This looks like a good forum, I hope I can learn a lot from it
I have always wanted to start martial arts and am currently looking for a good Brazilian Jiu Jitsu class here in Finland.
My last name is Silva, so I'm hoping for some good luck from that
, but one reason I've chosen BJJ is from the Joe Rogan web-site where he states that "If you have one martial art to chose, this is the one", and goes on to explain why (ie. it is effective + fun, etc.). And his background includes TKD championships + kickboxing, so I hope his opinion is valuable.
Does anybody else have any opinion on this? Is Rogan respected on this web-site? Do you all agree that BJJ would be a great MA to start out with?
I'm 33, I work out regularly, play ice hockey regularly, and have worked out with a heavy bag throwing punch combintations for many years, but am very interested in an effective martial art to balance everything out. "Effective" to me means that it is a reliable means of self-defense in real-life situations.
Anyways, nice to meet you all and thanks in advance for any help you can give me!