Looking into taking some type of martial arts, for many reasons. brazilian jiu jitsu stands out to me since it teaches ways to undermine your opponent's weight/size advantages. That's great since I can scrap with people my own size (5'10 150lbs), but I start runnin' into walls when people can just fall over me. I don't look for fights, but I'm also not one to idly sit by while disrespect rains down on myself or friends. There's also a dojo nearby that has a solid reputation.
Anyone have any experience, and could answer some questions? Namely, is it practical? Can you insure the diffusion of a situation without having to break someone's elbow? Could training replace work outs (I find weight lifting to be very monotonous)?
'preciate any replies.