Best Fighting Styles

Whether it's Combat, Self Defense, or Sport feel free to add or comment.
The Top Ten
1 Boxing Boxing is a martial art and combat sport in which two people wearing protective gloves throw punches at each other for a predetermined set of time in a boxing ring..

Max Baer knocked out a bull.
Joe Louis broke a guy's back by punching him in the front.
Willie Pep won a round without throwing a single punch.
And several boxers have killed their opponents in the ring.
It's the best and most fundamental fighting style out there.

The most fun martial art without question. I box constantly and being in the ring is the best and makes you feel so alive

Nothing like a good old fashioned punchup followed by a Texas style bar brawl. Bruce Lee can't bar brawl.

Truly the best

2 Taekwondo

Taekwondo I think it should be higher because of the deadly kicks. More bit then bark or more kick then punch.

Yea! but has to be able to move every where quick, not just a forward attack. And has to be able to have super wrestling strength.

Have to have strong muscles in every part of your legs to not get knocked out.

Best in a kicking

3 Systema

Although relatively un know, and for a long time classified to the elite of the Russian government, it is a brutally effective and efficient style made up of natural movements that every one dose every day... So in theory every one knows systema

4 Muay Thai

Concentrates on striking power and damage not speed and control like other easterns arts;

It has a very squared and tight stance that toghether with body conditioning creates a sturdy defence hard to defeat;

Has devastating close range and clinch tecniques like knees, elbows, short lowkicks and also takedowns/sweeps;

Muay Thai lowkick and roundhouse are considered the most devastiting kicks together with the spinning and side ones of TWD, which are harder to perform.

Overall I think it's the best striking martial art to start with to then enrich it with other styles. Other Schools often lack the enphasis on defence and hard conditioning.

Tony Jaa is the best. He fights Muay Thai. And it's just the end of the list. That should be in the top 3

In my opinion, Muay Thai is a mix of Boxing and Taekwondo with elbow and knee strikes.

5 Close Quarters Defense (CQD)
6 Wrestling Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

Nothing like over powering your guy to slam them pin to win.

7 Judo

Judo can beat any of these styles since it takes one trip and you're done. It can even finish a wrestler or jiu jistu praticioner that easily simply because the trips can get even a person twise as big as you get off balance and then just throw him on the ground. Also it has submissions and has great ground game too

The ground is your friend.

This fighting style is more strong and affective to protect you from stranger

8 Krav Maga

Krav Maga is so unique and also takes less time to learn it. All I'm saying is if you want a self defense that is efficient and taught to many soldiers and is effective for women and kids to do, this is the style for U.Saved my friends life twice!

New but effective in real life situations. Developed for counter attacks and power attacks. Also good for fast movements and killer touches.

Krav mega should be first gun slinging is illegal krav mega is the best I say is the best this is 2.3million people agree

9 Karate

Karate is a great sport and I am a blue belt it took two years and it is much better than kung fu

10 Kick Boxing

Good system that combines the striking of western boxing with the power of kicks. The constant sparring prepares you for being hit with force. No forms or formality common with martial arts. It's boxing with four wheel drive.

The Contenders
11 Jeet Kune Do

He took the best techniques of all fighting styles ( boxing, Kung Fu, wrestling, Tae Kwon Do etc... ) and combined them to make the most efficient fighting style. Should be ranked number one because all styles above can't beat Jeet Kune Do. Jeet Kune Do was made to beat all above styles.

I'm sorry but I seriously believe this to be the greatest fighting style to have ever been constructed.. thank you bruce lee haha

Bruce lee is the best fighter of all time he is the ultimate fighter I bet no one can beat him ever

12 Wing Chun

Wing Chun is intensively used in MMA and UFC, I think that means something.

Much more effective than anything but jeet kun do in a real fist to face brawl

13 Jiu Jitsu

Jujutsu is the father of Jiu-Jitsu, judo, and aikido. Jujutsu is Japanese, Jiu-Jitsu is Brazilian, look up Jigoro Kano.

Really did the difference on MMA. And still do when you are the weak.

Jiu jitsu is REAL. Bruce lee was a martial arts ACTOR. its been proven over and over again that jiu jitsu<All

It's a very powerful stance. Jeez gonna hurt

14 Aikido
15 Kung Fu

I took kung fu for one year and got a white belt, and it is naturally the smartest fighting style but they don't fight it's called a martial art. Have to see what the word martial really means, and then you have to consider that they master all weapons and not a gun at all. So with kung fu, it's that either you're totally for it or your going to get something in your life your really don't want, if you hang around it and think it's free, because it's a live art that rules what people wish they had, on T.V., period. They don't really work it's a all out black belt competition with all weapons. Not found anywhere else, and they don't like when people move their stuff for unknown reasons. I wish I didn't leave it at all. I lost all my power and interest in life. #1 defense fighting style in organized fights.

16 Ninjutsu

I would have to say this is the most intellectual of the martial arts by the time you know you're dealing with the ninjutsu opponent is just about the time your dead.

17 Shaolin
18 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

How is this not number one? I'm a boxer but I fully recognize this is the most effective martial art without any question!

20 Silat
21 Capoeira
22 Kalaripayattu
23 Sambo

The combat version is a hybrid fighting style that has both grappling and striking tecniques, it resembles MMA.. but was developed by KGB russian special forces during Soviet Union.

24 Submission Wrestling
25 Tai Chi
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