What is the best martial art for you to study?
In exploring what martial art to study there are many considerations in terms of personal goals, outcomes, and the reasons *why*.
Health, fitness, self defense, spirituality, etc. are all factors and offer amazing potential in the arts.
This leads us to style- finding a style and/or tradition that offers the reasons why one want’s to explore the arts in the first place.
But this is only half of the puzzle, taking that next step in locating a school or dojo is also important.
The teacher is the other important part of the equation.
How a teacher shares the art is important, the personality and methods of transmission.
Some are very strict and might just be what a person needs based at this moment in life.
Others more relaxed.
Some explain every movement, while others leave it up to the student to figure out.
Many are a mix of all these qualities.
Finding a relatable teacher is important as one will be spending a good amount of time learning and growing with that teacher.