3 TYPES OF SCHOOLS: WHAT TYPE OF SCHOOL IS BEST FOR YOU?
There are three types of martial arts and self defense schools: the traditional, sports-centered and the realistic. Traditional martial arts schools make up about 60-70% of all schools worldwide. These are the schools that focus on the theoretical side of martial arts – lineage, principles, and so on. The sports-centered schools, on the other hand, are extremely combative; thereby increasing the risks of injury. The realistic schools combine the essence of both with respect to street self defense.