The specific style or technique is important in the context of your personal philosophy. Some styles, such as karate, kung fu and Muay Thai, emphasize striking and forceful attacks. Others, like judo and aikido, place a stronger focus on throwing moves and balance. Many Dojos offer a blend of styles based on the needs of the student.
For many people, the martial arts have opened the door to a number of benefits that were once either hidden or ignored. Dedicated students can expect not only to master their chosen combined style, but to enjoy a training system that they can continue to develop over a lifetime.