Initially I was interested in ninjitsu, but unfortunately that is not available in my town. Im a semi-pro soccer player considering retirement and I am looking for something to do in the offseason as I decide on my future. My goals in pursuing a martial art is to maintain fitness, flexibility and also for something to do. Im not planning on competing/getting into street fights, although I suppose any carry over in to the real world is a bonus.
I get to choose from karate, tae kwon doe, judo, brazilian jai jitsu, kung fu, wing chun kung fu and boxing.
Obviously I am going to spend some time visiting the respective dojos and watching the sessions, but I am asking for advice on which martial art that you would choose and the pro's and con's?