How do you choose a martial art if you don't know what you are looking for?
It is not possible to choose the martial art that will best provide the benefits you seek, if you haven't taken inventory of what you wish to accomplish. The first step in this process is to understand why you are interested in training; a process likely to evolve and deepen as you continue to train.
Martial arts are known not as merely a form of physical exercise or fighting, but as a way of life. The emphasis is in the understanding of profound principles. Ordinarily, as we pursue any goal we choose, we typically sow the seeds of our own defeat even as we strive for success. Following principles enables us to cleanse the self defeating tendencies from our approach and maximize our efficiency to achieve success in our goals. This is especially true in martial arts training.