacher correct your stance and small mistakes as you learn, or else the mistakes will built upon each other, and you'll end up with countless bad habits.

    lanie19
    1
  • I got Kenpo, which I think makes sense for me. I have studied Tae Kwon Do, Isshinryu, and some Shorin ryu karate. As far as all the people dissing Kenpo, they watch too many "cage fights," which are controlled by rules. Not everything works in the street! And just because you studied "karate," it doesn't mean Kenpo has nothing to offer you; All martial arts have something to offer!

    LaoHu
    1
  • Hi, I appreciate you doing this test, and my tendency to regard Kempo as the right art for me was strengthened.

    I got around 86% on Kempo. So I though that I could think backwards in relation to the test, as in knowing the right answers to scoring 100% on a given martial art would allow me to change to change my own thinking in order to optimize my efficiency in Kempo.

    Can you tell me (through private message/ send me an email) with the answers for a 100% Kempo person?

    Thanks in advance ;)

    aezur
    1
  • Hi and thanks for the quiz. I took it 2 years ago and started Ninjitsu and Aikido at over 50 years old. I am very fit from dance and yoga but still had injuries mostly to the shoulder , so you could say my ego took a beating. I have had over a 3 month break and I find I do miss it. So I would like to add that the older beginner really needs to work with their attitude and awareness.

    I dont plan to give up. thanks from LIVING IN GERMANY.

    junem
    1
  • I'm surprised of all the comment views I only seen one with Ninjitsu and so far I am the second one with it.. I'm 20 yrs old and half my life I've been doing martial arts but ever since I've discovered Ninjutsu or Ninjitsu I feel as If that's where I belong and dedicated to and this is the first time taking this quiz too.

    I'm on a journey of Ninjutsu.. Lol

    Ryouga
    1
  • I'm surprised of all the comment views I only seen one with Ninjitsu and so far I am the second one with it.. I'm 20 yrs old and half my life I've been doing martial arts but ever since I've discovered Ninjutsu or Ninjitsu I feel as If that's where I belong and truly dedicated to and as if I'm on a journey of Ninjitsu and this is the first time taking this quiz too.. Lol

    Ryouga
    1
  • @Jjohnny

    It seems like your kinda like me as far as martial arts is concerned. For someone like you,I would recommend jui jitsu or karate.If your like me,a stephen seagul kinda guy,I recommend karate/jui jitsu for speed, and when you fight someone with no experience,you exert less energy in a fight,which is perfect,especially for a hs student.

    -Joey Greco

    JOEYCHEATERS
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  • I'm surprised of all the comment views I only seen one with Ninjitsu and so far I am the second one with it.. I'm 20 yrs old and half my life I've been doing martial arts but ever since I've discovered Ninjutsu or Ninjitsu I feel as If that's where I belong and this is the first time taking this quiz too.. Lol

    Ryouga
    1
  • I'm surprised of all the comment views I only seen one with Ninjitsu and so far I am the second one with it.. I'm 20 yrs old and half my life I've been doing martial arts but ever since I've discovered Ninjutsu or Ninjitsu I feel as If that's where I belong and this is the first time taking this quiz too.. Lol

    Ryouga
    1
  • I've been doing shaolin kungfu for the past 5months now. Although I have felt like I've needed more. I've wanted to know a bit about Aikido because I've always loved the art itself and thought it looked terrific although I would but open to different martial arts just not tai chi

    Stesiris
    1
  • HEY!! i looooove your quiz!! i always got karate and it makes me happy because, i love martial arts but...karate just drives me wild. i have like, a tear that comes to my eye when i think of karate grand master, he's so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! anyways look i have a question. i got high on karate but low on MMA and judo, this makes me sort of concerned because, i want to try daidojuku combat karate and that's basically a form of MMA. do you think maybe I shouldn't try it? even though it's a form of karate and budo? maybe since i got very high on Aikido, I should do shotokan!!! since shotokan starts to turn into aikido at a certain point, it makes more sense. anyways, thanks for your answer. i can't get enough of your quizzes :)

    ClemensSG1
    1
  • HEY!! i looooove your quiz!! i always got karate and it makes me happy because, i love martial arts but...karate just drives me wild. i have like, a tear that comes to my eye when i think of karate grand master, he's so cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!! anyways look i have a question. i got high on karate but low on MMA and judo, this makes me sort of concerned because, i want to try daidojuku combat karate and that's basically a form of MMA. do you think maybe I shouldn't try it? even though it's a form of karate and budo? maybe since i got very high on Aikido, I should do shotokan!!! since shotokan starts to turn into aikido at a certain point, it makes more sense. anyways, thanks for your answer. i can't get enough of your quizzes :)

    ClemensSG1
    1
  • hi my name is Donald, I've practiced goju karate and got 75% being my second highest and the one slightly higher was kenpo being kenpo 79%. I was reading the words describing it and it mentioned it was Japanese and Chinese

    I got two questions, the language that the commands are called in class, is it Japanese, Chinese or depending on who's teaching

    Also what is the comparison of Karate and kenpo

    Donald1
    1
  • Hi! Great test, I liked the questions, now I ended up with Kenpo (never heard of it, I'll investigate further) I'm currently practicing Wushu Changquan Style, any comment on advice on how to close the gap on these arts? so far as I know there are no Kenpo schools in my city...Thank you very much!

    shaggy88
    1
  • Hi, i wanted to know out of muay thai, kenpo, capoeira, ninjitsu, jeet kune do, wing chun, kung fu and taekwondo, which one(s) will cause the least amount of injury, as i want to do modelling, but i've also wanted to do martial arts since young, and these are my favourite options.

    kwakzz
    1
  • I got Mix Martial ART IT WHAT I want to do anyways but first Jiu JItsu Muay Thia and Wrestling since the martial art class I use to go to have all that then go to mix martial art when be come a black belt in Jiu Jitsu and elite in Muay Thia and Wrestling that will be the day I do mix martial art and hope to go pro at the UFC

    Rottweiler1441
    1
  • @Donald1

    I'd say Kenpo is a lot more Japanese than Chinese, so the commands will most likely be in Japanese. But if you're learning it outside of Japan, the teacher might say the English translations of certain moves.

    lanie19
    1
  • I studied kempo for several years and quit a couple of years ago because of the Recession and because I was unhappy with a new sensei. I took your quiz and guess what art came in first? Kenpo! I guess it was the right choice for me, after all.

    Shaogirl
    1

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