Best Types of Martial Arts

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The Top Ten

1 Tae Kwon Do

Grand Master Kim's Taekwondo Is one of the best choices my family and I have made. My Three Girls and I have been attending classes for about two years now. Since starting I have lost over 100 lbs. From a size 20 to a size 4/6! My girls and I are learning the five tenets of taekwondo ( Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self Control, and Indomitable Spirit ) and learning how to apply them to our lives, also I love the fact that we have something positive in common to work on and learn together. Even if you take your time to get your belt rank up in the words of Master Grimm " Don't Give up or Quit! Quitters stay at home! " For someone who has never done anything close to this before Grand Master Kim, Sr. Master Flint, Master Grimm, and the rest are all great instructors and we will be apart of our dojang for our Black Belts and Beyond!

Tae Kwon-do isn't just kicking, I've been in it for about 7 years now, and I've learned how to punch, wrestle, kick, use a Katana, Nunchaku, and a bow staff.

Taekwondo is a complete martial art, and rest assured that a fast kick to the knees will end a conflict very very quickly.
For those who state that a fight typically ends on the ground so grappling is the way to go... Have obviously never been in a real conflict; a typical fight will last less that a minute and only one person ends up on the ground!
Lets not confuse a real fight with a pushing match, where the participants actually don't want to fight and are actually waiting for others to come and separate the clinch

I love TAEKWONDO

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2 Kung Fu

In all forms of the traditional sense, martial arts is an art. Because of this, it is highly dependant on the person executing the art to be able to adapt to all situations, which makes for the best use of the art. Rather than emphasizing on one type of fighting, such as stance, wrestling, striking, kicking, weapons, grabbing, offensive, or defensive, Kung Fu has a great adaptation and usage of all of these. Wing Chun/Tsun of all the many chinese martial arts places emphasis on the technique and of attacking the attack, as opposed to the majority which defend and counter. The base concepts of all however take time. There is no wrong or right, and no better or worse style of martial art, but only what works best for you. Just as every martial art is different, every person is different, thusly every teacher is also different. Keep that in mind if you decide to study a martial art, and adapt it to make it your own.

It is a collection of all chinese arts one including wing chun/tsun. Wing tsun under leung ting is what I study and is proficient in all ranges with little effort of motion. Being a collection of 400 to 800 different arts kung fu is the ultimate term for martial art and wing tsun of leung ting is the most efficient and effective there ever will be

It's not really fair to just have "Kung Fu" as this literally includes any Chinse martial arts. There is more variation between Kung Fu styles than there is between Kung Fu and other styles. This is how Kung Fu influenced such varying systems over the centuries. You've got full contact Sanshou styles which rival other kickboxing styles in power and are great for competitions, grappling styles such as Qin Na and Shuai Jiao which influenced Jujitsu, soft internal styles such as Tai Chi, practical street defense styles such as Wing Chun and then of course the more acrobatic flowery styles which people usually tend to think of when you say Kung Fu. Put all this together though and Kung Fu is an unbeatable system.

Choy Li Fut is probably the most badass form of Kung Fu

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3 Karate

Well there are many types for karate and each type teaches you different techniques, and it uses both hands and legs unlike TKD which uses legs most of the time, so in a real fight you won't be able to use your legs properly if you didn't warm up but if you know karate then you can use your whole body (fist, fingers, palm, legs, elbow... Etc)
And it is not about strength only most likely it is about speed, so it will help your to dodge easily and attack in a fast way therefore you might take down a guy in few seconds.

I(Rohit Dwivedi) am Karateka since 3 years. I have trend in four types of martial art but it's my fave-rate. Taekwondo have more jumping kikes they are stylist but no more powerful and useful in real life.

Karate can't be seen in sport as being effective because the only techniques one can use legally in sport fighting are the one that most resemble kick boxing so you very seldom see real Karate techniques in sport fighting so people sadly get the wrong impression and don't take it seriously! Karate offers everything Mauy Thai has to offer (in a slightly different way) and more...so many techniques that when practiced with all effort can end confrontation and fight fast and in devestating manner if need be! The best part of Karate is that its a way of life and can can be practiced and studied an entire lifetime!

Traditional

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4 Muay Thai

The anceient art of the eight weapons, hands, elbows, knees and feet. Definitely deserve the first place in this top ten, muay Thai is attack and self-defense at the same time. When well executed, it's deadly.

Muay Thai is best martial art because of it's powers and winning techniques. It will definitely serve you well in dangerous situations when you need to fight back against many attackers. In a fight, using Muay Thai you will be able to defend yourself and harm your opponents/opponent as well.

Although I practise Wing Chun, I am voting for Muay Thai. I have seen too many fights where someone is on the ground, being kicked in the head by multiple attackers, so learning to hit effectively it is where it is at. The modern laws regarding reasonable force have largely removed the self-defense/sport distinction. If I was to do more than one, I would add Krav Maga.

Most brutal and effective martial art there is, no other stand up style compares.

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5 Krav Maga

Doing it for years, been attacked twice on the street (once with the knife), in both cases the preparation I got in the classes were more than enough to be successful in both cases without taking any damage, to tell the true my pulse did not even rise in both situation, because it was "way easier" than on the training, where we are going trough the very complicated scenarios and situations. KM provides real street smart knowledge, including no violent solutions for confrontations, avoidance, and prevention. I also doing other martial arts (BJJ purple belt, doing MMA and Mayi Thai for years) - all are great and I love those as well, but KM is for the street and for survival, the others for competition and personal improvement.

Krav maga is can only bested by tae kwon do. In my opinion, it should go, Tae Kwon do, Krav maga, Judo, Ju jitsu, and then anything else. Tae kwon do is in fact self defense, contrary to the belief of that guy who commented on the Judo (#8 as of December 2, 2012) In fact, that's all it really is. Besides a form, you must complete a self-defense for each belt. For black, you must complete all eight of them, as well as all eight of the forms. As a 1st dan black belt, I have NO idea how to attack someone, I only know how to defend myself if someone attacks me FIRST. So yes, Tae Kwon Do is a self defense. But Krav maga, (basically Israeli martial arts) is like a mix of like EVERY other martial art out there (except for tae kwon do), making it so awesome, and almost as good as tae kwon do itself. :)

Switched to KM after getting 1st dan black belt in Taekwondo to broaden my knowledge of martial arts. Observations: about 95%(+) kids get into a program because they get bullied at school and their moms put them in the class. Those kids will do great in Taekwondo, have a lot of fun and get some self defense skills in the process. The do jang owners LOVE taking the money from those parents. Let's be realistic about what a 9 year old Taekwondo black belt can do though. Not much, but the parents keep shelling out the $$$, the kids keep getting shiny-but-largely-meaningless trophies, and what the kid lacks in real skill maybe s/he makes up for in greater self-confidence and dedication to the art. Contrast that with the typical KM setup - no silly uniforms to buy, except maybe a t-shirt and necessary protective gear. Kids get a real workout, and if they're out of shape (which a lot of them are), they huff and puff and sweat and can't keep up with the requirements of the class. The KM ...more

Krav Maga is a real self defense martial art. In the street it’s not always a 1v1 fight there’s no rules. Martial arts like toekwondo, boxing, Jiu Jitsu and wrestling and Muay Thai are all combat sports meaning there are sports which you fight in. These types of martial arts are only good against 1 attacker. They don’t teach you how to fight multiple attackers and weapons defene. But Krav Maga is pure self defense it makes you mentally and physically strong. You will learn how to defend against strikes, chokes and takedowns. You also learn weapons defense and how to fight multiple attackers. These are real life situations which Krav Maga teaches you how to defend against. I would love to see a boxer or Jiu Jitsu fighter try to disarm a person with a knife. It’s not gonna work unless you know Krav Maga 😉.

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6 Ju Jitsu

I love ju jitsu I have been doing it for ages and it is very challenging as well as enjoyable in my opinion it is a lot more than just brute force there are many very clever techniques combinations throws locks and fighting styles also the amount of satisfaction you get when you make an opponent tap out finally it can unlock possibilities and your full physical potential for example I am only 13 and in fight against people who are more experienced older faster stronger already being able to match up to them is amazing and only time will tell what my full potential will be like

I'm all about ju jitsu. It's my favorite art and I love making people tap out! If you want to have great self defense when somwon is messing with you this art is definitely for you!

Ju jitsu isn't just throws, in fact its little throws. Mostly you learn basic techniques in which you can put together to make it good.

Come on - Margot Robbie, Naomi Watts, Demi Lovato and Rebel Wilson seem to love it! According to many tests and websites it seems to like it. By the way, It is not Ju Jitsu it is Jiu Jitsu!

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7 Ninjutsu

Ninjutsu is one of the most effective fighting styles in any situation. Instead of mindless punches we end the fight as soon as possible by paralyzing the opponent... It is no holds barred like Jeet Kune Do. Not to mention we learned strategy and tactics in real world situations. We also learned with the Ninjato, Katana, Bo-Staff, Kunai and many many more. Unlike most martial arts, Ninjutsu is very spiritual like Kung Fu. Overall, I think Ninjutsu and Jeet Kune Do should be in the top ten. And where is Wing Chun!?

Ninjutsu would be my first pick simply because of the diversity that it has, as a practitioner of ninjutsu must know all other martial arts. and if you become proficent at joint locks with it, you can successfully defeat some very good jujitsu artist. I was just sparing with a girl that was quite good at jujitsu and I allowed her to get a wrist lock started, but then I reversed it within a split second. do not underestimate ninjutsu it could be proven a fatal mistake.

The only reason I voted for Ninjutsu is that I studied it and I can vow for its efficacy. But I also want to say that these polls are a bunch of bull.
There is no way to prove that one martial art is better than the other. It all depends on the practitioner. While martial arts that feature an entire arsenal of techniques are really tempting (there are 18 disciplines of ninjutsu, ranging from empty handed and armed combat to manufacturing bombs and poisons), simple and empty minded fist fighting can prove just as efficient.
Also, ninjutsu and aikido are very much alike as techniques (not ideology). I don't understand why they're so far apart in this poll...

It teaches you to be a ninja

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8 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

It's the only art that proves a smaller person can defeat a larger opponent

Bjj should be number one on the list of martial arts and just think if you take a person that only knows stand up and you take him down he is a turtle on his back but if you study gracie jiu jitsu it has both ground and stand up its just an opinion of mine what do you think.

My dad and my uncle were doing Brazilian jiu-jitsu for a long time and my uncle reached army level and I am going to take a guess that jiu jitsu fighters are in really good shape because my dad bench 330 pounds and he is stronger that so mms nfl players

Bjj instantly gives you the upper hand in a fight once taken to the ground the opponent becomes a potato

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9 Judo

hate that taekwondo! Tae Kwon Do is for sports only! not for self def. and I hate korean martialarts.. I love japanese martialarts because its very! very! lovely. judo, aikido, karate, kendo, jujitsu.

I practice the martial art and it is brilliant when it comes to dominating the fight as it enables you to take control of the opposing person and defeat them with a throw no questions asked

I don't think it deserves number one spot but definitely should be much higher than 17 so I voting for it.

Judo is really awesome and technical too

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10 Aikido

This art can be practice at any time regardless of age or gender, surprisingly takes longer to master but definitely a good foundation to start your martial arts training, not just the development of timing and fundamentals of proper falling but understanding techniques through training with weapons. The vast majority of practitioners welcome each other worldwide on open mat. Clearly, aikido is a very beautiful art to enjoy in one's daily practice.

Aikido is a martial art that's tailored to respond to any type of Attack. There's that saying, the ultimate offense is the ultimate defense, and Aikido is a living proof of that. I even remember watching that UFC or that Japanese fighting championship ( I don't remember which one was it) the aikido dude got disqualified because he didn't beat up anyone, his opponents quit, because they could not defeat him lol

Oh come on Aikido is a very reliable self defense martial art only because of the overhead throws and joint locks! With those nobody will mess with you again. Plus who doesn't like watching people weep in pain? This is the art that's very reliable other than Ju-Juitsu or Judo. You can't possibly think Aikido isn't great. Right?

Aikido is the best

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The Contenders

11 Jeet Kune Do

Kon'ichiwa, I am a practitioner of Japanese Jujutsu and want to express my views as a martial artist. Jeet kune do fighters are-like Bruce Lee said to be like water. Actualize yourself as a fighter and not do pick and choose which style you like. To understand fighting you need not to become a product of patterns and fixed thinking throw away prejudice etc. Things like Boxing and Judo (no offense to those people) are styles which could cloud the truth of combat and hide the expression of human emotion though patterns; you should aim to utilize all types of combat skill and self awareness, to use only punches or only to grapple somebody is ineffective against a group if you are no master. I'm a martial artist myself but I find that some locks and other techniques may not be useful in the quick reaction situation but do not hate technique, seek to understand every technique forward and backward, to understand what is useful and what is uniquely your own philosophy. Any martial artist ...more

Jeet kune do also has basics of wing chun I swear that JKD is best as bruce lee himself told that he has found a new way not a style please refer www.Bruceleefoundation.com as all of them know about sifu bruce lee he is the world's best martial artist please don't confuse Jun fan JKD with MMA and JKD concept practicioners

Bruce Lee is the inventor people, ring a bell? Has simplicity, speed, agility and no holds barred. - aeromaxx777

Jkd is the best of all.

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12 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..

People have become so enamored with the esoteric and exotic practices of the East that they have forgotten all about what the Western world had to offer to the art of self defense.

"It's just fighting", "It's not a real martial art". How easily we forget about legends like Muhammad Ali dodging 21 punches in 10 seconds or Jack Dempsey knocking a man out with a single punch.

Boxing is a science and an art. Boxers are trained to be fluid and fast, darting into and out of the enemy's range and testing and dismantling the opponent's defense with quick jabs before delivering devastating straights and hooks to the liver. The strength behind these punches is not generated from the arms, but instead from powerful torsion of the entire body and the ground. I've seen this technique send heavy sandbags crashing into the wall behind them.

There is fluidity, power, and speed behind the art of Boxing, and it deserves consideration by every decent martial artist for what it has ...more

In mma boxing is a must have. It is the bread and butter to striking. Yes wrestling and jujitsu are great for mma. And muay Thai is up there as well. But when you set up for just about any style you use your fists. And boxing is all about that. Even bruce lee recognized that and incorporated it into his jeez kung do. In my opinion boxing can hold its own against any martial art.

I think it is very dangerous game... because in this game the most punch connecting area is our head.. so..*but if you want ko your enemy quickly then it can help you...

The people who have putted Boxing on no.12 first must watch the whole Rocky Series then they will know there is no sport like Boxing in the world

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13 Mixed Martial Art

I used to do mma it was fun but tough at the same time I miss those good time learning how to fight

Its a combination of all type of martial art so its definitely the best laugh out loud

I was doing a lot of mma and my uncle was an mma world champion he taught me a lot about and he teaches me all the ways how to break out of a choke all you have to do is put both of your arms between his and you use your elbows to break out of it

This is every martial art on this entire list so it should be number 1.

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14 Silat

Silat is a martial arts from Southeast Asia, but I think Indonesia is best for this. If you've ever watch "The Raid : Redemption" movie, there's a lot of silat there. And silat it's not just for self-defense, it's an art.

Very impressive and effective martial art though difficult to master. To truly be able to use Silat for self defense would take serious training. It couldn't just be a past time. - turner13

Silat not just grow in Indonesia only, It also grow in Malaysia, Brunei and many countries more. Besides that, we all like a family =D

The best martial art ever more than 2000 technique and grow in the southeast asia but the best is in the indonesia

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15 Wing Chun

Wing chun is the world's greatest martial arts

David can beat all the Goliath by using only the hands..

Wing shun was used by ip man techer of bruce lee 70 precent of the hands and 30 of the foot it is a flow of life used by bruce lee to

Best ever

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16 Eskrima

Been a practitioner since I had this as part of my subject in college, at first we might thought that it was just a simple stick fight, but when you go deeply, it involves different useful tactics that will greatly save your life in a common street fight, with or without weapon, it was a complete package, you can do it empty handed or use just anything in your surrounding for added reach advantage(even a barbeque stick would do), from proper stances, blocks, evade, disarming, pin down, etc., with all kind of weapon, from short swords to long sword, dagger to spear, maybe if arrows are still on the mainstream they might have tactics to block those like a spartans.

Common misconception is that eskrima focuses only on weapons. Think again... It is one of the most complete fighting systems ever created. There are a lot of styles and systems other, so do research first and look for what fits you and make sure you train under a legitimate teacher.

For real world self defense there are few martial arts that are as equipped as this one. The fact is the majority of attacks on the street are with weapons. Given that fact this style may save your life if attacked by someone with a knife. You'll be glad you trained in this style

Kali, Arnis

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17 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.

My friend is amazing at wrestling, but he uses both his arms and legs to pin me down, leaving him open in many places. Not a good position to be in with a person like me. He left his face open many times, and his nuts, but I didn't want to hurt him. I told him he needs to cover his body or he will get really hurt. - username34

Wrestling should be a lot higher because if you watch mma or have anything to do with it. They will always talk about the person's wrestling

Are you joking. This is best MA. Wrestler would beat any other martial artist. Vote for it

If a wrestler pins someone down, its fight over

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18 Kickboxing

Kickboxing is ausome... Better than boxing as in this both arms and legs are used.

Although no martial art can beat another, it's all about the practitioner, I'm gonna go with kickboxing... I've been a kickboxer for years and tried some other martial arts (taekwondo, aikido, kung fu, MMA) I find that kickboxing is the real deal, competition wise and I'm self defense situations, no meditating no ground grappling, just effective striking

Allows more attacks and damage to be simply applied

Kickboxinging is like mma kinda it shouldent be on the list because it combines muay thai karate Taekwondo kungfu but not grappling martial arts

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19 Keysi Fighting Method

It doesn't bull around. It is just used to kill and maim

Keysi is a great martial art for self defense

Batman used it in two movies. The pensador stance fails, though...

Its really great fighting method but its really effactive for street figth but not for martial arts

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20 Hapkido

True Hapkido as taught in the military is brutal and effective.

Although Taekwondo is a good martial art, it's kind of limited compared to Hapkido. Also, Taekwondo is considered more of a Korean sport rather than a martial art. It's still good, but Hapkido has more things to do.

Hapkido is the only martial art that operates in ALL four self defense ranges, beats ALL the martial arts listed above.

Hapkido seems like he right kind of martial arts for serious people who really want or need to use these techniques.

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21 Kajukenbo

A. Combo of karate jujitsu Kempo Chinese boxing. Very street effective. Also known for being dirty and sadistic fighting

Karate, Judo, Jujitsu, Kenpo, Boxing, and Chinese Boxing.
Formed in 1947, it's the first traditional mixed martial art. Used to help train military and federal contractors, law enforcement, etc. This along with Krav Maga is what makes these guys such bad asses... Yet so low-key in public.

This is very good martial art I would like to introduse this type of art in india, shihan hasrat khan

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22 Sambo

Sambo is a great form of martial art it uses throws, traps, and locks to knock down your opponent. There are different types sport, freestyle, and combat. Combat is more useful because it adds in kicks and punches also the stuff I listed above

Sambo is very useful for self-defense, it's way more useful than kwon do

Vladimir Putin does Sambo and Judo.

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23 Pankration

The mother of all martial arts the most older and violent.

By far the best

24 Capoeira

It has an unique style, which will consistently confuse your opponents. In consensus, capoeira is a dance and its better when its used as a synergy because it will complete that martial art more effeciently and faster! This makes unique because is a dance

Capoeira is best it uses every muscle in the body and also improves flexibility. I love capoeira

Capoeira is by far the most acrobatic martial art and brings the most powerful blow the body can deliver. Kicks.

The best kicking and missing martial art to complete your arsenal

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25 Tai Chi

The basic idea of using the opponents strength to defeat your opponent. "nothing is softer than water, but nothing is stronger than water. All depending on the wind" & taichi is good for your health.

Great tipped of martial arts not the best but probera lay second best following kung fu

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26 Shaolin

Shaolin Kung Fu is one of the original/oldest style of Kung Fu so surly that's the true form of Kung Fu.

Shaolin (mi zong qaun) is a great system for a peaceful and clear mind ready for any attack without assuming- also deception plays a big part in this incredible art. I think it should be up there in the top ten most deadliest -especially if taught wright
Dane Tobias

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27 Kalaripayattu

Don't know whether KalaryPayattu is the best or not as I am not an expert. But was fortunate enough to see an actual street fight accidentally involving a kalaryPayattu guy and was amazed by that incident. This happened in Banglore, India where I was working. There was some argument between 2 groups. Group1 consisted of 2 heavily built negroes and 1 localite. We were watching from a distance and it was obvious that the other group was afraid of the negro group and 1 negro was very aggressive and abusive. But only 1 person from group2 was arguing with the negro and another lean boy was trying to persuade this person to avoid the argument. But this negro started beating up the person who was arguing. Then the 2nd negro also joined and started pushing the group2 while the 1st negro was slapping the other person. Now what happened was really something which I had seen only in movies. The lean boy who was trying to avoid the argument came to the rescue of his friend who was getting beating ...more

It is an Indian martial art- one of the oldest martial arts in the world. No doubt it is the best, because-
1) Many ancient battles was won by the use of this martial art.
2) It is not only fighting- it is like flying fight
3) Various types of weapons like Axe, Bow and Arrow, sword, shield, sticks are used in this style. Even one can defeat his opponent ( who may be armed) only with a towel.
4) They chant mantras to increase their spiritual power.
5) Their combat techniques deals with flexible movements, jumps and pressure point strikes. No doubts they have the highest level of physical fitness and yoga is in their regular routine.
6) there is high level of medical knowledge of Ayurveda so their treatment do miracle.
7) More over all it teach us to always respect your opponent even if he is lying on ground.
For all these reasons, it is clear as daylight that Kalaripayattu is the greatest martial art in the world.

The origin of every martial arts it is an Indian art

Origin of all martial arts

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28 Tang Soo Do

Like Tae Kwon Do but much more emphasis on stances and power

My children have just started this class and they love it.

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29 Goju-ryu

This is very underrated and it's fun I love it - Sabbath

30 Kenpo

Kenpo is very underrated, and given very little credit at all. However if you study many martial arts forms you'll see if mastered, kenpo has a very well put together background, technique, and form. Compared to more popular martial art style's it is superb.

Very useful martial art for self defense, and self esteem.

My parents used to do this. - username34

Before I started Kenpo, I had low self esteem and I was afraid that I wasn't safe anywhere.
Now I feel much better!

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31 Kendo

If you like samurai sword and would like to now how to new one well kendo will show you how

32 Stick Fighting

Are you serious?
in first place you may think: this isn't a fightingstyle
but in second place it is (without all those power attacks)

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33 Gatka

When we talk about combat and Indians, we start envisaging the Sikhs, powerful and raw power. Gatka originated in Punjab and features skillful use of weapons, especially swords.

It's a very good martial art

It gives you total control over your body and brain
It's lethal
1 can handle much bigger no

There is not any martial arts born powerful than this. I am American and I like this art very very very much

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34 Shotokan

In Shotokan the technique of fight is elosiveness, hit and back... Moreover the punches are so powerful... The kicks are based on full technique... So they are very powerful and safe... Take an example of muay thai where the shin bone strikes to other person shin bone... So there are chances you broke your shin bone or the other one but in Shotokan feet is used... Which has combinatiotion of bones... And feet is wider so the chance of break is less.

Shotokan is d best, it incorporates punches, kicks in to one fluid movement and is effective

You have clearly never trained may thai

35 Bujutsu
36 Wushu

This is Greatest martial arts in the would - (Jackie chan) said that

Wushu is one of the best style of martial art that a person can rely on, it teaches all the fundamental way of fighting without fear.

Wushu is the best and most powerful martial art in the world...

It is the style practised by jet li, a great star

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37 Systema

Focuses on targeting the weak areas on your opponents. Unparalleled, especially since it is used by the toughest special forces in the world, SPETSNAZ.

Russian martial art that focuses on mental state also...unlike your Hollywood karate and other belt oriented arts.

One of the best special forces martial art to kill.

38 Isshin-Ryu

Modified to fit American build

39 Bando

Bando is a martial art of Myanmar. it came from martial arts of India, Japan and China. it is similar to tai chi and also aikido. but it have different styles in techniques. It is very good to defend from weapons of your opponents.

40 Shinkyokushin Karate

I'm doing it for 32 of years.

It is the best martial art bec in this we can use our hole body. It's a powerful game. When you start this game first you will have to learn its rules. Then you will learn blocks and then you will practicing on your fitness. Then you will learn punching and kicking. Its style is Japanese and sossai ma's oyama is the founder of this game. In this game you punch will very powerful and will act very fa

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41 Taido
42 Kenjutsu

It was swordsmanship style of the samurai it was used on the battlefield and older art than kendo. It meant the method or technique of the sword as ken means way of the sword.

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43 Shito-ryu

Its unfortunate that everything needs advertisements now a days. SHITO RYU is not less than any other martial art form mentioned in this list. This Japanese martial art form is undoubtedly one of the best.

Why is this 33 it should be number 1! I mean we have Sensai demura one of the best artist of all time come on people

44 Choi Kwang Do

Very similar to Tae Kwan do without locking out the joints, using modern science, derived from psychology, plyometrics, kinesiology, and biomechanics, form the basis to Choice Kwang do.

45 Hung Ga
46 Shuri Ryu
47 Muay Boran

Muay boran is one of the best martial arts in history!

It's the deadliest fighting of the world. If used correctly it can kill.

Muay boran is the parent of muay thai. It is more vicious than muay thai. It uses head as the 9th weapon. I learn kung fu along with muay Thai and boran. Muay boran should be in 1st or 2nd.

Yes Muay boran has everything joint locks, punches, kicks, elbows,knees,and also it helps you defend your self from guns knifes and even from elbows and knees and also it helps you blocking a

48 Lucha Libre (Mexican Wrestling)

Born In Mexico Jose Mata Garcia Saw Hijo Del Santo Once In Mexico But My Mom Did Not Let Me See Him Wrestle. Saw Him In Juarez Mexico.

49 Kuk Sool Won

It's a very complete system and the best I've find so far.

Sorry auto check said look sool won its kook sool won

50 Bajan Stick Licking
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3. Ju Jitsu
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2. Tae Kwon Do
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