Oxford SulKiDo Martial Art - Fitness Self-Defence Korean Arts
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,
Of course this means
that our members may not get as much practise at (for instance)
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
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.