I tried Karate for like 3 months back when I was a kid. Then I found skateboarding and have been doing that the last ten years, but my parks ramps were made of wood and have rotted out and all the park guys kinda dispersed so now I need a knew hobby. I know that smaller people can and do compete in martial arts but I'm not looking to compete. I'm just looking for something that is helped by, rather then hurt by my small size. Generally speaking bigger people make better fighters because they are stronger and I'm not looking to get super buff or anything but to drop weight and gain muscle mass by weight lifting. I'm looking for something that emphasizes dodging, getting in fast, striking vital points like the throat and groin and getting away fast as opposed to pure blocking. If I were to block however, I see myself using that momentum to get and hit the neck groin kidney, maybe knee the gut. That being said I would also be looking to use this in self defense but am not planning on it. I stand 5'5" 1/2 and weigh 165 with my goal weight being around 140-145 with muscle. If I can convert all the fat to muscle and stay at 165 that would be great but would probably take several years, so it's more likely I'll thin out and then gain the muscle. I must say Wing Chun looks appealing. I don't like the idea of grappling, but I'll probably have to get over it if I'm to take normal sized people to the ground via wrist or elbow locks. I would also like to be able to eventually handle multiple opponents. I know this would take years of practice. I guess what I'm ultimately looking for is something LIKE Aikido but also with more offensive strikes that utilizes the power of being beside your opponents range rather than in front of it. Something with as little finesse as possible, low, not high kicks. Something like 0:16-0:19 above specifically.^ Not sure about Hapkido since it seems to have it's fair share of high kicks. So, any suggestions? For fun I took a quiz and it said JKD. P.S. To the mods, I made my first account with an incorrect password on accident so if you can erase or ban my first username McDoogins with an s, that would probably be good, thank you.