Hi my friend how are you? I am strugling wiht two things, a) a Hammerstring (pull or tear muscle in the back of my tighth and b) trying to save some bucks LOL!!! to take shotokan or karate lessons. In a few days one of my daughters turns 15 amd here in Mexico is like a great FIESTA the equivalent of you american people is the Sweet Sixteen party and ohhhh boy you need money to do such a partry so that's why I have not get inside a new martial art. I am a little confused one part of me tells me to do aikkido because it's better for my age and other part of me tells me to go for karate because I like to hit..... can you help me?