bkro9 wrote:Hi Love!
I was thinking about getting into Kung Fu. I think it's a wonderful balance with yoga and that they are very similar. But the TIME...who has it for everything? May I ask a possibly silly question, what is the major difference between Kung Fu and TKD?
Kung Fu is a martial art that started in China. It's basically just a different take on several styles of Karate, which are Japanese in origin. Taekwondo is of Korean origin and we use fewer actual weapons and are more kick oriented than other more traditional Karate styles.
Judo has a lot of grappling involved (no thanks!) and Kenpo uses a lot of joint twisting/manipulation which gives me the heebie jeebies just thinking about. Neither of these forms of martial arts appeal to me whatsoever.
In general, they're all basically the same and certainly have the same principles. The absolute most important thing is to find a class and instructor that is right for you, and find a school where you can't just "buy" your next belt. Believe it or not, there are school owners out there who will give you the next belt up without having to earn it the hard way if you're willing to shell out the cash. Obviously that's not really in the spirit of what it's supposed to be all about.
I absolutely LOVE it and wish I would have started years ago.