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  • Martial art that does not need a lot of strength?
    How can i find a martial art that does not need a lot of strength?
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      Will - Black Belt Wiki Sam

      You might want to look into martial arts that focus on redirecting & "blending" with an aggressor. An example is Aikido. According to Wikipedia, Aikido uses the "tactic of blending with an attacker's movements for the purpose of controlling their actions with minimal effort" - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aikido

      You can also visit our Aikido section to see examples of the different techniques used in Aikido - http://www.blackbeltwiki.com/aikido-techniques

      Hope that helps.

      Will
      Black Belt Wiki
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      Richard Berman Hakkoryu Jujutsu has 3 tenets : no challenge, no resistance, no injury. It emphasizes from day one the abandonment of power. Using strength is an error in Hakkoryu, so might be good for your requirements.
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      Kathryn Carson Depending on the teacher's style, taekwondo can fit the bill. I'm strong for a woman, so I didn't find tkd particularly challenging from that perspective, but endurance? Tkd demands everything I have and more. And raw speed? Oh boy. Speed is not one of my strong suits, and in tkd that shows. My strength really only comes into play during board breaking, and even that is more about technique than it is power. The overwhelming majority of our students aren't big bruisers. Tkd often gravitates naturally toward a body type that's wiry and light yet tough, but I've seen *all* body types excel. It really comes down to the flexibility of the art and its teacher, and the willingness of the student to push his or her own boundaries.
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      Dave Magliano Agree with others here. I'm a little biased because I have an aikido dojo. I can tell you that having studied karate for 7 years prior to finding aikido, I really had to learn how "not" to use strength. It's a lot harder than you may think.

      The funny thing is, most "hard" styles require less strength as the practioner becomes more and more advanced. I would not let strength concerns deter you from a martial art that interests you. If you dedicate yourself to whatever you find, the strength will come.
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      Justin Bean Wing Chun, Tai Chi Chuan (Chen/Wu), Aikido basically any MA that uses water, wave and yielding principals. Eg receive, redirect, return. From a visual point of view if it contains circle, triangle or wave like geometry it will require less strength and more skill. This can also be called internal and external styles. Saying that starting a martial art will build your strength, so i would recommended trying many and see which suits you.
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      Chad wing chun is a good one

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