"I would highly recomend kali both in terms of empty hand and weapons
Kali empty hand has many elements panatukan/panajakman kickboxing plus headbutts , knees and elbows
Dumug/Silat off balancing , sweeping and grappling
"I my opinion all martial arts are mixed martial arts , tae kwon do is a mix of japanese karate with korean kicking skills , Karate took the skill set of kung fu and mixed it with there skills and mind set ."
Hi there Thomas. Welcome to AoM. Also, I'd like to give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
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