SulKiDo - A Korean Martial art related to HapKiDo, KukSoolWon and TaeKwonDo
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How does it compare with other martial arts ?

The common question of ``which martial art is best'' is too vague to be meaningful. Different people have widely varying goals and the best way to choose a style is to decide what you want to achieve and then consider how well the available clubs can help you do this. For instance, if you decide at the outset that you only want to specialize in a particular subset of martial arts then choosing a `single-mode' style might be best; for instance karate emphasizes strikes, judo considers only throws, and aikido is restricted to locking techniques. Some styles (judo, karate, tae kwon do, boxing) emphasize competition and spend considerable time teaching point scoring techniques.

By contrast we aim to teach our members all aspects of the martial arts, omitting competition and `mysticism'. Of course this means that our members may not get as much practise at (for instance) kicking as if they spent hours in a karate session repeating the same kick over and over, but by compensation they get to learn how to use throws, nerve points, breakfalls and locks in situations where simply putting the boot in isn't sensible - and vice versa, if all you know is joint locks its unlikely to help when someone tries to kick you. Admittedly we're biased, but if you're not obsessed with competition and want to get fit while learning a system with an all-round syllabus suitable for a wide variety of situations then training with us should be your first choice.