- Sep 5, 2002
- Reaction score
- New Iberia, Louisiana USA
The thing about Martial Art is there are 1000s of martial arts and there are 100's of methodologies.When I asked how I might be able to teach myself martial arts I thought, maybe, there was a method to martial practice. There is a method to chess study - but apparently not to martial arts study other than having a teacher.
Each has its own strategies, tactics, and method. Which martial art are you wanting to teach yourself? To become good in a particular art then you will need to practice properly within that arts methods. That is why everyone said to get a competent instructor. There is more to a punch than just pushing your fist toward a target and the same with wrist strikes, forearm strikes, elbows, shoulders, hips, knees, shins, feet. Stance, weight distribution, footwork..., etc.