A guy who's interested in taking some martial arts...
I've been lurking the forums for a bit now while being a MMA fan for a good 5 years or so.
Let me start off with this...
I have never been into anything more than middle school scuffle. I'm not even too sure how to even take a punch these days. I'm 21 now and decided I should get a new hobby and thought of BJJ and possibly a striking martial art later if I feel comfortable with two types of styles. I know mmaforum probably gets these kind of questions every day but, I think I'm in need of some help from people who are experienced in this area.
The reason why I would like to do this is to build confidence in my self defense and help me get more active while creating a healthy hobby. Possibly creating a new lifestyle for me. I have been very 'couch-potato' like the past few years and I don't feel great about it.
So I would like to ask what I can I expect with BJJ?
How can I find a training center in my area (metro Detroit and surrounding areas if anyone's around here!)
If I do go into a striking martial art, will they help with taking hits?
also, cauliflower ears? Is that a big thing to be worried about while in BJJ?
Sorry for such a long post but, I'm really interested in this area. Any help I would get would be amazing.
, Thanks (also, I put this in the grappling section because I'm looking into BJJ more than anything at this moment)