lean_jock74 saidHow did you choose which martial art to practice when you started? For those of you who trained in more than one, what made you pick-up the new one(s)?
I was always a shy kid and did not join any sports, but If I did , I would have gone into wrestling. I also had no coordination. Then in 1997 a cousin of mine kept bugging me to try Wing Chun, a traditional form of martial arts. I was resistant and over many weeks he had to keep asking me to check out one class. I thought to myself, “I can’t do martial arts, I can not block a fast punch, and I had NO coordination to start with.” But, my cousin kept asking me to come to a class…so I went. Over time, martial arts have improved my coordination. Before, I would drop 99 out of 1000 things thrown at me, now I can catch 99 out of 100 things thrown at me. Almost nothing falls to the ground in my presence, if something falls, I always seem to manage to pick it up in the air After I while I also started to train In Jeet Kun Do, which was more intense had more sparring and helped me improve my skills all the more. It was also being taught my by Wing Chun instructor. When I went to visit a friend In Texas I became interested in mixed martial arts training. We wrestled, and while I manage to dominate him in a few matches, I could never submit him. He got a few submissions on me using his 6 months of MMA submission wrestling skills. So when I came back to New England I started to train in Brazilian style jiu-jitsu submission wrestling, I am very good at it. I Like submission wrestling the best, and have won competitions in Submission wrestling events. I am no longer shy, I am more outgoing and often compete in crowds of hundreds, if no a thousand or more..
Martial arts Rocks!