What does your sign say about you as a martial artist?
As martial artists, we are pretty big believers in self-determination. We choose our own destinies every time we train. But we’re also humble enough to realize that we are just one small piece of an interconnected universe. And that part of being a martial artist is paying attention to your surroundings and learning how to react to them. So why not see what the stars have to say?
Today, the AWMA Blog is breaking down martial arts styles by zodiac sign. We’ll look at what your sign might say about your training style, and what martial arts disciplines might be best suited to that style.
Here’s our guide to martial arts training according to the zodiac.
Aires (March 21-April 19)
Your training style: Determined and ambitious, you love to be challenged and you love working through the training process to get your desired results. You’re competitive but also confident, which means that you’re not in it for the ego boost. You train and compete because you want to be the best version of yourself you can be.
Your martial art: Muay Thai. The art of eight limbs will give your body and your brain the intense challenges you crave. And applying all of that determination to Muay Thai’s striking and clinch techniques will make you a well-rounded warrior to be reckoned with.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Your training style: You’re gentle, artistic, and relaxed, which means you’re a natural at the mental aspect and fine details of martial arts training. But you also have a stubborn streak. When that streak is harnessed properly, it can make you a meticulous and tenacious fighter. But if you’re not careful, you could be a little hard-headed with technique training and sparring.
Your martial art: Tai Chi. The beautiful and methodical nature of this Chinese martial art will speak to your creative side. But don’t underestimate Tai Chi’s peaceful side for weakness. It’s also tough enough to keep your stubbornness in line.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Your training style: Curious and playful, you’re up for trying almost anything, ideally all at once. As a social butterfly, you’re great at juggling a lot of different techniques and styles—and you’re at your best when you have multiple goals on your plate.
Your martial art: MMA. Training in mixed martial arts requires you to study and perfect techniques from a wide range of martial arts, including Boxing, Muay Thai, wrestling, BJJ, and much more. Which makes it an ideal pursuit for someone who thrives when they have a lot of different irons in the fire. And putting it all together will allow your creativity to shine.
Cancer (June 21-July22)
Your training style: As a training partner, you’re a community leader thanks to your nurturing and loyal nature. As a competitor, though, you can be dangerous thanks to your sharp intuition. Your reserved exterior might make people underestimate you, but your inner strength will make them regret it.
Your martial art: Judo. The “gentle way” is a style that’s well-suited to those with an unassuming exterior and a quiet power that can be unleashed at any moment. Judo’s community-oriented training will also appeal to your nurturing side.
Leo (July 23-August 22)
Your training style: Your big heart, generosity, and passion make you the perfect training partner, because you’re always encouraging your teammates and working together to make everyone shine. But that doesn’t mean you shun the spotlight. You’re also theatrical and fiery, and you can put on a great show.
Your martial art: Kendo. This Japanese martial art’s sword techniques and beautiful protective armor will keep your inner drama queen happy while the philosophy behind its training will allow your nurturing side to flourish.
Virgo (August 23- September 22)
Your training style: Logical and practical by nature, you don’t just love to learn the techniques themselves. You also love to learn the theories behind them and why they work the way they do. You’re methodical and precise in your moments, but sometimes you get too focused and it can lead to extra stress and tension in your life.
Your martial art: Boxing. Studying the sweet science will keep your brain and body engaged. Putting all of your theory and technique to work in sparring and competition will be an excellent use of your quick thinking skills. And any time you get too wound up, a few rounds with a heavy bag can give you some much needed stress relief.
Libra (September 23-October 22)
Your training style: Your desire for balance and harmony make you a grounded martial artist who is equally fair to train with and compete against. You can be very generous with your time and the spotlight, but you also have a self-indulgent streak that makes you crave independent study and the occasional flashy move.
Your martial art: Karate. This Japanese martial art might care about balance even more than you do, which makes it the perfect place to work on our own harmony. That doesn’t mean that you can have any fun or focus on yourself at all, though. There’s always weapons training and demonstrations when you want to show off a little. In a just and respectful way, of course.
Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
Your training style: You’re passionate and determined, which makes you a dedicated pupil. But you’re also creative and bold, which helps you to put your own spin on techniques and figure out how to make them work best for you. There’s also something a little mysterious about you, which makes you an elusive opponent in sparring and competition.
Your martial art: Ninjutsu.This modern take on feudal Japanese samurai skills includes self-defence and fighting techniques that will make good use of your focus and will. It also features camouflage and stealth techniques that can put your sense of mystery to the test.
Sagittarius (November 22-December 21)
Your training style: You’re a scholar on the mats with a thirst for knowledge and an intellectual approach to your lessons. But you’re not a snob about it. Thanks to your optimism and your honestly, you also make a very approachable and helpful training partner.
Your martial art: Tae Kwon Do. This Korean martial art offers scientific theory and systematic training that will sufficiently challenge your brain while its emphasis on unity and balance will appeal to your optimism.
Capricorn (December 22-January 19)
Your training style: Hardworking and persistent, you’re deeply invested in every step of your training journey and every single stripe and belt you earn along the way. You’re willing to work hard and you love to see it pay off.
Your martial art: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.BJJ is the ideal martial art for anyone who wants to work hard and track your well-earned progress. Not only will you earn belts as you gain more knowledge in your discipline, you can also feel your progress in real time as you apply what you learned in your technique training to your rolling sessions.
Aquarius (January 20-February 18)
Your training style: Your unique flair for the innovative and revolutionary makes you a quick and eager learner, but you might struggle with more traditional training methods. You might have to try a little harder to focus during technique training than some signs. But you thrive in sparring when you get to take what you’ve learned and adapt it to your own style and use.
Your martial art: No-gi and submission wrestling. If you like to think outside of the box, why not try grappling out of the gi? You can take all of the techniques you love from submission wrestling and BJJ and apply them in a somewhat less traditional framework.
Pisces (February 19-March 20)
Your training style: Intuitive and empathetic, you love to pay attention to your surroundings and learn how to work with them. And you love to share that learning process with others. Even though you’re in touch with the world around you, though, you’re also able to focus on yourself thanks to your sensitivity and imagination.
Your martial art: Wushu. Competitive wushu, especially taolu (form) allows you to express yourself artistically through a series of connected techniques that showcase your flexibility, balance, coordination, stamina, speed, and strength. Which makes it a wonderful fit for an emotionally sensitive martial artist who is interested in the balance between the martial and the art.