Best Fighting Styles

Whether its Combat, Self Defense, or Sport feel free to add or comment.

The Top Ten

1 Boxing 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..

Best Moves Ever...Crused a Kareta Man in just some second

This is the best fighting style out there

Nothing like a good old fashioned punchup followed by a Texas style bar brawl. Bruce Lee can't bar brawl. - Bender0

Boxing is cool, like The Preps using this fightning styles in Bully SE (Video Game)

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2 Gun-slinging

Well, boxing might be less fatal but this kind of fight was just dangerous especially if you are a cop. Also, it might be fatal since Westerm times.

Nobody said it had to be martial arts. Never bring a knife to a gunfight.

That's not martial arts

Guns beat alll

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3 Taekwondo

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

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

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.

Taekwondo is the best fighting skill in the world

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4 Muay Thai


I have done all of these for at least 2 years of each one but muay Thai is the best one out of all of these

Beat every striking styles

Muay Thai is know as the art of eight limbs it uses all your body parts that makes it very usefull witch is good

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5 Brawling

None can match a top brawler

6 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

7 Karate

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

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 Maga is a mix of attack AND defense if you can do that you can fight people triple times your size with ease

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

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9 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

Thats how Bruce Lee got the job done -

10 Wrestling Wrestling Wrestling is a combat sport involving grappling type techniques such as clinch fighting, throws and takedowns, joint locks, pins and other grappling holds.

A good grappler always beasts a good striker up close

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

The Contenders

11 Close Quarters Defense (CQD)

It is used by U.S. Navy SEALs and Delta Force. Combines Krav Maga, ju jitsu, Wrestling(not fake wrestling, pankration), Muay Thai, etc. lethal - bamatide

12 Judo

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

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

13 Wing Chun


It is most effective and close combat martial art

14 Jiu Jitsu

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

It's a very powerful stance. Jeez gonna hurt

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

Most effectiv martialart, jiujutsu is the orgin of many other martialarts like judo and aikido

15 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.

16 Shaolin
17 Aikido
18 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.

Kung fu is the best much better than karate

My uncle is a kung- fu instructer and is teaching me and like others say it focuses on offense and the defense also I did krata got in a fight got my ass kicked after I learns kung-fu I kick almost anyone's ass that picks on disabled kids or my friends

Kung cu focuses on offense and defense and can take out any opponent in an instant

20 Ninjutsu

Iam ven benbladen and it is good

21 Silat

Every military army must train this martial art

22 Capoeira
23 Tai Chi
24 Zui Quan
25 Southern Dragon Kung Fu
26 Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
27 Fencing

As featured in Pirates of the Caribbean

28 Submission Wrestling
29 Snake Kung Fu
30 Marine Corps Martial Arts Program

Borrowing from several martial arts, it's like the JKD of the U.S. Marines, yet heavy on grappling in its base.

Simper Fi!

31 Dutch Kickboxing
32 Sambo
33 Technical
34 Kalaripayattu
35 Brute Strength
36 Güreş
37 Dambe
38 MMA

MMA is best fight... I like mma and I always practice... For Mobile application name mma

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