Hello all. I currently live in a college town surrounded by corn on all sides and for many miles. I used to train in Kung Fu as a kid. As a teenager, and into my early 20’s (up until very recently) I’ve trained in Muay Thai and BJJ.
My situation now is that there is nowhere around to train in either of those. What we do have in this wonderful little town is Hapkido and Aikido. While I love the arts I’ve been training in, it’s not possible for me to travel to do so, and I’d like to keep training in some martial art(s).
I believe that most any martial art is better than none, and I think both Hapkido & Aikido seem to be very useful. I’m not going to get into the Octagon, and I’m not one to get into fights on the street, but practicality is important for me.
That being said, I’d like the opinions of those that have trained in either of these arts to give me their feedback on which they found most fun, effective, etc. Of course I’m going to sit in on both classes (Ideally I’d train in both but I wouldn’t have time for that with work/school), but your opinions couldn’t hurt.
P.S. if anyone needs a pic of me holding a shoe in order to make an informed suggestion, please let me know.