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Which Martial Art to Study? -- More Feedback/Answers

Two days ago I posted, "Which martial art to study?" - a reader asked me which I'd recommend. I shared my experience, but also reached out to the crowd here since I know we've got some martial artists who stop by.

Some fantastic replies.

Julio wrote:

I would tend to agree with Sebastian, it depends more on the teacher and your connection with him or her than the actual art, though some arts will be easier than others to master (depending on your body type).

There are only a few things I would add. First, Systema is not only an amazing fighting art, but actually can teach you how to be calmer. There are no forms or formal meditation or exercises, but the way it is taught and its focus on introspection achieves a lot of the same things. I have many years of kung fu and meditation experience and can tell you that it can give you amazing access to these spaces in a very short amount of time.

Still here

On minimalift

Thanks for your patience, readers. I’ve been setting up something tangible here in Cape Town. Now it’s ready, and I feel like writing again.

I’ve owned two one-man businesses in the past. The first was a martial arts school. I had a small group of loyal students, but teaching Kung-Fu did not fulfil me in the way practising Kung-Fu did. I wound it down and soon after opened my personal training business. Once again, there was a small band of clients that stayed with me until I moved continent.

Now I can share with you my latest venture: Evo Weightlifting Club. It’s one thing to build an online presence and call yourself a coach. It’s quite another when people voluntarily call you coach, and lay down money to have you spend time with them in person. It’s good to to be back in action. Already, we have lifters getting under the bar and getting stronger every week.

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