People have asked me this all the time. When people have an interest in martial arts, they either want to learn self defense, or to stay fit. Sometimes people would like to do a specific type of martial art. They want to know which style is better. Is it Kung fu? Taekwondo? Brazilian Jiu Jitsu? My answer is this; all of them are good. Every style is different, it’s how the person uses it.
I’ve met people who tried our classes, sometimes people don’t like it because they don’t feel challenged or it’s not for them. In my opinion, you should find a style that works for you. Before I studied Kung Fu, I took Taekwondo-Kickboxing. Studied it for 5 years, I really enjoyed the fitness and the cardio we were having, but I wanted to try something different.
I remember my dad always watched a lot of Kung Fu movies, like Jackie Chan, Bruce Lee, Jet Lee. I always wanted to do Kung Fu because of the movement and the crazy kicks and flips. My mom found a place close to home that Teaches Kung Fu. Studio was called FreeStyle Kung Fu.
After a few months being there, I had a lot of difficulty changing the way I fight. I was used fight in Taekwondo-Kickboxing style, but it took time to adjust. But I still use my previous style to fight. I believe whatever style you learn, you should keep your past experiences in mind. The style is different, but it doesn’t matter. What really matters is that you are willing to learn and keep an open mind.
If you want to know what style is better, you should try out what’s suitable for you. Theirs no such thing as a #1 martial art, every style is unique in it’s own way.