If you have ever wished to learn martial arts, but haven’t done it only because of lack of finances or marital art instructor, you can try to learn them by yourself as well. It will definitely be a lot harder ad will require a lot more self control and willpower, but it is possible. Just follow these steps.
First you must start with setting your mind. Martial arts are not only about fighting, but also about strict discipline, focus and mental strength. Also in real martial art classes you should start with mind set. The best way how to do it is by reading some good books. Go to the library and find some books written by real martial artists. In these books you will find very detailed descriptions how to change the way you think and how to learn controlling your own mind.
Next step is choosing specific type of martial art or at least one category; otherwise you will mess up everything. Also that can be done by using some literature sources. Get familiar with all the categories and types of martial arts and choose the one that is the most appropriate for your physical abilities and desires.
When you know what exactly you want, you have to start practicing. The best way of course would be to take at least few martial art classes, because then you could see how it all looks in real life, but if that is not possible, you can do it differently. Just go to YouTube and find some demonstrations or trainings. Internet is fool of instructions and even full training programs. Just make sure they are made by real martial artists not some beginners. Practice as often as you can. Search for different trainers and training programs until you understand all the basics.
When you know what it is all about and how to make some dangerous moves, you must develop your skills to perfection. You can devote the whole weak for one single movement if it’s necessary, but make sure you are doing everything just perfect.
When you think you are ready, look for an opponent and training partner. Martial arts need two people to be practiced. You can find your opponent in internet forums or real martial art classes. Only training together will let you understand the real meaning of martial arts.
If you want to become a true master, don’t stop to one type of martial arts. Learn some other as well. Start the same way – with simple trainings of each movement. Later develop your skills and practice with other martial artists to become a professional.
Of course if you train by yourself, no one will give you certificate and belts that prove your abilities, but if you want to learn martial arts to develop your mental and physical strength and to gain some self esteem no to prove something to others, you can definitely do it.