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  1. littledragon997

    littledragon997 White Belt

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    You can help me!

    How to learn martial arts at home

    Do you have any website that teaches martial arts?

    thanks! :)
     
  2. kempodisciple

    kempodisciple Senior Master

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    Nope!
     
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  3. Flying Crane

    Flying Crane Sr. Grandmaster

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    Find a teacher with whom you can train directly. Don’t try to learn via website or video.
     
  4. littledragon997

    littledragon997 White Belt

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    I am very busy for work...have a baby
    I only have one hour a day to practice martial arts
    No time to go to martial school :((
     
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    kempodisciple Senior Master

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    What's the purpose that you wish to learn an MA for?
     
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    littledragon997 White Belt

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    physical health training, fight disease...I hate obesity
     
  7. Headhunter

    Headhunter Senior Master

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    Not really no...because no website will teach you properly
     
  8. gpseymour

    gpseymour Sr. Grandmaster

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    If you are looking for fitness, you don’t need to learn martial arts (which could help, but is nearly impossible to learn well on your own). Tae Bo or some other martial-derived fitness program might better fit that need.
     
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    Xue Sheng Sr. Grandmaster

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    then look for workout videos, you can even find some that are based on boxing, kick boxing and MMA. Or go for the whole P90x workout..... martial arts, at home, by yourself, will not do much for you.

    https://www.amazon.com/BAS-RUTTEN-MMA-Workout-CD-DVD/dp/B00CXS6T02

    https://www.amazon.com/The-MMA-Body-Workout-DVD/dp/B002YYGJBY

    https://www.amazon.com/Rushfit-Georges-St-Pierre-Ultimate-Training/dp/B005OL8NHW

    https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_fb_1_5?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=tae+bo&sprefix=taebo,sporting,149&crid=1WE8CW5R6VBE9&rh=i:aps,k:tae+bo

    Also Michael Olajide has a few different boxing based workout DVDs
     
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    kempodisciple Senior Master

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    Xue and gpseymour beat me to it. Those things are fine (actually great) to help fitness, and will probably do a better job than trying to learn an actual martial art...If your goal was to learn how to defend yourself or learn a martial art, rather than health/fitness, no online resource would be able to help you without also going to class.
     
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    littledragon997 White Belt

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    Thank you very much
     
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    littledragon997 White Belt

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    thanks
     
  13. Flying Crane

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    Actually, if you trained for an hour every day without fail, then you are doing better than most.

    But seriously, if your life is too busy to get proper instruction then you should shelve the idea until your situation changes. You can pursue other activities for fitness that do not need the same level of technical instruction that proper martial arts needs.
     
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    No way. Sorry.

    Sites are many, but useless on their own. You need partners and personal guidance if you want to achieve anything.
     
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    You could always start off with daily stretches and exercises. I'm guessing that's not the answer your looking for but then again Martial arts won't be much help much if your not in decent shape. That and consider looking for a good MA class. A website is good for advice but provides no criticisms when you do something wrong.
     
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    Yep pretty much. The only time you can exclusively train by yourself is if you've already got years of experience under your belt
     
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    And that is the irony about it. Someone with a solid background in a system, with a thorough understanding of the structure and principles upon which the system is built, could possibly learn through video/website/distance/solo training, some additional portions of that same system or possibly a very closely related system built upon those same principles and structure. But this is exactly the person who has no need for it. If he is good enough to do that, then he already has what he needs and should have the insight to realize this fact. Learning more would be largely more for the sake of more and likely would be mostly an academic exercise.

    So the person who might possibly be successful with it, does not need it.

    And the person who needs it, cannot be successful with it.
     
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    Yeah video training they won't need but just solo training they can do without any issue
     
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    Oh, I train solo all the time. Practice is practice, I am often not able to be in class but that does not stop my practice.

    What I meant was trying to learn new stuff by yourself, through media such as video and websites.
     
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    Personally I've never bothered with learning anything off videos I don't see the point ill learn what I need from the class. Only time I've looked at videos is simply out of interest for comparison or if I have been solo training and can't remember a certain and ill take a quick look at the first video I find for a point of reference to jog my memory. I'd never try to learn a form myself online
     
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