I’m considering learning a martial art, not only for health and fitness, but also for increasing strength and gaining self-defence and attacking skills.
I am 14 years old and I am a girl, and I don’t have physical strength (I’m weaker than girls of the same age, and I’m always the worst in P.E classes). I can’t really use my legs well, either (Can’t kick very high). That’s why I’m considering either Tai Chi or Aikido, since I have done some research and found out that they have really "soft" techniques.
When learning a style, I want to achieve these things:
- Self-defence and some simple attacking skills that DO NOT require too much physical strength.
- Better health, fitness and mind.
- Martial art should be convenient to self-learn, because I might not have time to go to a dojo.
- The martial art should not have intense physical training (I should be able to cope with light ones if I work hard enough).
Basing on all these things, could you tell me which style I should go for, Tai Chi or Aikido? Thanks in advance! And knowledgeable answers only please.
Also, can you tell me which form of Tai Chi is the one that focuses on self-defence?