What martial art is best for a beginner, petite female working in a risky industry?

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  1. jobo

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    it's a fine line, body builder may not be athletes by any reasonable definition if the word athlete, they will undoutably be fairly strong, but turning that in to athletic movement is another matter, id much sooner go up against a body builder, than a power athlete who lifts who lifts weights
     
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    That's why I train specific movements in the gym that is strictly geared towards MA. People look at me wierd in the gym. Training the muscle groups that I would use for fighting as well as specific exercises that works with speed and power.

    But for the OP, I'd repeat what others had said. It takes hard work and dedication. There's no quick MA light version to get you by the seat of your pants McDogo thing that will fix a bad situation if it involves any kind of street confrontation. Some awareness can be helpful but..
     
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    yes your very correct, strength isnt just about the capacity if any given muscles, its about the inter co ordination of muscles in what ever movement pattern your doing,, the preferable of body builders to try and isolate muscles in an exercise, does little to build this co ordination, ,
    I've seen this many times, with friends, they are massively strong, but ask them to push a heavy motorbike up a very steep hill for instance and they can't co ordinate the movements between their arm, legs and back
     
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    Rat 2nd Black Belt

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    As far as i know, body builders are like the weakest strength athlete, a strongman could probably bench press you with one hand, pending how much you weight. Try fighting that, and the fact they have a thick coating of muscle so beating them should take more effort than usual. :p

    They are trained to do endurance fighting over a period of time but being able to lift 3X your body weight goes a long way on its own merits. Still you cant really build a iron jaw its something you have or dont have.
     
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    it's not that clearly cut, the best way of building muscle, us to forget the bro science that abounds in gyms and work all your muscles in all rep ranges, that's also the best way of building performance, that's if you tie the exercises to use the most muscles as possible in combination, but that's not largely what people do, they spend countless hours doing sets of 12 in bicept curls and shoulder presses, so they look good in a t-shirt, competition body builder on the other hand are judged on symmetry and posture, not just the size of pub muscles, so they at least have consistent development, if they also work on their all round athleticism they would be a force to be recond with its not body building that's the issues, its how they body build and what else they do our don't do, many of them have an irrational fear of cardio, just keep them moving e for 5 mins and they will gas out
     
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    Ehh..in my experience natural attributes beat training most of the time, if the difference is significant.

    We got one girl that has a 5-0 pro record, and she has finished all 5 by tko. I still easily handle her in sparring or grappling though, as old and out of shape as I am now.

    But we also have an older lady that's got her Brown in BJJ, and she legit beats me in grappling more times than not.
     
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    dvcochran Senior Master

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    So you said all that to say what @skyeisonfire said in 9 words.:):)
     
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    But you wasted 13 words and two smiles just pointing that out !
     

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