babs said:I guess it all comes down to what you train for. For me it's twofold mainly - the fitness and the tradition. I really enjoy doing a traditional art and learning everything that goes with it, not just fighting. We learn Korean, internal breathing techniques, history etc. For me it gives me a great sense of pride.
It's true that traditional arts don't always have a lot of application in modern brawls, and if it's that sort of thing you want then I agree, nothing would make you safer than MT and BJJ. That said, we do some great self-defence work, knife defence, weapons work etc.
Horses for courses. Pick an art for the reasons you want to study and stick at it. Everybody gets something out of MA, just make sure you're doing it for the right reasons.
babs said:PLF, South-West England.
I know what you mean about having it in your back pocket. We often socialise together outside of the club and being sat in a noisy bar/club it's nice to know you're with a group who can handle themselves if things kicked off
NickSCFC said:So I'm right then