Does anyone know anything about the martial arts?
I'm looking for some sort of strength training that will keep me interested and I've never really been able to get into weight lifting or going to the gym, etc..
Over the years I've found that the only exercise I really stick with is always goal oriented. For cardio I've found that dancing for grades is my "thing" (eg, DDR). I never tire of that and that's why martial arts comes to mind for strength training (always working toward "grades", i.e., belt colors).
I was wondering if anyone here has trained in the martial arts and, if so, have you found it to be a form of body resistance strength training? Or is it mostly comprised of cardio & swiftness of body movement?
I know there are a lot of different kinds of martial arts and from what I've read so far it seems that the different types of Kung Fu are more strength oriented. Is this true?
Thanks for any input that anyone can offer!