With the variety of people we get here at WF, I would bet some of y'all do martial arts. Grappling, striking, hell even a mixture of the two! More mainstream styles such as boxing and wrestling to slightly more obscure arts such as Kajukenbo or aikijutsu; all are welcome! This thread is for the mature discussion of martial arts training and the benefits it brings, ranging from spiritual to physical to monetary! Senseless style-bashing (wrestlers are all "gay" or karateka can't fight, for example) is not welcome. However, sincere and sensible stylistic discussions are, as always, welcome. I'll start off. I'm rather new to martial arts. I've boxed for a few months but due to the inconvenience of reaching the boxing gym, I've had to stop. I tried Brazilian Jiu-jitsu but didn't really like it. I'm not one for grappling, I suppose. Now, I'm going to try kyokushin karate. Rather than the "point" fighting in other karate, it focuses on bare-knuckle (no punches to the face but other strikes are allowed) striking geared towards ending the fight via knockdown or knockout. I have to say, it sounds pretty exciting! Anyone else a martial artist or martial arts enthusiast?